Review: Iced Chiffon by Duffy Brown

Posted May 6th, 2013 by in 2013 Read, 4.50 Wine Glasses, Reviews / 20 comments

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Review: Iced Chiffon by Duffy BrownSource: BookClub Purchase, Physical Book Purchase

Format: Paperback
Iced Chiffon by Duffy Brown


Date Read: April 2013

Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
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There's always something to gossip about in Savannah, Georgia, and Reagan Summerside always seems to be in the middle of it. She's busy enough running her consignment shop, the Prissy Fox, with her vivacious auntie, KiKi, but now the gossip--and the sales--are about to pick up, after a gruesome discovery...

Reagan's messy divorce has left her with nothing but a run-down Victorian and a bunch of designer clothes. Strapped for cash, Reagan makes use of the two things she has left, turning the first floor of her home into a consignment shop and filling it with the remnants of her rich-wife wardrobe.

Thans to his cunning lawyer, Walker Boone, her ex got everything else, including the Lexus--not to mention a young blonde cupcake. When Reagan finds the blonde dead in the Lexus, she's determined to beat Boone to finding the murderer. As it turns out, the gossip fiends flooding Reagan's shop can give her a lot more than just their unwanted clothes--they have information more precious than a vintage Louis Vuitton..

More Information:
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Consignment Shop Mystery #1


Also by this author: Killer in Crinolines , Pearls and Poison
Also in this series: Killer in Crinolines , Pearls and Poison

My Thoughts on Iced Chiffon by Duffy Brown

Read for Fun/Book Club/Dewey’s (Paperback)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.75

First Thought When Finished: This was just too much fun! πŸ™‚

Story Thoughts: What a freaking romping good time! I seriously giggled for most of Iced Chiffon. This was a case of someone hitting rock bottom and saying I am not going to put up with anymore. If that means finding the real killer to get her ex-louse of a husband out of jail so she can keep her house (the one unresolved item from their divorce) then so be it. While a little bit of it was far-fetched (aren’t all cozies?), the whole thing read exactly like someone at the end of their rope. I think what I loved most about Iced Chiffon is everyone kept telling her to stop investigating on her own because it was dangerous. She didn’t listen, ended up being a decent tracker of information (though not at all as sly as she thought), and that made it fun.

Character Thoughts: Holy Mackerel! The characters were the Da Bomb! I loved Reagan! She was a hard-headed pull yourself up by the bootstraps kind of gal. She was a bit of a mess (my favorite kind of cozy leading lady) but she wasn’t stupid. She was a delight to follow around and her shenanigans were stuff of legends. Walker Boone *swoon*! Though there is no love story in this one (girl is still reeling from her divorce) there was a HAWT guy. One of course she hates because he is her ex-hubbies attorney who took her for all her money. I think they are going to be fun to watch in the books to come. Favorite Character: Aunt Kiki! Gotta love a little old lady that can run circles around you πŸ™‚

Final Thoughts: If you want something fun for a relaxing afternoon then Iced Chiffon is for you!

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20 Responses to “Review: Iced Chiffon by Duffy Brown”

  1. Duffy Brown
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    Thanks Mary and Felicia
    Auntie KiKi is such a fun character, the auntie we all want in out lives. And she’s gutsy always helping Reagan find clues. She’s not one of these Oh you shouldn’t do that, but more Get the keys to Beemer and let’s go!

    • Duffy Brown
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      Thanks, Lucy. If you’ve never been to Savannah you need to visit. I great place to escape to and set a mystery. Lots of fun in Iced Chiffon.
      Killer in Crinolines comes out today, book two in the Consignment Shop mysteries.
      Not all weddings are blissful especially if the groom is found face down in his own wedding cake.

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