The Lanvin Murders

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Widow's Kiss, Jun 17, 2014 - Fiction - 298 pages
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All Portland, Oregon, vintage clothing store owner Joanna Hayworth wants to do is turn her back on the modern world and retreat into a carefully curated life of satin cocktail gowns, icy martinis, and old movies. But when Joanna finds a key in a 1930s Lanvin coat cast off by an ex-showgirl, everything changes. The elderly woman turns up dead, and Joanna is pulled into a long-ago drama of back room deals, blackmail, and lost love. She must find a very real-and present day-killer before she becomes his next victim. "As you dive into this intriguing mystery novel featuring vintage clothing dealer/sleuth Joanna Hayworth and a quirky cast of characters, prepare for an entertaining ride through long-buried crimes and Portland lore to solve the mystery of 'the woman in the Lanvin coat.' A truly enjoyable read " --Christine Finlayson, author of "Tip of a Bone," a Pacific Northwest mystery "Slip on a pair of pink mules and a silk robe, mix up a shaker of martinis, and relax with this delightful mystery set in a Portland vintage clothing store. Populated by a charming heroine and a flock of odd characters, this engaging tale will satisfy the sleuth in you as well as the fashionista." --Ann Littlewood, author of "Endangered," a zoo-dunnit

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User Review  - Judiex - LibraryThing

Joanna Hayworth’s vintage shop in Portland, Oregon, was a popular destination for people who liked to wear clothes from previous eras. Her stock ranged from more expensive evening gowns and major ... Read full review

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User Review  - BetsyKipnis - LibraryThing

"The Lanvin Murders" is a decent read for its oddball characters and unique settings. Fashioned together in this work are snapshots of Portland, dirty politics, tidbits of coture trivia, a quiet love ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Angela Sanders worked over a decade as a congressional investigator before becoming a freelance writer and vintage clothing aficionado in Portland, Oregon. Angela's articles on Pacific Northwest history, personalities, culture, and food have appeared in a variety of publications, and she is a weekly columnist for the popular perfume blog, Now Smell This. In fall 2014, Dior or Die, the second novel in the series, will be released.

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