All Portland, Oregon, vintage clothing store owner Joanna Hayworth wants to do is turn her back on the modern world and retreat into a carefully curated life of satin cocktail gowns, icy martinis, and old movies. But when Joanna finds a key in a 1930s Lanvin coat cast off by an ex-showgirl, everything changes. The elderly woman turns up dead, and Joanna is pulled into a long-ago drama of back room deals, blackmail, and lost love. She must find a very real—and present day—killer before she becomes his next victim.
What a terrific story, full of intrigue and suspense. I read this until the wee hours of the morning and finished up at 5 a.m. I had no idea that vintage clothing was much more than "old clothes." Since I'm very familiar with the designer names, having been aware of them but never privy to the purchase of an item of clothing, I was fascinated by the descriptions. Very interesting details too.
The Lanvin Murders sounded boring, but...
Not a book I normally read, but I really liked the characters in this book. In fact, it was hard for me to put this book down. I plan on reading more books by this author.
Can't stop reading
A really interesting book with a story line that just keeps developing with each page read. A lot of characters to keep track of, but overall a well developed story.