Synopses & Reviews
Home of the helmet hairdo and congressional comb-over, Washington, D.C., is a hotbed of fashion faux pas. If anyone should know, it’s “Crimes of Fashion” columnist Lacey Smithsonian. She dishes out advice to the scandal-scorched and clothing-clueless, doing her part to change this town—one fashion victim at a time....
Washington, D.C., fashion reporter Lacey Smithsonian has always believed clothes can be magical, but she’s never thought they can be cursed. Until now. Lacey’s best friend, Stella, is finally getting married, and at her bachelorette party, fellow bridesmaid—and fortune-teller—Marie Largesse arrives with a stunning Russian shawl. A shawl, Marie warns, that can either bless or curse the wearer. When a party crasher who mocks the shawl is found dead the next day, the other guests fear the curse has been unleashed. But Lacey has her doubts, and she must employ all her Extra-Fashionary Perception to capture a villain who has vowed that nobody at this wedding will live happily ever after….
Praise for the Crime of Fashion Mysteries:
"First-rate." --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Great fun." --Suspense Magazine
"Lacey Smithsonian skewers Washington with style." --national bestselling author Elaine Viets
The "fabulously fun"* fashionista/sleuth Lacey Smithsonian is back in the case of a food editor who may have given her holiday sweater-hating coworker her just desserts...
About the Author
Ellen Byerrum writes the popular Crime of Fashion Mysteries, set in bustling Washington, D.C., “The City That Fashion Forgot.” While researching fashion for her sleuth, Lacey Smithsonian, Byerrum has collected her own assortment of 1940s styles, but laments her lack of closet space. She has been a D.C.–based news reporter, a playwright, and, even though she’s moved away from the East Coast, she holds a Virginia P.I. registration.