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Buttoned Up (Button Box Mystery Series #4)
     

Buttoned Up (Button Box Mystery Series #4)

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by Kylie Logan
 

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For Josie Giancola, owner of the Button Box shop, every button is a tiny work of art with its own story to tell—a story that just might end in murder…
 
Artist Forbis Parmenter has invited Josie to the opening of his latest exhibit of voodoo-inspired works. He plans to make a show of completing the centerpiece—a button- encrusted

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For Josie Giancola, owner of the Button Box shop, every button is a tiny work of art with its own story to tell—a story that just might end in murder…
 
Artist Forbis Parmenter has invited Josie to the opening of his latest exhibit of voodoo-inspired works. He plans to make a show of completing the centerpiece—a button- encrusted statue—when Josie arrives with the final button. But just as the big moment comes, Forbis bolts out of the gallery in panic. Is it another of his publicity stunts, or is something more sinister afoot?
 
Josie gets her answer when the eccentric artist is found dead—his lifeless body in the arms of a statue and his eyes and lips sealed with buttons. Now she’s using her expert eye to solve the mystery before a crafty killer slips through her fingers.

Includes tips on antique-button collecting!

 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the Button Box Mystery series

“Absolutely terrific!”— New York Times bestselling author Diane Mott Davidson

“Readers have a special and original new series to enjoy.”—The Mystery Gazette
 
“An unusual hobby provides the backdrop for this mystery that combines textile arts and history in a unique way.”—The Mystery Reader

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425265949
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/03/2013
Series:
Button Box Mystery Series , #4
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
405,552
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher

Praise for the Button Box Mystery series

“Absolutely terrific!”— New York Times bestselling author Diane Mott Davidson

“Readers have a special and original new series to enjoy.”—The Mystery Gazette
 
“An unusual hobby provides the backdrop for this mystery that combines textile arts and history in a unique way.”—The Mystery Reader

Meet the Author

Kylie Logan is the author of League of Literary Ladies Mystery series and the Chili Cook Off Mystery series.

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Buttoned Up 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
chefdt More than 1 year ago
Buttoned Up is the fourth book in the A Button Box Mystery. Josie and her detective boyfriend Nev, are attending the opening of Forbis Parmenter's latest voodoo inspired works. His creations all made up with an untold amount of buttons and Josie has the last button that is to be affixed to one of the pieces. As he is about to put the last button on, he shouts "le button" and takes off running. The next morning, Josie returns to the gallery to see if she can determine what caused him to flee. Instead she finds his dead body in the arms of the Congo Savanns. When the autopsy comes back, the cause of death is that he was literally scared to death. Also at opening, an attractive young lady comes up to Nev, all to happy to see him. It turns out that Evangeline had, at one time, been engaged to Nev. Needless to say this isn't sitting well with Josie. Josie can't help to want to investigate just what button had scared Nev, but also to find the reason why. Could it have been some type of voodoo curse? Another interesting story from Kylie Logan. Not so much talk about buttons in this book, but an interesting at vodan and voodoo. Looking forward to the next book.
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TessT More than 1 year ago
The 4th book in the series, by Kylie Logan, is as entertaining as the first 3.  To be able to combine her passion for button collecting, and her knack at mystery solving, Josie is the one to rely on when her friends need help. Cop/boy friend Nev tries, without success, to keep Josie out of police business, but as Josie is urged along by retired cop and good friend Stan, it seems as if Josie solves more mysteries than the police force do.  Josie is a strong, independent woman who proves that a man is not always necessary. With Nev running into an ex-fiance, that he never mentioned to Josie,  she might not need this specific mananymore. Stan can always be relied on for Josie to bounce ideas on, and also is a great back-up in the button store.  I feel that Ms. Logan has written a charming series, with believable characters. I can see this series surviving a long run, with many devoted fans, such as myself.
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Justpeachy1 More than 1 year ago
Buttoned Up is the fourth book in the Button Box mystery series by Kylie Logan. Logan once again comes up with an interesting theme involving collectible buttons. This book is a mix of mystery and history with a little voodoo thrown in. Readers will enjoy not only the list of suspects and motives, but also a little romantic tension between lead characters, Josie and Nev, when a woman from Nev's past makes an unexpected return. Voodoo curses, dead bodies and more buttons than you can count make for a very interesting combination in this latest offering from Kylie Logan. What I liked: I really enjoyed the theme of this book. Buttons have always been something that I enjoyed looking at and even making pictures with as a child. My grandmother loved to keep buttons in a jar for craft projects, mending and for fun. I liked the idea that Logan's buttons in this book are turned into works of art that are being shown in an actual art exhibit. That was a great idea and it worked well with the mystery aspects of the story. When Josie finds Forbis in the arms of the statue and his eyes and mouth have been glued shut with buttons, I knew this was going to be a good one. That was very creative and when it is found by the autopsy that he was literally scared to death, it got even more interesting. I often marvel at how cozy authors can come up with such imaginative ways for people to die...LOL. This was certainly one of the best I have read in a while. I also enjoyed the look into Josie's personal life. With the arrival of Evangaline, Nevil's one time fiancee, it looks like turmoil is ahead for the couple. They have been fairly settled for a little while and I think Logan wanted to shake things up a bit with them. It never pays to be complacent in love or sleuthing. I thought this made for a good side story and helped readers connect to Josie as not only an amateur sleuth but as a person and a woman. I look forward to seeing where things go with this couple almost as much as what Josie is going to get into next. Who doesn't love a good scare once in a while? I think this one was little too much for Forbis, though. I liked all of the references to voodoo and curses and that sort of thing. It gave the book an eerie feeling that is always good in a mystery. Logan goes a good job of making this a central part of the theme of the book and incorporates it well into the mystery. I've always thought voodoo was a subject that was intriguing and Logan makes it even more so with this offering. What I didn't like: There isn't much about this one I didn't like. In fact I can't really think of a thing. It was imaginative and creative and have a very original spin on it. A overall great book. Bottom Line:  If you are a Kylie Logan fan you can't afford to miss this one. This is in my opinion the best of the series so far. I didn't figure it out until the bitter end and the surprises just kept coming throughout the book. I was skeptical at the beginning of the series, but it has turned into a really good cozy series that readers are sure to enjoy.