If You've Got It, Haunt It

If You've Got It, Haunt It

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by Rose Pressey
     
 

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"Delightful, intriguing." —Carolyn Hart

Cookie Chanel has a passion for fashion—and a murder mystery to solve!

Cookie Chanel has opened her own vintage clothing boutique, It's Vintage, Y'All, in the charming town of Sugar Creek, Georgia. Always on the lookout for stylish second-hand steals, she attends the estate sale of deceased socialite Charlotte

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"Delightful, intriguing." —Carolyn Hart

Cookie Chanel has a passion for fashion—and a murder mystery to solve!

Cookie Chanel has opened her own vintage clothing boutique, It's Vintage, Y'All, in the charming town of Sugar Creek, Georgia. Always on the lookout for stylish second-hand steals, she attends the estate sale of deceased socialite Charlotte Meadows. But she gets a lot more than she bargained for when Charlotte's ghost appears before her—offering fashion advice and begging Cookie to find out who murdered her.

As the persistent poltergeist tags along and a possibly psychic pussycat moves into the shop, Cookie sorts through racks of suspects to see who may be hiding some skeletons in the closet. Do a clothing store owner and a disembodied socialite have a ghost of a chance of collaring a killer—or will Cookie's life be the next one hanging by a thread?

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"Rose Pressey's books are fun!" —Janet Evanovich

