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Title:
Fashion victim : a Dallas O'Connor mystery
Author:
Green, Chloë, author.
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Publication Information:
New York : Kensington Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
279 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Subtitle from cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781575667157
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Book

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A balmy Caribbean island is the backdrop for a chilling murder when Texas fashion stylist Dallas O'Connor goes on location to shoot a music video with a hot new girl band.


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Booklist Review

Charged with designing a signature look for a new all-girl band, stylist and sometime-sleuth Dallas O'Connor happily jets off to a video shoot on an idyllic Caribbean island. At first glance her hotel, the island, and its attractive inhabitants seem perfect, but soon enough she realizes that there's trouble in paradise. The band is hiding something, someone is experimenting with voodoo curses, and the name of an old enemy surfaces--along with an undercover FBI agent and a dead body on the beach. With her usual style, Dallas manages to conduct a murder investigation amidst rum-soaked parties and a flirtation with the hotel's mouthwatering but enigmatic chef, dressing herself and everyone else fabulously all the while. Despite a cliche-ridden climax complete with a well-timed power outage, Dallas's third case is an addictive addition to the series with a setting that will make any reader long for a vacation. --Carrie Bissey


Publisher's Weekly Review

Fashion stylist Dallas O'Connor is up to her eyeballs in designer clothes, rock divas and murder in her third racy whodunit (after 2001's Designed to Die), set on a Caribbean island. Having taken up residence in a rambling castle, Dallas sets to work creating the look for a debut video starring rising girl group Fate of Paradise. Green's own experience in the world of fashion helps her name-drop from Guess to Gucci and to paint a sizzling and sometimes sordid portrait of life in the fast lane. During an early morning run, Dallas discovers a body washed up on the beach, but it vanishes before she can convince anyone else that it was more than a figment of the pot she'd smoked the previous evening. Later, Dallas finds a group photo that includes the very much alive corpse. Threats via a voodoo doll, a frightening poisoning and relational difficulties among the singers threaten the shoot. Dallas recognizes a late-arriving band member as an undercover FBI agent and former boyfriend, whose very presence signals her that the Filipino mafia may be somehow mixed up in what's happening. Add another dead body, a super-sexy Latino chef and an array of dishes to rival those in Bon Appetit, and you've got a recipe for excitement. Green seems to have thought of everything: secret passages, secret lovers and secrets to die for. A cliffhanger ending will leave readers eagerly awaiting Dallas's next adventure. (Dec. 10) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved