At the Drop of a Hat (Hat Shop #3)
By Jenn McKinlay
Berkley Prime Crime, 2015. 292 pages. Mystery.
Milliners Scarlett Parker and Vivian Tremont are excited to be presented with the opportunity to renovate a hat their grandmother, the founder of their fashionable London hat shop, made for client Ariana Jackson's mother for her wedding. But when Scarlett goes to Ariana's work to get more details and finds the girl kneeling over her boss's dead body, she knows that hats were going have to go on the back burner while she tries to prove Ariana's innocence. But this time, will Scarlett bite off more than she can chew?
I've loved McKinlay's cozy mysteries for a long time and this one was no exception. Her Hat Shop characters are so entertaining and there is so much to watch in their interactions (outside of the mystery) that keeps you interested in all that is going on. Be warned: McKinlay leaves on a bit of a cliffhanger that, frankly, had me disappointed that her next Hat Shop book is not already out.