MAIZIE’S AFTER A COSTUMER’S KILLER WHO’S SEW EVIL, IT’S SHEAR MADNESS…
#Disguised Detectiving Maizie Albright might have once played a (teenage) private investigator on TV, but she’s now living the part. Her (mother’s) name is on her business cards. Her (boss’s) appointment book is brimming with new clients. And her bank account has grown large enough to finally trade in her dirt bike for an actual new (pre-owned) vehicle.
And then there’s Wyatt Nash. Love of her life. Future father of her… Wait.
And then there’s Wyatt Nash. Future partner in her business. Because Nash is now working for her father. Not the private investigation business that’s waiting for Nash to get out of the red so they can get on with…
Just what, Maizie isn’t so sure.
But she is sure about one thing. She’s ready to take on her own cases. To prove to (herself) her friends and family, she’s more than just a (washed-up actress) assistant private eye. And when Maizie finds her costume designer friend killed during a masquerade gala, it’s the opportunity Maizie hoped she’d never get. An investigation into an old friend’s murder. One that’s put her new friend, Rhonda, in jeopardy.
While the police begin their inquiries, Maizie starts her own case. She’s needling Black Pine’s wealthy do-gooders, threading through lies, stitching together clues, and ripping out false leads. Her investigation may cost Maizie her job, her relationships, and her life. But by unspooling the truth, Maizie’s darned if they stop her from catching a killer who’s sew evil, it’s shear madness.
Maizie can't seem to escape Hollywood or her role as Julie Pinkerton, even at a benefit event with the most prominent people, as well as her dad, sister Remi, and her mother. Maizie convinced her two friends to attend as well (as her plus 2). The originator and person who made all the costumes, Lorena, is dead. A costume designer, Lorena was more to Maizie than a friend, more a mother to her than her real one. She's determined to find the person who killed her friend and prove that Lorena didn't steal from the charity she spearheaded.
With lots of false starts and the rivalry between the cop and Maizie's mentor, Wyatt Nash, not all is at it seems and Maizie has to think fast. There are twists and turns in the action, conflict between characters, secrets, and surprises. For fans of Maizie Albright, this will not disappoint. It is part of a series, but can be read as a stand alone mystery. Still, I always recommend starting at the beginning of the series.
FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in the hopes that I would post an honest review. This has not affected the content of my review in any way.
About Larissa Reinhart
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A Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Larissa writes the award-winning Cherry Tucker Mystery, Maizie Albright Star Detective, and Finley Goodhart Crime Caper series. She loves to tell funny stories about women, looking for love (and dead bodies) in all the wrong places.
Larissa, her family, and Cairn Terrier, Biscuit, lived in Nagoya, Japan, but have returned to Peachtree City, Georgia. You can see them on HGTV's House Hunters International "Living for the Weekend in Nagoya" episode. Larissa loves books, food, and traveling with her family. You can often see her adventures on Instagram (and her little dog, too).
The Cherry Tucker Mystery Series in reading order: A CHRISTMAS QUICK SKETCH (prequel novella) PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY STILL LIFE IN BRUNSWICK STEW HIJACK IN ABSTRACT THE VIGILANTE VIGNETTE (Halloween novella) DEATH IN PERSPECTIVE THE BODY IN THE LANDSCAPE A VIEW TO A CHILL A COMPOSITION IN MURDER A MOTHERLODE OF TROUBLE (in YEAR-LONG TROUBLE anthology)
The Maizie Albright Star Detective series in reading order: 15 MINUTES -First in series (15 MINUTES) is free during COVID. 16 MILLIMETERS NC-17 A VIEW TO A CHILL 17.5 CARTRIDGES IN A PEAR TREE 18 CALIBER (2020) 19 CRIMINALS (2021)
Finley Goodhart Crime Caper series: Pig'N a Poke (for newsletter subscribers only) THE CUPID CAPER THE PONY PREDICAMENT (2020) THE HEIR AFFAIR (2021)
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