Sunday, November 23, 2014

If You've Got It, Haunt It by Rose Pressey

Cookie always goes to estate sales hoping to snag some vintage clothing for her shop.  She enjoys wearing and selling the old designs.  Some she matches with new items; some she keeps all vintage.  You never know what you might discover at an estate sale.  Somehow she never expected to discover a ghost...

Kensington Books and Net Galley gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published December 2nd, so make a note to grab a copy then.

She's chatting with an "in your face" kind of lady while trying to shop and she's just about going to ask for help to get rid of her when the lady tells her she's been murdered.  All of sudden she realizes the other shoppers think she's talking to herself.

Since this cozy mystery came from Kensington I was pretty sure I would like it.  I was right.  I'm not big on ghosts but I do enjoy mysteries and ghosts who help with the investigation tickle me.  Charlotte isn't as much help as she is hindrance, but she does make some interesting observations.  Like how hunky the new cop in town is.

The more questions Cookie asks the less she knows.  Everyone has something odd going on.  And now she's getting threats on her blog.  Who could be sending them?  And why would they unless they were the killer?

Cookie is a fun character.  She's just a typical female who likes clothes.  She's no rocket scientist but she's persistent and wants to help Charlotte.  She actually hoping Charlotte will move on if she finds her killer, but she doesn't say so.  A lot of Charlotte's friends weren't really her friends.  That makes the search even harder.

I like the new cop as a love interest.  There will be some conflict I'm sure, since I doubt Cookie will keep her nose out of other mysteries once she solves this one.  We'll just have to read the next book and see, won't we?

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