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Review: A Killer Closet by Paula Paul

Title: A Killer Closet   a-killer-closet

Author: Paula Paul

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group,Alibi

Published: October 11th, 2016

Pages: 184

Rating: 4/5

My Review:

This is another highly entertaining murder mystery by this very talented author!

Irene Seligman has been guilt-convinced to leave her job as Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan to move back to live with her much married Mum, Adelle, in her childhood home. With the change in location comes a change in jobs – she decides to use her Mum’s fashion expertise to open an upscale consignment store. On the day the store is due to open, Irene goes in to make a shocking discovery – there’s a woman from her Mum’s social circles lying murdered, dead in the shop’s storeroom!

The news of the murder victim in the shop creates added interest from potential customers and, despite the police investigations, things are going quite well . . . until another body turns up! Again, the victim is a murdered associate of her mother who has been left in Irene’s shop.

Is there any connection between the victims besides Adelle? Is Adelle in any danger? Who has killed these women – and why? So many questions requiring answers and Irene can’t resist trying to find out the answers. The Sheriff claims he’s investigating. The local big defence lawyer seems to be involved somehow, too. Then there’s also Angel, a college student who is working part time for Irene in the store. . . . As Irene investigates further she discovers there’s more than gold in them there hills, there’s also deception, danger and further mysteries! This is an action packed murder mystery with plenty of suspense, laugh out loud moments and great characters that I thoroughly enjoyed reading and have no hesitation in highly recommending to lovers of this genre!

Thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this novel without any obligation for me to read or review it.

Synopsis:

In a fashionably cozy short mystery novel, Paula Paul introduces a tenacious heroine who leaves big-city life behind and returns to picturesque Santa Fe, New Mexico—where murder lands on her doorstep.

Irene Seligman loves the warmth and beauty of her Southwest hometown, but only one thing could make her quit her prestigious job as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan to return there: the guilt applied by her demanding mother, Adelle. After Adelle’s most recent husband dies, leaving her with nothing, Irene decides to take a break from prosecuting criminals to move back to Santa Fe and open an upscale consignment store. With Irene’s determination and her mother’s eye for haute couture, they’re sure to make a killing.

But on the day of the grand opening, Irene discovers the body of one of Adelle’s friends in her storeroom. And although the intrigue causes business to boom, when someone else from Adelle’s social circle is murdered, Irene begins to suspect her mother might be in danger too. Ever the protective daughter, Irene investigates her mother’s friends, suspicious that they’re hiding more than designer clothes in their closets. But as she gets closer to uncovering some real skeletons, Irene might not live to regret coming home again.

This book is available from a variety of sources including

Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)        Barnes and Noble

Other titles by this author that I have read and reviewed include:

Medium Dead

For Dead Men Only

Medium Dead                                    and                                     For Dead Men Only

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