Skirting the Grave

Skirting the Grave

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"Even though Maddie is swamped running Vintage Magic and dealing with the consequences of the visions she gets from certain of her fashion treasures, she's agreed to plan her sister Sherri's baby shower and mentor a design intern. But when Maddie goes to the Mystic train station to pick up her new student, she finds a murder scene instead. The victim: intern Isobel York. Cause of death: suspicious circumstances. Later that evening, a woman claiming to be Isobel appears on her doorstep, and Maddie knows it's not just a case of 'whodunit' but 'who-is-it.' Luckily a gift of lusciously luxe vintage clothes offers clues, and though the '50s wardrobe and accessories are to die for, Maddie is determined to iron out the wrinkles before the murderer can return to put an end to a promising fashion career. . ."--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2011
Edition: Berkley Prime Crime mass-market ed
ISBN: 9780425242223
Branch Call Number: BLAIR A
Characteristics: 277 pages ; 18 cm


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May 05, 2018

Paperback-Sahara West Library

Sep 06, 2013

This is the fourth book in the Vintage Magic series and it was a delightful read. The plot was very interesting, though it got a little confusing for me at times. I love the development of the characters and was especially surprised to see the open rivalry between Nick and Werner. Maddie's choice in the end took me by surprise.

bookfanatic1979 Aug 23, 2011

I’m so glad I decided to continue reading this series. Maddie and the rest of the characters have really grown on me. Even Maddie’s kitschy “Swear to Gucci! Wooly knobby knits!” version of cussing is less irritating.


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Sep 06, 2013

Maddie, owner of a vintage clothing boutique, offers to plan her sister's baby shower and mentor a new design intern, one whom she has never met, as a big favor to her sister. The intern had sent a trunk of family heirloom vintage clothing prior to her arrival and Maddie can't wait to discover what treasures lay inside. When Maddie arrives at the train station to pick up the intern, she finds the girl dead. Later that night the 'real' intern, a carbon copy of the dead girl, shows up and throws everyone for a loop. Mattie's special gift, that of seeing the past when she touches certain vintage clothing, will help solve the mystery of who is who. and who done it. During the investigation, the rivalry between Nick and Werner comes out into the open and Mattie makes a decision.


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