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All Dressed Up and No Place to Haunt

(A Haunted Vintage Mystery #2)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  781 ratings  ·  92 reviews
When a film crew wakes up a sleepy Georgia town, murder is in fashion...

Sugar Creek is all abuzz. A film is being shot on a historic plantation, and vintage clothing store owner Cookie Chanel is thrilled to provide authentic period outfits for its stars. When Cookie discovers the temperamental leading lady drowned in a pond, wearing a lovely vintage dress, she's suddenly o
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 30th 2015 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
All Dressed Up and No Place to Haunt By Rose Pressey is the 2nd book in the Haunted Vintage Mystery Series. Cookie Chanel, owner of It's Vintage Y'all is providing vintage costumes for a film shoot at a local plantation and when the starring actress is murdered, the ghost whose outfit the actress had been wearing urges Cookie to solve the murder. An entertaining mystery as Cookie bungles through the case with the help of the ghosts and clues from her cat Windsong. I liked the fashion tips and th ...more
Jessica Robbins
Magical Cozy Mystery

I have fallen in love with this series! Not only do we get incredible vintage fashion tips along with descriptions but it also comes with a ghost or two. Adding the magical cat on top just brings it all to perfection as we try to solve the mystery. The tarot cards everywhere was a nice touch. A must read for fans of magical cozies. I completely loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.
Chatting About
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The first book in the Haunted Vintage Mystery series received 5 Stars from me, AND was one of my Top 3 Fave Cozies in 2014. Book two picks up shortly after book one ends when a new ghost, Alice, is drawn to Cookie Chanel, owner of It's Vintage Y'all, when some of her vintage clothing is worn during the filming of a movie there in Sugar Creek, Georgia. Alice wants Cookie to help her connect with a lost love, AND help Cookie and Charlotte (Ghost #1) find the murderer of the lead actress. Laugh-out ...more
When a film crew wakes up a sleepy Georgia town, murder is in fashion...

Sugar Creek is all abuzz. A film is being shot on a historic plantation, and vintage clothing store owner Cookie Chanel is thrilled to provide authentic period outfits for its stars. When Cookie discovers the temperamental leading lady drowned in a pond, wearing a lovely vintage dress, she’s suddenly on location for a real-life crime scene. And when a ghost says the dress belongs to her, the number of clues Cookie has to inv
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Cassandra Chanel, better known as Cookie Chanel has provided a film company with vintage clothing for a movie. She is on the set for the day and while wandering around she overhears a heated conversation between the two lead actors. When she later finds a body floating in the pond, it turns out to be the actress she had just overheard. Cookie has the ability to see and hear ghosts. When she turns around to get help, she sees a woman in vintage clothing standing there. It does not take her long t ...more
Jun 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy, mystery
I enjoy this series so far, despite not knowing much about fashion. I like the main and secondary characters, the charming Georgia town, and Cookie's unusual cat. The general storyline of this book was great, too, and kept me guessing throughout most of the book. One thing that I didn't care for was how many foolish things Cookie, the main character, did. She let herself get into some potentially - and actually - bad situations, and she withheld information from the police. And while I like the ...more
Tracy Smyth
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another fun read in this series. I am really enjoying this series. Will have to look out for the next book
Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Jun 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
There seem to be more and more “paracozies” in the cozy market these lately. If they are all as well written as the Haunted Vintage Mystery series, I say Keep them coming!

Protagonist Cookie Chanel is one part “Ghost Whisper”, one part business owner and vintage clothing expert, and one part amateur sleuth. As the saying goes, she wears many hats. And with cookie, you can guarantee they are all stylish. ;-)

I loved that every other chapter stared off with Cookie’s Savvy Vintage Fashion Shopping T
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Jeanne Bufkin
This book, not unlike the first in the series, was an enjoyable read. I breezed through it on the plane to Virginia for work. While this author pulls in a lot of detail and outside observation into the story, I felt this one really got bogged down by all of the clothing discussion. While some obviously isn't bad, since the series is about a vintage clothing store, sometimes it slows the story down to read down to the purse what Cookie is wearing for the day/outing.

I also thought that the "discov
Seeing a ghost didn't shock me as much the second time around.

Cookie Chanel has provided a film company with vintage clothing for a movie set. Her second ghost appears after Cookie discovers the film's lead actress dead in a pond. The actress is wearing a dress that once belonged to the new ghost, Alice. Cookie has been ghost free for a while but Charlotte appears soon after Alice comes on the scene. Cookie feels the need to solve the murder (along with some prodding from the ghosts) even though
Lisa Morin
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's Murder, Y'all!

