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Death Brims Over (Brenda Midnight Mystery #1)

3.70  ·  Rating Details  ·  33 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Meet Brenda Midnight
She's a savvy young designer with her own hat shop, who has never even thought of chasing crooks. But when crime invades her cobblestone Greenwich Village neighborhood and the cops don't have a clue, Brenda has to drop everything, including her hats, to catch a thief. . .and a killer.Chasing The Lady In Pink
There's big money to be made if Brenda and her
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Mass Market Paperback, 245 pages
Published 1997 by Avon Books
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Clarkhou
Mar 07, 2013 Clarkhou rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, february, march
This book is a mystery type book. In the peaceful Greenwich village. Brenda Midnight gets robbed of exclusive hats for Ashley Millard's wedding, but at the same time, she gets caught right in the middle of a murder, puzzled deeply by the death of her friend Carla. She is determined to find out who done it, however she also thinks that the killer could be the same person that robbed her, "The Lady In Pink". She decides to get herself caught in the midst of action, she decides to go undercover at ...more
Catsalive
Mar 19, 2015 Catsalive rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015
Too silly for my liking - zany people, dumb cops & ridiculous plots. Even the interaction between Brenda & her friends & beaux annoyed me. There were parts of the story that I liked, but each time I found myself enjoying it it was overshadowed by more silliness. One has to suspend disbelief to read a cozy, but not usually to this extent.

Rated 4/10 at http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/1....
Phair
May 02, 2010 Phair rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
What a lovely find. This author was mentioned on a Red Hat Society discussion board so I tracked down a few of the books. The background on the millinery business was fascinating and I loved the Greenwich Village setting and her quirky circle of friends. Good pace to this caper type of mystery and the hook of the hat-making made it extra fun. Nice, light & humorous.
LJ
DEATH BRIMS OVER - Okay
Wilson, Barbara Jaye - 1st in Brenda midnight series

Designing hats for a high society wedding, Brenda is horrified when she is held up by a flashy thief who steals the hats and is apparently behind the death of her dress designer friend.

Light and fluffy, it was cute but very cozy.
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Barbara Jaye Wilson has worked as a potter, painter, resume typer, backup singer, grahic designer, and miliner. The first book in her Brenda Midnight mystery series, Death Brims Over, was nominated for a Agatha Award. She occasionally stops writing, rolls out the buckram and hatblocks, and turns her Grennwich Village apartment into a milinary studio.
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