Out of work fashion expert Samantha Kidd is strapped, until the buyer of handbags for a hot new retailer turns up murdered. When Samantha is recruited for the job, it comes with a caveat: she’s expected to find some answers. The police name a suspect but Samantha's convinced the label doesn’t fit. With patent determination and a tote bag of tenacity, she turns to a sexy stranger for help. As the walls close around her like a snug satin lining, Samantha must get a handle on the suspects, or risk being caught in the killer’s clutches.
I adore this series! Samantha is an extremely likable character, who just so happens to find dead bodies. Her gang of friends are very entertaining in their own right. The murder mystery is well plotted, and will have you guessing and then changing your mind a few times. To me, that is the sign of a great story. The only problem is that I think that the author is trying to push Samantha to Dante, a friend's brother, but I WANT HER WITH NICK!!!! Hopefully my subtleness will get the authors attention, LOL. I highly recommend this series to any cozy fan, as well as fellow fashionistas. I am creating my own little scale here, and on a scale of one to five stilettos, Buyer Beware gets a four!
Here is some info about the author:
I grew up reading both Trixie Belden mysteries and Vogue magazine and learned how to spot a counterfeiting ring and accessorize a wardrobe. When it was time to find a career I headed out to the mall...and nine years later was a buyer for one of the top luxury stores in the country. But while Paris, Milan, and New York satisfied my appetite for fashion, my passion for creativity went unfed. Now I sell fine apparel by day and uncover crimes of fashion by night, in the form of mystery writing. I still love accessories, only now some of them are accessories to murder.