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Killer in Crinolines

(Consignment Shop Mystery #2)

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It’s August in Savannah, Georgia—hardly the season for a traditional Southern wedding with hoopskirts and crinolines. One could die from the heat—or from a cake knife in the back...

Reagan Summerside should be devoting all her energy to her consignment shop the Prissy Fox. But when her dear friend Chantilly Parker is arrested for murder, Reagan vows to clear her name. The v
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Paperback, 309 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Berkley
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Lark of The Bookwyrm's Hoard
May 12, 2013 marked it as did-not-finish
There's nothing terribly wrong with this cozy mystery, and the main character is likeable enough, but the slangy dialog and unlikely situations aren't quite my cup of tea. ...more
Yvonne
May 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It’s August in Georgia and things are heating up, but not just the weather! Tempers are flaring and the victim is Simon Ambrose who is found with a knife in his back – at his own wedding in his own wedding cake! Who could have done such a thing? Well, most of the town had a reason to want to see this man dead.

Reagan Summerside is desperately trying to make a success out of her consignment shop, The Prissy Fox, but she gets sidetracked when one of her friends, Chantilly Parker is accused of Simon
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JoAn
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Killer in Crinolines by Duffy Brown was another fun mystery in this series. I laughed, I chased red herrings and I never guessed who was behind it all until the reveal. I love this series!
❂ Murder by Death
Jan 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
A much better book than the first in this series. Fun, quirky characters and a much more plausible reason for investigating: clearing her friend of murder charges. I love the inclusion of the 17th street gang and I hope they become permanent cast members - they're a hoot! Cloud computing and HMO plans... lol. Very little of the ex-husband in this book, but his appearances are as stupid and asinine as ever and I really don't understand why the author feels he's necessary to the story line at all. ...more
Fred
Apr 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
A Killer in Crinolines is the second book in the A Consignment Shop Mystery series. I thought this was a little better than the first book, Iced Chiffon.

Reagan Summerside is at the wedding of Waynetta Wayerly's wedding to deliver a bow tie for the groom, Simon Ambrose. whose has gone missing, too. But the groom is soon found, face down in the wedding cake with a knife in his back. When it learned that Chantilly, Reagan's UPS driver and who was engaged to Simon at one time, is also at the wedding
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Linda
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books
Such a fun book. I like the characters and the messes that Reagan gets herself into are so funny. I love the dynamic between her and Walker Boone. This one definitely kept me guessing as to who was behind everything too.
Sandy Bartles
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!
LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL
May 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2013
Reagan Summerside should be devoting all her energy to her consignment shop the Prissy Fox. But when her dear friend Chantilly Parker is arrested for murder, Reagan vows to clear her name. The victim is Simon Ambrose, who’s found lying in his own wedding cake with a knife in his back.

Chantilly has motive (Simon broke her heart to marry wealthy Waynetta Waverly) and opportunity (crashing the wedding in her UPS delivery truck). And she has cake on her face, and the stolen bridesmaid dress the kill
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Jeannie and Louis Rigod
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Well, author, Duffy Brown has done it again...made me laugh out loud as I envisioned the scene being described and then...shocked by the murder. I mean we know that this is a murder mystery by the title, 'Killer in Crinolines,' we know that it is going to happen right off the bat, by the opening scene, but, still I was not prepared. Excellent writing.