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
11/01/2014
Vintage clothing store owner Cookie Chanel heads over to the estate sale for the late Charlotte Meadows, the biggest realtor in Sugar Creek, SC. Over the racks of classic Chanel, Dior, and Jimmy Choos, Cookie encounters Charlotte's ghost, who is intent on finding out who killed her. The suspects are numerous: her former business partner, Marie Vance; Cindy Johnson, fashionista wannabe; or Vernon Olsen, the man following Cookie all over town. Assisted by best friend, Heather, and a fluffy white Angora cat who may have otherworldly abilities, Cookie investigates, stumbling across the body of PI Edward Anderson and adding her name to the list of suspects. The delectable police detective Dylan Valentine is more than interested. VERDICT Prolific mystery author Pressey ("Haunted Renovation" series) launches a cozy alternative to Terri Garey's "Nicki Styx" series with an appealing protagonist who is as sweet as a Southern accent. The designer name-dropping and shopping tips from Cookie adds allure for shopaholics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617732492
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
12/02/2014
Series:
A Haunted Vintage Mystery Series
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
355,111
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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If You've Got It, Haunt It 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS This has good suspense, fun clothing, a ghost, full of humor and a cat that can spell. It makes for a good story. It is also a clean read. I did not want to put the story down. Cookie Chanel went to estate sale looking for vintage clothes for her shop and ends up with a ghost. Cookie loves vintage clothes so she opened her own shop. Charlotte Meadows was murdered. She does not know by whom. She has to stay close by Cookie. She wants Cookie to find her killer. Sugar Creek, Georgia is the setting for A Haunted Vintage Mystery. Cookie also found a stray cat that likes to spell and pick out tarot cards. She warns Cookie that danger is close by. Cookie also has a best friend who owns a shop next door. She claims she is a tarot card reader. She can't see the ghost but she believes that Charlotte is around. Cookie finds the next body. She becomes a suspect because she was seen talking to the PI. the day before his murder. The detective knows that Cookie is not telling all she knows. He is new to town too. I would love to read more from Rose Pressey in the future. I was given this ebook to read from Net Galley and Kensington Books. In return I agreed to give honest review of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow moving chick lit, a little silly, with a hint of harmless romance, and many descriptions of clothing. The ghost is likeable. A somewhat psychic cat appears out of nowhere and attaches itself to the main character. A lazy read that you don't take very seriously. Probably best enjoyed by teens. Clean read, no sex, swearing or gore.
Debb23 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I only had a problem with this book was that Charlotte would say that she didn't want to put Cookie in danger, then she would push her into it. She wants help finding her murderer but clams up when questioned about people in her life, and the det. wants Cookie to open up to him but when she says she's being followed he sort of blows her off. Now these are just irritants to me, it probably wouldn't bother most people. That being said, I loved Cookie, I think that she is strong, likeable and I love her sense of humor. I loved the interaction between Charlotte and her, it gave me a few laugh out loud moments. Her friend Heather is quirky and likeable also. The mystery was good, between Charlotte trying to find her murderer and blog threats, it keeps moving and had me guessing. I will definitely continue on with this series.
Anonymous 10 months ago
This was a great first in series. Looking forward to all of them. Grest characters & easy to read.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: If You've Got It, Haunt It - A Haunted Vintage Mystery Book 1 Author: Rose Pressey Published: 12-2-14 Publisher: Kensington Books Pages: 304 Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Sub Genre: Cozy Mystery; Women Sleuths, Crafts & Hobbies; Supernatural, Ghost ISBN: 9781617732492 ASIN: B00KFP7YZY Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley . Always in the outlook for new treasures for her shop, It's Vintage Y'all, Cookie goes to the Estate sale of the late Charlotte Meadows. While browsing the offerings she meets the ghostly apparition of Ms Meadows who entreats Cookie to find the person who murdered her. Plaguing her offering fashion and business advice whether asked for it or not. So begins the adventure where Cookie learns of her ability to communicate with those who have gone before us to help them resolve leftover issues. Cookies main problem is helping Charlotte solve her before the murderer sends her to join Charlotte in the afterlife. Rose Pressey has given us a cozy mystery with a quirky cast of characters that as fully developed. Even the ghostly Charlotte is a force to be reckoned with. The story is filled with multiple twist and turns, a touch of suspense and enough humor that you will finding yourself laughing out loud at the goings on in the book. This book relies on the power of the written word rather than the shock value of the hard broiled detective and police thrillers which is what I love about the cozy mystery. If You've Got It, Haunt It is part of a series, but can easily be read as a standalone. Warning- once you read one of the books in the series you will soon be wanting to read them all. A great read by a very talented writer.
Chatting-About-Cozies More than 1 year ago
Love the story!
TessT More than 1 year ago
Rose Pressey knows how to do it! Entrance the readers with vintage clothes, lovable characters, include a ghost or two, and you have the makings of a fast, fun read.
ytaylor More than 1 year ago
Once I started on this book, I could not put it down!! The characters are so much fun, and I can't wait to read more books in this series. Cookie Chanel is visited by the ghost of Charlotte Meadows when she is shopping at Charlotte's Estate Sale after she is found dead. Charlotte is not sure who murdered her, but since Cookie can see her she decides that Cookie must find out who murdered her. With a town full of suspects Cookie gets help from her best friend Heather and her psychic cat Wind Song. Can she find out who the murderer is before she becomes a victim as well??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i really enjoyed the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute , entertaining, a fast read
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It was an okay story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I only wish there had been illustrations of all those outfits.
happybutt More than 1 year ago
Check it out, loved it!!!
Mihasa More than 1 year ago
This story was most interesting. Loved it. Am looking forward to the next two books in this series. Have them on my NOOK wish list. The book was fun and exciting. Well written.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun, light, quick reading. Talks about vintage but doesn't get bogged down in it and drag out the story.
gaele More than 1 year ago
Every now and then I want a cozy, cute mystery and Rose Pressey brought just what I needed with her new Vintage Mystery Series.  Set  in Georgia, Cookie Chanel has started her own second-hand clothing store.  And Cookie is just a great character with a touch of psychic talent, a thriving business, a flirtation with the town’s detective and a mysterious cat that appears and adopts her.  Cookie first meets Charlotte at her estate sale, where she learns that the ghostly Charlotte is, aside from being a bit of a diva, a chatty Kathy who pontificates on everything, and won’t go away until Cookie identifies her murderer.  I enjoyed the interplay between these characters and the conversations often had me laughing out loud.  Charlotte has an opinion on everything, some are frankly quite spot on, but Cookie also has several strong opinions and arguing with a ghost when no one else can  see her is a losing proposition.  When Cookie becomes the next to receive threats, and Detective Valentine is the awkward newcomer  trying to fit in and find both the threat to Cookie and the culprit in Charlotte’s murder.  With a cast of eccentric characters that includes Cookie’s friend Heather, a potentially psychic Persian cat and the backfill scenery of  townspeople and other moments, mixing in the fashion tips and descriptions of style and clothing from years past, this was a wonderful story perfect for curling up with a cup of tea.  I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
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weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Wonderful New Series! If You’ve Got It, Haunt It is the first book in the A Haunted Vintage Mystery series! Cookie Chanel has opened her own vintage clothing boutique called It’s Vintage Y’All in the town of Sugar Creek, Georgia. She has always enjoyed vintage fashion. Cookie is attending an estate sale of a recently deceased socialite Charlotte. While at the sale she ends up meeting Charlotte’s ghost. Charlotte wants to make Cookie a deal; if Cookie helps find her killer then she will help Cookie with her business on getting more clients. This book had me guessing until the end. This book has it all humor, mystery, adventure, and Ghosts. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.  A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
This is the first in a new series by Rose Pressey that introduces us to Cookie, the owner of a vintage clothing shop. This is an engaging and fun cozy mystery that I enjoyed reading. I gave this four stars instead of five because I thought the beginning of the book began slowly and took some time to capture my attention. Once it did, though, I fully enjoyed the book. This is probably because as the first book in a series, it took some time to introduce us to the characters and set up the introduction to the ghost. I am looking forward to future books in the series. Thank you to Netgalley for providing a complementary ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heather gets a sharp dressed ghost that attaches herself to her and want Heather to solve her murder. Fun to read about the fashions and how Heather solves the problem.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just bought this book. Was reading it when it went away because of inactivity. Guess I wasn't turning the pages fast enough. Tried chats three times unsuccessfully. Still can't get my book back. This is not going well