The Summer Santa Sale at Holt's Department Store becomes a Christmas nightmare when sales clerk Haley Randolph finds a murdered elf in the store's giant toy bag. The police peg Haley, a fashion sleuth obsessed with designer handbags, as their prime suspect. She could find herself "bagged" " if she doesn't untangle this mystery quicker than Saint Nick can slide down a chimney.
Haley's investigation takes her to the not-so-glam side of Hollywood when actresses portraying the store's elves fall under suspicion. One of them gets her big break, while another can't seem to catch a break.
Haley is also on the trail of the fabulous Breathless handbag, and wondering if it will take a Christmas miracle to get boyfriend Ty Cameron to show up for the biggest party of the season.
Hot private detective Jack Bishop needs her help with a case. But doing so just might land Haley on Santa's "naughty" list!
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About the Author
Dorothy Howell was inspired to write Handbags and Homicide by her crazed obsession with designer purses. She lives in Southern California, where there is, thankfully, no rehab program for handbag addiction, and is hard at work on her next Haley Randolph mystery.