At the Drop of a Hat
Cousins Scarlett Parker and Vivian Tremont’s fashionable London hat shop, Mim’s Whims, is visited by a new customer bearing an old hat box. Ariana Jackson is getting married and wants to restore her mother’s bridal hat and veil for the occasion. The elegant item was made by Scarlett and Vivian’s... show more
Cousins Scarlett Parker and Vivian Tremont’s fashionable London hat shop, Mim’s Whims, is visited by a new customer bearing an old hat box. Ariana Jackson is getting married and wants to restore her mother’s bridal hat and veil for the occasion. The elegant item was made by Scarlett and Vivian’s grandmother over thirty years ago, so Viv is delighted to take the job.
When Scarlett goes to Ariana’s office to consult about the restoration cost, she finds her outside, standing over her boss’s dead body. Though Ariana claims to know nothing about his demise, the investigation unveils a motive for murder. Now, with the bride-to-be in custody and the wedding on hold, Scarlett and Viv must find the real killer before Ariana’s future is boxed up for good.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2015-02-03
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: London Hat Shop Mystery (#3)
This series would make a great drinking game; every time Scarlett's face turns flaming red, take a shot. Every time the names "Harry" and "Ginger" are used, take a shot. Every time Harrison makes Scarlett weak in the knees take a shot. Meanwhile, I guarantee you'll be passed out drunk by chapte...
Reading this, I start to remember why I used to think McKinlay was one of the better cozy writers today. It's not up to early standards, but it's definitely better than some of her more recent efforts in the 4 series she's written. I had my concerns at the beginning; the first chapter read like a...
Not bad! Not as good as the last two, but not bad. This go around, Scarlett and Viv agree to repair a hat for a bride for her upcoming wedding. The hat had been designed by their Aunt Mim back in the day. When Scarlett can't reach the young woman, she decides to show up at her place of em...
I must start this review out by saying, Jenn McKinlay is one of my very favorite authors. It was her Cupcake Bakery Mystery series that started me on this long glorious road of cozy mysteries. After I read every book to date in that series, I quickly bought and read every book she had published at t...