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Copy Cap Murder

(Hat Shop Mystery #4)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  2,084 ratings  ·  208 reviews
For Scarlett Parker, part of the fun of living in London is celebrating the British holidays, and she’s excited to share her first Bonfire Night with her cousin Vivian Tremont. Invited to a posh party by their friend Harrison Wentworth, Scarlett and Viv decide to promote their hat shop, Mim’s Whims, by donning a few of their more outrageous creations. The hats prove to be ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 5th 2016 by Berkley
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Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jenn McKinlay is quickly becoming one of my favorite cozy mystery authors. I received Copy Cap Murder, the 4th book in her Hat Shop Mystery series, for Christmas and wanted to catch up on Scarlett's capers. She's an American transplant in London who's inherited her grandmother's hat shop and co-runs it with her cousin, Viv. She's socializing with a former childhood friend, Harrison, whom she's fallen head over heels for, but after a disastrous break-up before leaving the U.S., she's sworn off da ...more
Peggy R
This series has quickly become one of my favorite must read series. Jenn McKinlay is a such a terrific writer and I think the series just gets better with each book. The author has such a wonderful writing style that she draws the reader into her world and surrounds them with such a great story line, wonderful characters and a solid mystery that you never want to leave. Whenever I pick up one of the books in this series I know I won't be disappointed and I will be transported for a few hours to ...more
Amanda McGill
Mar 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
Another good mystery in the Hat Shop series. I enjoyed the mystery aspect and the relationship between Scarlett and her friends. The only part I didn't enjoy was that it felt too short and not much time was spent on solving the mystery. I felt the ending came a bit too abruptly. ...more
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This another of my favorite series. Love the London setting and I want to be friends with the characters. I’m also loving how McKinlay manages to work in little nods to her other series in her books. It’s a little something extra for her fans. This story had a really exciting ending. #readforkimberly
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: daniele, kayt

Copy Cap Murder
A Hat Shop Mystery #4
By Jenn McKinlay
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele


For Scarlett Parker, part of the fun of living in London is celebrating the British holidays, and she’s excited to share her first Bonfire Night with her cousin Vivian Tremont. Invited to a posh party by their friend Harrison Wentworth, Scarlett and Viv decide to promote their hat shop, Mim’s Whims, by donning a few of th
Apr 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A posh bonfire night party and what could be better to promote Mim's Whims, Viv's Hat Shop where she creates stylish hats for Britain's upper class. Working along side Viv is her American cousin, Scarlett. They are invited to the party by friend and investment broker for the shop, handsome and British, Harrison Wentworth. Did I mention he was handsome?

In the British tradition of stuffing a dummy made of straw into the bonfire of Guy Fawkes, being a traitor to the crown. It is revealed that Harr
Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
COPY CAP MURDER is the feather in the cap of the Hat Shop mysteries!

I have loved author Jenn McKinlay’s writing ever since reading a book in her Cupcake Bakery Mystery series several years ago. Her style is crisp, witty, and just plain wonderful to read. Every new book by this author is a treat.

Fun and enchanting characters such as Scarlett Parker and her cousin Vivian Tremont, are to me key components to these great stories. The combination of the characters along with the mystery, intrigue, a
Mark Baker
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, mystery
Scarlett Parker is thrilled to be going to her first Bonfire Night hosted by her friend Harrison’s firm. However, when the time comes to burn the straw man of Guy Fawkes, the group realizes it is actually Win, Harrison’s office rival who had come on to Scarlett earlier that night. Harrison becomes a suspect, and Scarlett must figure out what is happening to keep her friend from taking the fall.

