Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Book Review and Giveaway: Demise in Denim by Duffy Brown

Demise in Denim(A Consignment Shop Mystery)  
4th in Series Cozy Mystery  
The Berkley Publishing Group  
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425274705 E-Book ASIN: B00LMGK5EM goodreads-badge-add-plus

It’s springtime in Savannah, Georgia, in the newest Consignment Shop Mystery from the national bestselling author of Pearls and Poison. The azaleas and magnolias are in bloom—and Walker Boone is on the run. . .

When Reagan Summerside turned the first floor of her old Victorian home into a consignment shop, she never imagined she’d be harboring a fugitive in her attic. But after a dead man is found in a bathtub and local lawyer Walker Boone is accused of doing the dirty deed, she suddenly has a new houseguest.

Having the lawyer who took her to the cleaners in her divorce settlement—and who has been getting under her skin ever since—in close proximity is enough to drive Reagan to distraction. For the sake of her sanity—and Walker’s freedom—they need to put their heads together to find out who is trying to get the lawyer out of the picture . . .

My Review 

I love cozy mysteries and also love Savannah (I lived there as a child), so I was predisposed to enjoy Demise in Denim.

This book is the 4th in Duffy Brown's Consignment Shop Mystery series.  I have not read the earlier books in the series, and felt like I was missing some character background ... although I caught up and thoroughly enjoyed this read.

The story is fast-paced and told with lots of humor and sass.  Reagan is a fun protagonist, and I liked her relationship with Boone.  She even has a cute dog named Bruce Willis!

The details of the consignment shop were interesting, and the book made me a bit homesick for Savannah, with all the references to my favorite town.

The mystery moved quickly and kept me interested and engaged.  I look forward to reading the other books in this series, and would recommend Demise in Denim to cozy fans as well.

About This Author

While others girls dreamed of dating Brad Pitt, Duffy Brown longed to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom. Today she conjures up who-done-it stories for Berkley Prime Crime and has two series, the national bestselling Consignment Shop mysteries set in Savannah and the Cycle Path Mysteries on Mackinac Island.

Author Links:
FB: www.facebook.com/authorduffybrown

Purchase Links:  
Amazon     B&N     Book Depository     Kobo   Google Play

Two lucky winners will win a Demise in Denim lunch tote.  This giveaway ends midnight on April 22.

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I received this book from Great Escapes Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. 


Dorrie Turner said...

The book sounds like an excellent read. Thank you for the giveaway! And Happy Spring!

Duffy Brown said...

Thanks for having me at the Birdhouse. What a terrific site. So glad you enjoyed Demise in Denim.

Birdhouse Books said...

Duffy, thanks so much for visiting! I really enjoyed your book. - Trish

Crystal Wall said...

The book sounds great, I need a bag to carry mine in. Thanks for the chance.

Della said...

This book sounds wonderful! I love a good cozy mystery! The bag to carry it in is so cute! Thank you for the chance!


Lisa Brown said...

looks great, thanks for the chance :)

corey1971 said...

I think my daughter would love this book! (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

Amanda Saltsman said...

thank you for the chance! The book sounds amazing!

shannon r said...

Thanks for the chance. Sounds like a fun read.

Mary Hill said...

I love mysteries set in the South too. I am a Southern girl at heart. Thanks for sharing no Literacy Musing Mondays.

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks for visiting, Mary. I am the same way - absolutely love books set in the South.


Kristie said...

I have never heard of this author but I'll have to check her out! Thanks for the honest review! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Donna said...

This book sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing your review. I'll be looking for this series.

laurasloves said...

I live in the south and love finding books which take place here. This looks like such a great book and it being a mystery is like icing on a cake!
Laurie Emerson
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

pmj said...

Another book for my summer read list. Thanks!

latanya t said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

lissa crane said...

The book sounds great! I can't wait to read it!

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

This book sounds so interesting! And Thank You for the giveaway too!

Fiona N

Mary Hill said...

Thanks for the giveaway too! I can't wait til I receive my prize. Guess what your post was our most clicked this week on Literacy Musing Mondays!

Birdhouse Books said...

Mary, congratulations! and thanks for visiting. Looking forward to visiting Literacy Musing Mondays. I really enjoy that linky!