Raiders of the Lost Corset (Crime of Fashion, Book 4)
Lacey is busting with pleasure for her first journey to France. She’ll be along with her good friend Magda Rousseau, corset author for D.C.’s wealthiest (and kinkiest) electorate. And—best of all—the trip’s on her newspaper’s dime, due to the fact that she’ll supposedly be there to record on high fashion. the true explanation for the journey, notwithstanding, is the Rousseau relations mystère: the whereabouts of a misplaced corset covered with jewels supposedly stolen from Russia after the assassination of Czar Nicholas’s kin. yet ahead of the large event, anyone poisons Magda. may possibly it have anything to do with the helpful corset? to determine, Lacey needs to persist with a thread from Normandy to New Orleans....
As female as a century-old reproduction of Godey’s Lady’s booklet. “Lacey, how lengthy will this take?” Tony cracked. “It’s so frilly and froufrou in right here i will think my testosterone point crashing.” “Be a guy, Tony.” Vic smirked. “I acquired additional if you would like it.” “Feel loose to attend outdoor whereas i am getting the story,” Lacey invited him. “Breathe in a few gator pheromones.” Trujillo seemed questioned, yet he leaned at the counter whereas she strolled round the store, admiring the classic night robes guarded via a velvet.
Dummy rigorously. Nicole Demaine had provided her with a couple of skinny white cotton gloves to put on. the material protecting the dummy had elderly to a deep ivory, smudged with dirt, rust-stained round the steel neck plate, however it was once intact, its entrance seams immediately and neat. yet at the again of the dummy Lacey observed a jagged seam, crudely sewn. “Secrets among the stitches,” she stated to herself, that’s what Magda wrote within my corset. With trembling palms, Lacey opened the jagged seam with a seam.
And the safeguard ushered the distraught girl into an empty holiday room and Lacey poured black espresso into paper cups. The defend left them by myself, with a be aware in Lacey’s ear to name if she wanted support. scorching espresso can be a reliable shielding weapon, Lacey determined, if Analiza went ballistic and leapt for her throat. the lady nonetheless had a manic glance in her eyes. Her reddish tousle of curls was once as slapdash as her make-up, with a streak of blush throughout her cheeks and flecks of mascara under her lashes.
Cute.” throughout a dinner simply as scrumptious because the one on Mont-Saint-Michel yet at a 3rd the cost, Lacey’s brain saved returning to the be aware, the torn observe she had present in Jean-Claude’s cellar. Did Juris Akmentins notice the corset used to be long past after which see the word left as an alternative within the steel field? Did he tear the notice in part? if this is the case, why, and why depart part within the field? Or did his previous comrade Drosmis Berzins for a few unusual cause intentionally go away basically part the be aware? She inspected it back.
For such things as autos. Hopelessly knotted up site visitors was once a truth of contemporary lifestyles in Washington, simply as in Paris. yet Lacey and Brooke’s psychological map of Washington helped them make feel of the chaotic streets of Paris. They took the subway to the Odéon Métro station and emerged at the side road Saint-Germain with their vacationer maps in hand and their Clueless vacationer appears to be like firmly in position. a quick stroll the size of the Rue de l’Ancienne Comédie introduced them to the Rue Dauphine, a slim and bustling.