Armoires and Arsenic (A Darling Valley Cozy Mystery, #1)

Armoires and Arsenic (A Darling Valley Cozy Mystery, #1)

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by Cassie Page
     
 

What would you do if you sent a $30,000 piece of furniture out for repairs and it came back with a deadly package inside?

Olivia M. Granville, OMG to her friends and RPITA, Royal Pain In The Armoire to the scoundrels of Darling Valley, thought she had left behind her troubles, spelled superstar heartbreaker Brooks Baker, in glitzy, prosperous LA, where she

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What would you do if you sent a $30,000 piece of furniture out for repairs and it came back with a deadly package inside?

Olivia M. Granville, OMG to her friends and RPITA, Royal Pain In The Armoire to the scoundrels of Darling Valley, thought she had left behind her troubles, spelled superstar heartbreaker Brooks Baker, in glitzy, prosperous LA, where she was a partner in a prestigious design firm. She landed in Northern California's Billionaires Hollow, as Wall Street dubbed the largest concentration of billionaire homes in the country, where she planned to make a killing decorating their mansions. But when Detective Richards shows up, he of the devastating brown eyes, mysterious past and razorlike focus on fighting crime, Olivia becomes involved in a killing of a different kind.

Olivia calls on her tea leaf reading BFF Tuesday for help, she of the single name and copious wardrobe of questionable thrift shop finds, both of which scandalize the upscale, proper denizens of Darling Valley that Olivia desperately needs to charm.

What does Tuesday see in the bottom of Olivia's cup that upends her best laid plans? What roles do Darling Valley’s cast of characters play in unraveling the mystery that landed on Olivia’s doorstep: Cody, Olivia's right hand pretty boy, Mrs. Nichols, her elegant but suspicious seventy-something tenant, the ruthless banker Elgin Fastner and the widow and the doctor? And who is stealing her treasures in the dead of night? 

All is revealed in Book 1 of the new Darling Valley Mystery series, Armoires and Arsenic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781497711730
Publisher:
Cassie Page
Publication date:
06/07/2014
Series:
A Darling Valley Cozy Mystery , #1
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
7,993
File size:
706 KB

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Meet the Author

CASSIE PAGE is the pen name of San Francisco writer, Helen Cassidy Page. She has published cookbooks, children’s stories and literary fiction in addition to her cozy mysteries. She teaches creative writing and is a life coach utilizing sand tray techniques.

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Armoires and Arsenic (A Darling Valley Cozy Mystery, #1) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It seemed to take forever for this book to go anyplace. I liked the plot. It was interesting. I did not like the way Olivia and Tuesday talked to each other, like five year olds instead of thirty somethings. Nor did I like Olivia letting a thief get off scott free. There was way too much talk about high fashion, the cost of designer wear and throwing around hifh class, designer brand names. This was a nice, clean, chick lit mystery. It did not have any adult themes, there was no sex, cursing, drug use or other topics found in most books these days. There were some editing problems, a few of which were very annoying. The author of this book had such a great idea for the plot, she just went over board on the valley girl talk, sweet name calling and fashion details. This book was pretty good as is, but could have been a lot better. Chick lit. Ages 14 and up, about a 3 1/2 star book, as is. I will give another book by the author a try. Perhaps her focus will have shifted more to the crime and less on baby talk and clothes. AD
Anonymous 8 months ago
This could have been a much better read had the characters been a bit more grown up,the ex left out of the story as he didn't add anything,and if the detective was a little less stiff. So many characters at one point that keeping them straight became a bit messy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this story and especially the characters. I would like to know why the X-Boyfriend has this sudden interest in Olivia. Is his career failing? Most of the characters are likeable, warts and all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story had a hard time putting it down to get my work done tuesday was a great chactor she added tbe funny witty part to the story have to read the next one make sure u read this it is a great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. I like the main character, Olivia and her friend, Tuesday. Will look for more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't find this interesting and it seemed to go on and on.
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