Posted in 5 paws, Cozy, mystery, Review on March 25, 2014

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Hairstylist Azalea March is looking forward to a wild weekend in Las Vegas with her friends. Oh, sure, they’re supposed to be there on business, attending the biggest hair show on the west coast, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a little fun. But fun quickly turns to drama. On the first morning of the show, Dhane, the biggest celeb of the hair-styling world, is found dead. As it urns out Azalea’s friend, Vivian, not only knew Dhane, but the tale she weaves of how they met is faker than a showgirl’s uh… assets. When Vivian confesses to the murder and is arrested, Azalea knows there’s no way she could have done it and suspects Vivian may be trying to protect someone. But who?

Azalea now has to convince Alex, the sexy detective from her past, to help her prove Vivian’s innocence and comb through clues more twisted than a spiral perm. But the truth is stranger than anything found on the Las Vegas Strip, and proving Vivian’s innocence turns out to be more difficult than transforming a brunette into a blonde.

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I really enjoyed this first book of what I hope will be a series! I’ve read all sorts of cozies but none where the amateur sleuth was a hair stylist. I loved reading the foray into the world of hair styling and technique. The characters are developed quite well and I found the romance between Azalea and Alex quite nice…..and of course there is Kennedy and does he like Azalea too?

And this is yet another book where I didn’t guess the killer….the killer was quite hidden and you don’t really figure it out until it is revealed…at least there were no overt clues that I could tell.

I look forward to more antics with Azalea, Vivian, Juan Carlos, Alex and Richard!

We give this book 5 paws


About the Author

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABest selling author, Beth Yarnall, writes romantic suspense, mysteries and the occasional hilarious tweet. A storyteller since her playground days, Beth remembers her friends asking her to make up stories of how the person ‘died’ in the slumber party game Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board, so it’s little wonder she prefers writing stories in which people meet unfortunate ends. In middle school she discovered romance novels, which inspired her to write a spoof of soap operas for the school’s newspaper. She hasn’t stopped writing since.

For a number of years, Beth made her living as a hairstylist and makeup artist and co-owned a salon. Somehow hairstylists and salons always seem to find their way into her stories. Beth lives in Orange County, California with her husband, two sons, and their rescue dog where she is hard at work on her next novel.

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Beth is represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, Inc.

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