Monday, June 29, 2015

Book 2 in the Haunted Vintage Mystery series
by Rose Pressey

When a film crew wakes up a sleepy Georgia town, murder is in fashion...

Sugar Creek is all abuzz. A film is being shot on a historic plantation, and vintage clothing store owner Cookie Chanel is thrilled to provide authentic period outfits for its stars. When Cookie discovers the temperamental leading lady drowned in a pond, wearing a lovely vintage dress, she’s suddenly on location for a real-life crime scene. And when a ghost says the dress belongs to her, the number of clues Cookie has to investigate rivals the size of her shoe collection. With the supernatural support of her psychic cat, Cookie must find a killer in the cast of suspects, and avoid starring in her own final scene…

Don’t miss Cookie Chanel’s Fashion Tips


There seem to be more and more “paracozies” in the cozy market these lately. If they are all as well written as the Haunted Vintage Mystery series, I say Keep them coming!

Protagonist Cookie Chanel is one part “Ghost Whisper”, one part business owner and vintage clothing expert, and one part amateur sleuth. As the saying goes, she wears many hats. And with cookie, you can guarantee they are all stylish. ;-)

I loved that every other chapter stared off with Cookie’s Savvy Vintage Fashion Shopping Tips and Charlotte’s Handy-Dandy Tips for Navigating the Afterlife.  I simply adore when authors do this in books. It makes it that much more exciting to get to each new chapter.

The action started off right away in ALL DRESS UP AND NO PLACE TO HAUNT and kept going at a wonderful pace. Because the story flowed so well, it was one of those ones I hated to put down, and I didn’t much. I read it through pretty fast. Each chapter just begging me to read it, and the one after that and the one…..well, you get my point.

This was a fun story that had me laughing even as the mystery was growing of who killed the leading lady, and a new ghost pops up needing help from Cookie and her resident ghost Charlotte. The questions kept coming and the intrigue kept building until author Rose Pressey wrapped everything up in an expertly penned ending.

And check out the back of the book for An Excerpt from Cookie Chanel’s Fashion Blog, Tips for Living with a Psychic Cat, and an excerpt from Book three, HAUNT COUTURE AND GHOSTS GALORE coming in fall of this year, 2015!

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  1. I agree, Lisa, that there seem to be more of the paranormal cozy mysteries than ever before. As long as they are well written, I enjoy them so much because it adds a little extra dimension (pun intended) to the plot.

  2. Thanks, Lisa! Love the book cover! I thought all cats were psychic... :)

  3. Yes, normally I would not care for paranormal but cozies make it fun. Thanks for the review!

  4. Thank you Lisa for the review! The book sounds delightful.

  5. Looking forward to this! Thanks for the great review.