Thursday, April 10, 2014

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Review: A Killing Notion

A Killing Notion: A Magical Dressmaking Mystery (Magical Dressmaking Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
Published by Obsidian (April 1, 2014)
Penguin Publishing Group
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0451417206

Harlow Jane Cassidy is swamped with homecoming couture requests. If only she didn’t have to help solve a murder, she might get the gowns off the dress forms…. 
Harlow is doing everything she can to expand her dressmaking business, Buttons & Bows—without letting clients know about her secret charm. When she has a chance to create homecoming dresses with a local charity and handmade mums for several high school girls—including Gracie, whose father, Will, has mended Harlow’s heart—she is ready to use her magical talents for a great cause.
But when Gracie’s date for the dance is accused of murder, Harlow knows things won’t be back on course until she helps Gracie clear the football player’s name. If Harlow can’t patch up this mess before the big game, her business and her love life might be permanently benched.

Review:  Another cozy series that I've fallen in love with! I admit I try to go for the books with recipes, cos I'm that kinda girl, but I love magic too.  This is book 5 in the series. (Now I have 4 more books to buy!) Of course I was always a girlie girl too, and love fashion, so there's definitely some appeal for that here too. It doesn't always have to be about food!

Melissa takes all the elements of a good cozy and sprinkles fairy dust on them to make her series different. She has characters that you will love and a mystery that will keep the pages turning. It was full of plot twist, but not to many to make you wish that you'd just find out who the killer is.

I love love love Harlow and the town of Bliss! Definitely a series to continue on with!

Rating: 5 flowers

About The Author
Melissa Bourbon, who sometimes answers to her Latina-by-marriage name Misa Ramirez, gave up teaching middle and high school kids in Northern California to write full-time amidst horses and Longhorns in North Texas.  She fantasizes about spending summers writing in quaint, cozy locales, has a love/hate relationship with yoga and chocolate, is devoted to her family, and can’t believe she’s lucky enough to be living the life of her dreams.
She is the Marketing Director with Entangled Publishing, is the author of the Lola Cruz Mystery series with St. Martin’s Minotaur and Entangled Publishing, and A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series with NAL. She also has written two romantic suspense novels, a light paranormal romance, and is the co-author of The Tricked-out Toolbox, a practical marketing guide for authors.

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