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"Byerrum spins a mystery out of (very luxurious)
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character and a great amateur sleuth.
Just like a little black dress, you can’t go wrong
with a Lacey Smithsonian mystery."
"A truly intriguing mystery... the way a fun mystery
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thoroughly enjoyable mystery!
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Christmas in Washington: It's a killer.
“You have to come NOW! The lady is hurt!” The voice of a frightened child draws
fashion reporter and sometime sleuth Lacey Smithsonian down a dark alley in Washington, D.C., and deep into a mystery that endangers
more than just her Christmas spirit. On the eve of The Eye Street Observer's holiday party, the newspaper’s crankiest Grinch
falls victim to a mysterious assailant in a Santa Claus cap. A rival journalist, a political terrorist, an enraged reader? Or something
far more sinister? Both the victim’s life and Lacey's newsroom are full of suspects, and what’s her boyfriend Vic secretly building
in his garage? Lacey's caught in a Christmas crossfire! Her holiday glow is fading faster than reindeer can fly. The key is an
elusive runaway child in a shepherd's robe, and to save Christmas Lacey will have to play shepherd herself. Can she find one
little lamb lost in the wintery wilderness of Washington--before the wolf finds them both?
Lacey's Fashion Bite of the
Wearing tweed on the beach? Flip-flops in the snow? Oh no! You're a victim of SAD:
Seasonal Apparel Disorder. Get professional
help now! (Call your stylist.)
And remember: Never wear flip-flops to the White House.
The Fifth Crime of Fashion Mystery
SIGNET ISBN 0-451-22178-8 $6.99
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