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The Museum Murder
by author Katie Gayle
published March 31, 2021
Here is a little about the book:
Dastardly deeds, daring deceptions and a dress to die for… Epiphany Bloom is back on the case!
Epiphany ‘Pip’ Bloom, would-be detective and London’s unluckiest woman, finds herself in a real costume drama when she unearths a theft at a fashion museum.
The missing dress is a proper piece of Hollywood history, worth a fortune. And as Pip investigates, she finds the museum staff all had reasons to want the garment gone. From fancy boutiques to sketchy back alleys, Pip discovers the fashion world is not all glitz and glamour as she hunts down her prize.
As if she doesn’t have enough on her plate, Pip also has her growing feelings for her housemate Tim to contend with, a family of cats to feed and her mother keeps phoning about a shipment of llamas arriving any day now from South America.
But there’s no time for distractions because Pip’s not the only one after the dress. And for the most dedicated collectors, a piece like this is worth any price – even murder…
A laugh-out-loud, light-hearted cozy mystery for fans of M.C. Beaton, T.E. Kinsey and Joanne Fluke, that will have you reading late into the night.
The much anticipated second book of the Epiphany Bloom Mystery Series is here! THE MUSEUM MURDER was just published March 31, 2021 and I was so lucky to read and review an early copy. Pip is back with her amateur detecting this time trying to find a missing dress from a fashion museum.
We find Pip with a new job, this time purchasing acquisitions for a vintage fashion museum. When she realizes the focal point of the museums collection…. get this….the red gown from Pretty Woman that Julia Roberts wore….is actually a knock off version, she is charged with finding the original – which was stolen. Now this time Pip actually has a pretty good idea on how to track this gown down, but when she discovers information that changes her path, we end up with a dead knowledge source and a museum owner who is hiding secrets. Is Pip able to solve this mystery? Will she find the stolen dress AND who the brutal murderer is?
Oh Epiphany Bloom, how do you get yourself into such debacles? Murder, mayhem and secrets, and only Pip can make solving the mystery kooky, quirky and laugh out loud fun. This one is a total delight, which I expected, and the secondary characters, including Pip’s sister Flis are just a hoot. The murder/mystery had enough twists, turns and red herrings to keep it interesting, and there was just a touch of romance involved to give you a hint of the possibility of what might come if there is a book 3 (oh I hope so!). I adored this new addition to the series and highly recommend it. If you are a cozy reader, please don’t pass this series up. If you aren’t a cozy reader, this series is perfect for you to dip your toes into the genre. You won’t regret it.
Thank you to Katie Gayle (writing partners Kate Sidley and Gail Schimmel), Sarah Hardy from Book On The Bright Side Publicity, Bookouture and Netgalley for the gifted copy of this book for my unbiased and honest review.
About the Author
Katie Gayle is the writing partnership of best-selling South African writers, Kate Sidley and Gail Schimmel. Kate and Gail have, between them, written over ten books of various genres, but with Katie Gayle, they both make their debut in the cozy mystery genre. Both Gail and Kate live in Johannesburg, with husbands, children, dogs and cats. Unlike their sleuth Epiphany Bloom, neither of them have ever stolen a cat from the vet.
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