Murder Wears a Little Black Dress (Resale Boutique Mystery #1)
Every woman would kill for one . . .  Manhattan fashionista Kelly Quinn thought she’d left her upstate New York town far behind . . . until the Seventh Avenue expat returns home to revamp her grandmother’s consignment shop into an upscale boutique—and unwittingly sets a trend for murder . . .   After her rising career as a Manhattan buyer is derailed, Kelly has mixed feelings about relocating back to Lucky Cove, in spite of her big plans for the soon-to-be-renamed Curated by Kelly Resale Boutique. What’s left of her luck starts running out when a customer puts on a black lace dress that triggers visions of someone being murdered. As if the haunted “Murder Dress” isn’t enough to kill business, the psychic’s doppelganger cousin has just been found bludgeoned to death.   Was Maxine LeMoyne the real target or was it a case of mistaken murder? With some creepy pre-Halloween bargain hunters walking the night and Kelly suddenly a person of interest, a second murder rocks the close-knit town. Now Kelly could be the one who ends up talking to dead people when she’s stalked by a killer determined to take her out in high style . . .

Murder Wears a Little Black Dress (Resale Boutique Mystery #1) Details

TitleMurder Wears a Little Black Dress (Resale Boutique Mystery #1)
Author
ReleaseJan 22nd, 2019
PublisherLyrical Underground
Rating
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery

Murder Wears a Little Black Dress (Resale Boutique Mystery #1) Review

  • Betty
    January 1, 1970
    The start of a new series and new author for me. I will read this author again. It has been a while since I have read any Chic Lit but this book has traces of it along with a mystery and possible paranormal element. The cover is attractive and leads you into the tale.Kelly Quinn has inherited her Grandmother consignment shop and has plans to change it an upscale boutique. There is some disagreement with the present staff. Kelly has planned a big sale to remove merchandise and bring new items. A The start of a new series and new author for me. I will read this author again. It has been a while since I have read any Chic Lit but this book has traces of it along with a mystery and possible paranormal element. The cover is attractive and leads you into the tale.Kelly Quinn has inherited her Grandmother consignment shop and has plans to change it an upscale boutique. There is some disagreement with the present staff. Kelly has planned a big sale to remove merchandise and bring new items. A stranger walks into the shop and tries on the black dress and has a vision that a woman was wearing the dress when she committed a MURDER. Before long rumors that the shop there is a MURDER DRESS and the building is haunted. This stops the business and Kelly Lee to see the Physic and finds a MURDER victim. Kelly needs answers to several questions in order to save her shop. She does some silly things as Kelly tries to find her answers. It there a MURDER DRESS? Is the woman a physic or a fraud? Disclosure: Many thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a review The opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    I had the pleasure of reading an early ARC of MURDER WEARS A LITTLE BLACK DRESS—the debut story in the new Resale Boutique Mysteries. It’s trendy and fast-paced with plenty of suspects, entertaining characters, and home and hearth details to appeal to cozy fans. I enjoyed this story from cover to cover. The author plotted the scenes much like you put together a chic ensemble with accessories. At the end, the reveal is well pulled together and appealing.Kelly Quinn’s granny left her a consignment I had the pleasure of reading an early ARC of MURDER WEARS A LITTLE BLACK DRESS—the debut story in the new Resale Boutique Mysteries. It’s trendy and fast-paced with plenty of suspects, entertaining characters, and home and hearth details to appeal to cozy fans. I enjoyed this story from cover to cover. The author plotted the scenes much like you put together a chic ensemble with accessories. At the end, the reveal is well pulled together and appealing.Kelly Quinn’s granny left her a consignment shop that was her pride and joy. Located in Lucky Cove, NY, the shop is rundown and Kelly’s vision is to update and revamp the space into an upscale boutique. Her granny’s best friend, Pepper, works there and is wary about the changes Kelly is making. When a customer tries on a black lace dress and has a vision of murder, business slacks off and Kelly fears the financial strain will be too much to stay afloat amid rumors she’s selling haunted clothing. To keep the shop open, Kelly begins to piece clues together and figure out how the black dress was involved in a murder. This cozy is a clever whodunnit! Enjoy!I reviewed a digital arc provided by NetGalley and Kensington Lyrical Press. Thank you.
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  • Susan Kennedy
    January 1, 1970
    This was a fun little mystery. Centered around a resale boutique, it was a bit about family and friends as Kelly came back to her hometown to take possession of her grandmother's boutique. After trying on a black dress, the local psychic has a vision of a murder. This story revolves around this and other murders that take place. Kelly tries to clear her name as a suspect and gets entangled a bit deep.It's a fun cozy mystery that was easy and enjoyable to read. I enjoyed the characters and the st This was a fun little mystery. Centered around a resale boutique, it was a bit about family and friends as Kelly came back to her hometown to take possession of her grandmother's boutique. After trying on a black dress, the local psychic has a vision of a murder. This story revolves around this and other murders that take place. Kelly tries to clear her name as a suspect and gets entangled a bit deep.It's a fun cozy mystery that was easy and enjoyable to read. I enjoyed the characters and the story. It was a nice little twist at the end that kept it interesting. Good read!
