DEADLY FASHION by Kate Parker
The Third Deadly Mystery
Olivia Denis is thrilled to meet her idol, Mimi Mareau while on assignment for the Daily Premier. While interviewing the French fashion designer about the upcoming opening of her London salon she finds a dead body in the basement. Although they deny knowing the man, all four women of Maison Mareau seem to know more than they are letting on. When the man turns out to be a Jewish German communist working to get Jews out of Nazi Germany, Olivia is called upon to discover who sold him out. While Olivia navigates the worlds of fashion and politics, war looms ever closer. Will she discover a French assassin behind the murder or is the killer closer to home?
Kate Parker writes with such verisimilitude as I read I feel I exist in that world. Characters colored by snobbery, racism, and fear provide a terrifying parallel to the world today. Yet there are people from all walks of life who work together to make the world a better place, in the pages of this book, in history, and in the present.
DEADLY FASHION is an impeccably plotted mystery filled with, not only historical details, but the atmosphere and attitude of the people on the precipice of World War II.