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Panic Button
Button Box Mystery #3
Kylie Logan

Berkley Prime Crime
Jan 2013/ ISBN 978-0-425-25183-6
Mystery/Amateur Sleuth

Reviewed by Laura Hinds

Josie Giancola owns a button shop, aptly named the Button Box. Josie loves buttons. She is always excited by rare or antique button finds. When a new client, Angela Morningside, asks her to appraise a charm string she recently inherited, Josie jumps at the chance. In fact, she wants nothing more than to buy the charm string for the shop, but Angela is adamant that she is going to donate it to a museum.

Angela is convinced that the charm string is cursed, and cites several examples of events that have happened both to her and to the aunt from whom she inherited it. Josie is far more practical minded, but is thrown for a loop when she finds Angela dead, strangled by the very same charm string.

With no shortage of suspects, Josie tries to sort clues and evidence to find the killer. With one button missing from the 1,000 on the charm string, she feels as if she’s playing “button, button, who’s got the button?”

I enjoy this series so much, and with each book, the stories get better. Character development is key in a mystery series, and it’s nice to see that Josie remains both a strong woman and hones her sleuthing skills, showing that she is intelligent about much more than buttons.

As I said in a review of the first book in the series, if this book had a “Like” button, I’d click on it for sure.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Button Holed #1
Hot Button #2
Panic Button

Reviewed 2013