Review; What Not to Wear to a Graveyard (Resale Boutique Mystery #3) by Debra Sennefelder
Description from Goodreads
After trading her Manhattan digs for her upstate hometown, fashionista Kelly Quinn has big plans for her grandmother’s consignment shop. But this All Hallow’s Eve someone is already dressed to kill . . .
A socialite’s missing dog has made front page news in Lucky Cove—complete with a hefty reward. But between renovating the consignment shop, planning her costume for a 1970s themed Halloween party, and scouting a location for a fashion shoot, Kelly doesn’t have time to search. Yet a visit to the local colonial-era cemetery—ideal for the moody atmosphere she’s after—soon turns up the precious pooch. Kelly’s looking forward to collecting the check—until she makes a gruesome discovery in an abandoned farmhouse: The dog’s owner, stabbed through the heart.
Kelly can’t help wondering why Constance Lane was traipsing around the farmhouse in stilettos. But as Kelly gets decked out in a vintage disco caftan, that isn’t the only fashion misstatement spooking her. Hidden in the dead woman’s past is a secret that could be the motive for the murder. And as the Halloween party gets started, even a menacing clown and a threatening bearded lady can’t keep Kelly from trick or treating for the truth—even if it means her last dance . . .
My Thoughts on the BookI've read a few of the author's other books, so I was looking forward to this one and I wasn't disappointed. As it's a novella, it wasn't that long, but one still got a feel for the characters and the plot was engaging and fun. It could have benefited a bit of more character development, but as mentioned, it was a novella, so there wasn't that much wiggle-room really.
Overall, it was an entertaining Halloween-themed cosy mystery.