Iced Chiffon is set in Savannah, Georgia. How could I not read a book set in my birth state? Plus, it's a cozy murder mystery -- the first in the Consignment Shop series by Duffy Brown.
The main character, Reagan, is recently divorced, strapped for money, about to possibly lose her home, and trying to keep her head above water. To make money, she turns her home into a consignment shop and begins selling her clothes. The women of Savannah show up to gossip and to buy, and they also bring things for her to sell.
Reagan gets caught up in a murder -- her ex-husband's mistress -- and sets out to discover the real murderer… before the police pin the murder on her. This is a town where everyone knows everyone, and your business is their business.
It's an easy, interesting read with characters who are southern, unique and full grown. It's often funny and will keep you guessing as to the real murderer. You'll also like Reagan who runs at full speed, her friends who help her start and keep open her new in-home shop, and her commitment to solving the murder.
Not only will you keep guessing, you'll keep reading.
I give Iced Chiffon a rating of Hel-of-a-Debut.
Disclaimer: Iced Chiffon was sent to me by the author. She even autographed the book. That did not influence my review. Nor did the fact that it was set in Georgia. I was sort of influenced by Iced Chiffon being set in Savannah. I've been there. Twice. I can't remember why my sister and I drove to Georgia, but we did. And we went to Savannah to go to a particular restaurant my sister was dying to go to. Except it was closed that day. So we went back the next day. If Reagan Summerside's consignment shop, the Prissy Fox, had been in business then, Cathy and I would have stopped by. Cathy would have bought something. I would have helped solve the murder mystery.