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Lethal in Old Lace: A Consignment Shop Mystery (Hardcover)

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Reagan Summerside returns in national bestselling author Duffy Brown’s fifth Consignment Shop mystery, now for the first time in hardcover.

There are two social functions in Savannah guaranteed to get people talking: weddings and funerals. And just as consignment shop owner Reagan Summerside agrees to marry the hunky Walker Boone, her neighbors, sisters Annie Fritz and Elsie Abbot, step up their business as professional mourners. They are so successful that the Sleepy Pines Retirement Center has hired them as a part of their retirement package. But the celebration over good business is cut short when the residents at Pines suddenly begin dying at an alarming rate. And the sisters are the first suspects.

Reagan has her doubts, however, and begins to look into the strange phenomenon. But then something even stranger happens: a body winds up in the sisters’ pink Caddy. The evidence begins to pile up and the suspicious case of Willie Fishbine, who swindled the sisters out of a fortune and coincidentally died prior to the Pines case, is reopened.

Not wanting Willie to be buried until they can find the killer responsible for the murders, Reagan must catch the culprit in time to walk down the aisle. Witty, fabulous, and full of charm, Lethal in Old Lace is perfect for fans of Ellery Adams and Jenn McKinlay.

About the Author

While others girls dreamed of dating Brad Pitt, Duffy Brown longed to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom. Today she is a national bestselling author and conjures up who-done-it stories of her own. She has two series, the Consignment Shop mysteries set in Savannah and her Cycle Path mysteries on Mackinac Island, Michigan. This is her fifth Consignment Shop mystery.

Praise For…

Praise for Lethal in Old Lace:
"Fans of broad humor (“I can’t believe the light of my life, the song in my soul, the gravy on my mashed potatoes is gone, never to return”) will find plenty to like in this cornpone cozy."
Publishers Weekly

"Cancel your plans! Duffy Brown’s Lethal In Old Lace gives an idyllic setting, characters I can root for in a good southern flavored mystery."
—Tonya Kappes, USA Today bestselling author

Praise for the Consignment Shop mysteries:
“Readers are sure to be immersed in this outrageously entertaining and hilarious mystery. This third in the series continues to highlight sharp dialogue, eccentric characters, and expand on the mystery that is Walker Boone.”
Kings River Life Magazine on Pearls and Poison

“Brown deftly spins the tale of Reagan’s many misadventures while sleuthing, fills her story with Southern eccentrics, and offers up a magnolia-laced munificence of Savannah color.”
Richmond Times-Dispatch on Killer in Crinolines

“Southern coziness at its finest! A most enjoyable read—mystery fans will love this one. It’s the kind of book that makes a bad day good!”
Socrates’ Book Reviews on Killer in Crinolines

“If you have read Iced Chiffon, then you’ll absolutely LOVE Killer in Crinolines. In fact, if you weren’t hooked on the series after reading Iced Chiffon, you bet your derriere you’ll be hooked after reading this one. Its compelling mystery and engaging plot will have you staying up countless hours into the night...If you’re a fan of Southern mysteries and just cozy mysteries in general, I HIGHLY recommend checking out this new series by Duffy Brown! You won’t regret it, I promise.”
Dreamworld Book Reviews on Killer in Crinolines

"A delightful world filled with charm and humor."
New York Journal of Books on Iced Chiffon

“This amusing, thoroughly entertaining mystery...has perfect accomplices, plenty of suspects and humorous situations.”
RT Book Reviews on Iced Chiffon

“Besides a fabulous look at Savannah, especially the haunts of high society, Duffy Brown provides a lighthearted, jocular amateur sleuth.”
Gumshoe Review on Iced Chiffon

“Delightful...If I could give it six stars, I would.”
— on Iced Chiffon

“A pleasant beginning to a new series...A light tone, a quick pace [and] good old Southern hospitality...all come together for a charming read.”
The Mystery Reader on Iced Chiffon

“A strong story, fantastic, well-developed characters and a great mystery...Iced Chiffon was a stellar read and I can’t wait to see where Duffy Brown takes these characters next.”

Cozy Mystery Book Reviews on Iced Chiffon

“A Southern comfort cozy with Yankee tension...A treat. Not to be missed.”
—Annette Blair, New York Times bestselling author of Cloaked in Malice on Iced Chiffon

“An amazing mystery debut...Riveting.”
—Mary Kennedy, author of the Talk Radio mysteries on Iced Chiffon

“A hilarious romp.”
—Janet Bolin, author of the Threadville mysteries on Iced Chiffon
Product Details
ISBN: 9781683315353
ISBN-10: 1683315359
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication Date: March 13th, 2018
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: A Consignment Shop Mystery