Lethal in Old Lace (Consignment Shop Mystery Series #5)

Lethal in Old Lace (Consignment Shop Mystery Series #5)

by Duffy Brown

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Overview

Reagan Summerside returns in national bestselling author Duffy Brown’s fifth Consignment Shop mystery, now for the first time in hardcover.

There are two social functions in Savannah guaranteed to get people talking: weddings and funerals. And just as consignment shop owner Reagan Summerside agrees to marry the hunky Walker Boone, her neighbors, sisters Annie Fritz and Elsie Abbot, step up their business as professional mourners. They are so successful that the Sleepy Pines Retirement Center has hired them as a part of their retirement package. But the celebration over good business is cut short when the residents at Pines suddenly begin dying at an alarming rate. And the sisters are the first suspects.

Reagan has her doubts, however, and begins to look into the strange phenomenon. But then something even stranger happens: a body winds up in the sisters’ pink Caddy. The evidence begins to pile up and the suspicious case of Willie Fishbine, who swindled the sisters out of a fortune and coincidentally died prior to the Pines case, is reopened.

Not wanting Willie to be buried until they can find the killer responsible for the murders, Reagan must catch the culprit in time to walk down the aisle. Witty, fabulous, and full of charm, Lethal in Old Lace is perfect for fans of Ellery Adams and Jenn McKinlay.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683315353
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Series: Consignment Shop Mystery Series , #5
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 284,224
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

While others girls dreamed of dating Brad Pitt, Duffy Brown longed to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom. Today she is a national nestselling author and conjures up who-done-it stories of her own. She has two series, the Consignment Shop mysteries set in Savannah and her Cycle Path Mysteries on Mackinac Island, Michigan. This is her fifth Consignment Shop mystery.

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Lethal in Old Lace (Consignment Shop Mystery Series #5) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
carol223CS More than 1 year ago
Duffy Brown’s Lethal in Old Lace What will one do for a Snickers Bar?? Just ask the zany and feisty Aunt Kiki when she decides to trade a health bar for the Snickers Bar during the viewing of former resident of the Sleepy Pines Retirement Home casket at the funeral home. Never did Aunt Kiki expect a young juvenile to video her. Now both Aunt Kiki and Reagan Summerside are being blackmailed. The youngsters believes the man was murdered. They need to find a murderer... very quickly and quietly!!! Reagan Summerside is Aunt Kiki’s niece who runs the Prissy Fox on the first floor of her home. She has just become engaged to a handsome lawyer. They are starting renovations to the second and third floor to use as their living quarters. Reagan then discovers a women’s body in her neighbors ( the Fritz sisters') car. Another deceased person from the Sleepy Pines Retirement Center. Aunt Kiki decides to go into the nursing home in an undercover role. This a fast paced, busy moving story with a well plotted, complex storyline with a zany cast of creative characters. The story is filled with charm from these Southerners as they plan and love to attend their big occurrences such as their weddings and funerals especially where the martinis flow. There are recipes at the end of the story for various types of martinis. The characters find themselves in out of the ordinary circumstances that add humor throughout the book. BW (Bruce Willis) who is Reagan’s dog plays a major part in the whole scenario. This is book # 5 in the Consignment Shop Mysteries series. This can be read as a stand alone. This is the one I read but will definitely be starting from the first book soon. I volunteered to read Lethal in Old Lace. Thanks to the author and publishers via Facebook’s Cozy Mystery Review Crew for the opportunity. My opinion is my own.
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
Lethal in Old Lace by Duffy Brown, the fifth book in her Consignment Shop Mystery series was a wonderful story. This cozy mystery series takes us on another wonderful adventure with Reagan, Boone, Aunt Kiki, Big Joey and all the other residents of Savannah, who make you feel like you are part of the town. Reagan is busy with her wedding plans and those of her family and friends, when she is pulled into another murder investigation. There were lots of fun moments and laugh out loud goings-on; from a chick food fight to an old guy fight at a funeral viewing. Of course Aunt Kiki was right in the thick of things as always and helping in a fairly major way with this investigation. I adored that Reagan's mom, the judge, even got in on some of the snooping fun this time. I laughed my way through this book and loved how Ms. Brown filled this story with twists and turns along with a few surprises. I never suspected this person as the murderer. Great job Duffy Brown you had me stumped! For those who value loyalty to family and friends, southern manners, and love of their pets, this is the ideal book. Although part of a series, this is a standalone book. I definitely recommend this book to other readers and I look forward to the next book in this series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
momelaine More than 1 year ago
What a fun book! It has been a while since I read one of the consignment shop series books, but I caught up with the characters quite quickly. I love the humor Duffy Brown adds to her stories! The characters are such characters. And I really enjoy how much Walker Boone loves Reagan and understands that she is going to keep trying to get to the bottom of mysteries. Thank you, Duffy Brown, for the entertainment!
