If You’ve Got It, Haunt It
(A Haunted Vintage Mystery #1)
Author: Rose Pressey
Cookie Chanel has a passion for fashion–and a murder mystery to solve!
Cookie Chanel has opened her own vintage clothing boutique, It’s Vintage, Y’All, in the charming town of Sugar Creek, Georgia. Always on the lookout for stylish second-hand steals, she attends the estate sale of deceased socialite Charlotte Meadows. But she gets a lot more than she bargained for when Charlotte’s ghost appears before her–offering fashion advice and begging Cookie to find out who murdered her.
As the persistent poltergeist tags along and a possibly psychic pussycat moves into the shop, Cookie sorts through racks of suspects to see who may be hiding some skeletons in the closet. Do a clothing store owner and a disembodied socialite have a ghost of a chance of collaring a killer–or will Cookie’s life be the next one hanging by a thread?
Don’t miss Cookie Chanel’s Fashion Tips!
Cookie Chanel was one tough cookie! Sole proprietress of It’s Vintage Y’All, a vintage clothing store, Cookie had a great taste in fashion, especially with the classic ones. At an estate sale, the ghost of the recently murdered socialite, Charlotte Meadows, appeared to her, and asked for her help. Lady Charlotte believed Cookie would be the one who’s going to uncover her mysterious death and discover her murderer.
Shocked and bewildered, Cookie consulted her next-door friend, tarot reader Heather, thinking she could help her drive the ghost away since Heather could talk to spirits. But to her dismay, Heather was actually a fluke. An Ouija board and a mysterious cat that appeared from nowhere proved to be her helpful allies in Charlotte’s murder investigation. Well, there’s also Detective Dylan who made Cookie’s life quite exciting, especially after a second murdered body was found. Although, I don’t really find Dylan that pleasing because most of the work and investigation was done by Cookie.
Anyway, I liked how the ghost in the book was a fashionista and was a little overbearing. I find straitlaced phantoms quite boring actually, so having Charlotte the pesky ghost was a good choice. I liked that Cookie was quite a heroine, although she was a little too girly for my taste. Among all the characters, I liked Heather because she brought in the hysterics and fun in the book. The mystery of Charlotte’s death wasn’t as exciting & suspenseful as the past mystery novels that I’ve read, but it was great to learn nonetheless. A fun and enjoyable read that will get you hooked if you’re for the ghosts and mysteries.