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Death of a Supermodel (Fashion Avenue Mysteries #2)

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A Murder on the Runway
When stick-thin supermodel Thomasina Wente dies of poisoning, the irony isn't lost on fledgling designer and reluctant sleuth Laura Carnegie. It was widely assumed not eating would do Thomasina in, making her unglamorous exit twice as shocking for New York's fashion aficionados, not to mention disastrous for Laura, her sister, and their very first, ma
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Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published July 23rd 2012
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Rachel K
Dec 09, 2012 Rachel K rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, series
I love this series.
Having grown up on Agatha Christie, I search and search for mystery books that satisfy me in the same way. There are many "cozy" mystery series, and most of them are not worth reading. This one has everything. I love the characters and the setting, but even more importantly, the mystery itself is well-crafted, and exactly how I like it. You have most of the information you need from the beginning, and you might figure some things out along the way, but the author is a master
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Karen Fowler
Sep 18, 2012 Karen Fowler rated it it was amazing
I read and loved the first book in this series, so I jumped on Book Two as soon as I realized it was out. Once again, the author did not dissappoint. Some of the cast from the first book are back and better (or worse) than ever, plus we've got several new odd balls too. Throw in a few shady characters, some nefarious motives and its a party you don't want to miss!

DeMaio-Rice had me guessing as to whodunit until the end (and it was refreshing that Laura, the main character seemed just as unsure a
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Mandy White
Mar 08, 2013 Mandy White rated it really liked it
Suspense, murder and high fashion set the stage for this riveting mystery. The reader is given an inside look at the less glamorous side of modeling in the process. An enjoyable whodunit that was impossible to figure out until the culprit was revealed at the end.
Elizabeth
Feb 07, 2013 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
A fairly decent mix of mystery and romance. Kept me entertained although I would not call it the great american novel.
Cresta McGowan
DeMaio-Rice has done it again. Weaved the intricacies of the fashion world into a superb murder-mystery plot. Death of a Super Model is the second book in the Fashion Avenue Mystery series, and for me, it was as big of a hit as round one, Dead is the New Black.

Still set in the fashion hub of New York, Laura Carnegie takes on another journey to find a crazy killer. Last time, she worked desperately to prove the man she loved was innocent, and that was a battle close to her heart; but this time, s
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Albert
Sep 19, 2012 Albert rated it it was amazing
Overall Feedback: So Christine asks me to review the second in her series and I figure, what the heck I hate her main character, might as well. I began the story knowing I was going to hate Laura and holding onto that hate as best as I could. Then as the pages began falling away and the story started comforting me like my favorite blanket I felt something other than hate. About halfway through the story I stopped reading as I realized that I was beginning to like Laura. No this could not happen, ...more
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
Laura Carnegie and her sister Ruby started their own designer clothing line called Sartorial Sandwich. After working their butts off they’re pulling off their first show when disaster strikes. Their top model, Thomasina Wente, is found dead in the portable bathroom right before the big finale. Laura can’t believe she’s stumbled upon another dead body after what happened a few months ago in her former employer’s office, but unlike the obvious murder of Gracie Pomerantz, Thomasina is presumed to h ...more
Heather Adkins
Jul 27, 2012 Heather Adkins rated it it was amazing
Death of a Supermodel is characterized by the same trademark wit and sarcasm I've come to associate with this author. The main character is one of those women who takes no ca-ca and comes out swinging like a he!!cat on the other side. In this installment of DeMaio-Rice's Fashion Avenue mysteries, Laura and her sister find themselves embroiled in a scheme even closer to home than the death of the first book (Dead Is the New Black) -- and Laura's sister just might be in trouble. Laura -- as determ ...more
Al
Oct 05, 2012 Al rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, read-2012
In this second installment of DeMaio-Rice’s Fashion Avenue Mysteries, the protagonist is once again fashion designer Laura Carnegie, who either finds herself forced into solving a murder (if we’re to believe her) or insists on poking her nose into things that are none of her business (if we’re to believe the police). The setting is once again among the New York fashion industry (as presumably all the series will be).

Those who liked Dead is the New Black, the first in this series, will find Death
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Tara West
Nov 05, 2013 Tara West rated it it was amazing
After reading Dead is the New Black, I was definitely looking forward to the second in this series, and though the ending was not what I expected, I was not disappointed in the outcome. The author's snarky, witty voice shines through with this book that opens up with the murder of a runway model. This time Laura's sister is the prime suspect in the murder, so she must, once again, set out to prove the innocence of someone she loves. Laura puts herself in some pretty sticky situations and even ri ...more
P.J. Jones
Oct 10, 2012 P.J. Jones rated it it was amazing
After reading Dead is the New Black, I was definitely looking forward to the second in this series, and though the ending was not what I expected, I was not disappointed in the outcome. The author's snarky, witty voice shines through with this book that opens up with the murder of a runway model. This time Laura's sister is the prime suspect in the murder, so she must, once again, set out to prove the innocence of someone she loves. Laura puts herself in some pretty sticky situations and even ri ...more
Laurel
Jul 26, 2012 Laurel rated it it was amazing
Things I love about this book:
1. It doesn't offer a fetishistic, glamorous view of the fashion industry. It is grounded on a phenomenal amount of insider, no-frills know-how that gives the book a layer of credibility you don't find in other books set in the fashion world.
2. Laura Carnegie. The main character isn't beautiful; she's cynical and bitter; she often says very stupid things she regrets; and she doesn't have everything figured out from the beginning. In short, she's much more real and r
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Georgiann Hennelly
Feb 10, 2016 Georgiann Hennelly rated it it was amazing
Death of a Super Model is the second book in the series. Laura and Ruby Carnegie have started their own Designer Clothing line called Sartorial Sandwich. Their having Their first show when disaster strikes. Thomasina Wente their Top Model is found dead in the portable bathroom right before the grand finale. Laura can't beleive she has found another Dead Body. The Police focus their attencion on Ruby as the killer seems Thomasina was poisoned. Laura is off and running to prove Ruby innocent and t ...more
Debbie
Jan 01, 2014 Debbie rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic book in the Fashion Avenue mystery series! Once again, I was kept guessing until the end. Ms. Demaio-Rice has a way of making her characters so real. I love this series so much!
Dee
Mar 26, 2013 Dee rated it it was ok
Had to read it. Needed something mindless and this did the trick. I finished the book, but I don't know a lot about the fashion world so was lost along the way.
Jennifer
Jul 08, 2013 Jennifer rated it really liked it
This book was 2nd in a series; I read the first and third also. Not my absolute favorite but still pretty good.
Willa
Mar 06, 2013 Willa rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2013
I didn't like this one quite as much as the first one, but I still loved Laura, Ruby and Jeremy, and the the last two chapters were PERFECT!
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Fashion Avenue Mysteries (3 books)
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