Pleating for Mercy (Mass Market)

A Magical Dressmaking Mystery (A Dressmaker's Mystery #1)

By Melissa Bourbon

Berkley, 9780451234360, 320pp.

Publication Date: August 2, 2011

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When her great-grandmother passes away, Harlow Jane Cassidy leaves her job as a Manhattan fashion designer and moves back to Bliss, Texas. But when she opens a dressmaking boutique in the turn-of-the-century farmhouse she inherited, Harlow senses an inexplicable "presence". Her old friend Josie orders a gown for her upcoming wedding, but when Josie's boss turns up dead, Harlow has to find the killer-with a little help from beyond.

About the Author

Melissa Bourbon, the author of the Magical Dressmaking Mystery series, sometimes answers to her Latina-by-marriage name, Misa Ramirez. She gave up teaching middle school and high school kids in Northern California to write full time amid horses and Longhorns in North Texas.