Dead Is the New Black (Fashion Avenue Mysteries #1)
by Christine DeMaio-Rice
Laura Carnegie gave up on the man of her dreams a long time ago. He’s fashion designer Jeremy St. James, and not only is he her boss, everyone knows he’s gay.
When he’s arrested for murder, secrets come to light and nothing is what it seems. If Laura can just solve this crime, keep the cops off her tail, break up a counterfeiting ring, and get the show on the runway by Friday, she might stop being Seventh Avenue’s perpetual loser.
This book reminded me of a lot of subjects: Heidi Klum, Devil Wears Prada and Rebecca Bloomwood from the Shopaholic series, because of all the fashion jargons & mentions of designer labels:) All that’s missing is Tim Gunn saying “Make it work!” while clapping his hands. (Okay, that was totally irrelevant, but I just felt like adding it, LOL).
I like the mystery that surrounded the death of Gracie Pomerantz, the financial backer of fashion mogul, Jeremy St. James. It’s up to pattern maker Laura Carnegie (no relation to that famous Carnegie) to prove that her gay boss wasn’t involved in the murder and to find out the truth. Intriguing, yes! Had me guess the culprit for about 4-7 times, another yes! And when I got to the fashion show, BAM! I was lost with all the glitz and splendor.
Somehow, during these mystery quest, I found myself uttering Heidi Klum’s famous words – “One day you’re in. The next day you’re out.”