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
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
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.
of other titles in this series