Killer in Crinolines

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It’s August in Savannah, Georgia—hardly the season for a traditional Southern wedding with hoopskirts and crinolines. One could die from the heat—or from a cake knife in the back...

Reagan Summerside should be devoting all her energy to her consignment shop the Prissy Fox. But when her dear friend Chantilly Parker is arrested for murder, Reagan vows to clear her name. The victim is Simon Ambrose, who’s found lying in his own wedding cake with a...

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Overview

It’s August in Savannah, Georgia—hardly the season for a traditional Southern wedding with hoopskirts and crinolines. One could die from the heat—or from a cake knife in the back...

Reagan Summerside should be devoting all her energy to her consignment shop the Prissy Fox. But when her dear friend Chantilly Parker is arrested for murder, Reagan vows to clear her name. The victim is Simon Ambrose, who’s found lying in his own wedding cake with a knife in his back.

Chantilly has motive (Simon broke her heart to marry wealthy Waynetta Waverly) and opportunity (crashing the wedding in her UPS delivery truck). And she has cake on her face, and the stolen bridesmaid dress the killer wore is in her truck. But Chantilly would never wear crinoline to kill a man!

With the help of her flamboyant auntie, KiKi, and vexing but attractive attorney Walker Boone, Reagan is determined to save her friend—before she’s forced to turn in her brown uniform for an orange jumpsuit…

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425252154
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/7/2013
  • Series: Consignment Shop Mystery Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 243,514
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Duffy Brown loves anything with a mystery. While other girls dreamed of dating Brad Pitt, Duffy longed to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom. She has two cats, Spooky and Dr. Watson, and works at a consignment shop when she’s not busy conjuring up whodunit stories.

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  • Posted May 15, 2013

    And the saga continues!! Love the second book on the series, hu

    And the saga continues!! Love the second book on the series, humorous and sassy to keep life interesting. Love all the characters but Aunty KiKi is special, though I have to admit that I have developed a fondness for "the boys of the Hood" Particularly Pillsbury. I do however want to see something happen with Boone! Seriously, he is a hunky man and I know there is this vibe between him and Reagan, I just can't wait to read about their reaction when they finally realize what's happening! Can't wait for the next book, way to go Duffy!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 9, 2013

    Killer in Crinolines by Duff Brown had me laughing and kept me i

    Killer in Crinolines by Duff Brown had me laughing and kept me intrigued from the beginning of the book all the way to the end. There were so many possible suspects, Simon Ambrose had ticked off so many people a lot were happy to see him dead. I'm not going to give away the ending but oh my goodness I never guessed who actually did kill him. 




    Duff Brown has created a cast of characters that are interesting, humorous, quirky, and just plain a whole lot of fun to read about.




    Reagan Summerside kept finding herself in some of the worst situations but oh my, reading about how she got out of those situations was so much fun! I really liked Reagan and I loved Aunt Kiki! Aunt Kiki can get herself into trouble without trying, and Reagan does her best to keep Kiki safe. I loved the relationship between these two. They really are a mischievous dynamic duo.




    If you enjoy a fun mystery, you should really check out Duffy Brown's Consignment Shop Mystery series. This is the second book in the series and I can not wait to see what Ms. Brown comes up with next. I know I'll anxiously be awaiting her next release. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2013

    A Killer in Crinolines is the second book in the A Consignme




    A Killer in Crinolines is the second book in the A Consignment Shop Mystery series. I thought this was a little better than the first book, Iced Chiffon.

    Reagan Summerside is at the wedding of Waynetta Wayerly's wedding to deliver a bow tie for the groom, Simon Ambrose. whose has gone missing, too. But the groom is soon found, face down in the wedding cake with a knife in his back. When it learned that Chantilly, Reagan's UPS driver and who was engaged to Simon at one time, is also at the wedding, having arrived at the party with her UPS truck. Having made threats in the past, Chantilly is arrested.

    There is a long list of people who are happy to see Simon deceased. There are two or three other young ladies who he has been engaged to. It is also learned that he was a loan shark and Reagan feels that is where the police should be looking, but aren't. So with the help of her Aunt Kiki they set off to do some sleuthing on their own.