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  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    Murder Wears a Little Black Dress is the first book in the Resale Boutique Mystery series and I liked that the mystery element had a paranormal twist. I also liked that the story focused on more than just the murder that took place. There was a true emphasis on fashion, consignment, and the taking over of a boutique that had been owned and run by her grandmother. With Kelly trying to change things up it created tension with the existing employee and loyal customers and when one of her garments w Murder Wears a Little Black Dress is the first book in the Resale Boutique Mystery series and I liked that the mystery element had a paranormal twist. I also liked that the story focused on more than just the murder that took place. There was a true emphasis on fashion, consignment, and the taking over of a boutique that had been owned and run by her grandmother. With Kelly trying to change things up it created tension with the existing employee and loyal customers and when one of her garments was dubbed the “murder dress” it did nothing for helping Kelly’s business take-off.There was much that I liked about this cozy mystery with its twists and turns, the use of a psychic to try and clear Kelly’s name, and the inclusion of Kelly’s family members. In this book though, I had problems with Kelly’s past. There really wasn’t enough of an explanation about her previous life in the town and just the barest of explanations about what drove her from the town. Also, those explanations were dropped throughout the reading after I was already wondering why something or someone was significant. I would have much preferred if I had been given Kelly’s history in the town as well as her backstory upfront. Overall though, Murder Wears a Little Black Dress was a nice start to a promising series.This review is based on a complimentary book I received from NetGalley. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Find this review and more at The Genre Minx Book Reviews
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  • JoAn
    January 1, 1970
    Murder Wears a Little Black Dress by Debra Sennefelder is the first book in a new cozy mystery series that seemed to be a little bit cozy mystery, little bit of chic lit and a slight nod to psychic abilities.Kelly Quinn has moved home to Lucky Cove to take over her grandmother's resale shop after her career in New York as an assistant buyer crashed. She's is second guessing her decisions about her move, her life and the shop as she tries to begin her life all over again. Then a psychic visits he Murder Wears a Little Black Dress by Debra Sennefelder is the first book in a new cozy mystery series that seemed to be a little bit cozy mystery, little bit of chic lit and a slight nod to psychic abilities.Kelly Quinn has moved home to Lucky Cove to take over her grandmother's resale shop after her career in New York as an assistant buyer crashed. She's is second guessing her decisions about her move, her life and the shop as she tries to begin her life all over again. Then a psychic visits her shop on the first day, tries on a little black dress and has a vision of a man being murdered. Rumors fly and so do customers. Kelly is desparate to save the shop so begins to investigate.Ms. Sennefelder has written an intricate plot that is smoothly paced with enough twists to keep readers guessing and several suspects that all could be guilty. The reveal was dramatic and surprising and the final chapter was a happy grand opening for the shop and a new beginning for Kelly.I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from Lyrical Underground via NetGalley. All of the above opinions are my own.
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  • Kristina
    January 1, 1970
    Murders Wears a Little Black Dress by Debra Sennefelder takes readers on a journey to Lucky Cove, New York. Kelly Quinn has inherited her grandmother’s consignment shop, Lucky Cove consignment Shop much to her Uncle Ralph’s disappointment. Kelly has big plans to make the shop profitable and change it into an upscale boutique. She is having a three day sale to help clear out the unwanted items. Bernadette Rydell, the local psychic, comes in and tries on a little black dress. While wearing the dre Murders Wears a Little Black Dress by Debra Sennefelder takes readers on a journey to Lucky Cove, New York. Kelly Quinn has inherited her grandmother’s consignment shop, Lucky Cove consignment Shop much to her Uncle Ralph’s disappointment. Kelly has big plans to make the shop profitable and change it into an upscale boutique. She is having a three day sale to help clear out the unwanted items. Bernadette Rydell, the local psychic, comes in and tries on a little black dress. While wearing the dress, Bernadette has a vision of a man being murdered. The shop quickly clears of customers while rumors of the “haunted dress” swirl about town keeping shoppers at bay. Kelly needs to get her sale back on track and starts by visiting the dresses consignee. She then gets a call from Bernadette asking her to stop by right away. Kelly arrives at Bernadette’s cottage and finds her dead on the floor. She is shocked when Bernadette walks through the door. The victim is Maxine Lemoyne, Bernadette’s cousin, who could pass for her twin sister. Which cousin was the intended target? Detective Nora Wolman is on the case, and she has Kelly at the top of her suspect list. The situation at her shop deteriorates when Valerie Leigh holds an impromptu séance and claims a chair is haunted which results in a customer filing a lawsuit. Kelly is determined to clear her name and the shop’s. However, someone is not happy with her sleuthing and tries to discourage her. When a second person connected to the case is murdered, Kelly knows she must be getting close to the truth. Kelly needs to work quickly, or she could end up the subject of the séance.Murder Wears a Little Black Dress is the debut novel in A Resale Boutique Mystery series. Kelly Quinn has inherited her grandmother’s consignment boutique and she is determined to make it work. Kelly lost her job as an assistant buyer in New York and her old boss has had her blackballed in the fashion industry. She wants to make changes to the shop to feature clothing and accessories only (getting rid of furniture and tchotchkes). Pepper Donovan, her grandmother’s friend and employee does not like the changes Kelly plans to make to the shop (I want to know how a shop making no profit can afford an employee). I thought Murder Wears a Little Black Dress was a quick, easy to read cozy mystery. It is fashion oriented with detailed clothing descriptions. The mystery was straightforward and avid mystery readers will find it a piece of cake pinpointing the killer. I wish the author had provided more details on Kelly’s past. Some information is imparted throughout the book and details on how she lost her job is slowly revealed. Kelly has tension with Ariel Barnes over an incident that occurred back in high school. Again, the information is slowly provided as the story progresses (very drawn out). To me it should have been an emotional part of the story, but the feelings were not there. There is a smidgeon of paranormal in the story and a hint of romance. Murder Wears a Little Black Dress is a lively cozy mystery with fashionable clothes, personable characters, murder, mystical forces, and mayhem.