I love this unique series. Cookie Chanel is a fun and endearing character who always makes me laugh. As if it's not enough having one ghost in her life, Cookie soon encounters another one, the witty and clever Alice.
Cookie is pleased to be providing the vintage wardrobe for a movie set, but not everyone is who they seem to be in this fast paced cozy.
Envy and jealousy turn the actors green and soon Cookie finds herself tracking another murderer.
Best friend Heather wants in on
Abby Fabian
Dec 07, 2016 rated it liked it
I'm not sure how I feel about this one. I loved the first book, but I feel like this one was missing something. The paranormal aspect was great, but I feel like the mystery could have been better. I also don't like how there was a second ( maybe ) love interest introduced. I hate love triangles, and I hope that's not what's happening here. ...more
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
I found myself yelling at the characters in this book.
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
All Dressed Up and No Place to Haunt is the second book in the Haunted Vintage Mystery Series. I am really glad I gave the second book in the series a chance since Cookie really grew on me.

Having solved a murder mystery and gotten cozy with a local detective Cookie is happy her life is back on track. Eager to continue promoting her vintage clothing store Cookie is beyond excited when a movie being produced locally asked her to provide the costumes Cookie is over the moon. All that is well and gr
May 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Kind of too slow for me...... The short conversations all through the book and getting no where wore me out. She's still hemming and hawing at the end of the book about dating either guy. I like hearing about what shes wearing but that stuff sounds like trivia after a while. Things like finding the dead women's phone and then not giving it to the cop who wants to date her, or to any cop for that matter. She picks it the phone up, goes through it and drops it in her purse. She finds it under a bu ...more
Sep 29, 2018 rated it liked it
“Plus, I knew that by keeping anything I’d discovered to myself would give me a chance to solve the crime first. Why didn’t I just leave this to the professionals?”

Yes, Cookie, why don’t you leave it to the professionals? Readers want to know.

I read the second installment in the series hoping it would get better. I like the characters. I even enjoy the frequent mentions of what the main character is wearing. What I don’t like is her penchant for purposely putting herself in dangerous situations
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Pressey's series is just fun to read. The recurring characters are endearing and amusing, and I enjoy their interaction immensely. Also, Pressey includes those peculiar Southern folks that are so prevalent in the region, and I do love a good eccentric. This book moved quickly and there were enough red herrings to keep me guessing throughout. I could still do with a little less vintage description/advice, but the advice for ghosts cracked me up. Ready for the next one... ...more
Oct 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Another cute and quirky cosy mystery.

Magical cats and vintage clothing! Such a great combo, especially when there’s mystery involved.

Slightly annoyed that a love triangle was introduced... why cant there just be the one live interest?

The psycho was pretty psycho and could have been a bit more developed - they kinda just lost the plot all of a sudden.

Also, one of the leads went no where... like it was forgotten about.

A lot of fun and entertaining enough to carry on with the series.
Oct 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Read this in one sitting. It was good, interesting, and again I loved the concept of vintage clothing and their former owners being attached. However, the written conversations between characters was somewhat stunted. He said......, she said/answered...... But not really too much description of events.
Lonny Johnson
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

I love Rose Pressey. Her books are fun, quick reads. The ending on this one felt a little rushed and unpolished. Though there is a sweet scene between the ghostly Alice and her true love, the capture of the killer felt like almost a rough draft. Won't keep me from reading the next book in the series.
Teri Griffis
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the cutest, most entertaining series you'll ever read and also includes vintage fashion tips. Murder, ghosts, mystery, and adventure are all included in this wonderfully written mystery series. Enjoy! ...more
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a fun little book and I really think Rose Pressey is doing a good job of developing these stories and Cookie's character. The hint of what's coming at the end of the story has me anxious to read the next book! ...more
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The premise of the series seems spectacular but as much as I wanted to like this book unfortunately it just feels too much like it was written for the likes of my 10-year-old niece. I gave the second book in the series a shot but I found myself skimming a lot and just being generally annoyed.
Debbie Collins
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very enjoyable. Great read
Regina Walker
The cat steals the book

This is a fun cozy mystery. It would be a nice read for a vintage fashionista. Three stars because the mystery was too easily solved.
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This series is simply fun to read. The writing keeps the reader involved in a complicated murder case. The sleuth has to deal with two ghosts. A great series.
Oct 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Great quick fun read enjoyed it
Tina Jensen
Nov 02, 2017 rated it liked it
My favorite so far in A Haunted Vintage Mystery series. I love Wind Song (the Cat). Light and easy read.
Nannette Miller-Pieper
Love Story

Enjoyed the book, but it moved along to slow, although I enjoyed Alice and her part of being able to complete her lost love problem and seeing her lost love one more time
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Rose Pressey is a USA Today Bestselling author. She enjoys writing quirky and fun novels with a paranormal twist. The paranormal has always captured her interest. The thought of finding answers to the unexplained fascinates her.

When she's not writing quirky and fun mysteries, she loves eating cupcakes with sprinkles, reading, spending time with family, and listening to oldies from the fifties.


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A Haunted Vintage Mystery (7 books)
  • If You've Got It, Haunt It (A Haunted Vintage Mystery #1)
  • Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore (A Haunted Vintage Mystery #3)
  • Haunted Is Always in Fashion (A Haunted Vintage Mystery #4)
  • If the Haunting Fits, Wear It (Haunted Vintage Mystery #5)
  • A Passion for Haunted Fashion (A Haunted Vintage Mystery #6)
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