Half-Price Homicide by Elaine Viets is the 9th book in the “Dead-End Job” mystery series. Publisher: Obsidian, May 2010

The national bestselling author presents a high society murder mystery…

At Snapdragon, the high-end designer consignment shop, Helen is at the beck and call of snobby—yet frugal—customers. That alone is a deadly combination, but the sellers of the drool-worthy fashions can be even more high maintenance. Especially Chrissy, who comes in with a purse to sell and ends up screaming it out with her own husband and another customer. If Helen didn’t have a greedy ex-husband demanding more money and a mother in a Florida nursing home, she’d be hanging up her cash register.

But when Chrissy is found dead in a dressing room with the hand-painted scarf around her neck, Helen goes from being low on society’s totem pole to high on the police’s suspect list.

This was an enjoyable read. Helen’s dreams looks like they may come true and events conspire to put a halt to it. Solving the murder of one of the clients that visits the store she works in and dealing with the aftermath of her mother’s death, will Helen’s dream come true? My rating: 5 stars

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