lynnsreadingcorner More than 1 year ago
Are you looking for a laugh out loud, adventurous, cozy mystery to keep you company this weekend? Well, this is your book! I don't usually start a series in the middle, but I went out on a limb and had so much fun with this story (and now I can't wait to catch up on all of the previous mysteries in this series)! Duffy Brown is a wonderful author who has developed quirky funny characters, that have great chemistry with each other! Reagan Summerside, our consignment shop owner and protagonist, discovers the local residents of the Sleepy Pines resident home are expiring before their time. Investigations begin at the local funeral home when Aunt Kiki has a weak moment and "swaps" a Snickers bar out of the pocket of recently deceased Willie Fishbine for a Clif Bar. Willie Jr has all on video and comes to the shop to make a deal - find out who killed Grandpa and no one will know about the swap. This is just the beginning of so many laugh out loud funny moments in this mystery novel. The writing style of this cozy keeps the reader turning the pages, entertained and wishing for more! I'm really excited to be able to discover the previous 4 books in this series while trying to wait patiently for the next installment!
Judi_Dorsey More than 1 year ago
Lethal in Old Lace is the first book by Duffy Brown I’ve read and boy did I enjoy it! Even though I’d not read the previous books in the Consignment Shop series, I had no trouble getting up to speed on each character and their back stories. Reagan Summerside is a delightful main character. I loved all of her quirks – especially how she went without a cell phone for half the book (how did she do that? We are all so tied to our phones these days!) and spent the other half with a flip phone provided by her new fiancé, Walker Boone. Speaking of Walker Boone, that man has to be the most understanding fiancé in the world. Whenever Reagan got herself into trouble and participated in many not-so-legal activities, he always had her back and ultimately saved Reagan’s life (with the help of her trusty pooch, BW – short for Bruce Willis) at the end. The story was wonderful: Reagan has a habit of finding dead bodies and did so early on in the book but then kept losing the body after seeing it in a few places (including her own consignment shop). Finally BW dug up the body in the garden of her neighbors, Annie Fritz and Elsie Abbott – who are ultimately arrested and jailed for the deceased’s murder. Reagan, along with her Auntie KiKi and her Mamma launched their own investigation to clear Annie and Elsie. The investigation led them through many suspects along the way, a love triangle (plus one) of sorts, a scam to cheat the elderly, and much time spent at Sleepy Pines Retirement Center, which is at the center of the story. It took til the very end of the book to reveal the murderer but it was well worth the wait reading about Reagan’s zany adventures! If you enjoy a funny, cozy mystery, this book is for you – it is well worth the read! I will be going back to read the previous books in this series now. Thank you Duffy Brown for this wonderful murder mystery!! **I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though it took so long for this 5th book in the series, it was well worth the wait! So glad to catch up with Reagan, Kiki, Boone and the gang, and they are just as quirky as usual in this fun mystery as they try and save their neighbors. The only negative I have is that the book ended too soon and left me wanting to know: 1. What were Uncle Putter and Boone up To? 2. Just how many members of a wedding party can there be in a "small" Wedding? 3. How long will we have to wait for the next installment of the consignment shop Mysteries? Please Ms. Brown don't keep us waiting too long this time!!
