Cloche and Dagger
Not only is Scarlett Parker’s love life in the loo – as her British cousin Vivian Tremont would say – it’s also gone viral with an embarrassing video. So when Viv suggests Scarlett leave Florida to lay low in London, she hops on the next plane across the pond. Viv is the proprietor of Mims’s... show more
Not only is Scarlett Parker’s love life in the loo – as her British cousin Vivian Tremont would say – it’s also gone viral with an embarrassing video.
So when Viv suggests Scarlett leave Florida to lay low in London, she hops on the next plane across the pond. Viv is the proprietor of Mims’s Whims, a ladies’ hat shop on Portobello Road bequeathed to both cousins by their beloved grandmother, and she wants Scarlett to finally join her in the millinery business. But a few surprises await Scarlett in London. First, she is met at the airport not by Viv, but by her handsome business manager, Harrison Wentworth. Second, Viv – who has some whims of her own – seems to be missing.
No one is too concerned about the unpredictable Viv until one of her posh clients is found dead wearing the cloche hat Viv made for herand nothing else. Is Scarlett’s cousin in trouble? Or is she in hiding?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 06-08-2013
Pages no: 281
Edition language: English
Series: London Hat Shop Mystery (#1)
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Cloche and Dagger is the first book the Hat Shop Mystery series. Scarlett embarasses herself publicly, becomes a viral internet star and escapes from Florida to London, England at the invitation of her cousin, Viv who co-owns a hat shop with Scarlett. Various shenanigans occur, including a murder,...
After a scandal rocks her life and makes her a viral sensation. Scarlett Parker's cousin Vivian Tremont decides in time she come and help run their grandmother's hat shop she left to both of them- Mim's Whims. In London, Scarlett doesn't find the peace and quiet she's been craving, but a whole host...
As far as I am concerned, Jenn McKinlay is an absolute genius and she's outdone herself with this series debut. I don't recall another series with a millinery shop since Barbara Jaye Wilson's series, and to put it on Portobello Road, was, again, sheer genius. And there's a maybe-ghost! Love, love, l...
I couldn't put this down. The characters were cute and the setting was really nice too. I loved the side characters Andre and Nick. They look like they could be a lot of fun.The reasons why for the murder were kind of lame. I think I wanted it to be a bit more beefy than what it was. But whatever. I...