Monday, November 9, 2009

A Veiled Deception by Annette Blair

A Veiled Deception is the first in the cozy mystery series featuring Madeira Cutler who is a fashion designer with a love and flair for vintage clothing. But when she comes home for her youngest sister's wedding, trouble begins to brew as her sister's nemesis is found strangled with a bridal veil. Now Madeira is out to clear her sister and her family's name as well as find out who the killer really is. And while doing that she begins to discover and explore the new paranormal gifts that she inherited from her mother.

Hmm...what to say about this one other than I liked it. It wasn't great or anything but it was a fun enough read. Madeira, or Maddie as she is most often called, is an interesting main character with a lot of quirks. The way she talked at times was a bit over the top but other than that I liked her. The mystery itself was interesting and I especially liked the visions that Maddie was having of previous women wearing the same wedding dress. It was definitely a cozy mystery with nothing too over the top but a fun read nonetheless.

All in all, I would recommend this book to cozy mystery lovers who enjoy reading about fashion as well. As for myself, I'll be reading the 2nd book at some point but I won't be rushing out or anything to grab it. Good but not great :)
P.S. - 2 for 2 so far this month on reviews...woohoo!


  1. This paranormal-mystery sounds good. Thanks for your review.

  2. I'm just starting to get into cozy mysteries and this sounds good!!

  3. I love a cozy mystery once in a while. This sounds like it might be a good series to follow.

  4. I read her book The Kitchen Witch and liked it but didn't love it since I was led to believe it was more supernatural than it was. I just love the cover of this and it sounds really neat though.

  5. Suko- You are most welcome :)

    Staci- I love a good cozy once in awhile. May I recommend the Agatha Raisin series by M.C. Beaton? Agatha is a hoot and a great main character.

    Dar- I love a good cozy too. I'm just getting into them though which means there are tons of them to check out :)

    Ladytink- The cover on this one is great! I had heard of this author previously but this is the first book that I've read by her.


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