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
Lethal in Old Lace by Duffy Brown is the fifth book in A Consignment Shop Mystery series. Reagan Summerside is stunned and thrilled when Walker Boone proposes to her. She barely gets to enjoy the moment when Aunt Kiki disrupts them. Elsie and Annie Fritz Abbot are lacking mourners at Willie Fishbine’s wake (if you knew him, you would not mourn him either). The Abbot sisters are professional mourners and need every cent of their income since they lost their savings in a get rich quick scheme. The next day, Reagan and Aunt Kiki get a visit from Fishbine’s grandson. He witnessed Aunt Kiki stealing a candy bar from his grandfather’s coffin. He wants it replaced and for them to find out who killed Mr. Fishbine. The death was ruled accidental, but the young man has a different theory. Then BW (Reagan’s dog) finds a body partially buried in the Abbot sister’s vegetable garden. Bonnie Sue and Willie Fishbine were both residents of Sleepy Pines Retirement Center. Is someone killing off the residents? With the Abbot sister’s the primary suspects in one of the crimes, it is up to Reagan and Aunt Kiki to get answers. A Consignment Shop Mystery series is best read in order. I am happy that Regan and Boone are engaged. I just hope Regan gets the wedding she desires (her mother has gone into overdrive). The book contains good writing and a fast pace. The characters are established (well developed), and I just love the setting of Savannah. Duffy Brown provides beautiful descriptions of the area. There are several characters with various quirky traits like Aunt Kiki. Boone is a saint to put up with Regan and her family (he is a nice balance to Reagan). Reagan and Aunt Kiki remind me of Lucy and Ethel in I Love Lucy (screwball comedy). The mystery will lead readers on a merry chase. I do wish there had been a little less action. There needed to be some calm moments in between the frenetic ones. Lethal in Old Lace was different from Iced Chiffon (first book in the series). The author seemed to have ramped up the zany antics and quirk factor in Lethal in Old Lace. My mother laughed continually while reading Lethal in Old Lace (she thought it was hilarious). I loved the reference to Gilmore Girls in the book (my favorite show). There are various martini recipes included. Lethal in Old Lace is an entertaining cozy mystery that will have readers in stitches and perplexed over the killers’ identity.
AliAliAli More than 1 year ago
Reading this book was like taking another vacation with my friends in the Consignment Shop Mysteries! If you read this book first, you will be introduced to some fun, quirky, less-than-perfect but loyal characters. We can't leave out the dog, Bruce Willis, and the beautiful southern setting. This book is fun and her writing style makes you feel like you are there, knowing every street, how things taste, what a character would wear or say. Duffy Brown's books are anxiously awaited in this household. There is something about her books that make me feel happy and the minute I finish reading one, I go into withdrawal for the next in the series. Once you finish reading Lethal in Old Lace, you will either go back and read #1-#4, or you will be nagging Duffy Brown to hurry up and write faster. I recommend owning all of the books in this series. I have reread this series a couple of times and each time it's just as fun and hilarious.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I+love+this+series.+Cant+wait+for+the+next+one.
CozyOnUp More than 1 year ago
Reagan Summerside agrees to marry Walker Boone! But as soon as she accepts his proposal, her neighbors are seeing an uptick in their business as professional mourners. Which wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t for the fact that residents of the local retirement center seem to be dying at a rather frightening rate and the police are looking at the sisters as their prime suspects. Before Reagan can say I do, she needs to clear her neighbors’ names and figure out what is going on at Sleepy Pines. Let the fun begin! While the is the first book in the series for me, apparently this is a series that moved to a new publisher…which is how I found it. I’m glad Duffy Brown moved to Crooked Lane Books, because this book was quite enjoyable. It may have been the first in the series for me, but it surely won’t be the last!
CatsGatherHere More than 1 year ago
What a fun ride! This is my first introduction to both the Consignment Shop series and to Duffy Brown. Others like me need not fear picking up with this book to start reading. It takes all of the first two pages to become well acquainted Reagan and her brand-new fiance Walker Boone--and know that she shot out Boone's office when he was representing her ex in their divorce. Oh, and Reagan has a tendency to find dead bodies. Additional characters are also introduced just as quickly, quirks and all. Aunt Kiki, Reagan's mother, two elderly sisters next door, and even the growing list of members of the wedding party. Reagan tumbles from scene to scene, dealing with a sudden splurge of wedding planning all while plummeted into investigating a murder after Kiki switches out her unwanted health snack for a snickers from the casket at a wake. There are multiple suspects, strong motives, and oddball events to keep a reader guessing who did it. Duffy reminds me of a favorite author Tamar Myers. Like Myers, the story is rooted in its local setting and stays entertaining and often laugh out loud hilarious. You will feel quickly at home, as if this story played out in view of your own porch in Savannah. Finishing this book make me want to settle in on that front porch and visit the previous books so I can catch up on just what has gone on over at Cherry House.
