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Murder, Curlers, and Cream

A Valentine Beaumont Mystery

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“Smart, entertaining, and laugh-out-loud funny!” —Liliana Hart, New York Times Bestselling Author

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. All she has to do is 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?

Customer Reviews

A McFarlane's Murder, Curlers & Cream

Murder, fire bomb, window smashing,
mayhem, an anonymous threatening note,
harassing phone calls, a kidnapping plus
a cast of colorful, quirky, scary, dangerous
supporting characters make this first book
starring Valentine Beaumont, a MUST READ!!!!
Valentine owns a Salon. She is trying very
hard to make it a successful venture but
seems to keep running into all sort of obstacles.
The latest problem is when a client in found
dead in the Ti Amo room when she is getting
a facial.
Why was the back door was found unlocked?
Who would have murdered the client? Was it
an inside job or did someone from the back
alley come in then leave?
How were there no fingerprints to help identify
any viable suspects?
The client was very outspoken, nasty and
condescending to a lot of people plus known
for her marital unfaithfulness. This makes for
a ton of colorful suspects.
Although Valentine is told by the handsome
Detective Romero to leave the investigating
to the police. She decides to check out a few
things on her own.
The story is captivating, unique and fresh with
humorous shenanigans. It is creatively written
with a well executed plot.
When Valentine does volunteer work on the
children's cancer unit in the local hospital, you
will meet sweet but sickly children that she
brings laughter and fun into their lives.
A very entertaining cozy mystery.
This is the first book in the Valentine Beaumont
Mysteries series.
Looking forward to the next book to see what
adventure awaits Valentine plus how her
romantic prospects progress.
I volunteered to read this story. Thanks to the
author for the opportunity. My opinion is my own.

Thoroughly Entertaining Read

MURDER, CURLERS, AND CREAM is a thoroughly entertaining read. With zany characters, an intriguing mystery, and a heroine you'll root for from the start, this book kept me engaged from beginning to end. McFarlane's writing draws you in from the very first page, and the mystery kept me guessing until the final reveal. Perhaps the best part of the book is the author's terrific sense of humor that shines throughout the story. Anyone who enjoys mysteries with a little romance and a lot of laughs is sure to love this book.

Disclosure: I won a free copy of this book in a giveaway.

Murder, Curlers and Cream

valentine is hilarious, her crew sounds like the misfits at my office. Loved this book.

Murder, Curlers, and Cream
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Women Sleuths
  • Published: Nov 08, 2016
  • Publisher: ParadiseDeer Publishing
  • Seller: Arlene McFarlane
  • Print Length: 290 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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