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Emma Taylor leaves her job as a stylist in New York City to return home to Paris, Tennessee to help her Aunt Arabella renovate her lingerie shop, Sweet Nothings. When Emma discovers that Arabella has a cache of vintage lingerie, Emma realizes they have hit on a fabulous theme for Sweet Nothings. Unfortunately she also discovers a dead body and enough secrets to make everyoEmma Taylor leaves her job as a stylist in New York City to return home to Paris, Tennessee to help her Aunt Arabella renovate her lingerie shop, Sweet Nothings. When Emma discovers that Arabella has a cache of vintage lingerie, Emma realizes they have hit on a fabulous theme for Sweet Nothings. Unfortunately she also discovers a dead body and enough secrets to make everyone in town look suspicious! Emma ends up facing down a murderer with nothing but a bullet bra for a weapon!...

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ISBN : 9780425251577
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Number of Pages : 293 Pages
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Murder Unmentionable Reviews

  • Melodie
    2018-11-19 16:26

    Not bad, definitely not good. Mostly so-so. I really hated the cheating ex-boyfriend. The French guy who speaks French half the time because it's suppposed to be "oh-so-sexy"??? YUCK!! Hate it! He got what he deserved! Liked Aunt Arabella, not so much Emma. Very obvious murderer. Best part of the book was the talk about the vintage lingerie. Might read another......then again maybe not.

  • ❂ Jennifer
    2018-11-17 22:29

    This is the first in a new series about a woman who moves back home to Paris, Tennessee to help her Aunt renovate and run the lingerie shop. There's a lot to like about this book - great characters, interesting setting, and a smattering of vintage clothing talk if you like vintage. If you don't, it isn't overwhelming at all. The author has done a really nice job setting up an alternate reality a lot of readers will want to visit and get to know better.Unfortunately, I found the mystery part of the story to be lacking. The killer was obvious to me from the very start, and the amateur sleuthing felt awkward and well, if you'll pardon my use of the word when talking about murder mysteries, unrealistic. I felt myself skimming quite a bit, but that could be because I had no doubt as to whodunnit. Lastly, my very biggest pet peeve inside a book - the hugely antagonistic attitude of the investigating police detective. Someone Emma dumped back in the mists of high school, who has apparently not not let it go well into adulthood. Why am I expected to believe that *anyone* can be so outright antagonistic, rude, and, well, stupid - never mind someone in the professional capacity of investigating detective?!? It's the 21st century and in the real world, a detective that rude would be brought up for misconduct and I expect at least that much realism in my cozies. I do not want caricatures or cartoon characters in my mysteries, thankyouverymuch. The books saving grace was he wasn't around very much - otherwise this would have been a 2 star read for me.I'll look for the next book, because the world the author has drawn is a good one that interests me. I look forward to seeing the mystery plotting improve and hope that the detective is the next victim.

  • OpenBookSociety.com
    2018-11-30 23:15

    Brought to you by OBS reviewer HeidiEmma Taylor finally achieved the life she always wanted in the bustling city of New York. She had her small overpriced apartment, a great job as a fashion stylist, and a hunky French boyfriend. She had it all until she found out that her boyfriend has been cheating on her; repeatedly!Now Emma is back in Paris, Tennessee helping her Aunt Arabella resurrect her struggling lingerie shop, Sweet Nothings. Emma is catching up with old friends, including her best friend, Liz, and Liz’s handsome brother, Brian, who just happens to be available to help with the renovations!Everything is going perfectly when Emma’s cheating ex-boyfriend, Guy, shows up to try and woo her back to him and New York! And, when Guy ends up murdered inside of Sweet Nothings after-hours, Emma becomes the prime suspect. With the small-minded police detective in charge of the investigation, Emma quickly realizes that the only way to clear her name is to figure out exactly who the murderer is.I really wanted to like this novel, honest! But, I just….didn’t. I found the book to be pretty mundane and boring. I was all geared up for a murder mystery, but the murder in this story seemed to be in the background and the preparations for Sweet Nothing’s grand opening took center stage. Not to mention I knew who the murderer was almost as soon as they were introduced to the story; right about the time that Emma found out that this person had been on vacation the week of the murder.I struggled for a long time trying to decide why I just didn’t like these characters and I finally figured it out; they have no depth! You learn about the characters. The book tells you what they look like, what they do, and what they eat and drink (constantly), but none of them had any kind of real back-story. I think the author tried to give a little bit of their past, such as Brian’s ex-fiancé, but it just wasn’t enough. I could not relate to the characters and found the interactions between them to be dull and lacking. The character that I found most interesting was the first one to be murdered and even he was pretty one-dimensional.And, it’s never a good sign when a book details a secondary character’s love life more than the main character’s! I really felt that this story was all about the senior citizen dating scene with Arabella and her two suitors. I wanted something to happen between Emma and Brian and then he called her Amy, which made it pretty hard to swoon for him. I also kept thinking they were going to redeem Guy’s character by finding out he brought Nikki to town to model for Sweet Nothing’s website, but that didn’t happen so he just died a cheater.I’m sure that there is somebody out there that this book would be perfect for, but sadly that person just isn’t me.http://openbooksociety.com/article/mu...

