Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore (Haunted Vintage Series #3)

Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore (Haunted Vintage Series #3)

by Rose Pressey

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ISBN-13: 9781617732539
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 10/27/2015
Series: Haunted Vintage Series , #3
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Rose Pressey is a USA Today bestselling author. She enjoys writing quirky and fun novels with a paranormal twist. Her books All Dressed Up and No Place to Haunt; If You've Got It, Haunt It; Forever Charmed; Rock 'n' Roll Is Undead; No Shoes, No Shirt, No Spells; How to Date a Werewolf; and Me and My Ghoulfriends have won her a wide following. When she's not writing about ghosts and other supernatural creatures, she loves eating cupcakes with sprinkles, reading, spending time with family, and listening to oldies from the fifties. Rose lives near Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband, son and three sassy Chihuahuas. Visit her on Facebook, at www. rosepressey.com or at www.itsvintageyall.blogspot.com.

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Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I vaguely enjoyed the story, I found the plot to be far too simplistic. I was also bothered that, once again, there were gaps in the plot. Some parts made no sense and it was obvious that something has been left out of the story. Stephanie Clanahan
gaele More than 1 year ago
Such a clever and fun series, with Cookie Chanel and her vintage shop and her sidekicks, the ghostly Charlotte and Wind Song the psychic cat. Full of extraordinary circumstances and events, a few madcap moments and a mystery to solve, the fun never quite ends. Cookie never expected to actually be solving (let alone in the middle of) murder mysteries, and she’s really wanting to spend all of her time working, talking, finding and dressing everyone in fashion that makes them shine, feel good and look pretty. She’s not shallow, but unconcerned with most of the ‘other things’ that surround her. With an event coming up that will help get more word out on her shop, her styling ability and her unique mixing of current and vintage, the last thing she needed was a murder. And of course, the body is a famed fashionista…. Back and forth – Cookie’s interactions with Charlotte and a new character: the very natty Sam in his vintage 40’s wear. Of course, Sam is a ghost too, a PI by trade – what more could Cookie need to solve the murder? Did I mention that Sam sounds very much like a handbook of how to speak like Bogie in The Maltese Falcon? Well, he does. Juxtaposed against Cookie’s southern-tinged one liners, Charlotte’s rather snobby approach to how things are done, and the rather plain spoken Detective Dylan Valentine, with his tiny fascination with Cookie even when murder isn’t top on the list – the story just flies along. With each chapter giving Cookie a chance to share her style tips, Wind Song playing with Tarot and the Ouija board and the constant input from Charlotte in good and bad ways, the story and the series are clever, unique and perfectly suited for some lighthearted and entertaining fun. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable storyline and wonderful characters with a dash of vintage fashion thrown in. Really enjoying this series.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
Cassandra "Cookie" Chanel owns a vintage clothing store, "It's Vintage Y'all", in the small town of Sugar Creek, Georgia. She was thrilled to have her vintage clothing and accessories used for a major charity fashion show. Unfortunately for Cookie, at the end of the night as she is searching for all her items to pack up, she finds more than she bargained for. The designer of the show is dead in the alley out back with the heel from a stiletto used as the murder weapon. Hannah, one of the models in the show, is standing over the body with bloody hands and is arrested by Detective Dylan Valentine, a gentleman that Cookie is interested in. When the police show up, so does Charlotte, the fashionista ghost that has attached herself to Cookie's life for some reason.(if you have not read the first book in the series, you might want to go back) Charlotte is not shy when it comes to putting in her two cents worth and there is quite a bit of humour in these exchanges, especially since Cookie can not always respond. There is also another gentleman who is dressed in a vintage suit that appears at the scene. Charlotte lets Cookie know that he is a ghost. It turns out that Sam, is a PI who was killed in the 1940s and the hat at the crime scene was his. Until he gets his hat back, he can not cross over. For some reason, neither Cookie nor Charlotte believe that Hannah is guilty and until the case is solved, the hat is evidence. When Charlotte and Samuel hit it off they join forces to get Cookie to investigate the murder. Once again Cookie sticks her nose into the business of others who do not want her interference. She gets more than one suspect upset with her. I like the characters of Cookie, her quirky friend Heather,and Charlotte. Sam was not as involved as he could have been, but