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Silenced in Sequins

(Resale Boutique Mystery #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  160 ratings  ·  62 reviews
Former Manhattan fashion buyer Kelly Quinn is turning her grandmother’s outdated consignment shop into her quaint hometown’s hot spot for upscale style—until her second-hand couture makes the scene of an ice-cold crime . . .
With her bottom line looking a little threadbare, Kelly is going all out to promote the Lucky Cove Resale Boutique. She’s counting on Black Friday
Kindle Edition, 201 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by Lyrical Press
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Natalia  R
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kelly Quinn has inherited her grandmother's consignment shop and is determined to make it a success. She's thrilled to be given the opportunity to resell some gorgeous designer gowns from popular reality show star, Wendy Johnson. When Wendy's nemesis and co-star, Diana Delecourte buys one of the gowns and wears it to a party, the two reality stars get into a heated argument and Diana threatens to ruin Kelly's business. Kelly feels really bad about the whole thing and decides to go to Diana's hou ...more
Chatting About Cozies
I really enjoyed this cozy and its chic, contemporary vibe. I would feel the same excitement that protagonist Kelly Quinn felt if I saw my first couture Gucci gown in person! Kelly is a high energy fashionista who inherited the Lucky Cove Resale Boutique from her dear granny. It has a wonderful location along the coast of New York. Employees, Pepper and Breena are very savvy, helpful, and friendly; and Pepper’s sort of like a second grandmother to Kelly.

When a star from the reality show, Long Is
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I always enjoy Debra Sennefelder’s writing. The Resale Boutique Mysteries feature Kelly Quin, a one-time Manhattan fashion buyer who is modernizing her grandmother’s consignment business in Lucky Cove, NY. In Silenced in Sequins, Kelly has procured stunning designer gowns from a well-known reality star. Ironically, a celebrity from the very same reality show purchases one of the dazzling dresses to wear to a fancy Christmas party. But the party is not all holiday joy and cheer. The two reality s ...more
Micky Cox
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Looking good as a corpse is not on Kellee's to do list, but it just might be the top item if she doesn't figure out who killed one of her latest customers to her resale boutique! I am loving the characters in this series and how they relate to each other which only elevates the well written plot to bring you hours of enjoyable reading! This series needs to be on your must read list! I'm not a fashionista, but I do enjoy the uniqueness of the setting in a higher end resale boutique and let's face ...more
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2020
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Reality television comes to Lucky Cove with the Long Island Ladies, but the location wasn’t very lucky. Long Island Lady Wendy Johnson consigned some of her gowns to Kelly to sell at her boutique. Kelly was so excited because she knew her commission would really help her bottom line. One sparkly gown sold quickly and to a walk-in, not through her online store. Little did she know that the purchaser was another Long Island Lady, Diana Delacourte. She found out quickly when the
Dawn Michelle
This was an okay read - a typical cozy full of all the typical tropes that seem to permeate the genre these days [and are getting totally boring and predictable] and early on I even guessed who the killer was and about halfway through I knew the why. The ending was really dramatic and probably was the best part of the book as you don't really see it coming, even though you are at 95ish%.

The problems with this book aren't minor - Kelly is at times, a difficult-to-like main character. She is pou
Debra Jo (Room of Required Reading Book Reviews)
Another great novel by Debra Sennefelder!! Her stories have very likable characters in well developed plots and settings. Even while being haunted with murder, the story is very light and fun with moving and emotional aspects.

Kelly Quinn was a fashion buyer in Manhattan before inheriting her grandmother's outdated consignment shop. Giving up her high fashion life, Kelly returns to her home town of Lucky Cove to turn the consignment shop into an up scale resale boutique. What Kelly didn't expect
Jeanie Jackson
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: x-read-2019
I love the idea of the Resale Boutique and would in fact enjoy spending a bit more time there, in person would be great. The mystery in Silenced in Sequins is well develop with lots of reasonable suspects; I did not figure out the murderer and suspected several people. While the Christmas touch is less than I like, that is common in series mysteries so it was not less than I expected. I do believe that Kelly needs to get her head in the game more as far at the shop is concerned, but I see that a ...more
Peggy R
I am enjoying this series by author Debra Sennefelder. Kelly Quinn is a fun protagonist. She is smart and spunky. Although, she can be a bit impulsive which has caused her to land in some dangerous situations. The secondary cast of characters is developing nicely as well. They are diverse in age, background, and history with Kelly. Often, they provide the voice of reason when Kelly gets impulsive. I enjoy the author's writing style and found this book to have a strong plot that was well-paced. T ...more
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2020
Silenced in Sequins earns 5/5 Sequined Gucci-s...Fashionably Entertaining!

