Scarlett has decided to take
her cousin Vivian up on her offer to spend some time in London
and learn the business that was left to both of them by their
Grandmother Mim. Scarlett has become an internet sensation
after breaking up with her married boyfriend and becoming
the latest viral video.
Arriving in London finds Scarlett being picked up by Viv’s
business manager Harrison Wentworth. Viv has gone off without
telling anyone where she is going and when she would be back.
Scarlett knows nothing about the millinery business that was
originally run by her grandmother and now by Viv. She manages
to find the one of a kind hat that Viv made for Lady Ellis
and ends up promising her a photo shoot that would appear
on the Mim’s Whims website.
Scarlett and Andre, her new photographer friend, go to Lady
Ellis’ house for the photo session. The housekeeper
informs them that Lady Ellis is dead and promptly faints.
Scarlett finds the lady in her dressing room wearing only
the hat that Viv made for her. Scarlett better be careful
if she tries to solve the murder. Putting a bee in the bonnet
of the murderer could just get her crowned.
Things to ponder: Where is Vivian? Does Harrison know more
than he is letting on? Just what is the history between Lady
Ellis and Viv? Why does Harrison really want Scarlett to leave?
This was such a fun read. Any mystery that takes place in
London is going to grab my attention. I have been there several
times and reading the book was just like being there again.
This book was a real page turner and it kept me up late because
I just had to find out whodunit. The story is very well plotted
and the author made the eclectic characters feel real enough
to want to get to know. The next book in the series will be
Death of a Mad Hatter. If you can’t wait, then
try one of Jenn’s other series: the Library Lover’s
Mysteries or the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries. So, if you like
your mystery brimming with London atmosphere, then you should
be reading this book.