his tips and ideas were a hoot. It was obvious that he was not a very good PI during his lifetime. Their interactions are fun and rather humourous. With Windsong, the psychic cat helping to solve the mystery, you can't help but smile. Windsong's antics were a bit different in this book, as she was a bit more involved, but that added another dimension. I really hope that Cookie and Dylan will get together, but again in this book Ken, the lawyer who has eyes for Cookie pops up and takes her on a date. I still don't really like him and Cookie seems to like Dylan more so I hope that sorts our the love triangle. The mystery in the story was not as obvious this time around, but I still figured out the murderer early. It seems the interest of the reader is more peaked with trying to see how the mystery is solved and how much trouble Cookie gets into. This time around, she had some rather humorous episodes, while investigating. I recommend this book to cozy mystery lovers, it is a fun read.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
STARS Full of vintage clothes, models, murder and ghosts , Oh we can't forget the cat Wind Song that is psychic. It makes for a entertaining tale. Cookie finds her life being black mailed by her one ghost Charlotte and now there is a new ghost Sam P.I. detective from 1940s. Cookie is single and owns A Vintage clothes store. There is a lot of information about finding vintage clothes and what to look for. Cookie always wears vintage clothes. She has not dated but Charlotte wants her too date two different guys. One the cop Dylan and the other Ken the defense attorney. It is hard to go on a date with two ghosts show up too. Only Cookie's friend Heather knows about the ghosts. She doesn't see them but she helps Wind Song communicate clues by reading tarot cards. Wind Song is full of mystery all by himself. The ghosts want to investigate a murder. They get into a lot of trouble that will bring a smile out. I love some of the scenes where Cookie gets caught spying on the different suspects. Like once she crawls through a bush so she can overhear a phone call. This is a fun murder mystery. The suspects are in the fashion industry. The murder happens after a fashion show. The designer is murdered and the suspect that Cookie herself finds is the model Heather. So this ghost mystery is perfect for those who love a good time with fashion and mystery. I was given this ebook to read by Netgalley and Kensington Books. In return I agreed to give a honest review and be part of Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore book tour.
Chatting-About-Cozies More than 1 year ago
Fun paranormal series (ghost)! Love it!
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
I’m always looking for a cozy mystery with a new theme. This is a new one for me. Cookie Chanel, owner of It’s Vintage Y’all was so excited when her vintage clothing was used for a major charity fashion show. She wasn’t so thrilled about stumbling over a dead body. And even less thrilled thrilled when sexy Detective Dylan Valentine arrives at the murder scene. She’d like to see more of him, preferably somewhere besides a back alley and dead body. Did I say she wasn’t thrilled? Well she still isn’t when Charlotte shows up and throws in her two cents. Charlotte is a ghost. Cookie met her when she was shopping at an estate sale. Charlotte’s estate sale. Now Charlotte is attached to her, living in her cottage, waking her up with her off key singing. It’s Charlotte who clues in Cookie to the fact that the gentleman she’s talking to, the one in the snappy vintage suit, is also a ghost. Just what Cookie needs. Another ghost following her around. That’s the way it’ll be though. Samuel Sanders, deceased and former gumshoe, won’t be going anywhere soon. The hat discovered at the murder scene is his and where the hat goes, he goes. So until the crime is solved and his hat is released from the chain of evidence, he’s now along for ride. When Charlotte and Samuel hit it off they join forces, using their ghostly wiles to get Cookie to investigate the murder. Should be fun, and the poor girl arrested for the murder surely didn’t do it. Now Charlotte will have to do some fancy styling of her own if she doesn’t want to join the ranks as a ghost. I quickly tagged these characters as the Three Musketeers. They all worked so good together, snoopin and sleuthin. And what could be better than a sidekick with some powers of it’s own. Enter, Wind Song, Cookie’s cat. The cat is psychic and uses Tarot cards and a Quija board to communicate. Now that’s different and fun. Each chapter starts with a tip from one of the characters. It was fun to see who would share what next. And the story takes place in Sugar Creek, Georgia. A southern cozy! The southern flavor leaks out in some funny ways. I snorted when I read this one. “Well, pick my peas!” Made me think of another one that always tickled me. “Bee on a bicycle.” A girl with a mind of her own and a nasty habit of finding dead bodies, two ghosts, kind of hot for each other and not ready to go into the light, a psychic cat, and a sexy cop, along with multiple suspects, keep you hopping from clue to clue, laughing all the way. Good clean fun for all cozy fans.
