Joanna Hayworth is elated to help settle the Parisian estate of Pearl Littlewood, the owner of Parfum d'Antan, a shop specializing in vintage fragrance. But when a mysterious note in the funeral guestbook suggests that Pearl's death was not an accident, Joanna's much needed vacation becomes a hunt for a killer. At the center of the trouble is a rare bottle of perfume, Lys Bleu—the Blue Lily.
Joanna's quest to solve Pearl Littlewood's murder takes her across the City of Light, from the gritty Goutte d'Or, where a collective of Senegalese seamstresses chat about life and love; to a bustling early morning flea market; to a late night rendezvous at a drag club in the catacombs. What secret does the Blue Lily hold, and how many people must die before it's revealed?
If you love vintage clothing and designers...
...you’ve found your author! Angela M. Sanders’ quirky and stylish Joanna Hayworth is an accidental sleuth out of Portland, Oregon. “Secret of the Blue Lily” takes place in Paris, and brings Ms. Sanders’ love of perfume into the mix. I’ve read the series, and always look forward to the next Designer who will be the focal point of Joanna Hayworth’s retro obsession, while solving a murder or two.