A Deal to Die For
Good Buy Girls, Book #2
By Josie Belle
ISBN #: 9780425251850
Author’s Website: http://www.cozy-mystery.com/Josie-Belle.html

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie

*Beware of possible Spoilers*


The coupon-clipping discount divas are back in the bargain-hunting mystery series that’s “more fun than a closeout sale.”

Letting no good deal go undone, the Good Buy Girls are ready to pounce on the St. Stanley flea market, where wealthy Vera Madison is selling off her vintage clothing. The widow’s wardrobe is just what Maggie Gerber needs to give her second-hand shop, My Sister’s Closet, the edge over vindictive rival Summer Phillips, who’s opened her own second-hand shop across the street.

But when Vera is found dead, it turns out that she collected enemies like Dior gowns—and had more than a few skeletons in her walk-in closet. Now it’s up to Maggie and the Good Buy Girls to sort through the racks of suspects for the killer and get back to the business of bargains… (Amazon)


You know, considering I’m not the biggest mystery fan, I was really surprised. I loved A Deal to Die For. I’m not kidding! It was actually really intriguing and interesting; I actually stayed up late trying to finish it!  Moral of the story before I finish my review: Read this book because it’s unlike any other mystery I’ve read so far, even though I’m probably not the most reliable source…

Before I start gushing pathetically over A Deal to Die For, I have one complaint. The mystery is kind of flat in the way that it’s solved by Maggie after she gets this random inspiration. I don’t exactly understand the thought process behind it. Sure, she solves it correctly, but this would never happen in reality. I don’t even understand how it works out in Maggie’s world.

However, that being said, I really did like everything else about the story. For instance, Maggie’s story is told in third-person without being boring! I was actually interested in it, not only because of the cool cover. I’m telling you, Josie Belle has a pretty amazing writing style, and you will not regret reading the story for it alone.

Maggie has a really interesting love life… no joking! She’s caught in this love triangle, and the back story behind it is not boring. I will say that I have my own thoughts on who she’ll choose and all, but that’s not the point. The point is that her love life is so interesting that it ends up being the cliffhanger for the book. Now, if that’s not interesting, I really don’t know what is.

If every mystery was as good as this one, maybe I’d start liking mysteries. Or not…