  • Fred
    2018-12-08 17:18

    Murder Unmentionable is the first book in the Sweet Nothings Lingerie Mystery series by Meg London. It could very well be a revealing series.Emma Taylor has broken off her relationship with Guy Morgan and has returned to her hometown of Paris, TN to help her Aunt Arabella to renovate her lingerie shop, Sweet Nothings. As Emma and Brian, who manages the hardware across the street, are beginning to start the renovations in walks Guy wanting to patch things up with Emma. Emma has no intentions of picking back up with Guy, but does agree to have dinner with him. That evening, as she enters the restaurant, she sees him with Nikki, one of the reason she broke up with him in the first place. She promptly leaves without being seen. But the next morning Guy's body is found on the floor in Sweet Nothings with severe head trauma. Then when the police arrive and the detective, Chuck Reilly, is an old boyfriend that Emma dumped in high school. He is one to carry a grudge, so he would like to put Emma in jail and throw away the key.So with the help of school days friend, Liz, and Brian they set out to find the killer.The book is loaded with wonderful characters, that to varying degrees help with the sleuthing. There's Sylvia who used to be a bra-fitter at Macy's and totes along her oxygen tank while having her cigarettes. Angel who runs Angel Cuts, who just might be a suspect. Another possible suspect is Deidre Porter who has married into the wealthy Porter family and might be living beyond her means.Of course I can't forget Aunt Arabella and the two men who are seeking her favor. Then there is Pierre, Aunt Arabella's French Bulldog, who is just adorable. I do think that Pierre needs to give Brian a butt bite to wake Brian up about showing a little more interesting Emma.Definitely looking forward to the next book.

  • LORI CASWELL
    2018-11-24 20:35

    Emma Taylor has returned to Paris, Tennessee to help her Aunt Arabella update her lingerie shop, Sweet Nothings. The big-city fashionista thought she knew want to expect but she never expected to find a dead body smack dab in the middle of the shop. That it was the body of her philandering ex didn't make the discovery any more "sweet". She would give anything to have absolutely "nothing" to do with his untimely appearance but she has become the #1 suspect.It will take more than whispering a few sweet nothings in the right person ear to catch the killer and clear her name. A bullet proof bra may come in handy.Dollycas's ThoughtsWhat a fun start to the new sweet mystery series!!Emma has her hands full juggling the new store decor and merchandise, the grand opening fashion show, and trying to catch a killer. Plus there is that cute handyman around all day.All the characters were engaging and entertaining. I was surprised by the character the quickly became my favorite. Sylvia enters the store pulling her oxygen tank behind her. A "very diminutive woman" with a "paisley scarf wrapped around her head, large hoops dangling for her drooping earlobes", leaving a recently extinguished cigarette out on the walk. She turned out to be a spitfire with a few hidden talents. She was quite inspirational too. We all need a Sylvia in our lives.I solved the mystery early on but the author has brought us a to place we will want to visit again and again. This is a nice, light mystery to read on a relaxing afternoon. Cozy lovers will really enjoy this series debut and will be anxiously awaiting the next installment.