BunnySTx More than 1 year ago
Prepare yourself for laughs, mayhem, wedding planning and of course…murder. Boone has proposed to Reagan and of course she is over the moon excited. But of course, everything can’t be happiness and magnolias! First, Willie Fishbine turns up dead. But hey! You won’t find an eye shedding a tear out of sadness because Willie wasn’t anyone’s favorite person. In fact, quite a few are celebrating that he is no longer among the living. Too bad Auntie Kiki gets herself and Reagan into a little sticky situation at the funeral that gets caught on tap. Really Auntie Kiki? Well, things of course only get more animated from there when another body pops up. While the resident is FROM the Pines, the body isn’t found AT the Pines. Annie Fritz and Elsie Abbot, Reagan’s neighbors, are set up to take the fall for not just one death, but two. The race is on for Reagan and her friends to figure out the real culprits of what happened and why. Lethal in Old Lace by Duffy Brown is the first book that I have read both of this series and by this author. The minute I started reading this book I was hooked. I was in love with the characters and decided that I wanted to read the series from the beginning. The Southern charm that the author weaves through this story will make you feel both right at home, and like you live there with the character. The mystery flows so well and the story is enjoyable from beginning to end. I love the small town and how gossip gets around so quickly. I especially like how Reagan has such a strong family unit. Her mama and her Auntie Kiki are always there to have her back. The suspense and the thrills are enough to have you begging for more. There are so many laugh out loud moments that I had to be careful when I was reading so that I wouldn’t disturb my daughter (if she was sleeping) with a healthy round of laughs. I truly adored this story! There isn’t anything that I can say against this story. My only real complaint is that with all the threats from Willie’s grandson, we don’t find out what happens with him. What happened to the video that he allegedly shot of Auntie Kiki?! I wanted to know! Haha! This is a book that I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys a fun cozy mystery. There are laugh out loud moments, thrills, suspense, and tons of drama. I will warn that there are some loose ends that are left with this story, but I’m sure that the author will deal with them in her next book. Which I will be more than eager to snap up and read. Needless to say this author has grabbed herself a new fan, and I will be grabbing up the previous books in this series and ones to come after. I am rating this book 5 out of 5 stars. I couldn’t get enough of Reagan, her Auntie Kiki and hunky Boone. Reagan has truly got herself something truly amazing with that man and her family. This book is a must read with its twists, surprises and subplot lines. If you love good laugh out loud cozy mystery then I say grab this book. If you love the books by Duffy Brown, then grab this book and add it to your collection. You will not be disappointed.
RobynKFLNJ More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic book in a phenomenal series. Duffy Brown is a magnificent author who knows how to write books that keep me glued from beginning to end. I love Reagan, Walker, Bruce Willis, and the rest of the cast of characters. This book had me laughing out loud, and at one point, brought me to tears. The story flowed, I couldn't put this book down, and I didn't want it to end. I can't wait to read the next book in this series!
jess_baker_614 More than 1 year ago
From the very beginning I was able to connect with Reagan. Her feeling of unworthiness of being with her hunky boyfriend is something many women can relate to actually. She was so very sweet, a touch naïve, and just enjoyable to be around. But the character who stole the show for me was Auntie KiKi. Oh my goodness she made me laugh with her quirky sayings and fun loving personality. Her character alone is a reason to try out this book! But it's also mixed with mystery, love and charm. Cozy mystery fans are sure to enjoy it. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
MareCT More than 1 year ago
I adore this series. There is nothing in the world like spending time with Reagan, Aunt Kiki, BW, Boone, and all the rest of the crowd in Savannah. Waiting for the next installment is going to be very taxing, but I will savor the recipes from this book until them. I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like a very entertaining, and amusing, look into a charming group of southern women.
dezzy33 More than 1 year ago
First, a disclosure: I requested to review Lethal in Old Lace because The Consignment Shop Mystery series is one of my favorites. The wild cast of characters is great, each adding color in their own way. The setting is wonderful too, but I am biased in that I love Savannah. The story opens exactly where the old one left off. I loved that, but I can see where those unfamiliar with the series might be a little confused. Reagan accepts Walker's proposal, and the shenanigans immediate begin. I loved how prominent a role Aunt Kiki played in this book. We got to spend much more time with her. We also got to see a lot more of Mamma as well. Overall, the book was fast-paced and fun. Just how I like them!
garden_56 More than 1 year ago
A great addition to this fun series! You feel like you are visiting old friends or friends you wish you had! If you love the south , the location of this series is a plus!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've throughly enjoyed this fun-loving, quirky series and hoping there's another installment coming really soon. There are unanswered questions that we need answered!!!!!
