A Veiled Deception by Annette Blair is the first book in the new “Vintage Magic” mystery series.  Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime (Penguin), January 2009

With years of experience working for a top New York designer, Madeira Cutler has learned to appreciate the clean line, rich texture and elegant draping of a finely crafted garment.  It’s not until Maddie goes home to Mystick Falls, Connecticut, for her sister’s wedding, however, that she discovers her understanding of fashion goes much deeper.

Before the accessory shopping and fittings can begin, the festivities hit a snag when Maddie finds her sister’s nemesis strangled with the bride-to-be’s veil.  In between opening her own vintage clothing shop and keeping the wedding on track, Maddie’s determined to perform her own investigation to clear her family’s name.  She soon finds that her best witness may be an antique wedding dress that magically unveils to her the scenes of those who have worn it. But if the gown doesn’t talk fast enough, the lives of everyone Maddie loves will surely fall apart at the seams.

I enjoyed this light paranormal mystery.  My rating: 3.5 stars

*new-to-me author

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