  • Jeannie and Louis Rigod
    2018-12-05 18:15

    First of all, I want to make this very clear, I really liked this book. This was a debut in a brand new series and yes, I knew who had done the dastardly deed very early on, however, the motive wasn't clear to me and I enjoyed the journey learning it.The characters were happy and you know what? That was a great change that I wish more writers would take. Not everyone comes from an unhappy marriage, childhood, or adulthood. Although our newest sleuth, Emma Taylor comes back to her childhood home to help her Aunt Arabella, nursing a bruised heart, she focuses upon the positive and not 'oh woe is me.' In fact Emma becomes interested in her Aunt's burgeoning romantic life. It gives her hope and Emma is able to see a 'new' possible romance in her own life with Brian, the brother of her best friend, Liz.Emma, very naturally also focuses upon Arabella's lingerie shop, as that is why she is in Paris, TN in the first place. I was tickled that the shop did well.The murder was a shock and the characters showed that feeling. Emma enlists the aid of her friends and family to solve the crime. She is not a Pollyanna but has, perhaps, a naive outlook towards people. I really look forward to Ms. London filling out her characters and what situations they will next find themselves in.

  • Kaye
    2018-11-20 22:31

    Emma Taylor returns to her hometown of Paris, Tennessee from her big-city life in New York, to help her aunt Arabella to update and renovate her lingerie boutique, Sweet Nothings. She doesn't plan on settling down in Paris, but looks at the experience as temporary. Her idea is to renovate the shop, and re-create Sweet Nothings into a vintage lingerie boutique. While she's busy reuniting with old friends and making some new ones, her philandering French ex-boyfriend breezes into town and promptly gets murdered, inside the shop. Well, of course that makes Emma the prime suspect.I loved this book. Emma and her aunt were fun characters, however the cigarette-smoking, oxygen breathing, Sylvia stole the show. With gallons of sweet tea, vintage lingerie, delayed armoires, and murder,this book was fun to read.

  • Lynn
    2018-12-05 18:37

    Emma Taylor goes back home to Paris Tennessee to help her Aunt Arabella update her vintage lingerie shop. Emma was employed in the fashion field in New York City. Her ex-boyfriend follows her to Tennessee in anticipation of her returning back to him and NYC. Instead Emma ends up being accused of his murder.I liked the characters in the book. The town had interesting little shops with interesting owners. It felt a little over done mentioning Emma's face turning red so many times in the book. The book turned into a 3.5 star book for me because it was so obvious who the murderer was from the moment the character was introduced into the story. I rounded up to 4 stars rather than rounding down to 3 because it was a good cozy mystery with interesting characters and small town atmosphere. It also read fast and held my attention.

  • Vicky
    2018-11-20 00:32

    I am over halfway finished reading this book and get drawn out of the story with discrepencies. Ms. London gets away with several things that a good publisher should have caught. The "thinking" of the characters, the conversations, are very basic and kindergarten. The thinking of the author is ridiculous at times. I plan to finish the book today although I know the "who did it" because that is quite obvious. Now that I am finished reading it.....yep! I was right and the entire ending totally predictable. I can't believe what gets past a publisher these days when there are so many talented authors striving to get in the market.

  • Kate
    2018-11-17 17:23

    I really loved this book! From the southern setting, where the sweet tea was overflowing, to the relationship between Emma and her aunt (and all of her aunt's love interests!), this was just a fun read that I had trouble putting down. Emma is revamping her aunt's lingerie shop and trying to make it new and exciting to everyone in town. She lives over the shop but is usually working or out and about seeing old friends. When someone from her past is found murdered in her aunt's shop she is the prime suspect! I guessed the killer early on but still enjoyed the ride- which says a lot for how fun this book really is. Read it!

  • Rae
    2018-11-11 16:15

    I just finished this book and although I liked the setting of the vintage lingerie shop, I found the writing could use some improvement. Besides knowing who did it early on in the book, I didn't have a good feel for the characters and their dialogue was too simple. There were also errors that I am surprised that didn't get fixed before publishing. However, I will probably read the next book and give the series a second chance.

  • Lauren Salamon
    2018-11-30 21:32

    Although the story was charming I knew who the killer was the minute the character was introduced. I enjoyed the side stories of the town and shop enough that I'll probably try one more in the series to see if it is less predictable.

