Monroe is anxious to reopen the fabric shop she recently inherited.
She's named it "Material Girl" and has ordered custom
fabric designed to bring in maximum sales and profits. Her
friend, and nearby business owner, Genevieve Girard, comes
by with sandwiches for the crew taking town the old sign to
get ready to put up the Material Girl sign, when the van pulls
up with the delivery of the custom fabric.
husband, Phil, was supposed to have picked up the fabric and
be delivering it, but a stranger has the van and the fabric.
He has something else, too...Phil's body, crushed under the
bolts of velvet fabric! While Genevieve worries that the catnip
tea she'd prepared for her husband may have killed him, Poly
is more concerned that whoever killed Phil may have it in
for his wife, too! Keeping Genevieve safe and away from the
police who have some serious questions for her becomes a priority
for Poly while she sets her mind to figuring out who killed
Phil and why.
is the second book in the series, and I'm happy to say that
I enjoyed it just as much as the debut, "Suede to Rest."
Its fun to get to know Poly (full first name is indeed Polyester!),
and her friends and cohorts in San Ladron. It helps that Poly
has adorable cats, a handsome wealthy pseudo-boyfriend, and
loyal female friends.
is a good one, and I enjoyed reading the book a lot. The cover
is sweet, with two dear kitty faces, and an assortment of
fabric that appeals to my crafty-self, and there is even a
fabric placemat project in the back of the book.
recommend this delightful cozy mystery as a relaxing summer
read that will keep you guessing and turning pages to find