This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Hostile Makeover: A Crime of Fashion Mystery…

Hostile Makeover: A Crime of Fashion Mystery (edition 2005)

by Ellen Byerrum

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
1654106,411 (3.92)None
Title:Hostile Makeover: A Crime of Fashion Mystery
Authors:Ellen Byerrum
Info:Signet (2005), Paperback, 288 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:cozy mystery

Work details

Hostile Makeover by Ellen Byerrum



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 4 of 4
Lacey Smithsonian is always stylishly on the mark! ( )
  cougargirl1967 | Jan 5, 2014 |
This is the third in her Crime of Fashion mystery series. Chick lit meets mystery with tons of wit, snide humor, sarcasm and fun. I've enjoyed all three books. This one centers around an ugly duckling turned supermodel through an extreme makeover, who predicts her murder right before it happens. Lacey (our journalist/herione) gets drug into finding out (through her amazing fashion clues) who did it. ( )
  vwbernie | Apr 28, 2009 |
An ugly but nice woman became beautiful via a TV show like The Swan, and now she's a vicious supermodel. She tells Lacey Smithsonian, fashion reporter, that she's afraid someone's trying to kill her and asks Lacey to find out who. She's killed, and Lacey does find out who. Lacey's judgmental mother & sister come to visit & cramp her style. Cute series, but I really cannot understand why Lacey puts up with a boyfriend who spends more time with his conniving ex-wife than with her. ( )
  Darla | Dec 12, 2008 |
Lacey Smithsonian, a fashion reporter for Washington D.C.'s The Eye newspaper, has a nose for more trouble than fashion. Her stories seem to end up front page news. This time she is covering a supermodel's new clothing line when the supermodel tells Lacey that she is going to be murdered and she wants Lacey to solve the crime. Seeing as how this model is a complete...ahem, shrew this is really not shocking news. What is shocking is that someone actually suceeds in murdering her. There is a long list of suspects, but will Lacey have time to solve this mystery with her mother and sister coming into town and her boyfriend wanting to go away for the weekend (well, until his ex-wife breezes into town as well)?

All in all a very enjoyable mystery with the right amount of humor and romance plugged into the intrigue. Plus Lacey's Crimes of Fashion column and her friends deadfed.com online conspiracy column just add to the fun. ( )
  bookwormteri | Jan 2, 2007 |
Showing 4 of 4
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

"Crimes of Fashion" columnist Lacey Smithsonian, while dealing with her fashion-challenged mother and sister, must help TV makeover success story and supermodel Amanda Manville stop a relentless stalker who is up to no good.

(summary from another edition)

LibraryThing Author

Ellen Byerrum is a LibraryThing Author, an author who lists their personal library on LibraryThing.

profile page | author page

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (3.92)
1 1
2 2
3 7
4 11
4.5 1
5 11


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 133,406,418 books! | Top bar: Always visible