  • Sonja
    2018-11-24 17:38

    What a delightful start to a new series!

  • Moondance
    2018-11-29 20:13

    Emma Taylor stifled a gasp as she pulled the garment out of the drawer at Sweet Nothings, her aunt's lingerie shop.Emma has returned to Paris, Tennessee after breaking up with her philandering boyfriend to help her Aunt Arabella in her lingerie shop. Emma has ideas to update the shop and increase the amount of vintage garments that are sold. Her high school crush, Brian is also back in Paris running the local hardware. He is instrumental in the renovations of the shop. Emma's ex, Guy breezes into town to try to win her back. Unfortunately he still has a wandering eye (among other things) and Emma rebuffs him. Emma becomes the main suspect when Guy is found murdered in Sweet Nothings.I really, really tried to enjoy this book. I have a rather large collection of vintage clothing from the 40s and 50s including some lingerie. That aspect of the story I enjoyed. The mystery was not much of a mystery as I figured out who the murderer was when introduced. The police detective really aggravated me with his pettiness from real or imagined slights from high school. I wanted to smack him and tell him to get over it! Emma's best friend, Liz and her brother Brian are good characters. I just wanted a little more from them. My very favorite character was Sylvia. Oh my word! A little slip (pun intended!) of a chain smoking, oxygen tank dragging woman that made me smile. I have the next book in the series and may give it a try to see if things improve. A great premise that fell a little short for me.

  • Sapphyria
    2018-12-03 19:18

    Murder Unmentionable is the first book in a new cozy mystery series, A Sweet Nothings Lingerie Mystery, by Meg London. It takes place in small town Paris, Tennessee. I've actually been to Paris, TN several times and have seen where the Eiffel Tower replica is located - it looks neat at night, too!Murder Unmentionable stars the following:Emma TaylorAunt ArabellaGuy RichardLizBrian O'ConnellEmma is from the small town of Paris, Tennessee and until the beginning of this novel, she was employed in the fashion industry is New York. She returns to Paris when her Aunt Arabelle needs help updating her lingerie shop. Her reason for leaving New York isn't entirely based on her Aunt; she is also nursing a broken heart. Her french boyfriend, Guy, has been cheating on her and Emma makes the discovery not long before her Aunt's request.After arriving back in Paris, Emma gets reacquainted with everyone and everything, including her best friend, Liz (her brother is Brian).Emma soon receives word from someone back in New York that Guy is on his way to Tennessee. Not at all happy about his intrusion into her life, Emma does what she can to stay calm and cool. When she finds him dead on the floor of the lingerie shop - now closed for renovations - all fingers point to her. It's now up to her, Aunt Arabella, and Brian, the hot owner of the hardware shop across the street (who just happens to be helping with the renovations), to figure out what's going on. I must admit that I sort of figured out the "who-dun-it" part pretty early on. I wasn't 100% sure, but the idea was there. When the person was revealed it wasn't really a shock. However, I still found the book to be a fantastic read. The author does a great job with setting up the story and executing everything (including Guy), there just needed to be something else done about concealing the suspect a bit better. I found Emma to be a very pleasant character. One would never really guess that she was in the high society world of New York fashion. Her attitude was not snobbish nor did she treat anyone she met with rudeness. To clarify ~ I'm sure not all fashionistas are snobs but any that I've met, seen, or know about are.I had really hoped to see more of a spark between Emma and Brian's character in this book. It didn't have to become a full blown relationship - afterall, this is the first book - but I would have liked to see a bit more chemistry. There is a bit of back story lacking, too, but I found that regardless of the almost non-existent past, the author did well in building the characters from page one through the end of the book.I will certainly be moving on to the next book. I'm curious to see if Emma and Brian build a relationship together. Plus, I can't wait to see what kind of trouble Emma and her Auntie get themselves into.Review Copy Courtesy Of: My Local Library

