This week I was sent Murder, Curlers and Cream by Arlene McFarlane to review. This was an extremely busy cozy, set in a cozy little hair shop with a cast of very interesting and well thought out characters. I found this story had so much going on that I often forgot that it was a mystery while reading it. It has some very good plot lines, was funny at times and characters I enjoyed, it read like a drama/love story as much as a mystery. Something for everyone in this new cozy for sure. I also loved that Valentine who is the main character drives a yellow bug!
Valentine Beaumont is a beautician with a problem. Not only has she got a meddling mother, a wacky staff, and a dying business, but now she’s got a dead client who was strangled while awaiting her facial.With business the way it is, combing through this mystery may be the only way to save her salon. Until a second murder, an explosion, a kidnapping, death threats, and the hard-nosed Detective Romero complicate things. But Valentine will do anything to untangle the crime. That’s if she can keep her tools of the trade in her bag, keep herself alive, and avoid falling for the tough detective.In the end, how hard can that be?
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