Thursday, April 26, 2018

Dressed for Death in Burgundy

It's been a bitterly cold and rainy winter in Reigny-sur-Canne  and Katherine Gott is enduring the chilly December. In Dressed for Death in Burgundy by Susan C. Shea, Katherine is finally feeling welcome in the French country village after living there for a while.

She even volunteers to take some American tourists through the Musee du Costume in Avallon. But they get much more than they bargained for when they discover a corpse among the clothed mannequins. It is the body of Mme Sabine, the local butcher's wife. The Musee which is usually locked up like Fort Knox is an unlikely place to leave a corpse.

Katherine's young English friend Pippa plunges right into the case as she is a budding mystery writer. Gangly and a bit clumsy, she is at cross purposes because she does not speak any French. When odd things begin to happen to her, the police turn to her as a suspect. Katherine knows Pippa is harmless and she works with her to prove she is not the murderer.

On the homefront Katherine's country singer husband is back from recording his new album in the
United States and it has the makings of being a success. Michael has struggled over the years and this would be a great asset to his career.

The array of colorful characters in this book makes it an excellent adventure. Pippa bungles her way through the investigation and into the heart of a handsome local police officer. Philippe tries to help clear her, but she seems to be the suspect at every turn, despite his best efforts.

A very enjoyable and picturesque mystery in the French countryside.

1 comment:

Susan C Shea said...

Thank you so much!