on Feb. 16, 2015 :
This is second book in Poppy Cove Mystery, but only the first one that I have read. I like this story. Lots of drama , fashion , murder, mystery and is a clean read.
Margot and Daphne own Poppy Cove a clothing store. They put on a fashion show with the royalty of their town as models. There clothes were a hit.
Nora Burbank is Miss Santa Lucia. She was the star in a designer gown with a necklace of real diamonds. She gets to keep the dress and a copy of the necklace.
Efrem is the one who copied the necklace. His father-in-law designed the real one for a special order. He has no idea that Efrem made a copy but that the real necklace was in the show.
Efrem later realizes that the necklace he took back to the jewelry store is a fake and must of got the necklaces switched wrong at the end of the show. He needs to get the real one back. Before he can do that Nora is murdered.
I guessed a little of the mystery before it was revealed but not all of it.
I like that there are a lot of characters. I was happy with the different mix of them. I like how they were the clothes they design and sale.
The book takes place in the 1950's in Santa Lucia, CA.
I was given this ebook to read by the authors so that I could give a honest review of Death o a Beauty Queen and be part of it's blog tour.
(reviewed 87 days after purchase)