Bonnie Nash, fashion editor for Chic Chick magazine, is shocked when she’s asked to identify the body of her former boss, Melinda Mason. She despised Melinda, but then again, so did everyone else. At the morgue, Bonnie understands the connection as quickly as she recognizes Melinda’s custom toenail polish. Someone scrawled Bonnie’s name in lipstick beside Melinda’s body.
That startling fact raises questions faster than warm weather lifts hemlines. Did Melinda die of an accidental selenium overdose, or was she murdered? And is Bonnie about to take the fall?
Anxious to clear her name, Bonnie finds that suspects abound. She zeroes in on a former Chic Chick magazine reporter—until the reporter also turns up dead.
A famous designer, the enigmatic Dieter Starr, goes missing. Is he the murderer, or another victim? A twist of events has Bonnie feeling sympathy for Melinda, the infamous shark in a signature scent. Another fashionista is murdered. There’s a killer afoot, possibly in high heels.
As the “Fashion Sleuth” struggles to crack her toughest case yet, she learns some valuable lessons about the fickle fashion world.
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About the Author
For more than two decades as a newspaper reporter, Barbara Nachman covered the fashion scene like a second-skin cat suit. Since retiring, she's focused on fiction. She's the author of Editor of the Year, a satire about the plight of newspapers in the age of digital media, and three mysteries. Her first, Sylvie Shine: Senior Sleuth, follows the adventures of an aging amateur detective. Catwalk Killer and Stone Cold Chic are the first two installments in the popular, fashion-friendly Who-Done-It? Who-Wore-It? Mystery Series.
Nachman is presently an adjunct professor at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. Stone Cold Chic is the sequel to Catwalk Killer, Barbara Nachman's first Bonnie Nash mystery.