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Raiders Of The Lost Corset

by Ellen Byerrum

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Calling all cozy mystery lovers, this is the series for you! ( )
  cougargirl1967 | Jan 5, 2014 |
This is the fourth book in the Crimes of Fashion series and, I think, the best so far. Fashion reporter Lacey Smithsonian travels to France and New Orleans in search of a corset in which was hidden jewels from the Russian revolution, after a dying corset-maker makes her promise to find it.

The treasure hunt caper variously involves her friends the madcap stylist Stella, lawyer Brooke and Brooke's boyfriend of DeadFed.com--conspiracy nuts, as well as an international "jewel retriever" and an ex-KGB agent as they follow a series of clues. There are also developments in Lacey's love life with her on-again, off-again beau Vic.

Raiders of the Lost Corset is a fast-moving and fun story full of the romance of adventure. ( )
  Darla | Dec 2, 2008 |
Lacey goes looking for the lost corset of Czar Nicholas' family. Supposedly filled with jewels from the last dynasty of Russian. ( )
  bookwormteri | Aug 21, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451219031, Mass Market Paperback)

Lacey is busting with excitement for her first trip to France. She’ll be with her friend Magda Rousseau, corset creator for D.C.’s wealthiest (and kinkiest) citizens. And—best of all—the trip’s on her newspaper’s dime, since she’ll supposedly be there to report on haute couture. The real reason for the trip, though, is the Rousseau family mystère: the whereabouts of a lost corset lined with jewels supposedly stolen from Russia after the assassination of Czar Nicholas’s family. But just before the big adventure, someone poisons Magda. Could it have something to do with the priceless corset? To find out, Lacey must follow a thread from Normandy to New Orleans....

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:04:07 -0400)

Bursting at the seams with excitement to be in France, Crimes of Fashion columnist Lacy Smithsonian is dishing the dirt on haute couture, only to find herself up to her stillettos in mystery when the supposed Rousseau family lost treasure, a jewel-lined corset, brings about the death of a corset designer.… (more)

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