Dead Man WalkerDead Man Walker by Duffy Brown is the fourth book in the “Consignment Shop” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, February 2015

It’s springtime in Savannah, the azaleas and magnolias are in bloom, and Reagan Summerside’s consignment shop, the Prissy Fox, is bustling with customers out to enjoy the beautiful weather. On a day like today, what could go wrong?

As a mortician beautician and housekeeper, Mercedes is no stranger to corpses or messy bathrooms. But the last thing she expects to find in a client’s bathtub is a dead body! Now she’s a murder suspect and it seems like her life is going down the drain. She turns to local lawyer Walker Boone to get her out of hot water.

But Walker has his own surprising connections to the dead man in the tub, and now he needs Reagan’s help to clear his own name—and keep him alive. . .

In this tale, Walter Boone takes center stage and the story is told from the point of view where he becomes the prime suspect in a murder with a surprising twist. This was a quick read that kept me engaged from beginning to end and once again, Reagan gets involved in the ins and out of this murder investigation. And speaking of an ending, this one I liked. This novella is pleasantly appealing and a prelude to the next book in the Consignment Shop series.

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