Thursday, March 1, 2018

Review: Lethal in Old Lace by Duffy Brown

Cozy Mystery


Crooked Lane Books

Release Date:
March 13, 2018

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Reagan Summerside returns in national bestselling author Duffy Brown’s fifth Consignment Shop mystery, now for the first time in hardcover.

There are two social functions in Savannah guaranteed to get people talking: weddings and funerals. And just as consignment shop owner Reagan Summerside agrees to marry the hunky Walker Boone, her neighbors, sisters Annie Fritz and Elsie Abbot, step up their business as professional mourners. They are so successful that the Sleepy Pines Retirement Center has hired them as a part of their retirement package. But the celebration over good business is cut short when the residents at Pines suddenly begin dying at an alarming rate. And the sisters are the first suspects.

Reagan has her doubts, however, and begins to look into the strange phenomenon. But then something even stranger happens: a body winds up in the sisters’ pink Caddy. The evidence begins to pile up and the suspicious case of Willie Fishbine, who swindled the sisters out of a fortune and coincidentally died prior to the Pines case, is reopened.

Not wanting Willie to be buried until they can find the killer responsible for the murders, Reagan must catch the culprit in time to walk down the aisle. Witty, fabulous, and full of charm,Lethal in Old Lace is perfect for fans of Ellery Adams and Jenn McKinlay.

My Review

Reagan Summerside is back for another fun-filled adventure with her guy, Walker Boone, and her best doggie friend BW (aka Bruce Willis). She’s ecstatic when Walker asks her to marry him, despite all the dead bodies that seem to keep popping up around her.

The latest dead body seems connected to the Sleepy Pines Retirement Center. The prime suspects are her neighbors. Reagan doesn’t believe it and is dtermined to prove their innocence. With the help of her Aunt KiKi, Reagan conducts her own investigation.

As her investigation continues, Reagan is also in the process of planning her upcoming nuptuals. Luckily her mother is more than willing to lend a helpful hand.

This series is always a fun, exciting ride. Reagan and her crew keep you laughing all through the book. This series is filled with charm, laughter, mystery and romance all rolled into one delightful package. Although the books can be read individually, it’s so much more fun when you start at the beginning. It gives you a chance to get close to these wonderful characters. I’m looking forward to the next entry in the series.

For reading challenges:
Literary Escapes Reading Challenge 2018 (Georgia)
Cruisin’ thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2018
Alphabet Reading Soup Reading Challenge 2018

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Mystica. It is a fun cover.

  2. I love the cover and I've really been wanting to try this series. This does sound like a fun read!

    1. Hi, Katherine. Crooked Lane does a great cover. Thanks for thinking of me and the Consignment Shop series.

  3. I sort of did a cozy this week, :D It really felt like it. I should try more

    1. Cozies are the best! Like a mini vacation with great friends.

  4. Anyone posting here and would like a Lethal In Old Lace tote email and I’ll send one along.

  5. Thanks for the great review, Yvonne! So glad you had fun with Reagan and Walker and the Savannah regulars.

  6. Great review! I'm looking forward to reading this book. Love the series!

  7. Great book Duffy! They just keep getting better and better!


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