I was excited to get my hands on a cozy mystery story that combined fashion and Native American culture. Accessories To Die For by Paula Paul, promised both of those things, plus some sexual tension between the main character and a local lawyer.
Accessories To Die For is the second book in the Irene's Closet series. This series follows Irene Seligman once a NYC DA as she moves back to Santa Fe and opens a thrift store shop. In this second book Irene gets involved in clearing Juanita's name. Juanita is a Native American woman who sells jewelry near Irene's store, who's son has gone missing. The person Juanita thinks is responsible for this ends up dead, making Juanita the main suspect.
I had high hopes for this book, but it did not live up to my standards. I felt loss between chapters, with a few times not knowing exactly how the characters had gotten into the situations they were in. I could not keep up with the flow of it or it's depiction of the Native American culture. I have to confess, I had to bail on it and thats why it has taken me so long to write a review.
Overall, this book offers the normal cozy mystery set up and does a great job of depicting a small town vibe and keeping the intrigue as to who the villain is. However, it was not enough to keep me reading and I lost interest in finding out how it ended.
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.