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  • Dawn Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    I am going to start with what I DID NOT like about this book and then move on to the rest of my review:1. PLEASE, whom do I need to speak to to stop authors from using the premise of the main character being seen as guilty when the murder occurs? Especially in almost ALL new, first book cozies? Please, please, P L E A S E stop this. It is old, overdone and is driving me [and quite a few other people from what I have read] crazy. It has been done to death [seriously, no pun intended there] and it I am going to start with what I DID NOT like about this book and then move on to the rest of my review:1. PLEASE, whom do I need to speak to to stop authors from using the premise of the main character being seen as guilty when the murder occurs? Especially in almost ALL new, first book cozies? Please, please, P L E A S E stop this. It is old, overdone and is driving me [and quite a few other people from what I have read] crazy. It has been done to death [seriously, no pun intended there] and it needs to stop. Now. Please. And in case you couldn't tell, that is how this book opens. Girl moves back home because her beloved Granny has died and left her a store and she had just been [conveniently] fired from her "big city job" and is able to take over and a person is murdered and she is the main suspect. AND, while we are at it...2. WHY do we have to have a MC who is heartbroken, jobless, only back home because someone died etc etc. to have a story? Cannot it be someone who is already established in the community they grew up in? There is only one series that I know of that has done that and even in that one, the people were opening a new business because their other job failed. Okay, there are two [because another one popped into my mind as I was typing that], but that is all. Does everyone need to have an issue, heartbreak or a dead relative to have a good story? Sigh. 3. WHY are all the cops either hard-nose [and if they are women, they have massive attitude and dress poorly] and mean or they are so stupid that you cannot help but roll your eyes every time they open their mouths or try and solve the murder? OR they have to be awesome so the MC will fall in love with them and they can be their big, bad protectors. PLEASE. Stop this as well. PLEASE. This book has two of the above and it was annoying. And WHY does the "hard nose" cop have to have tunnel vision? Really? I am pretty sure that there are good cops out there that are NOT like that. Ugh. Now that that is out of the way, let's move on to what I did like about this book. 1. The length. This was almost the perfect length for a cozy. It could have been a touch longer so the reveal wouldn't have felt so rushed, but for the most part [and for a first book] it was a good length and the pacing was really good as well. 2. The characters. I really, really like these characters quite a bit. Usually it takes me a couple of books to settle in with the characters, but these grabbed me right from the first and that was cool [perhaps because I lived in NY and loved the city like the MC does and i now live in a small town and I know the gossip and crap that goes on in that arena as well]. The characters work well together and have a good rapport and flow with each other and that made easing into a new book relatively easy. I do with the accident with Ariel was more fleshed out and the reasoning behind Kelly and Caroline's estrangement was also more fleshed out, but perhaps we will see more of that should this series [and I for one certainly hope it does] continue. 3. I like the idea of this book. A boutique resale shop is VERY NY and very en-vogue there and is a perfect setting for a cozy series. I like how the MC faced dilemma's of having to take over her Grandmother's shop and the resistance she faced - it was the perfect amount mixed in with the encouragement from her best friend; just like it would be in real life. 4. The smarmy uncle and step-aunt. Been there, done that. And they are perfectly done. Overall, I liked this book very much - I had to give it three stars because of the reasons stated at the beginning of the review, but I will absolutely read the next one and have a feeling they will get better with each book. I look forward to finding out if I am correct!Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing the ARC for this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars rounded up. This is the first book in the new Resale Boutique Mysteries. I really enjoyed reading this smart, sassy, fast-paced mystery. Kelly Quinn has returned to her hometown of Lucky Cover after losing her job in New York City, attending her granny's funeral and finding out that her granny left her the consignment shop that was her pride and joy. Kelly, who has a degree in fashion, plans to take the rundown shop and revamp it into her own fashion boutique. All does not go as planne 4.5 stars rounded up. This is the first book in the new Resale Boutique Mysteries. I really enjoyed reading this smart, sassy, fast-paced mystery. Kelly Quinn has returned to her hometown of Lucky Cover after losing her job in New York City, attending her granny's funeral and finding out that her granny left her the consignment shop that was her pride and joy. Kelly, who has a degree in fashion, plans to take the rundown shop and revamp it into her own fashion boutique. All does not go as planned when a local psychic has a vision after trying on a Black Lace Dress and blacking out. Business dies off, Kelly stumbles on a dead body, she is being sued and is now a suspect in at least one murder. With her uncle hounding her to sell him the store, is she going to leave town with her tail between her legs or stick it out and try to find the murderer?I enjoyed this book, the characters, the plot and the various side stories. The setting is different from any of the other cozy series that I read, so that was also very appealing. Pepper, her granny's friend and her employee is her mother figure. She tries to keep her on the straight and narrow and does not mince words when she thinks Kelly needs to hear them. There are a lot of interesting secondary characters, many with a past involving Kelly that I hope we learn more about. She and her family are estranged, so again, I hope there is more to come in future additions to the series. As Kelly begins to piece clues together and figure out how the black dress was involved in a murder, I followed along trying to solve the mystery. I figured out some of what was going on, but the ending was fantastic. There were plenty of suspects, many clues and some red herrings that all added to the entertainment value of this clever cozy mystery. I recommend this one to lovers of cozy mysteries with a bit of a chick-lit feel. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book to read upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
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  • Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    The first book in a new series and it was very enjoyable! I love cozies anyway and this one checked off all the boxes of what I expect - a protagonist that inserts themselves into an investigation while not being a detective/police officer, red herrings, twists in the plot and with the characters, multiple suspects..the list goes on.I have not read many series that center around a thrift/consignment store and so I found this one quite interesting since Kelly took over this store when her grandmo The first book in a new series and it was very enjoyable! I love cozies anyway and this one checked off all the boxes of what I expect - a protagonist that inserts themselves into an investigation while not being a detective/police officer, red herrings, twists in the plot and with the characters, multiple suspects..the list goes on.I have not read many series that center around a thrift/consignment store and so I found this one quite interesting since Kelly took over this store when her grandmother died and they have different objectives to make the store a success. Kelly has a background in fashion so it makes her the perfect person to run the shop. Granted she wants to put her own stamp on the shop but comes across resistance from her grandmother's best friend and employee, Pepper. Change is hard but eventually, both Pepper and Kelly come to a mutual understanding.The mystery itself was hidden well and I did not expect the twist at the end. I supposed I should have seen it coming because there are some subtle clues hidden in the text. There is another mystery that isn't revealed yet - who is Lulu that runs a blog and is spilling some information about Kelly's shop that may or may not help? I can't wait to find out how long the identity of this blogger remains a secret.