This is another fun entry in a great series. The characters and their relationships continue to grow, a
May 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was not my favorite book in the series, but I still really enjoyed it. Mostly because of the characters and the fast-paced and dramatic ending. There was a little too much pinning over Harrison (If you like him so much then DO SOMETHING). Scarlett's trying to trick Viv into revealing her husband's identity was very nice comic relief. I was actually very surprised by the killer; (view spoiler) ...more
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
As Copy Cap Murder by Jenn McKinlay opens, Harrison invites the friends to a Guy Fawkes bonfire put on by his high finance company, Carson and Evers, for its clients. People notice the sparks flying between Harrison and Scarlett despite her vow to wait another four months to get back on the dating scene. Soon Tuesday, Harrison’s ex-girlfriend who used to live with him, approaches the pair and tells Harrison to get them wine, sending him away in order to let Scarlett know that she intends to take ...more
Dawn Michelle
I. AM. GOBSMACKED. Completely.

I never in a million years saw that coming. The red herrings were perfect in this one; I was led, hook, line, and sinker down the path the author wanted me led down and then WHAM, I was smacked with the truth. And it was GLORIOUS!!

This is easily my most favorite of this series. SO much fun and the end was quite nerve-racking.

Excellent read.
Jeanie Harper
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Scarlett, Vivian and Harrison are busy attempting to figure out another murder.

Scarlett who is on a year long no dating ritual, is having a hard time controlling her feelings for handsome Harrison.

Murder is again the topic of the sequal, from a company BBQ at Harrison's bosses house.

The story is not only comical, it's fascinating, romantic and of course very action packed as the momentum of the murder mystery picks up with every passing page.

Can't wait to dive in to the next book.
Dec 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Copy Cap Murder is the fourth book in the A Hat Shop Mystery series. Another enjoyable visit with Scarlett, Vivian and their friends.

Scarlett and Vivian have been invited by Harrison Wentworth, their business manager, to a posh Guy Fawkes party at the home of his boss, Tyler Carson. While Harrison is off getting drink for him and Scarlett, Winston Dashavoy, a co-worker of Harrison's, approaches Scarlet and makes unwanted As the scar advances on her. Harrison catches the end of it and he and Wins
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is an enjoyable series, set in present-day London. Cousins Scarlett Parker and Vivian Tremont own a hat shop called Mim's Whims, and manage to involve themselves in one sticky situation after another. In this one, their business partner and financial advisor (and Scarlett's "next boyfriend"), Harrison Wentworth, is accused of strangling a co-worker at a Guy Fawkes Day bonfire celebration, after said co-worker takes liberties with Scarlett. The girls set out to prove that Harry is innocent, ...more
Jeanne Adamek
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A very witty and plain fun book to read. I just wish that I could come up with the quick comebacks that Scarlett and her cousin Viv do. No matter how insulting the person might be, they are able to come back with something that is not rude or vulgur and are really amusing! Oh, jealousy...!

Very much Recommended.
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozies
Oh how I love this series. Scarlett Parker and her cousin Vivian Tremont own a hat shop in London. They attend a party with their friends at the home of their friend Harrison's boss. At the party an old rival of Harrison's assaults Scarlett and Harrison gets into a fight defending her honor. But when the man shows up dead soon after, all signs point to Harrison. Scarlett makes it her mission to clear Harrison all the while trying to keep an ex girlfriend away from him.(Hands off Lady. He's Taken ...more
Amy "the book-bat"
needed more Andre and Nick!
It's only appropriate to celebrate Jenn McKinlay's latest Hat Shop Mystery, Copy Cap Murder, with fireworks. It's a mystery that starts with Guy Fawkes Day and murder, but also serves up a healthy portion of romantic fireworks.

While Scarlett Parker, the American co-owner of the London hat shop, Mim's Whims, is on her eighth month of not dating, that doesn't mean she's any less interested in her friend and business manager, Harrison Wentworth. So, Scarlett, her cousin, Vivian, and their friends a
Mar 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaway-reads
Not my cup of tea. Jenn McKinlay does two other series that I absolutely love. This book from the Hat Shop Mystery series just isn't one of my favorites. Since I've won this book from a giveaway I have tried to read it three other times. I just couldn't get through the first few chapters. Too much description, and it just didn't flow for me. It did get better toward the middle of the book, but still, I don't think I'll read others in this particular series. Why not give the series another chance ...more
SOS Aloha
May 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Remember, remember, the 5th of November
The Gunpowder Treason and plot;
I see of no reason why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
- Traditional English rhyme