Reagan Summerside, owner of a consignment store in Savannah, Georgia is rushing to the groom's aid when he manages to lose his bow-tie for his wedd
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Melodie
Apr 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2013
The first book in this new series had some serious holes in it, so I hoped this one would improve on that. Well, it delivered! The great characters had me laughing out loud I don't know how many times. WAY more than the most recent Stephanie Plum book! Reagan's a good friend, the kind willing to go the extra mile to help a friend who's been wrongfully accused and her sidekick, Aunt Kiki, is a hoot! Boone's becoming quite the interesting character and I'll be looking forward to seeing what happen ...more
Lita
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Consignment Shop Mystery series (first book was Iced Chiffon). Loved it as much as the first one! I can totally relate to the heroine (Reagan – divorced and down her luck) and the Savannah setting can’t be beat. The story line focuses on the heroine trying to find the real murderer since her friend has been arrested and is innocent. Hunk Walker Boone always seems to be there to see Reagan at her worst and helps her out when he stumbles across her in her latest jam ...more
Amanda
This was another fun read by Duffy Brown. The mystery was a lot better and seemed more possible than the mystery from book one. I love these characters, Reagan and her Aunt KiKi are just as hilarious and fun as they were in book one. Walker Boone is still as mysterious and handsome. Reagan's and Walker's annoyance for one another, is starting to move more into a romance. I think Boone, is starting to have feelings for Reagan, but, its going to take Reagan some time, to figure out her own feeling ...more
Hollie
Sep 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Killer in Crinolines and I totally loved it! It's the second one in the Consignment Shop Mystery series and was a real joy to read! I love the cast of characters..and they are "characters" and trying to figure out who the "killer" was! ( I did figure it out about the middle of the book). Can NOT wait for the next book Pearls and Poison!! Handing the book over to my Mama this afternoon! Woot WooT ...more
Elaine
May 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this cozy mystery. True, somethings are a little too fantastic to happen in real life, but then that is a part of cozy mysteries, so we don't lay awake at night fearing that these things could happen. The characters in the book were quite fun and I will look forward to reading more about them in future books. ...more
Melissa
Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
I really enjoy this series!

This book kept me guessing all the way thru the story!
The antics of Reagan, Aunt Kiki and Boone will have you smiling as you read this book.
I'm looking forward to reading more books in this series!
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Rachelle
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-reads
I loved this book. Review at: http://raesrumblings.blogspot.com/201... ...more
Peggy
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love all books written by this author.

Kelly
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this series! It is so goofy, yet manages a plausible mystery without feeling forced. The main characters are absolutely amazing and I wish they were real. This series is on my must-read list.
Wendy Cantu


Killer in Crinolines, the second installment in Duffy Brown’s Consignment Shop Mystery series, was just as fantabulous and fun as her debut novel, Iced Chiffon. And, once again, Brown has proven herself a strong leader in the Cozy Mystery Authors Who Don’t Insult Your Intelligence Club.

Okay, maybe that’s not a real club. But it should be.

After clearing the name of her jerk ex-husband in Iced Chiffon, Reagan is put back in the (self-promoted) role of amateur private investigator when her frie
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 Gigi Ann
Apr 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's August in Savannah, Georgia---hardly the season for a traditional Southern wedding with hoopskirts and crinolines. One could die from the heat--or from a cake knife in the back..

Reagan Summerside should be devoting all her energy to her consignment shop the Prissy Fox. But when her dear friend Chantilly Parker is arrested for murder, Reagan vows to clear her name. The victim is Simon Ambrose, who's found with his face in his own wedding cake with a knife in his back.

Chantilly has motive (Si
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Cathy Cole
Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
First Line: Magnolia Plantation wasn't really a Southern plantation, the guests milling about the wide verandahs and lush green lawn weren't really extras from Gone with the Wind, and that wasn't Scarlett O'Hara descending the curved staircase but my auntie KiKi in a green flouncy dress with enough crinolines to cover all of Savannah.

Reagan Summerside should be devoting her time to her consignment shop, The Prissy Fox. Instead, she's raced to Magnolia Plantation on an errand of mercy, delivering
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Aurian Booklover
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
When the groom seems to have arrived at his own wedding without a bow tie, Reagan Summerside gets called to deliver one at the fancy wedding pronto. Of course she is not a guest there, ever since her divorce from the smarmy realtor she is no longer persona grata in Savannah’s society. Reagan is trying to make ends meet with her new consignment shop, selling other peoples clothes and stuff, and restoring her old Victorian House. In the evenings, she gives ghost tours to tourists.