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  • Tari
    January 1, 1970
    This was another book that I wished didn't have to end. Although I'm happy that once the showdown happened and the killer was arrested, the book didn't end there. The actual ending chapter was so heartwarming in many ways! The book was well-written and plotted with a cool twist at the end.Kelly Quinn had lost her job as an assistant buyer for a NYC store, but her Granny had willed her the consignment shop she owned, which Kelly was going to revamp into a stylish resale boutique. Pepper, her gran This was another book that I wished didn't have to end. Although I'm happy that once the showdown happened and the killer was arrested, the book didn't end there. The actual ending chapter was so heartwarming in many ways! The book was well-written and plotted with a cool twist at the end.Kelly Quinn had lost her job as an assistant buyer for a NYC store, but her Granny had willed her the consignment shop she owned, which Kelly was going to revamp into a stylish resale boutique. Pepper, her granny's best friend and employee was skeptical about all these changes Kelly wanted to make and wasn't shy about giving her opinion. After a local psychic had a vision of a murder while wearing a dress that was consigned, Kelly couldn't leave it alone and started investigating here and there. When Kelly ended up being a possible suspect in two different murders, she knew she had to step up her snooping game. The killer didn't like that at all and had Kelly next in their radar.I really liked the variety of quirky characters in this book. My one favorite character was Pepper, who was more like a mom to Kelly, since she used tough love to show Kelly the error of her ways. Pepper was the mom of Gabe, a local police officer that Kelly's bestie, Liv, had a crush on. I didn't care much for Uncle Ralph or his third wife, Summer, but hey every good cozy has to have some sort of ongoing conflict right? We get to root for Kelly that way. Her cousin Frankie was a hoot and so was Gabe--Gabe had been like a brother to Kelly when they were growing up. I liked the side story of Kelly's friend Ariel who had been her sister's bestie in high school, but due to an accident that Kelly feels responsible for, Ariel ended up in a wheelchair. She was absolutely awesome and ranks with Pepper as my other favorite character. I mean, who knew that a friend in a motorized wheelchair could come in handy like she did at one point in the book. You'll have to read and find out what happened, but I thought the showdown was pretty epic. The last chapter really summed everything up well, had a couple of small tissue moments (good ones though) and Kelly may just have a guy to date!
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  • Patty
    January 1, 1970
    Murder Wears a Little Black Dress by Debra Sennefelder is the 1st book of the Resale Boutique Mystery series, and a good start. Kelly Quinn lost her job in the fashion industry in New York City, but she inherited her grandmother's consignment shop in Lucky Cove, in upstate New York. Kelly has been using her talents to turn the store into an upscale boutique. During a big three day sale, the local psychic tries on a dress, then she has a vision of a man being murdered. Kelly is determined to get Murder Wears a Little Black Dress by Debra Sennefelder is the 1st book of the Resale Boutique Mystery series, and a good start. Kelly Quinn lost her job in the fashion industry in New York City, but she inherited her grandmother's consignment shop in Lucky Cove, in upstate New York. Kelly has been using her talents to turn the store into an upscale boutique. During a big three day sale, the local psychic tries on a dress, then she has a vision of a man being murdered. Kelly is determined to get to the bottom of the vision because customers don't want to buy haunted clothing. There are many twists and turns in this book. I enjoyed reading this book and am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. I was given a copy of this book for a fair and honest review.
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  • Teri Griffis
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a first book in a new series but I'm not sure how I feel about it. I feel the plot is like many other cozy mysteries and, of course, the main character is a suspect. The writing was a little wordy, the characters a little blah, and the plot was "gray".
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  • Miss W Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    Murder Wears a Little Black Dress is the first book in the Resale Boutique Mystery Series. This book is half cozy mystery and half chic-lit, in my opinion, which is a great mix.There is a little romance but not enough to distract from the mystery. I very much enjoyed the story here. I think the author did a great job with character development as well as a complex story line. I like the premise of a consignment shop as a setting for a mystery.I did think I had it all figured out half way through Murder Wears a Little Black Dress is the first book in the Resale Boutique Mystery Series. This book is half cozy mystery and half chic-lit, in my opinion, which is a great mix.There is a little romance but not enough to distract from the mystery. I very much enjoyed the story here. I think the author did a great job with character development as well as a complex story line. I like the premise of a consignment shop as a setting for a mystery.I did think I had it all figured out half way through, but I was TOTALLY wrong, which makes for a great mystery when you cannot figure it out. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.
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  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I am not usually a fan of fashion/consignment cozies but this one really grabbed me.I found the characters entertaining and the whodunit kept me enthralled and guessing.I look forward to reading the next in the series.I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of the book.
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  • Jeanie Jackson
    January 1, 1970
    Now I am hooked on two series from Debra Sennefelder. The new Resale Boutique Mystery series hits all the points I love about cozy mysteries. Murder Wears a Little Black Dress provides a challenge for the protagonist Kelly Quinn, it offers her a strong support system of people that we can love, and it offers an intriguing mystery with an unusual slant, not to mention a really great title. For some reason I am attracted to books with resale/consignment shops so that one hit just right, too. Kelly Now I am hooked on two series from Debra Sennefelder. The new Resale Boutique Mystery series hits all the points I love about cozy mysteries. Murder Wears a Little Black Dress provides a challenge for the protagonist Kelly Quinn, it offers her a strong support system of people that we can love, and it offers an intriguing mystery with an unusual slant, not to mention a really great title. For some reason I am attracted to books with resale/consignment shops so that one hit just right, too. Kelly needs a little smoothing out but for the most part that is in reaction from the changes in her life and we see a bit of that smoothing later in the novel. I look forward to spending more time with Kelly and her friends in the next book in the Resale Boutique Mystery series!I was excited to receive a copy of the ARC from the publisher via Goodreads Giveaway. It was already on my must-buy list and I got to read it early!#Goodreads #MurderWearsaLittleBlackDress
