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#71: Shoulder Bags and Shootings - Dorothy Howell

Synopsis & Book Info:
A clever, fast-moving plot propels Howell's third mystery to feature L.A. fashionista Haley Randolph (after 2009's Purses and Poison). Haley really hated Tiffany Markham, her arch-rival in the purse party business, but she didn't shoot Tiffany and stuff her body in the trunk of a Mercedes belonging to Ada Cameron, the grandmother of Haley's boyfriend and department store owner, Ty Cameron. Discovering who did is a challenge, ditto snaring this season's totally hot Sinful handbag. Can Haley do both and stay out of jail? While Haley's hyperventilating first-person voice can be too much at times (I perked up in my seat, beyond excited, way past thrilled, bordering on crazed), the action is smoother than the butter-soft leather of a Prada bag, and the gritty details of working retail are spot-on. Airhead Haley displays appealing grace under fire as she also deals with her stalking nemesis and former boss, lawyer Kirk Keegan.

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 9780758223784
Purchase at Amazon


My Opinion:
Fashion, mystery and a hint of romance is what this book is.
While I liked the book, a lot even, there wasn't anything that surprised me or even through me for a loop. Every thing was pretty predictable.
It was exactly what I needed at the moment though, and a few times I laughed out loud while reading.
I also had no idea it was a third book in a series, and didn't feel lost. So I definitely think it can be read as a stand alone.


Recommend? Yes.

~I received a copy from FSB Associates. I was not compensated for my opinion.~


  1. Sounds like a fun one, maybe a perfect summer read.

  2. I wasn't sure if I should pick this book ... it sounds like a fun read though.


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