  • bella
    2018-11-29 19:37

    In the first book in the Lingerie Mysteries by Meg London, Emma Taylor has returned to Paris, Tennessee to nurse a broken heart and also to help her Aunt Arabella with her lingerie store, Sweet Nothings. Emma is determined to use her skills as a stylist to breath new life into Sweet Nothings. However before she can put her plan into action her ex-boyfriend, Guy Richards, turns up to try and win her back. When Guy turns up dead inside her Aunt's store the local police force start pointing their fingers at Emma. With a fashion show to put on for Sweet Nothings' grand re-opening Emma has her hands full trying to pull it off and solve the murder as well. I do love cozy mysteries and I read a lot of them. However the more I read of them the more I'm liking those that are a little unique. Murder Unmentionable grabbed me right away with the little town of Paris, with its own miniature Eiffel Tower. Emma is a really upbeat sleuth and I liked her how she was determined not to take her sleazy ex-boyfriend back and get on with her life! She has such a positive attitude, even when faced with a police officer, who she used to date in high school and has never gotten over being dumped!!There is a lot to love in this mystery, where small town does not equal dull. The mystery was jam-packed with intrigue, as Emma and her co-horts try to solve the mystery before Emma faces jail time. I devoured Murder Unmentionable quickly (in less than 24 hours!!) and I can't wait to pick up the second book in the series, Laced with Poison.

  • Mary Havlovic
    2018-11-28 21:11

    I kept reading a mixed variety of reviews this book was receiving and decided I wanted to read it for myself. The story takes place in Paris TN and centers around a young woman named Emma Taylor who has been working in New York as stylist at Femme magazine. Her aunt Arabella owns a lingerie boutique called Sweet Nothings. Arabella has a French Bulldog named Pierre, who also comes to the boutique on a daily basis. Emma returns to Paris to help her aunt Arabella breathe new life into the boutique and also to escape a failed romance with her ex named Guy. Upon her return to Paris, Emma meets up with former classmate and best friend Liz and her "big" brother Brian, who has also returned home to help out in his father's hardware store. Chuck Reilly, local police officer and boy Emma briefly dated in high school was assigned to investigate the crime committed at the lingerie boutique and decides to make Emma's life miserable. While Emma is being blamed for the crimes, she decides to investigate on her own to see who the real murderer is. This story contains several characters who might have committed the crime for various reasons. I liked this book but was frustrated with it's ending. The crime is solved but it leaves one hanging as far as relationships are concerned. I don't want to elaborate as this could be a spoiler alert. I do believe this book is worth reading and I am looking forward to the next book to see how she further expands on her characters and what other crimes are committed.

  • Diane ~Firefly~
    2018-12-10 16:35

    I really liked the characters for the most part, but I knew who did it before they even killed. The clues were so obvious I was surprised there wasn't a sign above the killer's head proclaiming their crime. This caused me to not be in much of a hurry to pick the book back up.I did like Emma but she had a few TSTL moments. (view spoiler)[how fast was she going in a parking lot when the brakes went out that she is happy going on the grass slowed her down to 30? And when she is trying to not hit people, a horn might be helpful. Then when she let the killer in, knowing they were the killer and had a nice conversation and didn't try to get away until a gun was pulled (and was surprised by that?). And she didn't care enough about her own life to try and save herself, but once Brian was in the line of fire, now she'll do something? (hide spoiler)]And then there was the for no reason at all moments to help the plot along (view spoiler)[I'm getting a "feeling" I shouldn't share this clue with anyone, even though I have been getting their help on everything else. Or, dumping the trash and seeing a brightly colored envelope for some reason makes you want to dumpster dive for it? Really??? (hide spoiler)]I might give the next book a chance as I did like the characters and there was no love triangle (at least not involving Emma).

  • Lyndsey Plitt
    2018-12-12 19:24

    Murder Unmentionable is the first book in a new series to grace the cozy mystery genre. I honestly did not like it which is tough for me to say as I really did want to like it. It has all the typical small town charm and quirky characters one expects from this kind of book. There are a few things though that were totally unforgivable like a missed interaction between the main characters ex and the woman he presumably was cheating with. Why were they meeting up again and what was their hushed discussion over? Well....I don't really have an answer for that as both are done away with with no closure as to what the nature of their relationship was or if they were still seeing eachother. The other thing that really rubbed me the wrong way was how painfully obvious it is who committed the murders so early on in the book. I was at a point halfway where I didn't even want to finish it as I knew who it was and was mad that I got it so early on. The cozy mystery genre is full of authors right now and the writing is so weak here I honestly think this series will likely get drowned out by authors like Kate Collins or Laura Child's who write the much stronger flower shop mysteries and tea shop mysteries.

  • Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
    2018-11-12 17:21

    a good start to a new cozy series. I have heard of vintage clothing but it is interesting to learn about vintage lingerie! I have to say that I did figure it out (sort of) almost from the beginning. Not because of what the author wrote, but because I misread something. so when something else happened a few chapters later I was really confused and went back and figured out what I missed. However, this character was still in the back of my mind as being the killer and turns out I was right.The characters are interesting, a bit quirky too, and I'm looking forward to reading more in this series.

  • Kristine (A Cozy Booknook)
    2018-11-19 19:20

    I really wanted to like this book, but I didn't. I honestly felt like it was a chore to read. I skimmed through parts of the book due to the repetitiveness of the scenes/dialogue. I don't think it necessary for a sequence of events to happen and then have the characters telling what happened a page or two later. I also felt there were one or two plot elements that were dropped...perhaps the author was setting up for future plot lines? I Might read the next book to see if the plot is better developed and carried out.

  • Sallee
    2018-11-22 18:11

    Murder Unmentionable was a nice cozy and a good debut for Meg London. I did figure out who did it before the end but did not feel that it detracted any from the stor. The setting is a lingerie shop, specializing in expensive vintage undies, nighties, and so on. I learned a little about vintage lingerie which was interesting. I enjoyed the characters in this story and the love interest that was presented. An enjoyable read.

  • Kimberly
    2018-12-11 16:17

    This clearly was an episode of Scooby Doo in a lingerie shop.I read another review where the reviewer said it was nice to have characters that were so optimistic about as opposed to just thinking the world was going to end because something bad happened near them. Once I read that, my point of view changed about the book. I stopped thinking it was silly and a confusing waste of a read, and found the book to cute and fun. Now I want to go lingerie shopping.

  • Elaine
    2018-11-14 21:34

    This was a pretty good cozy. Emma comes back to Paris, Tennessee to help her aunt with her lingerie store. And to get away from her cheating ex-boyfriend. Who then shows up to try to get her back. But couldn't come without one of his flings along. The next morning he is found murdered in the shop. And Emma is the main suspect, since the police don't want to work too hard. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and will be reading more about them soon.

  • Amanda
    2018-11-26 21:26

    Emma is so lucky to have an aunt like Arabella, she sounds like so much fun!Emma and Brian seem well matched, & his sister Liz would certainly love to see her best friend and her brother together.This book made me want to go shopping for a baby doll nighty... if only I had the time.I look forward to reading more about this wonderful cast of characters.

  • Wendy
    2018-11-20 21:24

    Fun beginning to a new cozy series! When a niece returns to a small Tennessee town to help her aunt breathe life into a lingerie shop life gets very interesting. Emma's big city boyfriend follows her and trouble follows him. There are quirky characters and fun fashion bits. I'm looking forward to the next entry. Loved the cover art, too.

  • Nicole
    2018-11-29 23:34

    Another cute cozy mystery. This one has a woman trying to revitalize her aunt's thrift store into a vintage lingerie shop. I liked reading this one despite knowing right away whodunnit. So perhaps it's not for everyone. It's cute, the info about vintage lingerie is interesting, the characters are fun and there's a bit of romance.

  • Jo (My House of Books)
    2018-11-29 22:36

    An okay book. I hate to give anything 2 stars, but this mystery wasn't for me. The pacing slowed at the halfway point, so I skipped ahead. Seems I didn't miss much. I knew who the murderer was as soon as that person appeared. I wish Emma didn't appear so juvenile (and/or immature -- I can't figure out which). Not sure I'll read any more of this series.

  • Lindsay
    2018-11-12 16:28

    The start of a good series. The killer was predictable, and it did get a little dry towards the end and cops were so annoying! They needed a good kick in the butt. But all in all it was a good read and I'll check out more in the series.

  • Linda
    2018-11-23 22:34

    This book was so cute. I enjoyed the characters and look forward to seeing what happens in the future. The drawback was that I actually figured out the culprit (not the how or why) pretty much after they were introduced.