Blog Tour & Review ~ Deadly Fashion: The Deadly Series by Kate Parker

Deadly Fashion
by Kate Parker

Deadly Fashion (The Deadly Series)
3rd in Series 
Cozy Historical Mystery
JDP Press (December 8, 2017)
Paperback: 324 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0996483193
Digital JDP Press (January 11, 2018)

Why would a man, knowing his life was in danger, turn his back on his killer?

In pre-war London, Olivia Denis wins a plum assignment from her newspaper when she meets the glamorous French fashion designer, Mimi Mareau. Mimi has it all, wealth, talent, acclaim, and a British duke for a lover. But on her first visit to Mimi’s new Mayfair house of haute couture, Olivia finds something else – the body of an unknown man.

Mimi and her three French assistants say they don’t know the man, but is that true? As Olivia spends time around the salon, she learns at least one of the women knew the dead man and four women are lying.

A British agent in possession of a terrible secret, an attempt on the life of a British leader, a fashion house in the middle of it all, and war marches closer. Can Olivia stop a murderer before he or she can strike again or shatter the fragile peace?


Kate Parker has wanted to travel to 1930s England since she read her mother’s Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers mysteries when she was a schoolgirl. After many years of studying science, she decided a time travel machine was out of the question so she found herself limited to reading about the period and visiting historic sites. Her love of this fascinating and challenging period led her to the research from which the Deadly series grew. Eventually, she found it necessary to spend several days in the British Library reading old newspapers, which meant another trip to England. Near Christmas. A sacrifice she’d gladly make every year.

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Ms. Cat’s Review

I find myself in-tune with the writings of Kate Parker, having read the same mysteries and growing up with the same passions about history. I enjoy reading historical fiction and immediately jumped on the opportunity to be able to read Deadly Fashion, which is the third book in her Deadly Series. Right into the fray of pre-WWII and smack dab in London we follow Olivia, a widow with a heroic double-life, as she works to uncover who murdered the British Agent, “Elias”.

Kate Parker’s finesse in detailing 1930’s fashion is impeccable and brings you further into the times. What I also found on-point were the feelings she was able to evoke when delving into Nazi sympathizers and, on the other side of the coin, those that were oppressed and hunted. The twists and turns that Olivia went through to find who the murderer was, in the end, gave me one question to ask, “What would you do if faced with the chance of being sent back through the same nightmare you escaped from?”.

She drew me in from beginning to end having not read the first two even.  Written in such a way that Deadly Fashion can also hold up its own as a standalone; the right amount of history was written about the characters so nothing was missed and the story-line smoothly transitioned into a fantastic cozy mystery.  Now? Grabbing myself the first two and going to be checking out her Victorian Bookshop Mysteries.

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Deadly Fashion (The Deadly Series)
3rd in Series 
Cozy Historical Mystery
JDP Press (December 8, 2017)
Paperback: 324 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0996483193
Digital JDP Press (January 11, 2018)

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