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Murder at Feathers & Flair

(Ginger Gold Mysteries #3)

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It's 1924 and war widow fashionista Ginger Gold's new Regent Street dress shop, Feathers & Flair, is the talk of the London fashion district attracting aristocrats from Paris to Berlin to Moscow.

Ginger is offered her first job as a private detective when a well-known stage actor goes missing, and though the dress shop takes most of her time, Ginger takes the case.

But when
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Paperback, 1, 262 pages
Published October 24th 2017 by La Plume Press (first published October 17th 2017)
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QNPoohBear
3.75 stars

Ginger Gold's dress shop Feathers & Flair is finally about to open. She is holding an invitation only preview of her exclusive custom order gowns, but won't be upset if any of the ladies want to peek upstairs at the *gasp* ready made gowns *gasp*. She has her hands full with the opening but when her young sister-in-law Felicia asks Ginger to solve the mystery of Felicia's missing actor friend, Angus Green, Ginger reluctantly agrees. She puts her investigation on the back burner when at
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Robin
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lady Ginger Gold is hard at work in her brand new dress shop she has named "Feathers and Flair". Her grand opening is covered by press and attended by many of Europe's rich and famous. But as the party winds into the night, the body of the Grand Duchess is found on the second floor of the shop. The blue diamond she was wearing around her neck is missing. Ginger, her best friend Hailey Higgins, and Scotland Yard's Chief Inspector Basil Reed investigate the case.

The fourth book in the Ginger Gold
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JoAn
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Murder at Feathers & Flair by Lee Strauss was an engaging mystery set in London after the First World War. Ms. Strauss has written a complex mystery with believeable characters, international intrigue and historical accuracy. I was totally wrapped up in the story and didn't put it down until I finished it. I'm enjoying this series and ready to start another one. ...more
Coco.V
Jan 23, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Lee Strauss
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
CHAPTER ONE

“You’re a thief!”
The thief stepped forwards and replied, “Exactly. And you, madam? The mistress of the house, I presume. Or are you a thief as well?”
With a white-gloved hand Ginger Gold held the programme up in the dim light of the Abbott Theatre, an older establishment on Shaftesbury Avenue.
The thief was played by Angus Green, a handsome man, tall with a confidence that radiated from the stage. Ginger doubted his aplomb was only attributed to acting. He was young and had a determin
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Merry Chapman
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic fourth book in the series filled with so much twists, turns and fun characters you can't put it down!

Book four in a fantastic period cozy mystery series set in 1924 is a fast paced, fun read! The author is precise in her descriptions of the time throughout the book. She is so descriptive that as I read I can visualize not only the clothing she describes in detail, but the story creates a movie in my mind! Ginger Gold, (Lady Gold), loves fashion and opened a high end dress shop, Feath
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Mara
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fashionista Ginger Gold's boutique Feathers & Flair is having a gala and everyone is there, including some royals from Germany, Russia and Romania, and designer Edward Molyneux, when her shop manager finds the Grand Duchess Olga Pavlovna Orlova of Russia dead in one of the changing areas!

Ginger's sister-in-law, Felicia, has caught the acting bug when one of her fellow actors, Angus Green, inexplicably goes missing. Ginger had just started trying to find out what happened to him when she puts it
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Susan
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am really enjoying this series - the characters are well drawn and there are all the different strands to each story - the relationship between Ginger and Basil being of the main interest. But I have to say I didn't find this the strongest story - I had worked out who the main protagonist was fairly early on so there were really no surprises for me. Saying that it didn't really spoil the book as I enjoy all the other elements of the life of Ginger and her friends and family. I look forward to ...more
Torrie Tovar
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite one yet!! Cannot wait for the next!!
Laurie
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Smart author, Lee Strauss, always leaves you with a bit of a cliffhanger and a need to keep reading this delightful cozy series!
gwen graves
Decent mystery

I’m not a big fan of cozy mysteries, but this one turned out to be good. The characters were interesting and the story was good. The one thing I didn’t care for was to much description of what everyone was wearing. It made those parts of the story drag.
ShanDizzy
I did not intend to get hooked on another series so soon but I simply CANNOT stop reading about fiesty and fashionable Ginger Gold and her adorable dog Boss (short for Boston). The recurring characters are a hoot too. Seriously, do an intervention....just kidding! I'm on to the next one. ...more
Heather Belleguelle
Oh mercy! There’s a murder at the grand opening of Ginger’s boutique, and, of course, Ginger will be the one who wants to solve it. This story is set against the backdrop of post-First World War Europe, giving readers a fascinating little insight into the history and events of the 1920s. The mystery is intriguing and, as one has come to expect from Lee Strauss, there is the usual array of well-drawn possible suspects. As ever, it’s not just a straightforward murder mystery as there are other twi ...more
Barbara Fricks
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was thrilled to be given this advance reader copy. I was not disappointed in this fourth book of the series. In the last book, "Murder at Bray Manor," we were allowed to grieve with Ginger as she visited her late husbands grave and I looked forward to a more lighthearted story; Well, as light-hearted as a murder mystery can be. In this installment we see that Ginger is trying to allow her heart to open to the Inspector only to have to reel her emotions in due to the introduction of his estrang ...more
Helen Drake
This is the first book I have read in the Ginger Gold Mystery series, but the 4th book in the series. After reading this one, I’m going to have to read the others in the series. This was a fascinating story with richly written characters and plenty of plot twists. There was so much going on, I had to pay close attention so as not to get confused by the various characters. The conclusion of the story was satisfying if unexpected.

I loved getting to know Ginger Gold, a 1920’s modern woman. She is s
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Caroline
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lady Ginger at her best!