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  • Jeanie
    January 1, 1970
    Formula for murder: Take one former Manhattan fashionista who now runs her late Granny’s consignment shop, add a local psychic, a difficult customer, the psychic’s lookalike psychic cousin, and one little black dress.Kelly Quinn’s life is not the way she hoped it would be when she left for fashion school several years ago. First, she was fired – fired! from her job at a top-notch fashion boutique in NYC with her career seriously derailed. Granny, Martha Quinn, passed away, leaving Kelly the cons Formula for murder: Take one former Manhattan fashionista who now runs her late Granny’s consignment shop, add a local psychic, a difficult customer, the psychic’s lookalike psychic cousin, and one little black dress.Kelly Quinn’s life is not the way she hoped it would be when she left for fashion school several years ago. First, she was fired – fired! from her job at a top-notch fashion boutique in NYC with her career seriously derailed. Granny, Martha Quinn, passed away, leaving Kelly the consignment shop that she and close friend Pepper had nurtured for many years. While going through the rooms and inventory that includes clothing, home furnishings, and tchotchkes, she determines what must “go” during a huge, 3-day sale to clear out home furnishings, décor, and out-of-season clothing. After working for Granny all these years, Pepper finds it a hard to see what Kelly is doing to Lucky Cove Consignment Shop, including changing the name to Curated by Kelly Resale Boutique.Day One of the sale brings in many customers until Bernadette, a willowy blonde psychic, tries on a little black, lacy dress. Kelly saw how wonderful Bernadette looked in it, but the local psychic had a vision of someone wearing the dress and being responsible for a murder, then collapses. In the door ran a woman who looked just like the psychic, stating that she is Maxine, Bernadette’s cousin. Just like that, the shop began to clear out and the 3-day sale crashed.The woman who consigned the lacy dress is the most challenging customer of the shop, Irene Singer. Her husband had recently died in an accident while returning from a spur-of-the-moment fishing trip. Irene was wearing the dress when getting the call that her husband died in a fiery inferno. After seriously annoying Irene, Kelly had a call from the shop that Bernadette wanted her to go to her home immediately. Arriving, the door was ajar, and the psychic did not answer when Kelly called her. Kelly found a body with a head wound and Bernadette entered the room; her lookalike cousin has been murdered. The prime suspects are Kelly and Bernadette. The characters are defined well. I like Pepper and Ariel the best. I didn’t like Kelly very much. She seemed too stuck up, ungrateful, and made many rash decisions, such as visiting the lady who had owned the little black dress. She and Pepper change the most throughout the novel, however, making Kelly more likable by the end. Pepper changed quite a bit throughout, also. She wanted to protect what Granny had built over the years, but her love for Kelly and Granny saw her through to become someone who fit beautifully into the boutique. Ariel was someone who Kelly hadn’t hoped to see again, but they complement each other well. Ariel has learned much through adversity and is a huge help and encouragement to Kelly.The mystery outweighed my lack of affinity with Kelly. There seemed to be such good suspects but one by one they fell away. Threats against Kelly proved that folks were not who they appeared to be. I was quite surprised with the resolution to the murder and the little black dress. All loose ends were tied up, and the end was satisfying. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys fashion and accessories, cozy mysteries, and seeing how even the unhappiest circumstances can lead to rewarding new choices.From a grateful heart: I received an e-Arc of this from the publisher and NetGalley, and this is my honest review.
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  • RO G'ma
    January 1, 1970
    Murder Wears a Little Black Dress is the first book in Debra Sennefelder’s Resale Boutique Mystery series. If this first book is any indication, this will to be an entertaining series that combines aspects of cozy mystery, chick lit, and light paranormal genres. The storyline is well plotted, and the well-developed characters are fun. This quick and easy read has a lot of humor and enough twists and turns, plus red herrings to keep the reader quickly turning the pages.Kelly Quinn, who recently l Murder Wears a Little Black Dress is the first book in Debra Sennefelder’s Resale Boutique Mystery series. If this first book is any indication, this will to be an entertaining series that combines aspects of cozy mystery, chick lit, and light paranormal genres. The storyline is well plotted, and the well-developed characters are fun. This quick and easy read has a lot of humor and enough twists and turns, plus red herrings to keep the reader quickly turning the pages.Kelly Quinn, who recently lost her job as an assistant fashion buyer in New York City, moved back to Lucky Cove, New York when her grandmother, Martha Quinn, passed away and she inherited her house, consignment shop, and Howard, her rescue cat. Ralph, Kelly’s uncle, is the executor of Martha’s estate. Kelly reconnected with Liv Moretti, her best friend, who provides her with scrumptious baked treats and moral support, and several others, and has hopes of patching things up with her estranged sister, Caroline. She has big plans for the shop, number one being to change its name from Lucky Cove Consignment Shop to Curated by Kelly Resale Boutique, and turn it into an upscale boutique, but her grandmother’s best friend and the shop’s employee, Pepper Donovan, isn’t pleased with Kelly’s proposed changes and is updating her resume. She’s planned a three-day sale to clear out merchandise, but things don’t go as planned when a psychic, Bernadette Rydell, tries on a little black lace dress and has a vision of a woman wearing the dress murdering a man. The woman who owns the dress, Irene Singer, recently lost her husband in an automobile accident, and Kelly can’t help but wonder if she played a part in his death. Rumors spread that she’s selling haunted merchandise and very few paying customers are willing to enter the shop. After Kelly visited Irene, Bernadette calls the shop and says she must see her immediately, but when Kelly arrives, no one answers the door. When she discovers the door is unlocked, she enters, but instead of finding Bernadette, she finds her lookalike cousin, Maxine Lemoyne’s body. Kelly and Bernadette are on Detective Nora Wolman’s radar, and Kelly, who’s desperate to save her boutique, begins to investigate. She shares some of her findings with Officer Gabe Donovan, Pepper’s son, but doesn’t listen to him when he warns her of the possible danger she’s placing herself in.I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it.
