Saturday, October 5, 2013
Strangled by Silk (Poppy Cove Mysteries) Blog Tour
by Barbara Jean Coast
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Strangled by Silk (Poppy Cove Mysteries)
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Number of Pages: 275
Cozy Cat Press (January 30, 2013)
Darlings! Here’s the scoop on my latest mystery STRANGLED BY SILK. It’s all about Daphne and Margot––two independent young California women in 1957––own their own dress shop called Poppy Cove.
When one of their top clients––Constance Stearns-Montgomery––is strangled to death with her own silk scarf at the opening ceremonies for her new girls’ academy, Daphne and Margot are shocked. They can’t believe that such a horrid crime could take place in their sleepy little oceanside village of Santa Lucia. Worse, they’ve lost one of their best clients. The two women quickly become embroiled in solving the crime. After all, if anyone can track down the killer, it should be them. Margot’s long-time beau is the town’s top cop, and Daphne is a master at using her flirtatious wiles to extract information from unsuspecting men.
Of course, neither girl will let their snooping get in the way of more urgent tasks such as choosing new textiles and accessories for Poppy Cove or planning their fall fashion show or––most important––selecting the appropriate ensemble to wear for each and every occasion. But these two fashion detectives are on the case, and the murderer––and the poorly attired––had better watch out!
Barbara Jean Coast is the pen name of authors Andrea Taylor and Heather Shkuratoff, both of whom reside in Kelowna, BC, Canada. Barbara Jean, however, is a resident of Santa Lucia, California (eerily similar to Santa Barbara), where she enjoys long lunches, cocktail parties, fancy dinner dates with attractive and attentive gentlemen. Her interests include Alfred HeatherHitchcock movies, reading Carolyn Keene, music by popular musicians, such Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, shopping for new dresses, attending society events and always looking fabulous in kitten heels. STRANGLED BY SILK is her first novel in the Poppy Cove Mystery Series.
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My Review: Strangled by Silk
Strangled by silk is a Poppy Cove Mystery. A cozy mystery.
The plot started right off with finding the dead body at the open house. I did guess who the killer was early. The main two sleuths own a dress shop. Daphne buys the accessories and Margot designs the clothes. I admit I got tired of all the clothes descriptions all the time. I just kept getting bored with the descriptions.
I like the characters and their friendships around the town. Getting to know the main characters. except for a few that are meant not to be liked. I liked the dialogs and banters.
The pacing was slow with all the descriptions about who was wearing what. I know some was necessary for the characters of the dress shop and for the society reporter Loretta. If you love clothes and fashions this will be a good mystery for you to enjoy.
The setting for the book is Santa Lucia, CA 1957. It sounds lovely a good place to visit.
I would read another Poppy Cove Mystery in the future and see what happens next in their future.
I was given this ebook and asked to be part of book tour and give honest review of Strangled by Silk.
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