The New York Times bestselling author of At the Drop of a Hatreturns to her London hat shop with a fresh tale of milliners and murder.
For Scarlett Parker, part of the fun of living in London is celebrating the British holidays, and she’s excited to share her first Bonfire Night with her cousin Vivian Tremont. Invited to a posh party by their friend Harrison Wentworth, Scarlett and Viv decide to promote their hat shop, Mim’s Whims, by donning a few of their more outrageous creations. The hats prove to be quite the conversation starters as the girls mix and mingle with the guests—never suspecting that one of them is a killer.
It’s a cold, clear night, perfect for the British tradition of tossing a straw stuffed effigy of Guy Fawkes, traitor to the crown, onto the bonfire. But instead of a straw man, they realize in the heat of the moment that the would-be Guy Fawkes is actually Harrison’s office rival and he’s been murdered. Before the smoke has cleared, Harrison is the Metropolitan police’s prime suspect, and Scarlett and Vivian must find the real homicidal hothead before their dear friend’s life goes up in flames.
About the Author
A true Anglophile, New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay loves all things British. In her idea of a perfect world, every day would include high tea or wearing a fabulous hat, or both. This adoration of all things U.K. inspired her to write the Hat Shop Mysteries, which are set in London, one of her most favorite cities in the world. She now gets to visit regularly—for research purposes of course.
In addition to being the author of the Hat Shop Mysteries, including At the Drop of a Hat, Death of a Mad Hatter, and Cloche and Dagger, Jenn also writes the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries and the Library Lover’s Mysteries.
Praise for New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay’s Hat Shop Mysteries
“A delicious romp through my favorite part of London with a delightful new heroine.”—Deborah Crombie, New York Times bestselling author
“Fancy hats and British aristocrats make this my sort of delicious cozy read.”—Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author of the Royal Spyness Mysteries
“Brimming with McKinlay’s trademark wit and snappy one-liners...thoroughly entertaining.”—Hannah Dennison, author of the Vicky Hill Exclusive! Mysteries
“Always entertaining.”—Kings River Life Magazine
“Captivating...clever.”—Open Book Society
“McKinlay has another winner on her hands.”—Fresh Fiction