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Fatal Fascinator Spiral-Bound | January 3, 2023

Jenn McKinlay

★★★★☆+ from 1,001 to 10,000 ratings

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Hip hip beret! Hatmakers Scarlett Parker and Vivian Tremont return and must collar a killer when a castle wedding goes awry in New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay’s new Hat Shop Mystery.

It’s wedding season and Viv’s longtime frenemy Piper May is getting married. She convinces Viv and Scarlett to take on the job of designing the headpieces for her “wedding of the year.” The well-to-do bride and her entourage are delighted to have Viv and Scarlett as their famous hat designer guests, but the hat-making pair are really just looking forward to a getaway at a castle in Sussex. It is to be a weekend full of events, culminating in the big ceremony.  
 
Unfortunately, on the first night of the festivities, the groom is found murdered, and the joyous holiday becomes the stuff of nightmares as no one is allowed to leave the castle until the investigation is complete. Although Scarlett assures Harrison Wentworth, her fiancé, that she and Viv will stay out of harm’s way, circumstances force them to step in when a secret affair between the deceased groom and a bridesmaid comes to light, and the murderer takes another life. Scarlett and Viv vow to unveil the killer’s identity before the wedding adds another to its death toll.

Story Locale:London, England

Series Overview: American Scarlett Parker and British Vivian Tremont are cousins and co-owners of Mim’s Whims, a fashionable London hat shop. But in between making and selling hats, they don their sleuthing caps to solve murders.
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Original Binding: Mass Market
Pages: 288 pages
ISBN-10: 0593546776
Item Weight: 0.3 lbs
Dimensions: 4.1 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars 1,001 to 10,000 ratings
"McKinlay’s mysteries are always humorous and a little offbeat with heartwarming relationships between close friends. This seventh Hat Shop Mystery fits that description perfectly."
Library Journal (starred review)

“Life at a stately home, along with details about the millinery business, frame this engaging cozy populated by well-drawn characters.”
Booklist

Praise for the Hat Shop Mysteries

“Fancy hats and British aristocrats make this my sort of delicious cozy read.”
—Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author of the Royal Spyness Mysteries
 
“A delicious romp through my favorite part of London with a delightful new heroine.”
—Deborah Crombie, New York Times bestselling author
 
“The sharp writing and smart plotting are outstanding, and the surprising reveal and even more suspenseful chase will have readers at the edge of their seats. This stellar mystery sets a high bar for mysteries.”
Kings River Life Magazine
 
“Brimming with McKinlay’s trademark wit and snappy one-liners, Anglophiles will love this thoroughly entertaining new murder mystery series. A hat trick of love, laughter, and suspense, and another feather in [Jenn McKinlay’s] cap.”
—Hannah Dennison, author of the Vicky Hill Exclusive! Mysteries
Jenn McKinlay is the award-winning and New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of several mystery and romance series. Her work has been translated into multiple languages in countries all over the world. She lives in sunny Arizona in a house that is overrun with kids, pets, and her husband’s guitars.

Author Residence: Scottsdale, AZ