    Most of the characters from the first book are back to help, in their own way, Reagan stay safe and the right path. It will certainly be interesting to see if anything develops between Walker Boone, her ex's divorce lawyer and the one who she blames for keeping her from getting anything in her divorce settlement.

    Looking forward to book 3

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2014

    Super super funny. There is no way to put this book down. Make a

    Super super funny.
    There is no way to put this book down.
    Make a date with your book.

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  • Posted March 8, 2014

    Ok, negative first: I am not a fan of the breaking and entering

    Ok, negative first: I am not a fan of the breaking and entering thing, Chantilly, I liked her in the first book, but she annoyed me, with not delivering pkgs. and getting Reagan to drive (yeah, that's going to happen in real life)have you ever heard of call off from work? Despite that I gave it a 4 star because I love the rest of the characters. Her auntie is a force to be reckoned with, of course you've got to love Boone, and the introduction of Pillsbury with the 17th street gang was hysterical, I hope they'll stick around. I thought this was a better storyline as to why she's investigating compared to the first book. I liked the mystery plot, it had plenty of twists to keep me guessing. I'll be moving on to the next one.

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  • Posted March 8, 2014

    Book two in the Prissy Fox Consignment Store mysteries comes wit

    Book two in the Prissy Fox Consignment Store mysteries comes with a large dose of blackmail, broken hearts, humid summer tight spots, and loads of southern charm and humor, as store owner, Reagan Summerside, gets mixed up in another twisted mystery.  Wealthy Waynette is supposed to be marring Simon, but a flash of peach crinolines and a cake knife end with Simon face down in the wedding cake, dead as a door nail. Simon's ex lover, and Reagan's good friend  seems the most likely suspect, but Reagan sets out to prove she's not the murderer. 




    The cast of characters in this mystery thrills my southern desires.  Reagan is continually fighting to keep her ex from selling her beautiful Victorian home out from under her.  She's completely house poor, with an almost empty house that also houses her consignment shop. Reagan's Aunt KeKe follows southern etiquette right down to her always matching nighty, flowing robe, slippers, and even matching hair cullers. Though hunky lawyer, Walter Boone squeezed everything away from Reagan representing her husband in their divorce settlement, he seems to be always around when Reagan gets into dangerous situations. His connections with the shady 17th Street Gang can definitely come in handy at times too. 




    This mystery has won my heart and I'm ready to read book three, PEARLS AND POISON!  Any Savannah, Georgia fan should consider these book must reads for brightening up your day!

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    I LOVE the Consignment Shop Mysteries. Reagan Summerside and Wal

    I LOVE the Consignment Shop Mysteries. Reagan Summerside and Walker Boone are some of the funniest characters I have read about in a long time... Caught myself multiple times giggling out loud. When Reagan's friend Chantilly is arrested for the murder of the man she was one time engaged to, Reagan sets out to prove she is innocent. There are so many people in town who have reasons for wanting Simon dead.This book had so many twists, and a line-up of crazy characters, I found myself constantly walking around, book in hand, trying to read every extra minute I could. I am so glad that there will be another book in this series in March. I cannot get enough of that crazy Reagan, her Cher quoting Aunt Kiki, and that hunky Walker.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    Good read

    I like the main characters, they are quite fun. The book had a couple of typos, but easy to figure oit the words. A lot of suspects kept it interesting. Kept you guessing on "whodunnit".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    New Favorite Author

    I love the characters and setting! The story has the southern charm infused with sauciness and laughs. Duffy Brown is the South's answer to Janet Evanovich.

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  • Posted June 15, 2013

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    Duffy Brown delivers another funny and delightful story in Kille

    Duffy Brown delivers another funny and delightful story in Killer In Crinolines.

    Reagan Summerside is barely holding her head above water in trying to get her consignment shop off the ground. She should be devoting all her time and energy to the project but when her best friend is arrested for murder, Reagan will stop at nothing to clear Chantilly’s name. That’s going to be tricky since Chantilly’s ex Simon is found with a knife in his back.

    Reagan gets in over her head quickly, involving her beloved Aunt Kiki and anyone who will listen. Her biggest obstacle is her ex’s attorney Walker Boone who seems to be one step ahead of Reagan in solving the murder. It doesn’t help that Walker is very attractive and proving to be more of a friend then a former foe.

