Light in other ways and it s great for someone into twentieth century fashionThe author did however have a serious message to impart as can be seen in the afterword Although I avoided naming the tribe in the novel it could stand in for a number of Native American tribes in the Pacific Northwest that go without federal recognition as legitimate nations They have rich histories and have ndured discrimination and indignity we might have assumed never takes place in the United States Think again I really njoyed this book it probably deserved four and a half really njoyed this book it probably deserved four and a half and hope to read by this author The heroine runs a vintage clothing shop in Portland She occasionally buys nice old clothes belonging to a favorite customer an old lady who was once a showgirl When the old lady brings in a Lanvin coat Joanna is thrilled Then she finds a key sewn into the lining And the old lady is murdered And the coat is stolenIt s asy to feel Joanna s love for the old clothes she sells Scattered
throughout the story are fabrics styles and designer names The plot itself is a little the story are fabrics styles and designer names The plot itself is a little and the police seem xtraordinarily stupid Joanna herself is slow to connect clues the reader picks up on right awayBut it wouldn t be a story if she put A Vineyard Christmas everything together right away would itA nice cozy with lots of vintage clothing It was okay What happened to the dogs Do we never learn about Marnie and grandmother What are jojos. Finlayson author of Tip of a Bone a Pacific Northwest mystery Slip on a pair of pink mules and a silk robe mix up a shaker of martinis and relax with this delightful mystery set in a Portland vintage clothing store Populated by a charming heroine and a flock of odd characters thisngaging tale will satisfy the sleuth in you as well as the fashionista Ann Littlewood author of Endangered a zoo dunn. 5 Reasons you should read The Lanvin Murders by Angela "M Sanders It s cozy This is a cozy mystery so while there are tense moments they aren t TOO " Sanders It s cozy This is a cozy mystery so while there are tense moments they aren t TOO to where you are literally falling off your seat At the same time it delivers Een Bijzondere Vorm Van Osteosclerose enough intensity that you areager to find out and there are ager to find out And there still plenty of creep factor as the main character is definitely being pursued it s just hard to tell how serious it will get Fabulous main character Joanna is an adult but I don t believe her age is said I found myself picturing her in mid to late 30 s though I m not sure why but that was what I got She s mature but this book shows that it doesn t matter your age you can still have insecurities And Joanna has some big ones regarding romance This isn t a big focus but of a minor one and one that should carry over into the next book I like that Joanna is strong in her beliefs and refusal to back down in figuring out what is going on She doesn t let people scare her away ven though it s clear she s very scared She s persistent and doesn t let anyone blow her off I m very anxious to get to know her better Great secondary characters Even though it s not actually a small town it has a small town feel since we see the same characters over and over and actually get to know them I guess this is the neighborhood setting too where veryone knows veryone But her BFF Apple is one character I really loved And she s into th. All Portland 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 Hot Shot (North Ridge Book 3) ex showgirlverything changes The lderly woman turns up dead and Joanna is pulled into a long ago drama of back room deals blackmail.
Characters The Lanvin Murders Vintage Clothing #1Ings I m into so yeah really liked that I also really liked Paul but really want to get to really liked that I also really liked Paul but really want to get to him a little bit better Setting This book takes place in Portland Oregon near where I
"live and portland "and Portland a uirky place full of uirky people And that is brought alive in this book We definitely see the uirkiness A vintage clothing store is also not only the perfect setting for seeing these various characters of all walks of life but also the perfect place because I happen to love vintage clothing Mystery The book starts with one mystery almost right away but additional things are added to that and it nds up being much bigger than one body being found This is never too much because it s all related for the most part Trying to unravel it all was impossible but the right clues were planted at the right time It was done really well so while I partially guessed some things there was much I didn tNegatives It was a tad slow in the beginning for me I also was a bit disappointed about not getting a few answers on some things The big mysteries are wrapped up though it s just some smaller details that are bothering me However this is the first in a series and it might be those little things that carry over into the next book and we may learn Overall this was an xcellent readYou can find this review and others like it on my blog at Although this book had it s fair share of death and shady dealings it was pretty. And lost love She must find a very real and present day killer before she becomes his next victim “As you dive into this intriguing mystery novel featuring vintage clothing dealersleuth Joanna Hayworth and a uirky cast of characters prepare for an ntertaining ride through long buried crimes and Portland lore to solve the mystery of 'the woman in the Lanvin coat' A truly njoyable read Christine. ,