The Halston Hit
#4, Vintage Clothing Series
Angela M. Sanders
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
As vintage clothing store owner Joanna Hayworth blissfully awaits her wedding a week away, her only challenge is to find the right dress. Then she discovers a dead drag queen among the sequined gowns and frothy wigs of the Fille Fantastique pageant. She does her best to help the police maneuver the social minefield of the drag world, until the dead queen's "ghost" reappears, accusing her of the murder.
To clear her name, Joanna must investigate the strangely impassive family running a funeral home; a rival drag queen who's gone AWOL; the obsessive proprietor of the queen's favorite watering hole; and the mole-like man who lives in the cabaret's basement. If Joanna's not careful, her wedding will turn out to be a funeral.
Another idiot opens the door
This is the fourth book in a series. Joanna, the main character, did some things in the first three books that were borderline not safe. Okay, I was enjoying the stories and was able to ignore the “not safe” aspects. However, in this book Joanna crosses the line from “not safe” to idiotic. This kind of behavior in an otherwise well written female protagonist drives me nuts, to the point of wanting to throw the book across the room. It’s an ebook, so consider it virtually thrown.