After the annual parade of Christmas presents in Tinkerâ€™s
Cove has ended, Lucy Stone and her daughter Elizabeth are
ready to ring in the new year in style. Elizabeth has won
mother/daughter winter makeovers in Manhattan from Jolie
magazine! But the all-expenses-paid trip is bound to have
some hidden costsâ€”and one of them is murderâ€¦
After finally arriving at the offices of Jolie, meeting
their fellow makeover candidates, and being treated to a
fashion show, Elizabeth is enamored of the extreme outfits
and stick-thin modelsâ€”while Lucyâ€™s having some misgivings.
The pampering is nice and the glitz and glamour of haute
couture is bizarrely fascinating, but bitterness and
aggression lurk behind Jolieâ€™s hipper-than-thou faĂ§ade.
And things turn downright ugly when self-absorbed fashion
editor Nadine Nelson falls mysteriously ill and then diesâ€¦
Lucy saw first-hand some of the backstabbing going on at
Jolie. And the red-hot rumor mill soon reveals that the
cliquish connection among the magazineâ€™s cabal of high-
style executives has stirred up plenty of bad blood over
the years. But this Manhattan murder mystery hits too
close to home when Elizabeth gets rushed to the hospital
with symptoms that are disturbingly similar to Nadineâ€™s.
Now, itâ€™s up to Lucy to dress down a killer before the
ball drops in Times Squareâ€¦