Veiled Revenge: A Crime of Fashion Mystery

Veiled Revenge: A Crime of Fashion Mystery

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by Ellen Byerrum
     
 

Home of the helmet hairdo and congressional comb-over, Washington, D.C., is a hotbed of fashion faux pas. If anyone should know, it’s “Crimes of Fashion” columnist Lacey Smithsonian. She dishes out advice to the scandal-scorched and clothing-clueless, doing her part to change this town—one fashion victim at a time....

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Overview

Home of the helmet hairdo and congressional comb-over, Washington, D.C., is a hotbed of fashion faux pas. If anyone should know, it’s “Crimes of Fashion” columnist Lacey Smithsonian. She dishes out advice to the scandal-scorched and clothing-clueless, doing her part to change this town—one fashion victim at a time....

SHAWL TALE

Washington, D.C., fashion reporter Lacey Smithsonian has always believed clothes can be magical, but she’s never thought they can be cursed. Until now. Lacey’s best friend, Stella, is finally getting married, and at her bachelorette party, fellow bridesmaid—and fortune-teller—Marie Largesse arrives with a stunning Russian shawl. A shawl, Marie warns, that can either bless or curse the wearer. When a party crasher who mocks the shawl is found dead the next day, the other guests fear the curse has been unleashed. But Lacey has her doubts, and she must employ all her Extra-Fashionary Perception to capture a villain who has vowed that nobody at this wedding will live happily ever after….

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the Crime of Fashion Mysteries:

"First-rate." —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"Great fun." —Suspense Magazine

"Lacey Smithsonian skewers Washington with style." —national bestselling author Elaine Viets

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451239518
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Series:
Crime of Fashion Mystery Series, #9
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
Praise for the Crime of Fashion Mysteries:

"First-rate." —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"Great fun." —Suspense Magazine

"Lacey Smithsonian skewers Washington with style." —national bestselling author Elaine Viets

Meet the Author

Ellen Byerrum writes the popular Crime of Fashion Mysteries, set in bustling Washington, D.C., “The City That Fashion Forgot.” While researching fashion for her sleuth, Lacey Smithsonian, Byerrum has collected her own assortment of 1940s styles, but laments her lack of closet space. She has been a D.C.–based news reporter, a playwright, and, even though she’s moved away from the East Coast, she holds a Virginia P.I. registration.

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Veiled Revenge: A Crime of Fashion Mystery 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
donnfo More than 1 year ago
I love this series. Wacky but lovable characters. Fanst read.
Grandma_Tami More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy these books I can not wait till the next one comes out! Hope its not a whole year :P Bring it on Ms. Byerrum!
LadiSteele More than 1 year ago
Wonderful series with creative characters that leave you wanting more!
BookladyBA More than 1 year ago
Anyone who knows me, also knows that The Crime of Fashion Mysteries are one of my all time favorite series. This was my spring break treat to myself. I love Lacey Smithsonian and I adore her creator, Ellen (whom I was blessed to have attend a fundraiser for my 2014 Avon Walk). Veiled Revenge has a bit of everything, wedding drama, a hint of Russian intrigue, mystery, a touch of the paranormal, fashion tips and cherry blossoms. Ellen has created yet another entertaing edge of your seat mystery. I've always enjoyed Ellen's books, but while reading Veiled Revenge I really felt as though I were right there in D.C. with the characters. I can't wait to see what happens next with Lacey
warbi More than 1 year ago
Ellen doesn't disappoint in this installment of the Lacey series. The characters continue to grow and make plans.
debbieaheaton More than 1 year ago
In Byerrum’s mystery novel, fashion reporter Lacey Smithsonian believes that clothes can be magical, but until recently she never suspected they could be cursed. Stella, Lacey’s best friend, is getting married, and during her bachelorette party, fortune-teller Marie Largesse arrives with an amazing Russian shawl. According to Marie, the shawl is capable of blessing the wearer or cursing them. When a party crasher mocks the shawl and is found dead the following morning, everyone fears for their own safety. But level-headed Lacey has her doubts, and quickly pulls out her sleuthing skills to find a villain before more harm is done. A first-rate story and great addition to the A Crime of Fashion Mystery series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy this series but found this installment lacking. The whole story line seemed forced, as if the author wasn't really comfortable with it, something was just off. I rated it three stars because I like the characters but if this had been the first book in the series and not the ninth I wouldn't be reading anymore of them.
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MasonCanyon More than 1 year ago
When it comes to fashion, no one knows it quite like Lacey Smithsonian, ‘Crimes of Fashion’ columnist in Washington, D.C. Working as a fashion reporter in Washington, D.C., Lacey dishes advice to the clothing-clueless big wigs on the political scene as she improves the town one fashion disaster at a time. In Veiled Revenge Lacey’s best friend, Stella, is finally getting married and fashion is the utmost importance when planning a wedding. But the clothes may have a different effect for this wedding party. Marie Largesse, bridesmaid and fortune teller, bring a stunning Russian shawl to Stella’s bachelorette party. She warns the shawl can either be a blessing or curse for the one who wears it. A party crasher mocks the shawl and the next day is found dead. Could the shawl really be cursed? Lacey believes otherwise and sets out to find the killer in order to give her friend the ‘happily every after’ she deserves. Author Ellen Byerrum, a journalist herself, has created a realistic protagonist in Lacey that readers are drawn to and adore. The cast of supporting characters are well developed, engaging and add to the intrigue of the story. The reader is placed in Washington, D.C., amid the action. The story flows smoothly and keeps you guessing until the end. With twists and turns, Veiled Revenge will be hard to put down once you begin. Bits of fashion tips are also scattered throughout the story as an added bonus. Veiled Revenge is the 9th installment in the Crime of Fashion Mystery series, but can be read on its own. However, to really appreciate the protagonist and the journey she has made, I would recommend reading the series in order. The others books include: Killer Hair (August 2003), Designer Knockoff (August 2004), Hostile Makeover (August 2005), Raiders of the Lost Corset (July 2006), Grave Apparel (July 2007), Armed and Glamorous (July 2008), Shot Through Velvet (February 2011), and Death on Heels (February 2012). FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
DAinNY1 More than 1 year ago
The road to matrimony with Lacey at the helm is one fun ride that I did not want to get off in this delightfully entertaining whodunit. The gang is back in this well-written mystery as Lacey’s search for a killer provides us with a fast-pace drama filled with fashion anecdote, engaging conversation and a pictorial view of Washington DC as seen through Lacey’s eyes. This page-turning tome kept me in suspense as the story moved towards a rewarding conclusion. I especially enjoy the dynamics of Lacey and the wonderful supporting cast of characters from the impressionable Lady G, the bride-to-be Stella, psychic Marie, the effervescent Miguel, bodyguard Turtledove to the ever handsome Vic. Like fine wine that gets better with age, Veiled Revenge is the best book yet, in this fabulous series and I can’t wait to see where Lacey and her fashion-sense take us.
jerseystar More than 1 year ago
Another delightful book in the Crime of Fashion/Lacey Smithsonian series. With cherry blossoms on the cover and throughout the story, Ellen Byerrum ties together many threads from previous books as Lacey serves as Maid of Honor for Stella and Nigel's wedding. All of our favorite characters are there including Stella's MIL-to-be, Lady G., and Nadine, perhaps Lacey's MIL-to-be. Not only does Lacey have to follow the fashion clues to figure out who is trying to kill whom, but she has to make sure that the wedding stays on track. As usual, finishing this book just leaves me wanting to read the next one!