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Sleuthing in StilettosSleuthing in Stilettos, a Resale Boutique Mystery by Debra Sennefelder

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Sleuthing in Stilettos

Kelly Quinn, owner of a high-end consignment shop, is a booster for her Long Island town’s small businesses—but now a store owner’s murder has brought big trouble . . .

Locals in Lucky Cove seem to harbor hostility toward Miranda Farrell, proprietor of a new shoe store. Nevertheless, Kelly invites her along to a Chamber of Commerce meeting. But soon afterward, Miranda’s body is found in her shop, with Kelly’s uncle—who’s had multiple public arguments with her—standing nearby. Could her uncle really have committed murder over a business dispute? Or is Miranda’s death related to her late husband’s long-ago embezzlement case?

Kelly feels compelled to investigate, despite her detective boyfriend’s objections—not to mention her commitment to promoting Small Business Saturday. But her effort to pump up sales may fall flat. After her presentation to the committee is sabotaged, the Chamber gives her the boot—and tongues start wagging. Now she has to do some fancy footwork to find the killer . . .

Sleuthing in Stilettos (A Resale Boutique Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Setting – Lucky Cove, NY
Lyrical Underground (December 6, 2022)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1516111044
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1516111046
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09VCWFVRQ

To purchase Sleuthing in Stilettos, click on any of the following links: Amazon – B&N – Kobo 

Sleuthing in Stilettos Interview

Tell us about Lucky Cove, where Sleuthing in Stilettos takes place:

Lucky Cove is a fictional small beach town not too far from NYC.

In the summer months, its population swells thanks to the weekenders. This is a good thing for the shops on Main Street, like Kelly’s resale shop, and other businesses. In the colder months, the town tucks in for a long stretch of winter as the community settles back into its slower pace day-to-day.

What are your favorite personality quirks about Kelly Quinn, protagonist of Sleuthing in Stilettos?

Oh, my gosh. There are so many things I love about Kelly. The first thing that comes to mind is her protectiveness over her family and friends, even when she may not be on the best of terms with someone close to her. That trait plays a big role in Sleuthing in Stilettos.

This is book five in your Resale Boutique mysteries, although this can be read as a standalone, is anything readers might want to know about the earlier books?

I don’t think there is because I don’t want to give away any spoilers. What I can say is that there is drama going on in Kelly’s family and if a reader is new to the series, that issue is explained so I don’t think there will be a feeling of “missing something”.

I haven’t worn high heels in years, but I used to rock them. What is your relationship with heels?

The relationship is good. I love heels. Always have.

I guess it started with my mom’s shoes. There are photos of me when I was little wearing her heels. They were way too big and I was way too young so I didn’t get very far. But the obsession had begun.

Then in the 70’s I was obsessed with platforms, the higher the better. In the 80s there was the colored jeans phase with stilettos. And after college, I wore heels most of the time at work. But since I work at home now I don’t get to wear them very often. So whenever there’s a chance to slip into a pair, I’ll do it.

As a native New Yorker now living in Connecticut, what do you miss about the Big Apple?

Not as much as I used to. Though, I always miss Christmas in the city and NYC pizza.

What are you working on now?

I have a work-in-progress but I’m keeping the details under wraps for now. I’m also preparing for the release of HOW THE MURDER CRUMBLES, it’s the first book in the Cookie Shop Mystery series and it releases in June 2023.

Words of wisdom for aspiring authors:

Believe in yourself. Believe in your writing. And enjoy the process.

Great advice! And fabulous interview. Thank you for visiting with us!

Author Pet Corner!

Connie, a three-year-old Shih Tzu, loves to cuddle, play tug of war and enjoys a good belly rub.

She’s also my writing companion.

Though, she spends a good part of the day on the look out for UPS trucks and Amazon vans.

When she sees them, she alerts me. With her, we don’t need a doorbell.


Sleuthing in Stilettos Author — Debra Sennefelder

Sleuthing in Stilettos

Debra Sennefelder is an avid reader who reads across a range of genres, but mystery fiction is her obsession. Her interest in people and relationships is channeled into her novels against a backdrop of crime and mystery.

Her first novel, THE UNINVITED CORPSE (A Food Blogger mystery) was published in 2018.When she’s not reading, she enjoys cooking and baking and as a former food blogger, she is constantly taking photographs of her food. Yeah, she’s that person.

Born and raised in New York City, where she majored in her hobby of fashion buying, she now lives and writes in Connecticut with her family. She’s worked in retail and publishing before becoming a full-time author. Her writing companion is her adorable and slightly spoiled Shih Tzu, Connie.

To learn more about Debra, click on any of the following links: WEBSITE, FACEBOOK AUTHOR PAGE, INSTAGRAM, GOODREADS, BOOKBUB & AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE

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