Haley Randolph is a Los Angeles gal, she craves the best and newest handbags, and will go to almost any length to get them! Haley works in retail (Holt's department store) , so she knows her fashion. In "Shoulder Bags and Shootings" her arch rival in the home purse business, has been murdered, making her a suspect as well as an investigator. She cannot resist getting involved in police business.
These are my idea of cozies, fashion and murder....how can you go wrong?! Dorothy Howell has managed to create a new character, smarter than your average bear, and much better dressed! As a handbag lover (The Man calls it a handbag freak) I can understand her compulsion to get the newest bag! (handbags always fit us fluffy gals!) Of course there are love interests, you can't have a mystery without one, and lucky Haley has a couple. Ty Holt, the yummy owner of her workplace, and the handsome Luke, a hunky FBI agent.
Encouraged by the writing and the story, I went to the library and picked up the first two books in the series, "Handbags and Homicide" and Purses and Poison". They were equally entertaining, and my only criticism is, that after spending most of my working life in retail, I would have fired the lazy Haley!
These books were a fun respite for my recovery, and light reading for those ouchy days.
I received "Shoulder Bags and Shootings" from Caitlin at FSB Associates for review. I got "Handbags and Homicide" and "Purses and Poison" from my library.
This is a fun series, fast and clever! Haley is a welcome addition to my shelf!