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore by Rose Pressey is the third book in A Haunted Vintage Mystery series. Cookie Chanel is providing vintage accessories to the Melanie Lee’s fashion show. Cookie figured it would be a good opportunity to showcase the items available in her store Vintage Y’all in Sugar Creek, Georgia. After the show Cookie is looking for Melanie. She goes out a door and finds Melanie on the ground. Hannah O’Neil a model is standing nearby. Then a ghost pops up next to Cookie. No, it is not Melanie. Sam Sanders is a ghost from the 40’s. He was a private investigator when he was alive. He is attached to the grey fedora (that Cookie bought at an estate sale) that is laying near Melanie’s body (which is now in police custody). Charlotte Meadows, the ghost that is already attached to Cookie, is thrilled to see Sam and starts flirting with him. Now Cookie has two ghosts to contend with. Hannah is arrested for the murder of Melanie despite her protests that she is innocent. Charlotte and Sam want Cookie to investigate the crime. Sam misses using his PI skills. So Cookie and her sidekicks set off to investigate the murder. Will Cookie be able to figure out who murdered Melanie in time to save Hannah? Can Cookie get back Sam’s hat so he can cross over? Cookie will have to solve the crime in between her dates with Detective Dylan Valentine and Ken Harrison (attorney), running her shop, taking care of her cat, Wind Song (who is psychic) and acquiring new items for Vintage Y’all. Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore is a humorous, paranormal mystery (and sometimes a little too silly). The book also contains Sam’s Sleuthing Tips and Cookie’s Savvy Vintage Clothing Shopping Tips. Some phrases are repeated too often throughout the book (like it is filler). At the end of the book, there are some unanswered questions (I wish I could tell you but they are spoilers). I also wondered why Cookie did not keep tarot cards or a Ouija board around since that is the only way her cat communicates (at least most of the time). She waits for her friend, Heather Sweet to bring them over from her shop. Wouldn’t someone that keeps asking the cat questions keep these items around? After a while you really start to wonder how Cookie makes any money with her shop. She seems to spend most of her time running around town leaving her store closed. When Cookie does have the store open, she seems to chase away her customers with her paranoid attitude. The author provides many possible killers, but the mystery is really very simple (and can be solved early in the book). I wish more of the book was given to the mystery. I give Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore 3 out of 5 stars (maybe I am too critical or overthinking it). We do get a preview of the next book in A Haunted Vintage Mystery series at the end of the novel. I received a complimentary copy of Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Muttcafe More than 1 year ago
Rose Pressey is one of the most prolific writers of paranormal cozies. Her books are fun and entertaining, and generally have memorable characters and a tiny touch of romance, Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore features the irrepressible Cookie Chanel, a 5 ft 2 fashion maven with a love of all things vintage. Her constant companions are Charlotte, a sassy ghost always ready to offer advice and Wind Song, her psychic cat. Yes psychic – Wind Song offers clues through tarot cards or a ouija board. A local fashion show offers Cookie the opportunity to showcase her vintage finds by pairing them with edgy new fashions. After the show, she discovers the designer dead, and one of the models standing over the body. The police believe the model killed Melanie, but Cookie and Charlotte aren’t convinced. They are joined by another ghost, a former PI, who insists that Cookie needs to find the killer. Cookie is not an experienced investigator, but fortunately she has backup in the form of her ghosts, her friend Heather and Dylan, the dishy police detective – not to mention Wind Song who steals the show. Not much happens in the first half of the novel, but the action swiftly picks up after that point. It was fun to accompany Cookie on her misadventures, even though the identity of the murderer was obvious. Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore is a fun fast read, filled with quirky characters, misadventures, and great vintage fashions. It is a great choice for mystery lovers of all ages. 4/5 Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore is available for preorder and will be released October 27, 2015. I received a copy of Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore from the publisher and netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. –Crittermom Fashion, Ghosts, and a Psychic Cat http://muttcafe.com/2015/10/haunt-couture-and-ghosts-galore/
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Great Series! This is a great series; this is the third book in the A Haunted Vintage Mystery series by Rose Pressey. This book can be read as a standalone, but once you read this one you will want to go back and read the other books in the series. Cookie Chanel is the owner of It’s Vintage Y’All, she gets a chance to get her vintage items in a fashion show. When the famous designer is killed after the fashion show it is up to Cookie, her ghost friends, her physic cat Wind Song and her friend Charlotte to put their sleuthing skills to the test to find the killer. If you are looking for a great mystery that will keep you reading way past your bedtime then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book by this author. 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 third book in the series and, while I enjoyed it, I didn't love it. I really loved learning more about Cookie and how she's grown and I especially enjoyed seeing her relationship with Dylan develop and am looking forward to more Dylan in future books. Another plus for me is Wind Song, the psychic cat - he's my favorite character. For me, it didn't feel like there was enough mystery in the book. It felt like what was there felt rushed, while the clothing descriptions, while interesting, seemed excessive. Thank you to Netgalley for providing a complementary ARC in exchange for an honest review.