Thursday, May 9, 2013

LET'S GET COZY! KILLER IN CRINOLINES: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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KILLER IN CRINOLINES 
A Consignment Shop Mystery 
BY DUFFY BROWN 

ABOUT THE BOOK: 
It’s August in Savannah, Georgia—hardly the season for a traditional Southern wedding with hoopskirts and crinolines. One could die from the heat—or from a cake knife in the back...

Reagan Summerside should be devoting all her energy to her consignment shop the Prissy Fox. But when her dear friend Chantilly Parker is arrested for murder, Reagan vows to clear her name. The victim is Simon Ambrose, who’s found lying in his own wedding cake with a knife in his back.

Chantilly has motive (Simon broke her heart to marry wealthy Waynetta Waverly) and opportunity (crashing the wedding in her UPS delivery truck). And she has cake on her face, and the stolen bridesmaid dress the killer wore is in her truck. But Chantilly would never wear crinoline to kill a man!

With the help of her flamboyant auntie, KiKi, and vexing but attractive attorney Walker Boone, Reagan is determined to save her friend—before she’s forced to turn in her brown uniform for an orange jumpsuit... 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
...and then there’s the romance side of Duffy Brown... I am also Dianne Castell

As a USA Today bestselling author, I wrote for Kensington and Harlequin, won Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, HOLT-Medallion Award, been on the cover of Romantic Times Magazine and included in Rhapsody Book Club, Doubleday Book Club and made the Waldenbooks Bestseller list.

AN EXCERPT FROM KILLER IN CRINOLINES:

I headed for the back steps, the slapping of my flip-flops echoing in the now empty hallway of Magnolia Plantation. Everyone was seated outside in full Southern wedding regalia wanting nothing more than to get back to air condition and chilled champagne quickly as possible. I turned for the atrium and collided head-on with a waitress coming out of the dining room. 
     
“Have you seen the bride or the groom?” I asked breathless, my hundred-and-twenty-three pounds and Old Yeller, my purse, taking the worse of the impact. Okay, a hundred-and-twenty-eight pounds, but I swear I’m on a diet and just thinking ahead.
     
The waitress’s side ponytail drooped down around her ears and she leaned against one of the fake marble columns, her blue eyes with even bluer eye shadow not focusing. “How could this happen?”
     
“We just ran into each other, is all, honey. Take a few deep breaths.” I rummaged around in Old Yeller and came up with a half roll of Life Savers and pealed off a red one. “Here, eat this. Sugar cures all. Are you okay?”

To finish reading this excerpt, visit the author's website HERE.

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