Review & Giveaway: A KILLING NOTION by Melissa Bourbon

We are celebrating the release of A Killing Notion by Melissa Bourbon today on the blog with a review from Abby and an awesome giveaway!

Review from Abby:

Killing Notion by Melissa Bourbon was a fun little mystery for an amateur book sleuth like myself.   This is the fifth book in the series about Harlow Cassidy, a dressmaker and small town mystery solver.  I haven’t read the other books in the series but I liked this book so much that I am going to start from the beginning and read them all.


In this book Harlow is making dresses and mums (a ribbon corsage) for a group of high school girls for their homecoming dance.  A local mechanic iskilled because someone messed around with his car to make it crash.  All fingers point to the mechanics son and Harlow is determined to prove that the son is innocent.  I was able to figure out a few pieces of the mystery before Harlow did in the book but I was still surprised by who was guilty!  The Cassidy family with their extra charms (or talents) are really interesting and I can’t wait to read the entire series.

Reviewed by Abby

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About the Book:

TitleA Killing Notion (A Magical Dressmaking Mystery, #5)
Author: Melissa Bourbon
Publisher: Penguin Group
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Category: Romantic Suspense
Source: ARC received from Publisher via NetGalley

Book Summary:

Harlow Jane Cassidy is swamped with homecoming couture requests. If only she didn’t have to help solve a murder, she might get the gowns off the dress forms….

Harlow is doing everything she can to expand her dressmaking business, Buttons & Bows—without letting clients know about her secret charm. When she has a chance to create homecoming dresses with a local charity and handmade mums for several high school girls—including Gracie, whose father, Will, has mended Harlow’s heart—she is ready to use her magical talents for a great cause.

But when Gracie’s date for the dance is accused of murder, Harlow knows things won’t be back on course until she helps Gracie clear the football player’s name. If Harlow can’t patch up this mess before the big game, her business and her love life might be permanently benched.

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About the Author:

Melissa BourbonMelissa Bourbon, who sometimes answers to her Latina-by-marriage name, Misa Ramirez, gave up teaching middle and high school kids in northern California to write full-time amid horses and longhorns in north Texas. She is the author of the Magical Dressmaking Mystery series (A Custom-Fit Crime, Deadly Patterns, A Fitting End).


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Giveaway Details:

As part of her blog tour, Melissa is giving away some awesome prizes. Click on and fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter!

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