The Trouble with a Bad Fit : A Novel of Food, Fashion, and Mystery
Fashion designer Roberta Riddle is a legend in the business, but she's having a hard time keeping up. Her costs are rising, hotshot new designers are threatening her status and reputation, and she fears that someone within her organization is trying to sabotage her. But the pot boils over when late one night she discovers her longtime fitting model with her head crushed beneath a jade statue. Roberta had many enemies and wonders whether she may have been the intended victim - but quickly enough finds herself a prime suspect in the murder. Roberta does the only thing she can think of - she calls in her old friend, devoted sleuth Simona Griffo.As Simona investigates Roberta's business and the murder at hand, she finds that there is far more to her friend's life than she once thought. Roberta hints that behind the model's death may lurk a scandal too painful to expose - and Simona must decide whether revealing it is the only way to prove Roberta's innocence. Another surprise walks into Simona's life in the form of a bulky, overeager, Russian sleuth sidekick, Dmitri, whose persistence is at first endearing, then infuriating, but ultimately appreciated when this fashion mystery turns dangerous for Simona.
- Hardback | 262 pages
- 142.24 x 213.36 x 30.48mm | 476.27g
- 01 Apr 1996
- HarperCollins Publishers
- United States