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  • Rekha Rao
    January 1, 1970
    A psychic's vision, a dress worn by a murderer and an ex-fashionista, what do these things have in common? Murder Wears a Little Black Dress is an entertaining and engaging story by Debra Sennefelder. With a medium dose of humor, this book has lots to offer to the reader.I loved the concept of a psychic's vision of a murder. Imagine that you are in a consignment shop and as soon as the psychic tries on a dress, they have these powerful visions of a crime. Doesn't that make you doubt about the ot A psychic's vision, a dress worn by a murderer and an ex-fashionista, what do these things have in common? Murder Wears a Little Black Dress is an entertaining and engaging story by Debra Sennefelder. With a medium dose of humor, this book has lots to offer to the reader.I loved the concept of a psychic's vision of a murder. Imagine that you are in a consignment shop and as soon as the psychic tries on a dress, they have these powerful visions of a crime. Doesn't that make you doubt about the other clothes at the shop? What if the one I liked was worn by a murderer while committing a crime? Creepy!!Kelly and Liv's friendship is adorable. Liv always has Kelly's back no matter what and that shows a sign of an ever-lasting friendship. Ariel and Kelly had some issues in the past and Kelly blames herself for ruining Ariel's life. But all's well that ends well, right? Their relationship takes a turn and in the end, Ariel does something that makes you go aww!Though those around Kelly do not believe in psychics, Kelly cannot seem to shake off the scene involving Bernadette's vision. In the end, Kelly's curiosity gets her into some serious trouble. Kelly's financial issues and how she manages to fight it are well portrayed in the book. Uncle Ralph, the one relative that nobody wants to talk about, continues to be a pain, till the end. The guy does nothing but blame and underestimates poor Kelly.I liked Sennefelder's writing style. I loved the sense of humor that she's brought about in the story. The ending was fantastic, with a little action movie-like sequence. The identity of the murderer and the mysterious little black dress was unexpected and unique. I am looking forward to reading the second book in this series. Overall Rating: 4.5/5
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  • Cats of Ulthar February Weird Fiction
    January 1, 1970
    This very delightful and intriguing cozy mystery is the first in a brand-new series, Resale Boutique Mystery #1, with likable charcters (even the villains are comprehensible) and a puzzling mystery, plus accusations of the paranormal. Protagonist Kelly never intends to be the Feckless Heroine, but she practically can't avoid it. Returning to her Long Island hometown, Lucky Cove, after she is unjustly fired from her department store assistant buyer position in New York City, and her beloved grand This very delightful and intriguing cozy mystery is the first in a brand-new series, Resale Boutique Mystery #1, with likable charcters (even the villains are comprehensible) and a puzzling mystery, plus accusations of the paranormal. Protagonist Kelly never intends to be the Feckless Heroine, but she practically can't avoid it. Returning to her Long Island hometown, Lucky Cove, after she is unjustly fired from her department store assistant buyer position in New York City, and her beloved grandmother passes, bequeathing Kelly her consignment shop in the small friendly town. Kelly has firm plans for rejuvenating the store, but all may be for naught when the town psychic tries on a lovely little black dress--and sees a vision. Now known among the gossiping populace as "the Murder Dress," and the shop as "haunted," Kelly's dreams may all turn to ash, if she can't discover the identity of a murderer, and preserve herself from danger.I enjoyed this cozy mystery so much it was a one-sitting read, and anticipate the next in this series.
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  • Marie
    January 1, 1970
    A nicely written mystery which ended with a hint of a romance, but not overly done. Hopefully the romance will bloom in the next book. It was nice to read a mystery novel without an underlying social message (two of the mystery books I have recently read have addressed fracking and the opioid epidemic.) This one is a really nice, light read
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  • Marie McNary
    January 1, 1970
    This was a solid first book in a new series. I thought the characters had depth and were entertaining. The mystery had me hooked and I didn't even come close to guessing who the killer was. I know nothing about fashion, but was entertained by how the author sprinkled her knowledge on the top into the book to make it more detailed.
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  • Cindi
    January 1, 1970
    Kelly Quinn lot her job as an assistant fashion buyer in New York and her Granny. But Granny left her the resale store and apartment in Long Island and Kelly has a chance to build a new career for herself. But during the first sale a local psychic tries on a dress and has a vision of a man being murdered and the woman who consigned the dress wants it back.Kelly finds herself a murder suspect when she goes to the psychic's house and finds the psychic's cousin dead. Now Kelly has to clear her name Kelly Quinn lot her job as an assistant fashion buyer in New York and her Granny. But Granny left her the resale store and apartment in Long Island and Kelly has a chance to build a new career for herself. But during the first sale a local psychic tries on a dress and has a vision of a man being murdered and the woman who consigned the dress wants it back.Kelly finds herself a murder suspect when she goes to the psychic's house and finds the psychic's cousin dead. Now Kelly has to clear her name and that of the resale shop (boutique) that now has a reputation for selling haunted items. Will Kelly close up shop and head back to New York City, or will she stand her ground and make a go of the business...if she isn't murdered first.While the characters appear well developed, I did find Kelly's being 26 and calling a younger woman, potentially a recent high school grad, young and inexperienced a tad arrogant. There are times the character is rather mature and others where she is extremely immature and is called out on it. Since this is a new series and I'm a bit torn, I'm going to wait for the second book to come out. I find that the second book is what really makes or breaks a new series, so I'm going to have faith that the author is going to make tweaks that will add this one to my must read list going forward.
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  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    I had read Debra Sennefelder's other series debut, The Uninvited Corpse, and that led me to request this debut mystery in the Resale Boutique series. I was not disappointed. Now I have another series to add to my must read list.Kelly has left her dream job in NYC under a very dark cloud. Add to that, her return to her hometown is due to the sudden death of her beloved grandmother. Her grandmother owned and ran a consignment clothing and home decor store housed in her converted house. All of it i I had read Debra Sennefelder's other series debut, The Uninvited Corpse, and that led me to request this debut mystery in the Resale Boutique series. I was not disappointed. Now I have another series to add to my must read list.Kelly has left her dream job in NYC under a very dark cloud. Add to that, her return to her hometown is due to the sudden death of her beloved grandmother. Her grandmother owned and ran a consignment clothing and home decor store housed in her converted house. All of it is now Kelly's and she is, on one hand, mourning the loss of her grandmother but, on the other hand, she sees a future running the store. First she intends to give the place a make over both in name and in inventory. The only things not on the list of change are the apartment upstairs and keeping her grandmother's cat, Howard (aka the Jerk). They are still getting used to each other but he's really a good cat and good company for her.Her one employee, Pepper, was her grandmother's best friend and is 100% against the changes Kelly has planned. As Pepper has known Kelly just about her entire life and considers her like one of her own children, that conflict really hurts. Time will tell if they can resolve their differences.Within days of taking over the store, a woman comes in and tries on a little black lace dress and everything in Kelly's life goes pear shaped! The woman has a vision and faints dead away in the middle of the store. She says she saw a murder and the woman was wearing the little black dress. Only one big problem - the woman who owned the dress was no where near her husband when he died in a car crash. Kelly decides to do her own investigating because all of this publicity has turned nasty and very crazy, threatening the future of her business. Now the killer is after Kelly to stop her snooping around.At times I did want to give Kelly a stern talking to and a good shaking to get her refocused. She is having her own pity party and needs to move on with her life. Thankfully Pepper is there to do it for me and Kelly grows past her poor little me phase and ends up catching a killer, mending several damaged relationships and seeing her future not so bad as she had thought it would be.The mystery was well crafted and satisfying and Kelly and the rest of the cast of characters are people I will enjoy reading about again.My thanks to the publisher Lyrical Underground and to NetGalley for giving me an advance copy in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Stanley McShane
