Murder Buys a T-Shirt (Haunted Souvenir Shop Series #1)

Murder Buys a T-Shirt (Haunted Souvenir Shop Series #1)

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by Christy Fifield
     
 

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Glory Martine has inherited her uncle's Florida souvenir shop, one stuffed with collectibles, mementos of times gone by—and ghosts—who, like her customers, refuse to let go of the past. But things take an even more unexpected turn when a local football hero dies far too suddenly and suspiciously. Now, Glory has to uncover the truth before someone makes

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Glory Martine has inherited her uncle's Florida souvenir shop, one stuffed with collectibles, mementos of times gone by—and ghosts—who, like her customers, refuse to let go of the past. But things take an even more unexpected turn when a local football hero dies far too suddenly and suspiciously. Now, Glory has to uncover the truth before someone makes her history...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425246665
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/06/2012
Series:
Haunted Souvenir Shop Series, #1
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
711,102
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Murder Buys a T-Shirt 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
judiOH More than 1 year ago
i picked this story up on a whim, and am so glad i did. i haven't read anything else this author has written. i was drawn into the story right from the beginning. great characters, great story. the idea of a t-shirt shop in florida? we've all seen them, and a wonderful idea for a mystery. don't miss this story, it's a great one. a nice surprise for me.
bookofsecrets More than 1 year ago
MURDER BUYS A T-SHIRT is a very enjoyable start to a new paranormal cozy mystery series. What pulled me in first was the setting. Glory Martine runs a souvenir shop in the sunny town of Keyhole Bay, Florida. Her store brought back memories of my yearly trips to the Florida Panhandle as a child, though Glory’s Southern Treasures sounds nicer than the trinket shops I remember. She inherited the store and a cantankerous talking parrot named Bluebeard from her great uncle. The parrot was hilarious – with a mouth like a sailor. (Though, there’s no actual foul language in the book. Bluebeard’s cursing is written as “#^$&*&.”) After Keyhole Bay’s top high school football player dies in a car crash, Glory suspects that Bluebeard is trying to tell her that it was no accident, and his squawk sounds very similar to her Uncle Louis who died decades ago. It seems like his ghost is haunting the souvenir shop and speaking to her through a bird! With the police convinced Kevin Stanley’s death was an accident, and his own fault at that, Glory decided to do a little investigating of her own. I enjoyed the mystery and finding out about the possible suspects. I did feel like there were holes in the plot, with one major element of the mystery that was never wrapped up. Because it was specifically about Kevin Stanley’s death, I don’t see how it would carry over to the next book, but maybe it does. For me, the characters in this book stole the show. Glory and her group of friends were realistic and likable. There’s Karen, Glory’s best friend and a reporter/radio personality at WBBY; Ernie and Felipe, the fun couple who owns the local antiques shop; and, of course, there’s the quirky parrot Bluebeard. We’re also introduced to Jake, the cute owner of Beach Books. He’s the new boy in town, but there’s already a romantic spark between him and Glory. MURDER BUYS A T-SHIRT is a delightful cozy mystery, and I will definitely be reading more of the series. Yummy recipes of traditional Southern dishes are also included.
Catmom817 More than 1 year ago
I'm always in search of a good new mystery series and this one was quite entertaining.  The characters are interesting and well rounded, and the biggest personality, Bluebeard the parrot, is will be enjoyed by everyone who reads this cozy.  Although I solved the mystery well before the reveal, I was not disappointed by the way the story concluded.  Appropriately, Bluebeard has the last word!  If you enjoy a bit of the supernatural and are looking for a new author, give this one a try.  I will definitely be reading future releases.
TeriHam More than 1 year ago
I have just discovered this author and this book is very good. It hooks you from the beginning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never read any of her books before this one. Kept my interest. Story keeps moving with no slow places. Nice book to read in an evening.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because of the storyline of the ghost element in the plot. I really did enjoy the story line very much and look forward to reading more of the series.
BAKERBABE More than 1 year ago
Fun new series.
Michelle1948 More than 1 year ago
A good cozy mystery....I would recommend it for a quick beach read for the summer. Good characters, a good setting(a souvenir shop), and a decent mystery although the murder and murderer were easily solved. But I thought all was written and played out very well. I would recommend for a good cozy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much. It was creative and interesting and kept me guessing almost until the end. I do quibble though with the gay couple characters. Their orientation adds nothing to the story and seems to be a nod to the PC requirement that there must be gay character(s) in every novel.
samlaur2 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book and will be buying the next in the series. I love books that are part of a "series."
momelaine More than 1 year ago
This was a new-to-me author and series. I was searching for answers to a quiz about the series and found this book online to read. So I read it and couldn't stop until I was finished with it. I really enjoyed the characters! Especially Bluebeard, although he is a bit salty at times. I will definitely be looking for the other books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this one and plan to read the next. Love the bird!
dlern More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable book, kept me guessing and get really involved in the characters. Love the parrot!
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cjmaine More than 1 year ago
This book was cute and well writen. I enjoyed it very much. I would read more of Ms Fifield's book.
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