Thursday, April 24, 2014

Short & Sweet Review: A Custom-Fit Crime by Melissa Bourbon

Title: A Custom-Fit Crime   
Author: Melissa Bourbon    
Series: A Magical Dressmaking Mystery, #4     
Published:  July 2013, Signet  
Format: Paperback, 300 pages    
Source: Personal copy   

After a year of hard work in her Texas hometown, Harlow Jane Cassidy’s dreams are finally within reach—if she can just get it all done in time…

Harlow’s designs will be featured in a big magazine spread, but she only has a few days to finalize her collection. Plus she’s busy helping to plan her mother’s upcoming wedding, playing host to her old friend Orphie, and avoiding a competitive Dallas designer set on stealing Harlow’s ideas. Harlow’s making it all work—until someone breaks into Buttons & Bows and the rival designer is found dead.

But when a near miss makes it clear that Orphie could be the next victim, Harlow will have to untangle the threads of evidence if she wants to save her friend, her mother’s wedding, and her business from becoming fashion road kill…

***Short & Sweet Reviews are short, quick reviews. These will mainly be used for series books where I have already done full reviews on some of the earlier books or for books that I feel will suffice with a quick review. These will not be used for review requests or blog tours.

My thoughts: While I liked the added dimension of the two designers and the models to this installment, what really stole the show for me was the storyline of the upcoming wedding of Harlow Jane's mother and the sheriff. From the description of the dress to the fact that Harlow Jane would soon to step-siblings to her least favorite deputy, I was in stitches! As far as the murder goes, I was able to guess the killer, but the red herrings did have me questioning myself a few times. A good installment, but not quite my favorite.

Books in this series:
  1. Pleating for Mercy
  2. A Fitting End 
  3. Deadly Patterns
  4. A Custom Fit Crime 
  5. A Killing Notion

1 comment

  1. Kristin, I'm glad you enjoyed this. I enjoyed this Short & Sweet Review.


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