    January 1, 1970
    I love getting in on Book 1 of a new series and one that promises a hint of paranormal with the cozy, girly stuff, even better. Kelly Quinn has been drummed out of her high-fashion, up and coming position in New York in humiliating circumstances about the time her grandmother passes away and leaves her the decades old and well-established resale/consignment shop in Lucky Cove. The twenty-six year old protagonist tries to bring some of that New York sophistication to her granny's shop with a gene I love getting in on Book 1 of a new series and one that promises a hint of paranormal with the cozy, girly stuff, even better. Kelly Quinn has been drummed out of her high-fashion, up and coming position in New York in humiliating circumstances about the time her grandmother passes away and leaves her the decades old and well-established resale/consignment shop in Lucky Cove. The twenty-six year old protagonist tries to bring some of that New York sophistication to her granny's shop with a general make-over, creating a higher-level boutique experience catering to a younger crowd. The problem is that during an initial three-day event, the town psychic tries on a black lace dress that gives her the vision of a murder. And as it normally does in a small town, word gets around. Especially after Kelly discovers the body of the psychic's sister. There are a number of support characters to get to know in Book 1, not all of whom are well-fleshed or likeable, but do exhibit engaging personalities, including Liv, Kelly's bestie. Then there is Pepper, her grandmother's contemporary, best friend, and co-worker who resists even the slightest change to the shop in which she'd worked so many years. Her uncle and aunt perform duties close to antagonists while twists and turns abound as Kelly is yanked first on one trail then another to discover the truth behind the "murder dress" and then proceeds to defend her own culpability in any crime. Kelly is alternately at a loss to save the boutique while brain-storming new promotion ideas. In the meantime, we are given the down-low on designer labels, accessories, and fashion trends. It is well-paced but the conclusion leaves unanswered questions, assumed for further exploration in book 2. Book 1 leaves lots of room to grow and it's fun to start at the beginning and see where this one will take you.I was given this ebook download by the publisher and NetGalley and greatly appreciated the opportunity to read and review. 3.5/5 starsSee my full review at https://rosepointpublishing.com/2019/...
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  • Randee Green
    January 1, 1970
    MURDER WEARS A LITTLE BLACK DRESS by Debra Sennefelder is the first novel in the Resale Boutique Series. The novel is due out on January 22nd 2019 by Lyrical Underground.After getting fired from her coveted job as a fashion buyer, Kelly Quinn abandons New York City and moves back to her small hometown of Lucky Cove. As if getting fired wasn’t bad enough, Kelly’s grandma has recently passed away and left her consignment shop to her granddaughter. Kelly is trying to turn the consignment shop into MURDER WEARS A LITTLE BLACK DRESS by Debra Sennefelder is the first novel in the Resale Boutique Series. The novel is due out on January 22nd 2019 by Lyrical Underground.After getting fired from her coveted job as a fashion buyer, Kelly Quinn abandons New York City and moves back to her small hometown of Lucky Cove. As if getting fired wasn’t bad enough, Kelly’s grandma has recently passed away and left her consignment shop to her granddaughter. Kelly is trying to turn the consignment shop into an upscale boutique, but things don’t quite go as planned. When a local psychic tries on a little black dress and has a vision of a man being murdered, Kelly’s shop suddenly becomes the newest paranormal hotspot on Long Island. Kelly finds herself caught up in a murder investigation when she stumbles upon the psychic’s murdered cousin and finds herself at the top of the police’s suspect list. It’s up to Kelly to clear her name before the killer catches up to her. MURDER WEARS A LITTLE BLACK DRESS is a light, quick read. There is enough suspense and action to make it a page turner. I finished the novel in one day. The novel is well plotted, and Sennefelder kept a good balance between Kelly’s amateur investigation, her personal life, and her work on revamping and running the consignment shop. Kelly also has a believable reason to get involved in the murder investigation – she not only finds the two dead bodies, but she is a suspect in both of them. The murders are also having a negative affect on her consignment shop – the first victim’s cousin had a psychic vision in Kelly’s store about a man being murdered, and this drives away paying customers while drawing in crowds of looky-loos and fans of the paranormal. The paranormal aspects added an extra element that kept things exciting. My only issue was the killer’s identity – I didn’t feel like there was enough detail and setup to make the reveal believable and reasonable. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC.
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  • Sandra
    January 1, 1970
    Murder Wears a Little Black Dress is the first book in Resale Boutique Mystery series and is off to a great start.I personally liked so much about this book. The setting was great, consignment shop idea is fabulous. I also like both the main character as well as supporting ones. A supernatural bits fit in nicely and were quite interesting and spiced up the story, I found the characters well developed and once the mystery of Kelly's involvement in her friend's accident was explained everything fe Murder Wears a Little Black Dress is the first book in Resale Boutique Mystery series and is off to a great start.I personally liked so much about this book. The setting was great, consignment shop idea is fabulous. I also like both the main character as well as supporting ones. A supernatural bits fit in nicely and were quite interesting and spiced up the story, I found the characters well developed and once the mystery of Kelly's involvement in her friend's accident was explained everything fell into place.Kelly had inherited her Granny's consignment store that she wants to develop even more as she has a background in fashion industry. When an alleged psychic faints in the store while trying on a dress, claiming that a woman had committed a murder while wearing the dress all hell breaks lose. From then on Kelly has to fight off impromptu seances in the store, weirdos casing the place, nasty messages left in changing room but most of all a lack of customers. She soon realizes that if the situation doesn't get resolved soon there will be no store. She is fueled into asking questions around not only by the said psychic but by the fact that she is one of the suspects.The book is steady paced, the readers get to familiarize themselves with the characters, especially as this is the first book, and we also learn about Kelly's life prior to moving back to her little town and her everyday struggles so that she seems more real.The story is great, with many twists and turns and has that true cozy feeling. I am looking forward to reading more book in this series.I received an advanced copy from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Jennifer Ritter
    January 1, 1970
    Murder Wears a Little Black Dress is the first book in the new Resale Boutique Mystery series by Debra Sennefelder. Kelly Quinn has moved home to Lucky Cove, Long Island from her former job in NYC. She has endured a rough few months, having lost her job, lost her dear granny Martha Blake, and then has struggled to keep her Granny’s business, which she inherited, up and running. The changes she would like to make are not sitting well with Granny’s dear friend and associate Pepper Donovan. Things Murder Wears a Little Black Dress is the first book in the new Resale Boutique Mystery series by Debra Sennefelder. Kelly Quinn has moved home to Lucky Cove, Long Island from her former job in NYC. She has endured a rough few months, having lost her job, lost her dear granny Martha Blake, and then has struggled to keep her Granny’s business, which she inherited, up and running. The changes she would like to make are not sitting well with Granny’s dear friend and associate Pepper Donovan. Things seem to be thwarting her at every turn. And then, there is the three day sale.Things are going well until local psychic Bernadette Rydell tries on the perfect little black dress and experiences a vision which ties the dress to a murder and leaves Bernadette unconscious. Of course the tale of what happened travels throughout their small town, and business begins to implode. When two actual murders occur and are tied back to Bernadette’s vision, business slides to a halt and Kelly is worried about losing her Granny’s business completely.A very fast paced tale that will leave the reader guessing until the very end and a climax that will surprise even the most seasoned mystery reader. This is a new series to be watched! I did enjoy this book and do recommend it, plus I look forward to the next book in the series!
