Death and fashion have an odd way of intersecting in Lacey Smithsonian’s life.
In Armed and Dangerous, Lacey, who writes the Crimes of Passion column for the Eye Street
Observer, decides to take a private detective course taught by ex-cop Bud Hunt. With just sixty-hours of class
time, classwork, fieldwork, and a written test she will obtain her very own PI license. Lacey feels this course
will improve her life and give her more job opportunities. Her boyfriend, Vic Donovan, is a PI and is always
telling her to leave the investigating to the professionals. Now Lacey seeks to be the professional.
During the first class session a woman is found murdered in her car in the school's parking lot. The dead woman
is none other than Cecily Ashton, one of Washington's most notorious socialites, who Lacey had just interviewed,
one week earlier, for her Crimes of Passion column. As Lacey begins assembling the pieces of this puzzle,
a picture begins to emerge and it is not a very pretty picture at that. How does Cecily's murder tie in with
another woman's murder in Pennsylvania? Why was a very expensive jewelry box, once owned by Rita Hayworth, stolen
from Cecily in a burglary that occurred shortly before her untimely death? Armed and Glamorous, Lacey
Armed and Glamorous is an enjoyable amateur sleuth mystery.
The characters are well written and you feel you personally know
them. Armed and Glamorous is a fast-paced amateur sleuth
mystery, and highly enjoyable.
Reviews of other titles in this series
Makeover, No 3
of the Lost Corset, No 4
and Glamorous, No 6
on Heels, No 8