CozyUpWithKathy More than 1 year ago
Grab your martini and settle in for a fun time in Savannah LETHAL IN OLD LACE by Duffy Brown The Fifth Consignment Shop Mystery Finally, everything is going right for Reagan Summerside. Not only has hunky Walker Boone been cleared of any wrong doing-he actually proposed...marriage...to her! Add to the thrill of being engaged, customers are finally returning to the Prissy Fox. All is right with the world. Except for the dead body...which keeps disappearing! And the fact that Auntie Kiki stole from a dead man...and is being blackmailed by the man's grandson. Did I say everything was going right? Reagan Summerside is back in another outrageously funny Consignment Shop mystery. As always there is laugh out loud humor, memorable characters, and nonstop action. From wedding planning to wake attending, with interesting transportation choices, and a retirement home with the nickname Sexy Pines, Reagan deals with it all with pluck, determination, and a little help from her friends. LETHAL IN OLD LACE is all about love, acceptance, and loyalty. It's about doing all you can to help those you love and accepting them, faults and all, for who they really are. That's truly a great lesson. It's also endlessly entertaining and will leave you with a smile on your face long after you finish reading. And you'll never look at a Snickers bar the same way again. So grab your martini and settle in for a fun time in Savannah. Don't know how to make a martini? Never fear Auntie Kiki shares several drink recipes at the end of the book. FTC Disclosure – The publisher sent me a digital ARC provided through NetGalley, in the hopes I would review it.
mymissdaisy More than 1 year ago
Let's start with 5 stars. And 'Best of the Year'! I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. But Lethal in Old Lace gets my vote as 'Best of the Year' (so far). Coming in at book 5 in the series you might be concerned you'd be lost. You won't. But you will want more and be prepared to buy the rest. Lethal in old Lace is a stand alone. It is filled with a huge cast of characters from town. This story revolves around the Sleepy Pines Retirement Center. A home for the seniors in town that can guarantee a little drama, a little romance and a little murder. So what is up and why are people getting the proverbial 'axe'? Raegan our little sassy heroine has to save the day and find out when her next door neighbors who helped her get through her divorce in previous books the elderly sisters Annie and Elsie become the prime suspects when a body is found in their vintage Cadillac which btw is not unlike the one the author is seen driving in the tour banner below this post. Along with her Auntie Kiki, her new fiance Boone and her hero dog BW aka Bruce Willis. Just saying who names a dog Bruce Willis? Reagan jumps on her scooter with her pink helmet and yellow purse and runs around town snooping and solving the crime (s). Yes 1 dead body turns into 2. And then there's the whole scandal at the retirement home which almost burns down in the end. Are you jumping to buy the book now? Lethal is a fun and funny ride that will keep you turning the pages. You'll love the characters. All of them. Well maybe not the one that did all crimes. But everyone else will have you smiling and wanting to come to town and have a drink. There are some cool recipes at the end. Martini's of all kinds await you. Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic. Sample a few and you'll be happy, happy, happy. Lethal in Old Lace was the best book I've read all year. You'll be enchanted, swept away on the twisty road and happily turning the pages and then waiting for the next one. You'll love this one. I did! I received a complimentary copy.
