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5 stars for Death by Pins and Needles by Susie Black #cozymystery #cozy #bookreview



Title: Death by Pins and Needles

Author: Susie Black

Genre: Cozy Mystery


Book Blurb:


Set in the heart of the competitive Los Angeles Apparel Industry, Death by Pins and Needles is the story of one ruthless woman who didn’t care who she had to step on to get to the top. Lissa Charney is the showroom manager of a ladies’ swimwear line in the California Apparel Mart. Since Lissa didn’t think any of the rules applied to her, she had no problem breaking them all. From job stealing to dumping a boyfriend when he needed her the most, selfish and self-centered Lissa’s list of enemies rivaled those of Al Capone. So, when Lissa is murdered, no one on the swimwear aisle was particularly surprised…the only surprise was what had taken so long.


Who wanted Lissa Charney dead? The list was as long as your arm….but which one actually killed her? The last thing Mermaid Swimwear sales exec Holly Schlivnik expected to find when she opened the closet door was nasty competitor Lissa Charney’s battered corpse nailed to the wall. When Holly’s colleague is wrongly arrested for Lissa’s murder, the wise-cracking, irreverent amateur sleuth sticks her nose everywhere it doesn’t belong to sniff out the real killer.


My Review:


Time for another Timely Teddy review. I was told this was a funny cozy and reading one was tope (extra cool).


The investigating done was snatch(fierce or with plenty of suspenseful moments). So many of the characters are suspects so there's tons to investigate. Well written and detailed. Some of the questioning done by Holly was cringe(uncomfortable/embarrassing). It got intense fast.


Characters were spot on and mesh well.


The fashion talk was intense. I don't know much about swimsuits but do now.


If you liked the first book of this series, buy this one. Fans of Susie Black, buy this book.


The action scenes are bussin (really, really good). A really intense book at times. Well done. Cozy up with this book!


My Rating: 5 stars


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Author Biography:


Named Best US Author of the Year by N. N. Lights Book Heaven, award-winning cozy mystery author Susie Black was born in the Big Apple but now calls sunny Southern California home. Like the protagonist in her Holly Swimsuit Mystery Series, Susie is a successful apparel sales executive. Susie began telling stories as soon as she learned to talk. Now she’s telling all the stories from her garment industry experiences in humorous mysteries.


She reads, writes, and speaks Spanish, albeit with an accent that sounds like Mildred from Michigan went on a Mexican vacation and is trying to fit in with the locals. Since life without pizza and ice cream as her core food groups wouldn’t be worth living, she’s a dedicated walker to keep her girlish figure. A voracious reader, she’s also an avid stamp collector. Susie lives with a highly intelligent man and has one incredibly brainy but smart-aleck adult son who inexplicably blames his sarcasm on an inherited genetic defect.


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Reviewed by: Teddy

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