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  • Katreader
    January 1, 1970
    MURDER WEARS A LITTLE BLACK DRESS by Debra SennefelderThe First Resale Boutique MysteryAfter a humiliating dismissal as a buyer for a New York department store, Kelly Quinn has returned home to Lucky Cove. Restyling her late grandmother's consignment shop into an upscale clothing boutique is a challenge, however. Pepper, her grandmother's best friend and Kelly's employee is not shy about voicing her displeasure about the changes Kelly wants to make. When a local psychic collapses after receiving MURDER WEARS A LITTLE BLACK DRESS by Debra SennefelderThe First Resale Boutique MysteryAfter a humiliating dismissal as a buyer for a New York department store, Kelly Quinn has returned home to Lucky Cove. Restyling her late grandmother's consignment shop into an upscale clothing boutique is a challenge, however. Pepper, her grandmother's best friend and Kelly's employee is not shy about voicing her displeasure about the changes Kelly wants to make. When a local psychic collapses after receiving a vision when trying on a dress in the shop, the resale boutique gets lots of publicity. People are coming to hear about the "murder dress" and visit the "haunted shop", but not buying any wares. Desperate to stop the negative publicity, matters get worse when Kelly becomes a suspect after she finds the murdered body of the psychic's cousin. Now she's determined to find the truth behind, not only the current murder, but the "murder dress" while she wonders if her decision to come home was the right one.MURDER WEARS A LITTLE BLACK DRESS is about growing up, finding your place, and fighting for what's right. Kelly Quinn is a likeable, if somewhat juvenile protagonist. In fact, almost all of the characters are a blend of likable with notable character flaws...except for the obvious bad guys like Kelly's uncle and his new wife who are completely unpleasant. One of my favorite characters is Kelly's cousin, Frankie. A chef with an interest in the occult, Frankie is a good-natured goof and a peace-keeper in the family. I hope we get to see more of him in future books.While the first Resale Boutique Mystery should not be classified as a paranormal mystery, I really enjoyed its paranormal aspect. The mystery here was interesting, with many angles, as was Kelly's involvement and increasing belief in Bernadette's psychic ability. MURDER WEARS A LITTLE BLACK DRESS is a good start to a new series. FTC Disclosure – The publisher sent me a digital ARC provided through NetGalley, in the hopes I would review it.
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  • Tiffany
    January 1, 1970
    A cozy mystery featuring a haunted “murder dress”? You’re calling my name!Kelly Quinn ends up in the small town of Lucky Cove when her career an NYC assistant buyer fizzles out. She’s taking over her grandmother’s consignment shop in hopes of revamping it into a hip boutique. But her hopes for a fresh start get revised when a customer, Bernadette, tries on a little black dress and promptly has a psychic vision of someone being murdered.Soon after this, Bernadette’s cousin Maxine winds up dead. W A cozy mystery featuring a haunted “murder dress”? You’re calling my name!Kelly Quinn ends up in the small town of Lucky Cove when her career an NYC assistant buyer fizzles out. She’s taking over her grandmother’s consignment shop in hopes of revamping it into a hip boutique. But her hopes for a fresh start get revised when a customer, Bernadette, tries on a little black dress and promptly has a psychic vision of someone being murdered.Soon after this, Bernadette’s cousin Maxine winds up dead. Who’s the small-town killer? Was Maxine the true target, or was Bernadette the intended victim? And will Kelly ever be able to live down the gossip surrounding the supposedly haunted LBD?As Kelly gets her feet wet as an amateur sleuth, she also finds herself in the local detective’s cross-hairs as a murder suspect. It’s up to her to clear her name and find out just what’s really going on in the sleepy town of Lucky Cove.Murder Wears a Little Black Dress is a fun romp of a cozy mystery and a strong start to the new Resale Boutique Mystery series. Highly recommended if you’re looking for a cozy with a paranormal twist. I look forward to reading the next book in the series!I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley.
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  • Communitybookshelf
    January 1, 1970
    Murder Wears A Little Black Dress by Debra Sennefelder follows Kelly Quinn a young, Manhattan Fashion Buyer through a series of unexpected events after Kelly was thwarted from a life she loved in New York into her new reality of consignment boutique owner and murder suspect.***It all starts when a customer, Bernadette Rydell, tries on the little black dress and has a vision of a murder directly tied to the garment, which creates quite the stir in the small town of Lucky Cove. Murder, however is Murder Wears A Little Black Dress by Debra Sennefelder follows Kelly Quinn a young, Manhattan Fashion Buyer through a series of unexpected events after Kelly was thwarted from a life she loved in New York into her new reality of consignment boutique owner and murder suspect.***It all starts when a customer, Bernadette Rydell, tries on the little black dress and has a vision of a murder directly tied to the garment, which creates quite the stir in the small town of Lucky Cove. Murder, however is bad for business and everyone in town is talking about the haunted shop and “murder dress”. In order to save her new business and reputation Kelly uses some of her best detective skills to get to the bottom of Bernadette’s vision. But what she stumbled upon next was a dead body and way more than she ever bargained for. ***Murder Wears A Little Black Dress is both fun and witty. If you enjoy mystery fiction Murder Wears A Little Black Dress is worth the read! Little Black Dress is the first in a new Resale Boutique Mystery series and I am here for them.
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