Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Review of Skirting the Grave by Annette Blair

Five Fangs for Skirting the Grave by Annette Blair


Maddie Cutler thought she was taking on a new design intern for her boutique. But instead she finds her dead at the train station under suspicious circumstances.

Hours after Maddie's new intern--Isobel York--is identified & pronounced dead, a woman claiming to be Isobel appears on Mad's doorstep. This is not just a case of "whodunit" but "who-is-it?"

Now, Maddie is determined to iron out the wrinkles of this mystery.

My Review:

I couldn't put down this book once I started reading it. I literally had to pry my fingers and eyes away just to go to bed. Each book in this series is better than the one before.

Annette Blair's books are always pure magic! I love the mix of wit, humor, mystery and magic (plus the steamy sexiness that sometimes gets thrown in) and her writing style flows so smoothly- all of her books that I've read have truly been a pleasure.

And the Vintage Magic series- it has everything I love- humor, wit, style, vintage stuff, ghosts, mystery, and sexy men. Personally I'm rooting for Werner but knowing me I'm rooting for the underdog, I always do.

In this 4th installment Maddie and Werner have actually been kinda dating, not that she'll admit to that but her and Nick are again in "off" mode.

But of course Nick comes back to town just in time to get involved in another murder case Maddie finds herself in the middle of- again.

And the murder victim...This time it's Maddie's would be assistant- or is it?

The mystery of the dead woman is quite interesting and will keep you on toes trying to figure this mix up out. And the visions Maddie gets from the trunk of vintage clothes just add into the mystery of who, what and why?

Readers also will wonder throughout the book who will Maddie choose? Werner or Nick- by the end you'll think you know- but hey things might change again in a future book.

I read this so fast I was almost disappointed to realize the book was over- but definitely not disappointed in the book.

Blair never disappoints. Her books are fun and light hearted even though the subject matter can sometimes be dark- the writing is superb, colorful and bright making you want more with each page you turn.

I can't wait for the next vintage magic mystery.

PS In the front of Skirting the Grave not just one but two of my Fang-tastic Books review snippets in the front. I get so excited when I see my review quotes in and on the books.


Beth Caudill said...

I love the touch of supernatural to this series. I read this book in a day. Can't wait for the next one and I liked the tension with the two male characters.

Anne said...

I lost track of this series after A Veiled Deception. It's a nice cozy with a touch of supernatural.