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Monday, November 14, 2016

Handbag and Book w #author Melodie Campbell #friends #coachhandbag #accessories #MFRW org #Rssos

Handbag and Book with
Melodie Campbell

I lost a dear friend recently to cancer.  Just before she died, she gave me this fridge magnet:  "Easily distracted by Shiny Objects."

Yes, Susan knew me well.  When I saw this Coach handbag on sale (Coach!!) I needed to buy it.  It's my Susan handbag.  It helps me smile through the tears.

When fashionista and television celeb Gina Monroe goes home to attend the funeral of her late grandmother, the last thing she expects to encounter is murder. And the reading of the will is anything but fashionable as unanswered questions arise. Who is the dead woman in the woods behind the family house? And why is she dressed in Milano designer clothes?  
When another murder occurs, Gina makes a discovery: What's more treacherous than navigating a pack of society matrons at a designer sale?  Stalking a killer... 
Gina kept to the path and slowed her pace to a walk as she entered the clearing that led to her grandmother's property. Someone was sitting on the bench by the back fence.  
She moved forward and then smiled. "Aunt Mandy! Tony will be pleased. When did you get in?" 
Aunt Mandy's eyes were wide and fearful. She opened her mouth, but nothing came out.  
"What's wrong?" Gina noticed Tony standing just a little ways off and there was something at his feet. A pile of something red. 
"Gina, don't come any closer," he warned. His voice was like gravel. 
She moved as if something pulled her forward. She took in the gold purse, the red dress on the twisted female body and farther off, the baseball bat streaked with blood.  
"Gina," Tony pleaded.  
Far away, she could hear her own voice screaming. 

Find A Purse to Die for Amazon

Find Melodie Campbell at: Website

I love your story about how you found your handbag, Melodie. I bet your friend is smiling over this.

Readers: have you bought something to commemorate a special time in your life?


Melissa Keir said...

What a great purse! I love how you tie it to your friend. :) I wish you all the best with your book!

Melodie Campbell said...

Thank you, Melissa! I do get emotional about purses. I have a few from my late mother that I can't part with. Thanks for commenting.

vicki batman said...

Hi, Melodie! So wonderful to have you today. I've commemorated sales by buying a handbag. And like you, I have some wonderful bags passed on from my mom and a good friend. Real treasures.

Melodie Campbell said...

It`s a real pleasure to be on here, Vicki. So glad to have met you!

Angela Adams said...

I chuckled at the title of your book, Melodie. Good one. Whenever I go to a museum, I'll often buy something in the gift shop to remind me of the visit.

Alison E. Bruce said...

I just found my mother's diamond engagement ring and wedding band. I almost threw the box out by accident. YIKES!!!

Angela, your comment made me laugh. Just before my sister got married, we went on a last Bruce family vacation with the four of us (Mum, Dad, my sister and I). We spent a week in London visiting museums by day and going to the theatre by night. EXCEPT with all the money we were spending on theatre tickets, we didn't want to pay big bucks to visit tourist attractions. So we visited their gift shops instead.

The British Museum and National Gallery were free, so we went there. And the Museum of London was very reasonable and extremely interesting. But according to our souvenirs we visited many other sites.

Melodie Campbell said...

Angela, I do that too! It's so lovely to look around your home office (or elsewhere) and see the little things that signal memories. Thanks for commenting.

Melodie Campbell said...

Alison, that is supremely clever. One gets a good feel for a museum by what they carry in the gift shop Thanks for commenting!

Judy Penz Sheluk, author said...

Thanks for the reminder! I have this book on my Kindle and totally forgot about it. Shall start reading it pronto. Love your Goddaughter series too Melodie! And love the purse and tribute to your friend.

Joanne Guidoccio said...

Hi Melodie, Heartwarming post about your "Susan" bag. Thanks for sharing and best of luck with your book. It sounds delicious.

Melodie Campbell said...

Judy, thank you for your comment! I hope you enjoy A Purse to Die For. I allowed my inner Fashionista to break out and go wild (former model and all...)

Melodie Campbell said...

Joanne, thank you for commenting! Susan would be smiling.

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