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Madame Bovary’s Haberdashery – Maurilia Meehan

Madame Bovary's Haberdashery

Madame Bovary’s Haberdashery – Maurilia Meehan

Who could resist a title like that? I found this in a second hand book store in Albany and couldn’t resist.

Here is the blurb …

Zac, a translator of Flaubert, can’t believe his luck. He ends up sleeping with Odette, a beautiful but capricious ceramic artist, and her best friend, Cicely, a talented knitter and author of an erotic novel. As well as an interest in Madame Bovary the three share a brief ménage à trois. That is, until things unravel in unexpected ways, Cicely adopts the logical detection methods of a Miss Marple, and we come to know the delightful Miss Ball and her haberdashery.

In a plot that plays with the conventions of the mystery, and delightfully subverts one of its treasured finales, this delicious novel is not afraid to be literary and fun and sexy all at once. Award-winning novelist Maurilia Meehan deftly pays homage to both Christie and Flaubert, while also creating a true original: the first in a series of delightful page-turners for lovers of noir, passion and great literature.

It was the perfect holiday read – easy to read, a bit exciting and there was knitting.

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