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A Killer Necklace (Fashionation with Mystery) (Volume 2) Paperback – October 6, 2015
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About the Author
Melodie Campbell Billed as Canada’s “Queen of Comedy" by the Toronto Sun, Melodie Campbell achieved a personal best when Library Digest compared her to Janet Evanovich. Winner of nine awards, including the 2014 Derringer (US) and the 2014 Arthur Ellis (Canada) Melodie has over 200 publications, including 100 comedy credits, 40 short stories, and nine novels. Her first book, Rowena Through the Wall, was an Amazon Top 100 Bestseller putting her just ahead of Nora Roberts, and just behind Tom Clancy. Critics have called it “Outlander meets Sex and the City.” She is the Executive Director of Crime Writers of Canada. http://melodiecampbell.com http://fashionationwithmystery.com Cynthia St-Pierre In marketing Cynthia wrote promotional, packaging and communications materials; penned articles for business periodicals; and a chapter of How to Successfully Do Business in Canada. A member of Crime Writers of Canada, she has one award for fiction and has been a writing contest judge. Best of all for a mystery writer, Cynthia has received a York Regional Police Citizens Awareness Program certificate, presented and signed by Julian Fantino, former Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police. Cynthia grows vegetables in her backyard, makes recipes with tofu, and speaks English-accented French with husband Yves. http://vegetariandetective.blogspot.com http://fashionationwithmystery.com
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A Killer Necklace is a fun cozy especially suited for those who love fashion and romances in their whodunits. Although written by two people, the story is seamless. It’s hard to tell where one writer picks up and the other leaves off. The story is told from both Becki and Gina’s viewpoints (perhaps each author wrote from a separate viewpoint, as the voices are distinctive), along with a small selection of other characters. This adds to the suspense as the reader knows when Gina unintentionally places herself in grave danger.
Gina and Becki are terrific characters, as are their significant others, who are both in law enforcement. It creates an interesting dynamic and tension in their personal lives. I would have loved to have learned even more about the suspects or have their paths cross a little more, but still, this is a great summer read.
Urban readers will appreciate the inside look into rural Ontario life, while us in the small town will appreciate the tastes of the big city scene - especially the high-end designer looks that act as perfect accessories to the plot.
In true Agatha Christie style, the writers present several good prospects for whodunnit, and it is up to the reader to race the heroines in trying to solve it all before the final wedding scene in which romance (almost) triumphs over ultra-chic.