What would you do if you found the perfect party dress only to discover it belonged to your nemesis? That’s the question Debra Sennefelder poses in her new Resale Boutique Mystery, “Silenced in Sequins.” And her answer? Murder!

Debra Sennfelder using a third-person narrative, although I miss the “I” insights, in this well-written drama with plenty of catfights and conflicts. Kelly Quinn, former assistant fashion buyer, inh
Sue Em
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
This is the second in this series and had a lot to live up to in my mind because I really enjoyed the first book.  This book does not disappoint, from the holiday party to the reality show divas to high fashion couture to Kelly trying to solve the case of who killed Diana Delacourte (but not without some danger to herself).

Kelly has a lot of baggage to overcome but she has managed to find some peace turning her grandmother's thrift store into more of a boutique that grabs the attention of those
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed that this book took place from the time right before Thanksgiving up till Christmas Day. I was glad for another visit to Lucky Cove with Kelly and her friends. I hadn't really remembered the character of Breena until I got a little bit into the book. I do love Liv as Kelly's bestie and Gabe as her guy best friend. With two friends like that, Kelly was definitely blessed. Pepper is a great character too, the perfect momlike figure for Kelly and her impulsiveness (which always mak ...more
Heidi Prockish
Dec 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021
The first week of December was the perfect time to read this! Kelly has Black Friday and Christmas to get ready for. I truly enjoyed spending time with these characters again. The mystery was great and kept me guessing until the end. Thank goodness I have book 3 waiting for me!
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kelly runs a consignment shop she inherited from her Grandmother on Long Island. After one of the women of 'Long Island Ladies' comes in with clothes to consign, another cast member shows up at a party wearing one of the cast-offs. So typical Housewives style - there is a huge to-do and Kelly is blamed for her shop selling the dress to her. Of course, she ends up dead and Kelly is pressured into finding out why. Typical cozy suspension of disbelief on why she is involved in the investigation, bu ...more
Jan 04, 2020 rated it liked it
After being fired as a fashion buyer for an upscale store in New York City, Kelly Quinn is trying to keep her late grandmother's consignment shop above-water. Set in Long Island, Kelly is excited when a cast member of the reality series "Long Island Ladies" (LIL) consigns some dresses at her store. When a former cast member of the show purchases the dress and wears it to a party, a fight ensues and by morning, Kelly finds the cast member dead.
While I enjoyed the originality of the idea for the
Nov 04, 2019 rated it liked it
This is the second book in the Resale Boutique Mysteries series. The main character, Kelly, is turning into a regular Nancy Drew. This is a cozy little mystery with a dash of high fashion and a splash of reality television. It’s not the most exciting story, at times it does drag on. However, it is a quick easy read.

ARC provided by #NetGalley in exchange for an honest and thoughtful review.
Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Great Escapes Book Tours. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Silenced in Sequins by Debra Sennefelder is about a new boutique owner trying to make her deceased grandma proud.
A reality star, a jealous actress, a dead body, and a murder on the loose? It sounds like Kelly Quinn is in trouble. 
Kelly Quinn
Kelly Quinn is our sleuth, main character, and boutique owner. She is trying to make her grandma proud
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
SILENCED IN SEQUINS by Debra Sennefelder
The Second Resale Boutique Mystery

Kelly Quinn is not in the Christmas mood. Her dreams of increased business and popularity after receiving several items on consignment from a reality TV star turn into a nightmare when the two dueling reality "ladies" battle after one shows up wearing the other's cast off clothing! When one of them vows to destroy Kelly's business, Kelly wants to find a way to make things better, but what she finds is the Long Island Lady'
Dec 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

This is the second book in the Resale Boutique mystery series by Debra Sennefelder.

This was quite a fun ride. Realty TV meets consignment shopping at its best!

