A Killing Notion by Melissa Bourbon is the fifth book in the “Magical Dressmaking” mystery series. Publisher: Obsidian, April 2014
Harlow Jane Cassidy is swamped with homecoming couture requests. If only she didn’t have to help solve a murder, she might get the gowns off the dress forms.
Harlow is doing everything she can to expand her dressmaking business, Buttons & Bows—without letting clients know about her secret charm. When she has a chance to create homecoming dresses with a local charity and handmade mums for several high school girls—including Gracie, whose father, Will, has mended Harlow’s heart—she is ready to use her magical talents for a great cause.
But when Gracie’s date for the dance is accused of murder, Harlow knows things won’t be back on course until she helps Gracie clear the football player’s name. If Harlow can’t patch up this mess before the big game, her business and her love life might be permanently benched.
OMG! This book was Great! Harlow, once again, becomes involved in a murder investigation with Gracie’s boyfriend is accused of killing his father. What happens next is a series of clues that the author has us following in this well-written and dynamic whodunit that I could not put down until the last mum was stitch and a killer exposed, and boy was I shocked at the discovery. With a comfortable and easy flowing tone, engaging dialogue and a dripping with Southern charm, this is the best book in this wonderfully fantastic series.