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Annette Blair writes historical and contemporary romances, including My Favorite Witch and The Kitchen Witch.
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Product Details

  • Series: A Vintage Magic Mystery (Book 3)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (July 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425233138
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425233139
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.7 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,000,373 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Madeira "Maddie" Cutler owns and operates a vintage clothing shop in Mystick Falls, Connecticut. Maddie can touch vintage items, mainly clothing, and receive visions at times. Maddie's best friend since kindergarten, Eve Meyers, still gets freaked out whenever Maddie zones out (a.k.a. is having a vision).

Maddie receives a package from a famous friend, Dominique "Dom" DeLong. It is the gorgeous seafoam gown Maddie designed for the Broadway star a decade ago. Maddie and Dom had dinner together in New York City only a few weeks ago. But last Friday night the actress collapsed during an off-Broadway musical performance. Enclosed with the gown is a note from Dom asking Maddie to use her special talents to snoop and find her killer. To make matters a bit more complicated, the priceless diamonds that Dom had been wearing in the show are missing.

Dom's son, Kyle, welcomes Maddie and Eve to New York. Turns out that Maddie is named as the executor for Dom. Kyle seems to be the only one Maddie likes or trusts. Kyle's mother told him about Maddie's psychometric visions and he has high hopes that Maddie will learn the identity of his mother's killer, if not what happened to the infamous Pierpont diamonds. There is a wide selection of suspects to choose from. Ian is the philandering ex-husband. Quinny is the catty "best friend". Lance, the leading man of the show. Ursula, Dom's understudy. Zander, Dom's personal chef. The list goes on and on.

Nick Jaconetti, Maddie's FBI boyfriend, is helping with the missing diamond investigation. They share an on-again/off-again relationship. Nick asks Detective Sergeant Lytton Werner to come act as Maddie's bodyguard because the diamond case keeps taking him away from her side. Both Nick and Lytton are interested in Maddie.
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Early one morning, Maddie receives a package and a letter from dear friend. The letter contains Dominique's final wishes. Dom knew her life was in danger and she asks Maddie to help solve her death. When her son, Kyle, calls Maddie, she drops everything and rushes with her side with her BFF Eve and her on-again boyfriend Nick.

Nick works with the FBI. They're more interested in the missing diamonds. When he leaves to catch a potential carrier of the diamonds, he asks local sheriff Werner to keep his eye on Maddie.

Maddie and Kyle dig into this mother's death. They're attempting to weed out friends, parasites, and foes from Dom's acquaintances. It's a tough job, but they seem to be on the right track as Maddie receives a threatening phone call.

Maddie sees unique information due to her psychic ability when touching vintage clothing. She's not sharing her talent, which means she must validate each clue in order to account for her visions.

Will she be able to find the clues to stamp her theories into reality?

The third book in the Vintage Magic series continues to be a charming read with more romance, more vintage clothing, and lots of danger. I love the spark between Werner and Maddie and the now love triangle. I love how Nick's assumptions infuriate Maddie and she stands up to his notions. Most of all, I love the relationship between Maddie and Eve.
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This is the third Vintage Magic Mystery, and tough I love them all, this one took it to a whole new level. In DEATH BY DIAMONDS, Annette Blair gives you a satisfying blend of everything you could want in a mystery and she leaves you wanting the next one NOW! I read DEATH BY DIAMONDS in one night, thought about it all day, and read it a second time. It's that good. Discover Broadway, and all that lurks behind the scenes, the Parasites, greed, lust, love, humor, quick minds, greed, and loyalty. THERE'S SATISFACTION PLUS TO BE FOUND IN THESE PAGES. Not to mention Madeira Cutler's usual psychic abilities and the men in her life: the FBI Special Agent, Dante Underhill, the ghost in top hat and tux for eternity, and Detective Sargent Lytton Werner. Triple yum.

Mysteries in order are A VEILED DECEPTION, LARCENY AND LACE, DEATH BY DIAMONDS & SKIRTING THE GRAVE next spring.

While you're waiting, don't miss her urban fantasies: NAKED DRAGON and BEDEVILED ANGEL, not to mention her delightful witches, all six.
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I enjoyed the first two books, so I figured, "why not continue?" Oh dear, let me count the ways... um.. reasons. This book is confusing, abrupt, disjointed, illogical, distinctly un-magical, and suffers from a serious case of Perrymasonitis.

I hate reviews that tell the whole story. If you want to know the story either read the blurb or read the book. A reviewer doesn't need to retell the plot, but should use the plot, characters, setting, and writing style to critique the book via examples. So I won't be telling the story, nor will I be dropping spoilers.

The whole premise of somebody knowing so clearly she was going to die as to send an item to somebody else which actually arrives "before" the death is too odd to work. If you knew somebody was trying to kill you, wouldn't you at least call the cops? ... nah. I don't mind suspending disbelief, but this entire plot stretched those bounds like spandex on a hippo. Most of this is ridiculous and not even entertainingly ridiculous. It's all getting really old, really fast. The bumbling confusion (for no reason), the clothes/sewing-related fake swear words, the love/hate local cop connection, the on/off "love" (sex?) interest, and finally, the annoying best friend. Yes, I am over, so over, Eve. She's childish, man-hungry, one dimensional, and shallow. Who would even want a friend like her? Not only is she basically a slut, but a slut with no sense of humor and a mean streak. If your best friend had an on-going relationship with someone, you have known both of them for a long time, they're adults capable of making a decision about their relationship, and your friend actually cared a great deal about the man...
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