Ms. Strauss just keeps getting better and better!!
Eric
Oct 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to the author for the ARC.

My reviews of the first three in the series concentrated on some of the errors in the “Britishness” of the books. This one I read pre-publication, and before final corrections, so, in fairness, I will focus this time on the plot and characters.

We continue to learn more about Ginger and Basil, although there is a bit of a pause in the building of their relationship. Haley now has a chance of some romantic interest and there is a new friendship for Ginger.

There
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Rebecca
Set in the 1920s. The widowed Lady Ginger Gold has returned to England from America, and has set up a dress shop in London called Feathers & Flair. The lower floor has custom-designed gowns, and the upper floor has less expensive "factory" dresses (pre-made). Living with Lady Gold is her husband's sister, an aspiring actress and incorrigible flirt whose name I've already forgotten, and the actress' termagent grandmother. Also Ginger's American friend, medical student Hayley (sp?). Ginger's life ...more
Teri Donaldson
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lee Strauss has written another magical and superb Ginger Gold mystery. This time, we get a closer look at her new store and all of the beautiful fashions. While a gala celebrating Feather and Flair is in full swing, several unexpected events, including murder, set the book in motion. From there, it is one twist and turn after another.
Ginger Gold is one of the most charming characters in literature today. I always feel like I am reconnecting with an old friend when reading a new book. Other favo
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Carolyn
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another enjoyable read in the Lady Ginger Gold cozy mystery series. Ginger continues to become involved in solving mysteries, especially this time—the murder occurred in her newly opened dress shop on a night when the “who’s-who” of London had been invited to a reception there to kick off the new business. The year is 1923, and a recently-exiled grand duchess of Russia is found dead at the end of the evening. From there, the intrigue begins. I should have paid more attention to the names early o ...more
Marsha
Feb 21, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Stacey
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another solid entry in this series. The story this time revolves around a murder at Ginger's dress shop. We learn more about Ginger's past life as a spy in this one as a number of people seem to be involved with MI5 or the Russians, and no one is who they say they are. We also get to meet Inspector Reed's long absent wife. There are many twists, turns & red herrings in this one. Plus a subplot of missing young male actors, who might be in danger, but might just be running from Felicity.
This seri
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Laura Edwards
The characterization is the best part of this series, something Lee Strauss shows a talent for. The writing and the mystery plotting, not so much. The writing is adequate, the plotting of the mystery like a sledgehammer, the author practically smashing the reader over the head with obvious clues. Hence, there is little to no suspense in the story. Ms. Strauss did manage to insert her favored fashion descriptions into the narrative more seamlessly than in the previous book.

Introducing the charac
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Holly A. Woodruff
One of the best cozy mystery series out there!

This is the 4th of the Ginger Gold Mysteries that I have read, and I've enjoyed each one a little more. Unfortunately I read them out of sequence, so I recommend starting with the first if you can. So far each book has been complete, until this one. Most of the story is complete, but there is one mystery that holds over to the next book, which I already have. Overall, the story is a good one, and it moves along briskly. Ginger and her friend Haley ar
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Cathy G
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
Well Lady Ginger Gold now has her Grandmother (by marriage) and her sister (by marriage) living with her . Ginger now has a boutique shop to care for, and it seems a growing family, of course she will always have her best friend Haley and pup Boston, nickname Boss. She holds a gala at her new boutique and hopes to bring in new clients however she did not expect to see Basil Reed and of all people hi wife. Ginger was under the impression they were getting a divorce. Ginger feels betrayed and hear ...more
Amy
Nov 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly this one is more like 3 1/2 stars. Not my favorite of the series I think because it involves so much espionage and double guessing of motives and stuff. Little bit too much work for my little brain. But I do like ginger and Haley and Basil. I have to say that I did not expect the killer to be who he was and that was very cleverly done. As always writing style was appealing and the character development was also. I don’t know enough about post-World War I Europe and this is kind of givin ...more
Cher
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone that enjoys mysteries
The continuing saga of Ginger and her uncanny way of solving one murder after another. Although Ginger is still grieving over her husband that died in the war she is starting to care for the dashing Scotland Yard Detective Basil. But Basil has some marriage issues he needs to clear up first. Will they ever get together? Written during the 1920's timeframe Ms. Strauss also provides a bit of plausible history regarding the Russian Empire. Her descriptions of the times (cars vs horse drawn carriage ...more
Voirrey
There is something strangely addictive about these books despite mistakes that make me want to beat my head against a wall. ('Sir and Lady W'!!! No, please, no - either Lord and Lady W, or Sir George and Lady W. Then there are Scout and Marvin. When these two young boys appear in the first book I assumed, by their names, that they were American but, no, apparently they are meant to be poor boys born and raised in London. I really can't believe many parents in London in 1905 or so would call a bo ...more
Brenda Woods
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another wonderful murder mystery for Lady Gold and Basil Red to solve. Characters from the first three books are still included along with new acquaintances, friends, and employees.

Although I would strongly recommend reading those as well, this book can be read without that background as the author provides information on prior events and people as the story progresses.

1920's references abound throughout on Fashion, music, dancing, political events, etc. So it is quite easy to get caught up in
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rose
Jan 13, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed books 1-3 and was really looking forward to book # 4.
I was really disappointed in it.

Book took a totally different turn that didn't follow
the rest of the series and almost felt like someone else wrote the book.

It was an abrupt change in the relationships between characters, which did not fit
in with the series so far. Really a shame, as the series had a lot going for it with the
characters and their evolving relationships that went down the tubes

I will get Book # 5 when it c
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