Kelly Quinn is determined to make her fashion boutique a success. In the second book of Debra Sennefelder’s Resale Boutique Mystery series, ‘Silenced in Sequins,’ Kelly has made a go of the business she inherited from her grandmother. Slowly she is making it her own and it is building a reputation. When the store is consigned to sell fashion label dresses fro a reality television star, Kelly has no idea that it will draw her into another murder investigation. Along the way, she learns that Reality TV is a scrappy business and not all of the drama happens on camera.
Kelly is a likable character. I am not she sure understands that a murder investigation doesn’t leave much time for running a boutique during the holidays, but that just adds to her charm. Her story is filled with lovely supporting characters who range from the annoying, like her aunt and uncle, to the endearing such her closest friends and co-workers. I find myself rooting for her success.
The mystery is laid out fabulously with lots of suspects and the occasional red herring. I was sure someone else was the big bad, though honestly there was plenty to see in retrospect. I love that! I am looking forward to more adventures in Lucky cove.
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I received a complimentary evaluation copy of this book. All opinions and insights are my own.
About The Book:
Silenced in Sequins (A Resale Boutique Mystery Book 2 ) by Debra Sennefelder
Former Manhattan fashion buyer Kelly Quinn is turning her grandmother’s outdated consignment shop into her quaint hometown’s hot spot for upscale style—until her second-hand couture makes the scene of an ice-cold crime . . .
With her bottom line looking a little threadbare, Kelly is going all out to promote the Lucky Cove Resale Boutique. She’s counting on Black Friday to recover her start-up expenses—including a website and an advertising blitz. But the publicity is overkill when two warring divas, and one sparkly evening dress, thrust Kelly and her fledgling business into a scandal she can’t afford.
The gorgeous garment came to Kelly from the walk-in closets of Wendy Johnson, one of reality TV’s Long Island Ladies. When Wendy’s former co-star, Diana Delacourte, graces a Christmas gala in the dress that was once her rival’s, a very public catfight ensues. But is Wendy to blame when sequin-clad Diana turns up dead? Dodging the show’s ever-present cameras—and a detective’s stern warnings—Kelly hunts for a killer before the powerful celebrity-suspect makes good on her threats and rips her to shreds . . .
About The Author:
Debra Sennefelder, the author of the Food Blogger Mystery series and the Resale Boutique Mystery series, is an avid reader who reads across a range of genres, but mystery fiction is her obsession. Her interest in people and relationships is channeled into her novels against a backdrop of crime and mystery. When she’s not reading, she enjoys cooking and baking and as a former food blogger, she is constantly taking photographs of her food. Yeah, she’s that person.
Born and raised in New York City, she now lives and writes in Connecticut with her family. She’s worked in pre-hospital care, retail and publishing. Her writing companions are her adorable and slightly spoiled Shih-Tzus, Susie and Billy.
She is a member of Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, Women’s Fiction Writers Association and Romance Writers of America.
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