Every now and then I want a cozy, cute mystery and Rose Pressey brought just what I needed with her new Vintage Mystery Series. Set in Georgia, Cookie Chanel has started her own second-hand clothing store. And Cookie is just a great character with a touch of psychic talent, a thriving business, a flirtation with the town’s detective and a mysterious cat that appears and adopts her. Please read on for my review of
If You’ve Got It, Haunt It
Cookie first meets Charlotte at her estate sale, where she learns that the ghostly Charlotte is, aside from being a bit of a diva, a chatty Kathy who pontificates on everything, and won’t go away until Cookie identifies her murderer.
I enjoyed the interplay between these characters and the conversations often had me laughing out loud. Charlotte has an opinion on everything, some are frankly quite spot on, but Cookie also has several strong opinions and arguing with a ghost when no one else can see her is a losing proposition. When Cookie becomes the next to receive threats, and Detective Valentine is the awkward newcomer trying to fit in and find both the threat to Cookie and the culprit in Charlotte’s murder.
With a cast of eccentric characters that includes Cookie’s friend Heather, a potentially psychic Persian cat and the backfill scenery of townspeople and other moments, mixing in the fashion tips and descriptions of style and clothing from years past, this was a wonderful story perfect for curling up with a cup of tea.
Title: If You've Got It, Haunt It
Author: Rose Pressey
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Published by: Kensington
Published on: 2 December, 2014
Audio Length: 7 Hours: 20 minutes
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Cookie Chanel has a passion for fashion--and a murder mystery to solve!
Cookie Chanel has opened her own vintage clothing boutique, It's Vintage, Y'All, in the charming town of Sugar Creek, Georgia. Always on the lookout for stylish second-hand steals, she attends the estate sale of deceased socialite Charlotte Meadows. But she gets a lot more than she bargained for when Charlotte's ghost appears before her--offering fashion advice and begging Cookie to find out who murdered her.
As the persistent poltergeist tags along and a possibly psychic pussycat moves into the shop, Cookie sorts through racks of suspects to see who may be hiding some skeletons in the closet. Do a clothing store owner and a disembodied socialite have a ghost of a chance of collaring a killer--or will Cookie's life be the next one hanging by a thread?
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.