Missisue4 More than 1 year ago
FUN !!! Fun, Fun, and More Fun !!!! Lethal in Old Lace is the fifth book in the Consignment Shop Mystery series by Duffy Brown and the best word to describe it is FUN !! I am new to the Consignment Shop Mystery series with Lethal in Old Lace being the first in the series that I have read. However, that didn't matter. As soon as I started reading Lethal in Old Lace, I felt right at home with Reagan and her crew in Savannah. I had no problem keeping up with Reagan as she walked, ran or scootered around town following dead people...... It seems that Reagan is a magnet for dead people and it also seems that that is kind of the norm around town. Even though she tries her hardest to stay clear of dead people and the problems that come with them, it doesn't matter. She ends up in the middle of things and everyone is looking at her to resolve and solve the issues. Even though in Lethal in Old Lace all Reagan wants to do is enjoy her engagement to her sexy, lawyer boyfriend, Boone Walker, she cannot turn away from her neighbors and friends, the Fritzs' sisters when they are arrested for murder !! Everyone in town knows that the sisters are uncapable of hurting anyone but it's a hard case to prove when the body of Bonnie Sue McGrath is found poorly buried in the sisters' garden. And this is just after the passing of another resident, Willie Fishbine, of Sleepy Pines Retirement Center. Things seem off with these two deaths so of course Reagan with the help of her Auntie KiKi does some investigating of her own. As she runs around town looking into these two deaths, she finds herself promising eveyone from the bus driver to the local cop to the coroner a place in her wedding party..... All this so she can marry the man of her dreams ??? Well that and solve the two murders !!! From Reagan naming her oversized purse and wedding dress when she finally finds the time to shop for one, to the relationship she has with Boone and her Auntie KiKi, to the crazy way everyone acts and talks and back to Reagan running around town.....it all flows throughout the book and you cannot help but laugh and love this quirky little town...... I for one will be visiting whenever I get the chance.....
DuffyFanDebbie More than 1 year ago
DUFFY BROWN’S BEST BOOK YET! It begins one breath after hunky Walker Boone asks Reagan Summerside to marry him. We are swept up in the excitement of their pending nuptials only to be stunned when Reagan discovers a body! One that keeps appearing and disappearing. Next, a blackmailing teenager demands Reagan investigate his grandfather’s death which he says is murder. Reagan’s going to need lots of help from her family and family-to-be this time, to solve both these cases. Everyone gets into the sleuthing, including Mom the Judge. Reagan’s sweet neighbors Annie Fritz and Elsie are prime suspects and must be cleared. They can’t bake a red velvet wedding from prison. Besides reported racy goings-on at the Sleepy Pines retirement home and a possible swindle, there are double-crosses, excitement, and sometimes danger on every page. When Reagan describes Auntie Kiki in her pink robe as “looking like a strawberry smoothie with eyes” you’ll sigh contentedly and be right at home with this wacky and wonderful family. Not only will the hilarious dialogue keep you chuckling, you’ll be glued to the page with Brown’s well-crafted, superbly-written newest mystery.
Shelly9677 More than 1 year ago
Reagan Summerside and Walker Boone are engaged and they have a wedding to plan in Savannah, GA. I lived in Savannah for many years. I still go back most weekends to enjoy the enchanting town squares and walk the beautiful beach on Tybee. There isn’t a lovelier place on the east coast for a wedding, as far as I am concerned. There also isn’t a better person to write about weddings, murder and mayhem than the lovely Duffy Brown! There is more than one dead body turning up in this fast-paced story. The mystery will keep you guessing until the end and at the end of this book you will be looking forward to the next installment in the Consignment Shop Mystery series.
M_E_Gustafson More than 1 year ago
I was provided with an ARC of this book in exchange for a true and honest review. Duffy Brown was a new to me author and now I absolutely adore her writing! Some mysteries can take on a dark side although, Duffy's cozy, "Lethal in Old Lace" was very entertaining and enjoyable. I felt myself transported to Savannah. I found many suspects, comical moments, and well-developed characters. This is the fifth book in the series and I did not feel lost at all. I found the mystery delightfully charming. I will be sure to go back and start this story from the beginning as it will surely become a favorite series of mine.
Debb23 More than 1 year ago
For those waiting for Duffy Brown's next book in the Consignment series, you will not be disappointed. For those who haven't started, you will love this book I don't think you will have any problem reading this as a stand alone but I suggest that you start with the beginning, just to get the history of these characters. While at a funeral for an elderly customer of a retirement home, Reagan finds another body in her neighbors, Elsie and Annie's, caddy, who also work at the same retirement home. Knowing that the sisters have nothing to do with murder, Reagan and family begin to investigate to clear their names. Add planning for her wedding, Aunt Kiki getting into the middle of the investigation plus her mother, Reagan has her hands full. I love these characters, so many crazy things happen around them and I think what makes it funnier is Walker Boone who is Reagan's fiancé takes it all in stride like it is all normal. No matter what Reagan says to him, he doesn't bat an eye. He supports her whole heartedly and accepts her for who she is. If you are looking for a good laugh, which Ms. Brown never fails to deliver, in with your mystery, then this is the book for you. I eagerly await the next in this series. *I was lucky enough to have received an early copy of this book and this is my honest opinion.