The Good Buy Girls are
long-time friends who share a passion for bargain hunting.
One member, Maggie Gerber, has taken the plunge into retail
sales by purchasing her own secondhand shop. The women plan
to score some awesome deals for Maggie so that she can stock
the shop with some dazzling duds. There is the annual St.
Stanley flea market, always a treasure trove, but this year
it exceeds all expectations.
Designer clothing maven, the wealthy Vera Madison, is selling
her vintage clothing collection at the flea market, and the
Good Buy Girls aren’t the only ones with their eyes
on the prize. Maggie’s enemy since childhood, Summer
Phillips, is bound and determined that she get the whole kit
and caboodle for her own new stop that will not only rival
Maggie’s but is set to open directly across the street.
Vera dies suddenly, just as the flea market is opening. She
left her adult daughter, Bianca, to watch the booth while
she walked to nearby Dr. Franklin’s office. When the
good doctor arrives in response to a call of a patient at
his office, he finds Vera dead on the floor with a syringe
nearby. Since it was an unattended death, the Medical Examiner
must make a pronouncement as to cause of death. It could be
The Good Buy Girls band together to try to get to the heart
of the matter, so that things can return to normal and Maggie
can open her shop with some bargains that will send customers
clamoring to buy.
I enjoyed this book even more than the first in the series,
Off Murder. Josie Belle proves that her characters
will continue to develop as well as lean on each other for
help. The small town setting makes for a perfect cozy mystery,
and I didn’t peg the killer before Belle was ready to
share whodunit. The book is appropriate for all ages, and
natural born bargain hunters will especially enjoy it.
Reviews of other titles in this series
Off Murder, #1
Deal to Die For, #2