For Valentine’s Day, Emma Taylor and her aunt Arabella have organized a special evening for men only to shop for their sweethearts in the Sweet Nothings lingerie shop, complete with champagne and hors d’oeuvres. But when a former valentine shows up, Aunt Arabella is not her usual bubbly self.
Art dealer Hugh Granger is still a charmer, though. He invites the women to a ball he’s having to celebrate his birthday and his return to Paris, Tennessee. But when Granger is pushed from the balcony, it paints a sinister picture for Aunt Arabella, who gets framed…for her old flame’s murder.
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Praise for Murder Unmentionable:
“Sweet iced tea, a cast of charming Tennessee characters, and a vintage-lingerie store help this debut go down easier than a mint julep in July. Readers who like their cozies with a Southern flavor will enjoy getting to know Emma and her aunt, Arabella, as they try to catch a killer as slippery as a satin peignoir.” —Lila Dare, author of the Southern Beauty Shop Mysteries
“Filled with Southern charm, this is a flirty mystery you’re sure to find alluring.” —Riley Adams, author of the Memphis BBQ Mysteries
“Vintage-lingerie details and Southern charm add to the atmosphere of this appealing first cozy.” —The Mystery Reader
“Entertaining…Meg London captures the essence of a small Southern town’s quirkiness.” —Genre Go Round Reviews
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Brava to Meg London for out doing herself with A FATAL SLIP and making this series a must have for any mystery fan. The Sweet Nothings Lingerie Mystery series captured my attention on page one of the first book MURDER UNMENTIONABLE. While reading the second book, LACED WITH POISON, I knew I was in love. Having said that, now that I have read book number three, A FATAL SLIP, put a ring on my finger and seal the deal because I am never leaving this series. Ms. London has again provided us with characters that we care about. This installment of the series is filled with more mystery and intrige than the first two books, something that I would have said was impossible. The main plot is focused on who killed Hugh Granger and Emma trying to clear Aunt Arabella's name. But there are several sub plots and discoveries that had my head spinning (in a good way) and wondering what would happen next. Get to your local bookstore or online book seller and buy A FATAL SLIP now. If you haven't read the first two books in the series, that's okay. You wont have any problem following the story. But then again, while you're buying this book, get the first two and read them all! And pick up a set for friend. They'll love you for it!
Meg London brings readers the third book in her Sweet Nothings Lingerie Mystery series, A Fatal Slip. The past is coming back to haunt Aunt Arabella when she becomes a suspect in the murder of a former lover. As always London fans will be treated to plenty of sleuthing along with a Men's Only day at the lingerie shop. Just in time for Valentine's Day, this novel is a real treat. Who doesn't want something tantalizing and full of surprises? What I liked: As always I found the overall theme of this series enjoyable. Who would have thought of having a cozy mystery series, revolve around lingerie. LOL! Apparently, Meg London did and readers are reaping the benefits. I like all of the interesting things that go on at the shop in each installment of the series. This time readers are treated to a Men's Only day, where members of the male persuasion get to shop for their ladies for Valentine's day. What a clever idea, for a real lingerie shop, as well as, a good cozy mystery. This is still like any other cozy, clean and without a lot of bad language or sex, but it gets a little more catty than most cozies get, just by having a risque theme. It was super fun to read about. Aunt Arabella never ceases to amaze and this time she's gotten herself into to serious trouble. When a former flame shows up for Men's Only day, Arabella is taken aback. When said lover ends up falling to his death during his own Birthday party, she ends up a suspect. I cannot for the life of me see Aunt Arabella as a murder but it was a pretty convincing case in some ways. I loved the fact that London made her lover an art collector and wealthy. I always thought she had a few skeletons in her closet, but I was really surprised at the kind of man she was in to at one point. Readers are sure to find this aspect of the book very enjoyable. I didn't have a lot of trouble figuring this one out. In fact I knew who the killer was early on. Usually that's a bad thing, but sometimes is more about the journey. Readers will love getting to know more about Aunt Arabella's past in this novel. They will also like the fact that Emma's relationship with Brian is starting to take off. This may not be the best book in the series so far, but it has a lot of good points. It moves the series along nicely. There were a good amount of suspects and the motive was believable. Fans of London's work are sure to enjoy it. What I didn't like: As I said, I figured this one out quick. There were twists and turns but I think it will be a bit too obvious to most readers who the killer is. There were other things that I really enjoyed about the book though, so there were redeeming qualities and I don't think it is such a bad thing to know who the killer was on occasion. Bottom Line: This was a good book, but not necessarily a great book. The reader learns a lot of interesting background information, but the mystery itself fizzles a little bit. I love the theme and Aunt Arabella and Pierre are a hoot, so I know the next one will probably be even better.
A Fatal Slip is the third book in the A Sweet Nothings Lingerie Mystery series. Valentine Day is approaching and Aunt Arabella and Emma have planned a "Male Only" evening, to purchase something for the Valentines. The response is better than they expected, but when Hugh Granger walks in, Aunt Arabella gets a panicked look on her face. Hugh is someone that Arabella had a relationship with a number years ago. Hugh is a jet-setter in the art gallery world and has decided to settle down in Paris, TN at his horse farm. To celebrate this, his wife, Sabrina, is planning a huge party at the Beau, a fashionable hotel in area. Emma talks her aunt into attending party, to only have Hugh fall off the balcony to the ballroom floor, dead from a gunshot. This happening during a fireworks display while everyone was on the patio. Arabella becomes a person of interest, as she can't remember where she was when it happened. So naturally, Emma is compelled to put her sleuth hat on and do a little sleuthing. Hugh's wife, Sabrina, had left the party, his daughter, Joy, had just had a big argument with her father that day, his son, Jackson, has been arguing about bringing their art business into the 21st century. Then Emma learns that the Granger Art Gallery might be selling forged works of art and possibly a disgruntled buyer was upset enough to do away with Hugh. Another great story and believable and interesting characters to satisfy the reader. I can't forget Pierre, Arabella's French bulldog, is back to offer his own brand of cuteness. Also is daughter, Bette. Pierre does his best to ignore her, but his best isn't usually good enough. But being a good dad, he lets her torment him. Definitely looking forward to book four in this delightful series.