Dressed to Kill – Lynn Cahoon

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4/5 Vintage Clothing Stores

On The Back:

Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More in the tucked-away town of South Cove, California—is not particularly thrilled to be portraying a twenties flapper for the dinner theater murder mystery. Though it is for charity…

Of course everyone is expecting a “dead” body at the dress rehearsal…but this one isn’t acting! It turns out the main suspect is the late actor’s conniving girlfriend Sherry…who also happens to be the ex-wife of Jill’s main squeeze. Sherry is definitely a master manipulator…but is she a killer? Jill may discover the truth only when the curtain comes up on the final act…and by then, it may be far too late.

My Thoughts:

Another very good book in an engaging series! In Dressed to Kill Greg’s ex, Sherry, opens a vintage clothing store in South Cove. Jill, who has become an enemy of Sherry’s, is less than excited about her store, but nevertheless attends a meeting at the store. But soon after Sherry’s boyfriend is killed and Jill finds herself caught up in a murder investigation. Can she find the killer before the killer finds her?

The characters were, as always, really fun and entertaining to read, I especially like Sasha and Aunt Jackie. In this installment we see Greg and Jill having to overcome some things in their relationship, such as Sherry, Greg’s ex-wife who recently moved to town. I really like my books to not only have great characters, but also great interactions between characters, and this book fit the bill, it was full of quality interactions that I’d expect to see in day-to-day life.

They mystery was very good, I absolutely did not expect the killer and when they were revealed I was shocked. I had two other people in the book who I thought were likely suspects, and the mystery was going along to agree with my thoughts, but at the very end it turned in a way I never imagined.

Overall a great book in a great series and, thanks to the kind folks over at Kensington, I already have an ARC for the next book, Killer Run, so expect a review for that within the next few weeks. With good characters, and a great mystery, Dressed to Kill gets 4/5 stars!

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