Haunt Couture And Ghosts Galore ~ A Haunted Vintage Mystery ~ Review & Giveaway

Posted: November 19, 2015 in Blog Tour, Cozy Mystery, giveaways, reviews
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I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I’m sharing another cozy mystery. Most of you know of my addiction for these. Hopefully, a cure will never be found.

I had a blast with Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore. How fun is that title.

And look at the clever cover art. It compliments the story inside and even gives you a clue or two.

Please enjoy my review.

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And don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

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Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore
(A Haunted Vintage Mystery)


Paranormal Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Kensington (October 27, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1617732539
ASIN: B00TE7O8GM

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My Review

I’m always looking for a cozy mystery with a new theme. This is a new one for me.

Cookie Chanel, owner of It’s Vintage Y’all was so excited when her vintage clothing was used for a major charity fashion show. She wasn’t so thrilled about stumbling over a dead body.

And even less thrilled thrilled when sexy Detective Dylan Valentine arrives at the murder scene. She’d like to see more of him, preferably somewhere besides a back alley and dead body.

Did I say she wasn’t thrilled? Well she still isn’t when Charlotte shows up and throws in her two cents. Charlotte is a ghost. Cookie met her when she was shopping at an estate sale. Charlotte’s estate sale. Now Charlotte is attached to her, living in her cottage, waking her up with her off key singing.

It’s Charlotte who clues in Cookie to the fact that the gentleman she’s talking to, the one in the snappy vintage suit, is also a ghost.

Just what Cookie needs. Another ghost following her around. That’s the way it’ll be though. Samuel Sanders, deceased and former gumshoe, won’t be going anywhere soon. The hat discovered at the murder scene is his and where the hat goes, he goes. So until the crime is solved and his hat is released from the chain of evidence, he’s now along for ride.

When Charlotte and Samuel hit it off they join forces, using their ghostly wiles to get Cookie to investigate the murder. Should be fun, and the poor girl arrested for the murder surely didn’t do it. Now Charlotte will have to do some fancy styling of her own if she doesn’t want to join the ranks as a ghost.

I quickly tagged these characters as the Three Musketeers. They all worked so good together, snoopin and sleuthin. And what could be better than a sidekick with some powers of it’s own. Enter, Wind Song, Cookie’s cat. The cat is psychic and uses Tarot cards and a Quija board to communicate. Now that’s different and fun.

Each chapter starts with a tip from one of the characters. It was fun to see who would share what next. And the story takes place in Sugar Creek, Georgia. A southern cozy!

 The southern flavor leaks out in some funny ways. I snorted when I read this one.

“Well, pick my peas!”

Made me think of another one that always tickled me.

“Bee on a bicycle.”

A girl with a mind of her own and a nasty habit of finding dead bodies, two ghosts, kind of hot for each other and not ready to go into the light, a psychic cat, and a sexy cop, along with multiple suspects, keep you hopping from clue to clue, laughing all the way.

Good clean fun for all cozy fans.

4 Stars

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Synopsis

This looks like a job for the fashion police!

A hot-ticket charity fashion show is the perfect chance for Cookie Chanel, proud owner of It’s Vintage Y’All, to show off her stylistic savvy for a good cause. But when a famous fashionista is fatally flattened, and the ghost of a former private investigator asks for Cookie’s help, she has to scurry to sew up a solution. With clever clues from Wind Song, her psychic cat, and sassy suggestions from Charlotte, her ghost-in-residence, Cookie must unravel the sinister stitches of a deadly design–before she becomes the next fashion victim…

Don’t miss Cookie Chanel’s Fashion Tips

About Author Rose Pressey

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Rose Pressey is a USA Today bestselling author. Her books Forever Charmed, Rock ‘n’ Roll is Undead, No Shoes, No Shirt, No Spells, How to Date a Werewolf, and Me and My Ghoulfriends have won her a wide following. Rose lives near Louisville, Kentucky.

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Comments
  1. Jen says:

    Sounds like a fun read! I am looking forward to reading this book.

  2. jennifer@badbirdreads says:

    Such a cute cover, happy the book worked.

  3. kayekillgore says:

    Looks like a good book to read

  4. Just yesterday I seen that the first book in this series was on sale for 1.99 so I grabbed it. Can’t wait to try it as this looks like a fun series. :)

  5. noraadrienne says:

    This is a very fun series to read. I read the last book and loved it.

  6. Kathleen Costa says:

    Thank you for a great synopsis and review. I’ve this book on my “must read” list, and just moved it up the list! I do enjoy your blog on other items, too. Thanks!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Thank you, Kathleen! It’s always nice to know my posts are enjoyed. These characters were such fun. I had to go grab the first two books!

  7. Peggy Hyndman says:

    Thank you for the synopsis and wonderful review. I think the cover is adorable!!

  8. Cute cozy cover. And three musketeers, sounds like fun.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  9. Diann Pustay says:

    I love all Rose Pressey books! Thanks for the info, nice review.
    Great giveaway!
    diannp(at)neo(dot)rr(dot)com