A Custom-Fit Crime (Magical Dressmaking Mystery Series #4)

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After a year of hard work in her Texas hometown, Harlow Jane Cassidy’s dreams are finally within reach—if she can just get it all done in time…

Harlow’s designs will be featured in a big magazine spread, but she only has a few days to finalize her collection. Plus she’s busy helping to plan her mother’s upcoming wedding, playing host to her old friend Orphie, and avoiding a competitive Dallas designer set on stealing Harlow’s ideas. Harlow’s ...

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Overview

After a year of hard work in her Texas hometown, Harlow Jane Cassidy’s dreams are finally within reach—if she can just get it all done in time…

Harlow’s designs will be featured in a big magazine spread, but she only has a few days to finalize her collection. Plus she’s busy helping to plan her mother’s upcoming wedding, playing host to her old friend Orphie, and avoiding a competitive Dallas designer set on stealing Harlow’s ideas. Harlow’s making it all work—until someone breaks into Buttons & Bows and the rival designer is found dead.

But when a near miss makes it clear that Orphie could be the next victim, Harlow will have to untangle the threads of evidence if she wants to save her friend, her mother’s wedding, and her business from becoming fashion road kill…

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Praise for the Magical Dressmaking Mysteries

“Melissa Bourbon’s new series will keep you on pins and needles.”—Mary Kennedy, author of The Talk Radio Mysteries

“[A] sure winner.”—National Bestselling Author Maggie Sefton
 
“A seamless blend of mystery, magic, and dressmaking.”—National Bestselling Author Jennie Bentley

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451417190
  • Publisher: Signet
  • Publication date: 7/2/2013
  • Series: Magical Dressmaking Mystery Series , #4
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 169,020
  • Product dimensions: 6.74 (w) x 4.24 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Melissa Bourbon, who sometimes answers to her Latina-by-marriage name Misa Ramirez, gave up teaching middle and high school kids in Northern California to write full-time amid horses and Longhorns in North Texas. She fantasizes about spending summers writing in quaint, cozy locales, has a love/hate relationship with yoga and chocolate, is devoted to her family, and can’t believe she’s lucky enough to be living the life of her dreams. 

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  • Posted July 20, 2013

    Can I just say that I want to step into the pages of this series

    Can I just say that I want to step into the pages of this series and live in Bliss, Texas? I've read them all, and this one doesn't disappoint. This book has a down home southern town feel which I love. With a few characters thrown in, and family and friend connections added, I found myself in "bliss" reading this story. I felt like I was, well, home again. The characters personalities are so real and likeable and I didn't see the little end twister coming at me but there it was. Usually I would plow through this book but knowing there won't be another one for a while (must write faster Melissa) I took the slow and easy road and savored the pages. It's that good and truly worth savoring. Fantastic book and great series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Harlow Cassidy + a Little Magic = A Winning Combination for Readers

    Melissa Bourbon's latest novel is custom fit to scratch your funny bone and your curiosity as well as keep you coming back for more! Motive, means, and opportunity, Cassidy needs to tread carefully among the criss crossing threads of motives to find the person who killed the designer everyone loved to hate!

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  • Posted October 14, 2013

    In Bourbon¿s mystery novel, after a year of hard work Harlow Jan

    In Bourbon’s mystery novel, after a year of hard work Harlow Jane Cassidy’s dream is finally about to come true. Her designs will be featured in a major magazine spread and she is wrapping up the final arrangements for her mother’s upcoming nuptials. As if that’s not enough to keep her occupied, her friend Orphie is visiting and she is doing her level best to prevent another designer from stealing her ideas! Harlow appears to be pulling it all off until one of the designers is found dead in her bathroom. When her friend falls victim to poisoning, Harlow is forced to take the bull by the horn and initiate her own investigation while working to keep her mother’s wedding on track.

    Harlow is a charming amateur sleuth in a story that blends mystery, magic and sewing all in one. A wonderful addition to the A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series.


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  • Posted August 2, 2013

    A must read series!

    Excellent book! The author has excellent characters and I love it each time she has a new book. My parents and sister read her books too. I can't wait for each new book to be published.

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  • Posted July 7, 2013

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    Harlow Jane Cassidy has her hands full planning and making the d

    Harlow Jane Cassidy has her hands full planning and making the dresses for her mother’s wedding, her old friend Orphie has come to visit and one of her biggest dreams in coming true – her designs are going to be featured in big time magazine spread. She has things under control until a rival fashion designer dies in her shop, Buttons & Bows. Then a near miss shows Orphie may also be in danger.




    Harlow has no choice but to untangle the clues and find a killer if she has any hope of saving her friend, the wedding and her business. She is going to need more than her charm to save the day this time!





    I grew up in a family of seamstresses so this series is one of my favorites. I was thrilled to see Harlow getting some recognition for her creations. Harlow, her mom, and MeeMaw just touch my heart stirring up fond memories of my own family.




    Bourbon has created magical characters and Button & Bows is a dressmaker’s dream shop. She stitches them together with an enchanting mystery sure to please all cozy lovers.




    In this installment Orphie comes to town with her own share of troubles. Harlow’s mother, like all Cassidy women, is STUBBORN, especially when it comes to her daughter, and it puts the wedding in jeopardy. Gracie is having some trouble adjusting to her charm. All this plus some snooty designers and their snotty models show up from out of town for a photo shoot and all heck beaks loose. Hold on tight, this Custom-Fit Crime will have you on pins and needles from the first page to the last.

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  • Posted July 2, 2013

    A Custom-Fit Crime is the fourth book in the A Magical Dressmaki

    A Custom-Fit Crime is the fourth book in the A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series by Melissa Bourbon.

    When Harlow's grandmother, Meemaw, passed away she moved back to Bliss, TX. She opened the dress shop she has always dreamed of having. All the Cassidy women have their own magical niche.

    It's regular whirlwind in Bliss. Harlow's mother will be getting married soon to Sheriff Hoss McClaine and there are dresses to be finished. Also D Magazine wants to do a story on two of Dallas' well known designers, Michel Ralph Beaulieu and Midori and include Harlow as a up and comer in the design world. Then to add to these concerns, Orphie, who Harlow had worked with in NYC, shows with a design book from Maximilian, where they used to work.

    Before they can get started with the photo shoot, Beaulieu is found dead in the bathroom of Harlow's dress shop. It is rumored that Beaulieu had been "borrowing" other designers works and had been blackmailing other designers.

    In fact Harlow is a suspect and must start sleuthing to save her name and to make sure that her mothers wedding goes off as planned.

    Most of the characters from the previous books are back to support Harlow. Meemaw, who is a real joy is back to guide Harlow and in fact makes a quick appearance.

    This is a fun series with interesting and believable characters. Travel on down to Bliss Texas, y'all and visit with the friendly folks there.

    Looking forward to the next book.

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