    Reagan is ruffling so many feathers its going to take some major mojo to keep Reagan from falling into the killers clutches.

    Killer In Crinolines is the second book in the Consignment Shop Mystery. Its funny, intriguing and just an all out gem. The dialogue is witty and smart. The characters will just steal into your heart. I am eager to read the next book in this wonderful series.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    I love the new Consignment Shoppe Mystery series. I have read b

    I love the new Consignment Shoppe Mystery series. I have read both "Iced Chiffon" and "Killer in Crinolines" and loved them both. They are fun, laugh-out-loud funny and clever. The characters are well written and the mystery well crafted. Once I start reading them I could not put them down. Written is the first person is ideal, Reagan is written with such a colorful personnality. Walker Boone is such a refreshing character to find in a cozy mystery and Aunt Kiki is a perfect side kick. This series has risen to the top of my list of favorites and I hope it continues for a long time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    This is the second book in the Consignment Shop Mystery serie




    This is the second book in the Consignment Shop Mystery series (first book was Iced Chiffon). Loved it as much as the first one! I can totally relate to the heroine (Reagan – divorced and down her luck) and the Savannah setting can’t be beat. The story line focuses on the heroine trying to find the real murderer since her friend has been arrested and is innocent. Hunk Walker Boone always seems to be there to see Reagan at her worst and helps her out when he stumbles across her in her latest jam trying to find the real killer.

    If you enjoy lots of laughs and quirky characters, this book and series is for you! The only downside is I now have to wait until the next one comes out!!! Hurry, Duffy, I need my next fix!!!

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  • Posted May 31, 2013

    recommended for light mystery readers

    I really enjoyed the 2nd book in this series. the plot and series of events held my interest and made me wanting to kn ow how this was going to be solved

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  • Posted May 9, 2013

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    Reagan Summerside should be devoting all her energy to her consi

    Reagan Summerside should be devoting all her energy to her consignment shop the Prissy Fox. But when her dear friend Chantilly Parker is arrested for murder, Reagan vows to clear her name. The victim is Simon Ambrose, who’s found lying in his own wedding cake with a knife in his back.




    Chantilly has motive (Simon broke her heart to marry wealthy Waynetta Waverly) and opportunity (crashing the wedding in her UPS delivery truck). And she has cake on her face, and the stolen bridesmaid dress the killer wore is in her truck. But Chantilly would never wear crinoline to kill a man!




    With the help of her flamboyant auntie, KiKi, and vexing but attractive attorney Walker Boone, Reagan is determined to save her friend—before she’s forced to turn in her brown uniform for an orange jumpsuit…




    Dollycas’s Thoughts
    August is hot in Savannah, Georgia and the perfect temperature for MURDER!!! Duffy Brown has topped herself with the sequel to Iced Chiffon. 




    All of favorite characters are back and will have your sides hurting from laughter. From Aunt Kiki’s Cher quotes like “Men aren’t necessities, they are luxuries” to Chantilly’s misguided reasoning and Reagan’s adventures taking over Chantilly’s parcel deliveries, this book is plum full of Southern charm and humor. Can anyone have worse luck than Reagan? Wherever she goes trouble follows close behind.




    Walker Boone is starting grow on me and Bruce Willis has stolen my heart. But Waynetta Waverly, the bride to be, brings the drama to the story. Shouldn’t she be more upset over the death of her groom? 




    This was such a fun story but be prepared once you start reading you will not be able to stop. I was so caught up in the story I missed supper 




    Pour yourself a sweet tea or martini,  find a comfy chair and sit back and enjoy the mystery, humor and a dash of romance that fill these pages. A perfect escape!

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  • Posted May 7, 2013

    For those of you who read Iced Chiffon- the first in this series

    For those of you who read Iced Chiffon- the first in this series- this is a great follow up. I loved this series! Our main character Reagan is back and just a feisty and independent as in the first series. And all the kooky and off beat characters are there, including Bruce Willis and Old Yeller. And one or two new kooks join the cast. Lots of excitement and laughs. Reagan steps up to help a friend accused of murder. It seems as if there is nothing that will stop Reagan. She is the kind of girl you want on your side if you are accused of murder or if you need new clothes. Give this one a read - you won't be sorry and if you have not read Iced Chiffon - read it also

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