This fun cozy mystery is a whirlwind of entertaining glimpses of Southern attitudes and behavior, wacky investigative techniques, and yummy interludes (that feed the stomach and the soul). The bombshell revelation about Walker Boone’s relationship to the deceased and the subsequent impact on the murder investigation virtually divides the town into factions, with hilarious impact on Reagan (occasionally literally, as in the donut missile scene). With this series, one is sure of getting a story that provides both a mystery and a lighthearted look at the swath Reagan wreaks wherever she goes, ably supported by quite a memorable cast of secondary characters, and I can’t wait to see what other adventures she gets into, especially after the changes that she goes through in this particular story.
“Demise in Denim” by Duffy Brown is part of the ‘Consignment Shop Mystery’ series that features the adventures of Reagan Summerside. Picking up immediately where “Dead Man Walker” leaves off, the mystery of who killed Conway Adkins and the race to prove Walker Boone’s innocence has unexpected benefits and drawbacks for Reagan. She gets to drive Boone’s beloved Chevy, but she has acquired multiple shadows who analyze her every action, and her refrigerator seems to fill and empty without any action on her part. Accompanied by her trusty canine companion, BW, and encouraged by both her intrepid Aunt Kiki and her fashion-impaired mom, Reagan stumbles onto, ahem, investigates, multiple leads and risks life, limb and…car…only to discover that her own livelihood and life itself may be at risk as well.
It’s springtime in Savannah, Georgia, in the newest Consignment Shop Mystery from the national bestselling author of Pearls and Poison. The azaleas and magnolias are in bloom?and Walker Boone is on the run. . .
When Reagan Summerside turned the first floor of her old Victorian home into a consignment shop, she never imagined she’d be harboring a fugitive in her attic. But after a dead man is found in a bathtub and local lawyer Walker Boone is accused of doing the dirty deed, she suddenly has a new houseguest.
Having the lawyer who took her to the cleaners in her divorce settlement?and who has been getting under her skin ever since?in close proximity is enough to drive Reagan to distraction. For the sake of her sanity?and Walker’s freedom?they need to put their heads together to find out who is trying to get the lawyer out of the picture . . .