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Haunted is Always in Fashion By Rose Pressey: Review/Giveaway

IN THE December 10 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andCynthia Chow,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andMysteryrat's Maze

by Cynthia Chow

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of Haunted is Always in Fashion. We also have a link to order it from Amazon, and from an indie bookstore where a portion goes to help support KRL.

The owner of clothing boutique It’s Vintage Y’all in Sugar Creek, Georgia, Cookie Chanel considered herself a connoisseur of vintage attire. She’s not the only one, in addition to writing a blog and advising television and movies, she has been asked by author Juliana McDaniel for a consultation on a book she’s writing. When their meeting takes place, it’s after Juliana’s car has crashed, and she is unexpectedly in a very deceased and ghostly form.

Cookie is less surprised than Juliana by the turn of events, having acquired Charlotte Meadows as a constant companion six months ago despite the socialite’s own previous murder and incorporeal state. When Cookie’s boyfriend, Detective Dylan Valentine, reveals that Juliana had been shot before the crash, both she and Charlotte insist that they “assist” the police with their efforts to find the culprit.book

Although Cookie initially would prefer to concentrate on building her inventory of delicate vintage clothing, a consultation with her eerily psychic cat Wind Song quickly changes her mind.

By following a lead from Cookie’s pseudo-psychic best friend Heather, they are able to also hunt for the origins of the mysterious Persian kitty, who has proven to be uncannily accurate at predictions with Tarot cards and a Ouija board. Wind Song’s counsel points in the same direction of those questioning after hats Juliana had been storing in her car’s trunks, not to mention the sudden break-ins at Vintage Y’all. With Charlotte aggressively asserting her opinions and Juliana passively insisting that no one she knew would have murdered her, Cookie and her gangs pursue their own investigation while always dressed in ultimate vintage couture.

In this fourth book of the Haunted Vintage Mystery series Charlotte continues to rival any teenager with her mean girl snark, narcissism, and complete self-involvement. It’s no wonder that Cookie rarely has time alone for a date with the delectable Detective Dylan, who is still unaware of the ghostly conversations constantly ensuing in the background. The descriptive details of Cookie’s ever-revolving wardrobe will delight any fashion maven, as will the often contrary style advice from both Cookie and Charlotte. Eccentric Southern characters ensure for unique and often comical adventures, which are often softened by Cookie’s fond memories of the grandmother who first inspired her love of vintage. Fans of this fun and light-hearted cozy series will be more than satisfied with its very Southern setting and fashion-linked solution.

To enter to win a copy of Haunted is Always in Fashion, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “haunted,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen December 17, 2016. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section.

Click on this link to purchase this book & a portion goes to help support KRL & an indie bookstore Mysterious Galaxy:

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Cynthia Chow is the branch manager of Kaneohe Public Library on the island of Oahu. She balances a librarian lifestyle of cardigans and hair buns with a passion for motorcycle riding and regrettable tattoos (sorry, Mom).

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bertha Hammond December 10, 2016 at 7:54am

Love the cover of this book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Haunted is always in Fashion.


2 Lynn December 10, 2016 at 10:13am

Really sounds like a fun read, thanks for offering for us!


3 Donamae Kutska
Twitter: @donamaekutska
December 10, 2016 at 4:01pm

I really want to read this book! Thank you!


4 Brittany Abbott
Twitter: @ilovefinnegan
December 10, 2016 at 6:57pm

This looks like a wonderful read.


5 Nora-Adrienne
Twitter: @Nora-Adrienne
December 11, 2016 at 6:31am

I am definitely a fan of Rose’s writing. I’ve read 2 books in this series and own three of the Halloween Laveau Series. I’d love to win this newest book for my home library.

NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com
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6 Judy Weaver December 11, 2016 at 7:43am

Love stories set in Georgia!


7 Barbara December 11, 2016 at 8:59am

Cover won me over would love to read this


8 Amanda B. December 11, 2016 at 10:02am

This one is on my wish list! Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the contest! 2boys4me (at) gmail (dot) com.


9 Kristi Gilbert December 11, 2016 at 11:13am

I’m a Georgia girl so I love to read cozies set in GA. Can’t wait to read it. hannah03@bellsouth.net


10 Karin A December 11, 2016 at 8:59pm

Sounds like a good one!
karin56381 (at) gmail.com


11 Linda Moffitt
Twitter: @LindaMoffitt02
December 12, 2016 at 11:47am

Looks like a fun read Thanks so much for the chance to win iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com


12 Doward Wilson December 12, 2016 at 2:24pm

One of the very best funny & paranormal cozy mystery series to read. Hilarious characters, wonderful fashion make this a must read. Thanks for the chance to win the newest book.


13 Sharon Braswell
Twitter: @SharonBraswell1
December 13, 2016 at 11:29pm

I love the cover and the sound of a tale with a ghostly victim, who hopefully has some clues about her own murder! What fun! oh_bother88@hotmail.com


14 Liza December 16, 2016 at 4:07am

Thank you for the offer!! I’ve read several of Rose Pressey’s books and I love them!! Such a wonderful, fun read!!


15 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
December 19, 2016 at 10:33am

We have a winner!


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