Half-price Homicide

Half-price Homicide

Book - 2010
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Tired of living life on the lam, Helen Hawthorne goes back to St. Louis to clear her name of alimony evasion so she can finally marry the man she loves. But she still has to pay the bills, even if it means working at a consignment shop where the designer duds are to die for--literally. Secondhand clothes. First-degree murder. At Snapdragon, the high-end designer consignment shop, Helen is at the beck and call of snobby--yet frugal--customers. That alone is a deadly combination, but the sellers of the drool-worthy fashions can be even more high maintenance. Especially Chrissy, who comes in with a purse to sell and ends up screaming it out with her own husband and another customer. If Helen didn't have a greedy ex-husband demanding more money and a mother in a Florida nursing home, she'd be hanging up her cash register. But when Chrissy is found dead in a dressing room with a hand-painted scarf around her neck, Helen goes from being low on society's totem pole to high on the police's suspect list.
Publisher: New York : New American Library, c2010
ISBN: 9780451229892
0451229894
Branch Call Number: MYS VIETS-E
Characteristics: viii, 261 p. ; 22 cm

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Ticky
Nov 16, 2011

The beginning was promising but half way into the story it lost it's momentum. The ending was lame.

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ScentedCrayons
Jul 03, 2011

The beginning was alright, but as the story progresses, it gets REALLY boring. I was actually expecting an intense murder mystery, forensic stuff, but it just mostly talks about the main character's irrelevant problems, almost like a really boring biography. It felt like a drag having to read all the way through. Not much fore shadowing either. No offense to the author.

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Sep 01, 2010

Begins with unending arguments. Didn't read far enough to find out if the book ever got past that.

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cathya
Jul 16, 2010

If you have any history with St. Louis and/or Florida, parts of the story will ring quite true.

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