As autumn descends upon London, American expat Scarlet Parker prepares to celebrate Guy Fawkes instead of Thanksgiving. She relocated to the Notting Hill neighborhood to join her British cousin Vivian Tremont in the family business, Mim's Whim - a hat shop they both inherited from their grandmother. Vivian is the creative force behind the
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Scarlett Parker, the co-owner of the Mim's Whims hat shop with her cousin, Viv Tremont join their friends as they attend a local Bonfire Night event. For those of you less familiar with British lore, that is a holiday dedicated to Guy Fawkes failed atttempt at blowing up the Parliament. The party is being hosted by the company where their friend (and Scarlett's potential love interest) Harrison Wentworth. The company has invited everyone who is a client. After a short, uncomfortable interaction ...more
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Star rating: 4 - 4-5 Stars

While celebrating Guy Fawkes Night with her friends and colleagues, Scarlett is assaulted by her love interest's rival; Winthrop Dashavoy. In an attempt to protect her from his wandering hands, Harrison gets into a tussle with Win and comes out none the worse for wear. Then, only a short while later, Win is found strangled to death with a Guy Fawkes mask on and Harrison finds himself the prime suspect. Determined to prove Harrison is innocent, Scarlett, her cousin Viv a
May 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2016
Must say this is my least favorite, so far, in this series. The mystery was so over-the-top that I found myself rolling my eyes numerous times. I know the characters in cozies are "nosy", pretty much by definition, but Scarlett & Viv seemed to take it to extremes. Judging from the many great reviews of this one by people whose opinions I generally share, maybe I just wasn't really in the mood for this one. I don't know. Anyway, got tired of Scarlett's guesses about Viv's "secret" husband, and am ...more
Maryann Seaman phillippe
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
These cozy crimes just keep getting better. I started reading McKinley's Cupcake Bakery series and was instantly hooked. Now I can't get enough and when I found the Hat shop series, well, let's just say my bank account got snookered! This one focuses on Harrison and I quite enjoyed that. I don't know if I like the "whole I can't have a boyfriend for a year but look he's so right" relationship or lack of one between Scarlett and him. First she doesn't like him and now because she's taken a year m ...more
Ms. McKinlay has done it again, I loved this book, as I have every one that she has written. The hat shop is set in England on Portobello Road and every time I read this series I feel as if I am there. Harrison takes the gang to a Guy Fawkes party thrown by his boss. From there begins a mystery with twists and turns that kept me guessing up until Scarlett figured it out, and what an ending, I was on the edge of my seat. All the old friends are back in this story, but if you've never read the ser ...more
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozies, london, 2016
This took a while to read; not because of the book but because I was sick. Despite a buzzing head and streaming eyes, I was determined to find out Scarlett's plan to free her possible-beau from an accusation of murder! Well-written and entertaining, as usual :) ...more
Jan 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the fourth book in the A Hat Shop Mystery series by the prolific Jenn McKinlay. Like your favorite soap opera, McKinlay’s knack for writing character driven stories will draw you in. Look forward to Scarlett and Vivian’s next wonderful adventure.
Tricia Douglas
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
I've read all of the cozy mysteries written by Jenn McKinlay because they give me a break from my more serious novels. She writes cute cozies with reappearing characters so the reader can keep track of their escapades. These hat shop mysteries take place in London and are very entertaining. ...more
Apr 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2016
I really love this series. Perfect for those who love all things English.
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was the best one yet! I'm sorry I only have 1 more to read in this series. I hate that this series will end. ...more
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Jenn is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of several mystery and romance series and will be debuting a stand alone romantic comedy in July 2020 entitled PARIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA. She lives in sunny Arizona in a house that is overrun with kids, pets and her husband's guitars. ...more

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