Monday, July 22, 2013

Book Review: Tulle Death Do Us Part

Tulle Death Do Us Part (Vintage Magic Mystery #6)Author: Annette Blair
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Publisher: Berkley
Series: A Vintage Magic Mystery # 6

National bestselling author Annette Blair’s “fast-paced, fascinating” (Fresh Fiction) Vintage Magic series continues as clothing boutique owner Madeira Cutler takes on a murder from the past that won’t stay dead...

Maddie’s love of classic fashion has made her Vintage Magic boutique a success—even if the visions she experiences when touching certain items often lead her into trouble. Decades ago, at a Mystic Country Club costume ball, a secret scavenger hunt ended in an unexplained death, hastily concealed.

Now, Maddie's invited to participate in a similar anniversary event: but one touch of the vintage petticoat used to hide evidence of the original crime hurtles Maddie into a scavenger hunt of her own. She must find missing petticoat pieces and re-stitch the clues it expose a killer!

Last night, I bedazzled my hard hat. Crystals, and sequins, and bling. Oh my.

My name is Madeira Cutler, but I prefer Mad or Maddie. Only my dad, Harry Cutler, lit-quoting University of Connecticut professor, uses my full name, whether I wanted him to or not.

Confession time: My father doesn’t know about my psychometric gift or my mother’s. Not his thing, Mom used to say.

Another outstanding read by Annette Blair. Maddie Cutler is a character that I will follow until this series ends. Her boutique, Vintage Magic, is a place that is so cozy it feels just like home. If you know Maddie and are familiar with her character, then you know that sometimes all she has to do is to touch a piece of fabric or clothing and she will receive some type of psychic vision. This story finds her seeing visions from a scavenger hunt that went wrong and a murder mystery that was left unsolved. The girl in question was said to have drowned, but Maddie believes there just be more to it than that!

Maddie has endured some huge changes since the first book in this series, and I am so happy and pleased with the development of her character as well as the relationships she has developed throughout the series. I do not want to give anything away, but I think that Maddie is coming into her new powers and the new knowledge that she has recently obtained. Of course, I expect her to make some mistakes and stupid decisions along the way, she made a few in this book that were just too obvious but it is to be expected. I love the development of other characters as well, especially Maddie’s mom.

The first book I ever read by Annette Blair was The Kitchen Witch, and from that moment on I have been enraptured with her stories of witchcraft and charm! This series is no different. I always tell everyone that I love “witchy” books, and most people that I talk to agree with that statement. If you are looking for a good, cozy “witchy” read then you can’t get much better than Annette Blair!

***A copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers at Berkley in exchange for my honest review***

1 comment:

  1. Love the cover and title of this one! Your blog is so cute! Thanks for following mine--I'm following you now, too :)