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Swag Bags and Swindlers: A Haley Randolph Mystery #8

Dorothy Howell

ISBN 9780758294982
Publish Date 9/29/2015
Format Hardcover
Categories Cozy, Kensington
List Price: $25.00

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Haley Randolph’s 25th birthday is just around the corner, and the full-time fashionista knows it might be time to edge into being an “adult.” All she has to do is ace the upcoming performance review for her hot L.A. event-planning gig, and she can finally quit her credit card-paying job at Holt’s Department Store. She just has to make sure absolutely nothing goes wrong with the big party she’s planning for a Hollywood retirement home...

It really should be a fun bash—Hollywood Haven is home to a spunky group of retired actors, screenwriters, musicians, dancers, and other entertainers who have been in the biz for their whole lives. But when Haley finds Derrick Ellery, the home’s assistant director, sprawled on his bloody office floor, she sees her hope of keeping her job—not to mention the dream of owning a Sassy, the season’s hottest handbag—vanishing before her eyes.

Quietly finding the killer is Haley’s only hope…but it turns out the list of suspects is longer than her last credit card statement. It seems Derrick made a lot of enemies and had somehow become wealthy far beyond what was possible with his salary—but how?

To make matters worse, Haley’s kind-of-ex-boyfriend Ty is now a suspect in a different murder, and she just knows he couldn’t have done it. Solving two murders while planning the perfect party—and always keeping her sights on a Sassy—won’t be easy…especially now that there’s more than one killer ready to select Haley’s final outfit!

Praise For Dorothy Howell And Her Haley Randolph Mysteries!

Beach Bags And Burglaries

“A fun, lighthearted whodunit.” —The Mystery Gazette

“Flippant fun.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Howell continues to deliver light, fun beach reading. Fans of Laura Levine may also enjoy this one.” —Booklist

Evening Bags And Executions

“Enjoyable…an unlikely but engaging sleuth.” —Publishers Weekly

Tote Bags And Toe Tags

“The well-crafted plot, humor, and designer details will appeal to fans of Laura Levine and MaryJanice Davidson.” —Booklist

Clutches And Curses

“Frothy….The well-crafted plot offers plenty of red herrings.” —Publishers Weekly

Shoulder Bags And Shootings

“Recommend this series to fans of lightweight, humorous mysteries.” —Booklist

Purses And Poison

“A treat for those with a passion for fashion. No doubt this sassy heroine’s in for a long run.” —Kirkus Reviews

Handbags And Homicide

“Fashionistas take note: Dorothy Howell’s delightful Handbags and Homicide dangles shopping to die for and a murder in store in a breezy debut mystery as sure to please as a Notorious handbag.” —Carolyn Hart

About Dorothy Howell:

Dorothy Howell has sold 30 novels to three major New York publishing houses. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages, with sales approaching 4 million copies worldwide.

Dorothy writes the fashion sleuth Haley Randolph mystery series. Foreign rights to the series have sold in the U.K., France, Thailand, and Poland. The books are available in hardcover, paperback, Large Print and e-book formats.

Dorothy also writes historical romance novels under the pen name Judith Stacy. Her titles include the line’s Top Seller for the Year, a No.1 on the Barnes & Noble Historical List, and a RITA Award Finalist.

Dorothy is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Romance Writers of America.


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