Kelly Quinn lost her job as a fashion buyer and is now making a go of the consignment shop her grandmother left to her in her will. During a Black Friday advertising blitz she comes onto the radar of some warring tv divas on a popular reality show about Long Island Ladies and their drama, squabbles and one-up-manship. One of the “
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Christmas time is coming and Kelly Quinn is planning to make the most of the shopping season at her upscale consignment boutique. She’s off to a great start when a cast member of local reality show brings some designer duds in for consignment and they sell out quickly. What Kelly didn’t know was that a former cast member bought one of those designer gowns and wore it to a Christmas party that all the cast members are attending. It was an ugly moment between the two women who owned the dress at d ...more
In this second book of a fun new series, (the Resale Boutique Mysteries,) Kelly again finds herself close to the spotlight. Her uncle has organized a party for the holidays which brings together stars of a reality based television show. Unknown to Kelly, a dress purchased from her belonged to one star and is worn by another. This does not go over well (except for the viewers) but when the dress is then found on a murdered woman... Kelly feels justified in looking for a killer.
I do not watch this
Rekha Rao
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have read four of Debra's books so far and I have enjoyed each one of them.
Debra writes mysteries with a touch of quirky humour and this is what makes her stories an enjoyable read.
I have read the first book in this series - Murder wears a black dress - so it wasn't difficult for me to follow through Kelly's story. It is okay if you haven't read book #1 as Silenced in Sequins can be read as a standalone. There might be a reference or two to the previous book but that doesn't spoil the read fo
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was first introduced to Debra Sennefelder via book three in her Food Blogger Mysteries and enjoyed it, so I wanted to give her Resale Boutique Mysteries a read. The first one in the series, Murder Wears a Little Black Dress, was really good. So when I saw she had book two, Silenced in Sequins, coming out I jumped on the chance to read it, and it’s as good as the first one!

I don’t watch reality TV, but I can see the appeal, to be able to watch other people with lives crazier than yours can mak
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
An engrossing and fun read.
I liked the well thought cast of characters, the setting, and the solid mystery that kept me guessing.
Can't wait to read the next installment in this series.
Many thanks to Kensington Books and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Silenced in Sequins is the second installment in Resale Boutique Mystery by Debra Sennefelder.

Kelly has inherited a boutique from her grandmother which is not doing so well at the moment so she is trying her best to promote it well and draw in more customers.
A beautiful dress in given to her by Wendy, a reality show star, When the same dress is worn by Diana, Wendy's former co-star and a rival at the prestigious gala, harsh words ensue. Diana is threatening to ruin Kelly's business. Kelly goes t
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
All Kelly wants is to make her grandmother's resale shop a success. Using her fashion knowledge she is working on turning it into an upscale fashion consignment store. When she once again stumbles onto a dead body, she gets pulled into the case and begins her investigation. Her step-aunt Summer's new bestie, Wendy from the reality show is suspected of the murder and they somewhat blackmail Kelly into helping to find the real killer to get Wendy off the hook. Of course this angers Detective Wolma ...more
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the first in this series, Murder Wears a Little Black Dress and was looking forward to Silenced in Sequins. It was worth the wait, no sophomore slump for this series. Kelly is back along with Pepper and Breena, running the Lucky Cove Resale Boutique. Taking over the business from her grandmother has been a challenge but Kelly is feeling better about her sales when she finds herself holding an honest to goodness Gucci evening dress complete with the 'Made in Italy' label. Things get eve ...more
Susan Johnston
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Princess Fuzzypants here: Fashionista Kelly is turning her grandmother’s consignment shop into an updated going concern in spite of the naysayers and family members who would love to sabotage her efforts. She thinks when one of the stars of a reality show set on Long Island brings in some of her unwanted togs, she might be ready to take her little shop into the bigger leagues. Little does she suspect that clothing would embroil her in a nasty fight between two of the stars and involve her, once ...more
Silenced in Sequins (Resale Boutique Mystery #2) by Debra Sennefelder is a 2020 Kensington publication.

A fun and lively mystery!

Kelly’s consignment shop is struggling, so she is hoping the Black Friday sales will give the shop a much needed financial boost. The shop gets more attention than Kelly bargained for though, with the arrival of a beautiful sequined evening dress once owned by one of the “Long Island Ladies”, - a wildly popular reality show.

Initially, Kelly is excited by the acquisi
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Debra Sennefelder is an avid reader who reads across a range of genres, but mystery fiction is her obsession. Her interest in people and relationships is channeled into her novels against a backdrop of crime and mystery. When she’s not reading, she enjoys cooking and baking and as a former food blogger, she is constantly taking photographs of her food. Yeah, she’s that person.

Born and raised in Ne

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