Unfortunately, t
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Ronna
Feb 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Book two in the Prissy Fox Consignment Store mysteries comes with a large dose of blackmail, broken hearts, humid summer tight spots, and loads of southern charm and humor, as store owner, Reagan Summerside, gets mixed up in another twisted mystery. Wealthy Waynette is supposed to be marring Simon, but a flash of peach crinolines and a cake knife end with Simon face down in the wedding cake, dead as a door nail. Simon's ex lover, and Reagan's good friend seems the most likely suspect, but Reagan ...more
Kimberly
Feb 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Reagan Summerside is at the Waverly/Ambrose wedding to deliver a bow tie. She's expecting to find excitement and love in the air over the exuberant occasion. However, that quickly changes when a bridesmaid's dress goes missing, her best friend starts eating the wedding cake and the groom is found murdered before the ceremony. With many jilted exes, several feuds, shady business dealings and one fiancée whose not heartbroken over the death, it's going to be tough for Reagan to sort out all the cl ...more
Danielle Gonzalez
May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun book. Please note, I said fun. If you are looking for 'serious mysterious' this will not be your cup of tea. But since I like fun mystery stories, this was right up my alley. This is the second book in the series. Reagan's friend Chantilly, has been arrested for the murder of her ex-fiancee - a murder that takes place at his wedding to his new fiancee. We find out he was quite the slime ball, so the list of potential suspects is long. Reagan gets help from her 'friend', Boone, who ...more
Crystal
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Killer in Crinolines by Duffy Brown had me laughing and kept me intrigued from the beginning of the book all the way to the end. There were so many possible suspects, Simon Ambrose had ticked off so many people a lot were happy to see him dead. I'm not going to give away the ending but oh my goodness I never guessed who actually did kill him.

Duffy Brown has created a cast of characters that are interesting, humorous, quirky, and just plain a whole lot of fun to read about.

Reagan Summerside kept
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Chatting About
Sep 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery
5 Stars!! I love Duffy Brown's writing style! Book 2, A Consignment Shop Mystery, has lots of humor, the great Character's of Reagan Summerside, her Aunt Kiki & Uncle Putter, and Chantilly, and, of course, the handsome, but somewhat shady lawyer, Walker Boone. And, cute little BW (Bruce Willis), Reagan's dog. In this mystery, Reagan & Aunt Kiki are at a wedding for bridezilla, Waynetta, and cheating groom, Simon; when said groom is discovered face down in the wedding cake with the cake knife emb ...more
Sarah
Mar 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I read the 1st book in this series awhile ago and I wasn't sure if I was going to keep reading them. I had to read the ending to the 1st one several times before I sort of understood what happened. My rating is more like 3.5 stars. Overall, the writing style is slightly frenetic and a bit confusing to figure out who is speaking and said what. Those are my biggest complaints with the series.

However, after reading the 2nd book, I do enjoy the setting and I like Reagan as a character very much. I l
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Yvonne Taylor
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE the Consignment Shop Mysteries. Reagan Summerside and Walker Boone are some of the funniest characters I have read about in a long time... Caught myself multiple times giggling out loud.
When Reagan's friend Chantilly is arrested for the murder of the man she was one time engaged to, Reagan sets out to prove she is innocent. There are so many people in town who have reasons for wanting Simon dead.
This book had so many twists, and a line-up of crazy characters, I found myself constantly wa
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Gail
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First I have to say that I just love the cover of the book. Second it took me a little longer to read if you notice the time frame but I was enjoying the book with a friend and discussing it three chapters at a time.
A very intriguing book! Very well written and the cast of characters all interact together so well. A funny mystery that was a fun read. There are so many twists and turns in the story. Every time I thought I knew who did it and than something would happen and change my mind. Kept me
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Duffy Brown loves anything with a mystery. While others girls dreamed of dating Brad Pitt, Duffy longed to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom. She has two cats, Spooky and Dr. Watson, her license plate is Sherlok and she conjures up who-done-it stories of her very own for Berkley Prime Crime. Duffy’s national bestselling Consignment Shop Mystery series is set in Savannah and the Cycle Path Mysteries ...more

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