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Tressed to Kill (Southern Beauty Shop Series #1)

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  • Posted March 8, 2010

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    Lila Dare provides a fun regional amateur sleuth starring likable mother-daughter beauticians

    Quaint St. Elizabeth, Georgia is a typical southern small-town in which the locals know one another and the crime rate is extremely low. Grace Terhune and her mother Violetta own a beauty shop that they operate out of the latter's home. They are swamped with customers who are going to attend the town meeting to discuss funds for the "Preserve the Rothmere Museum" and computers into the schools. The other item on the agenda is whether to allow Morestuf Mart to build a store in town.

    Society doyenne Constance DuBois demands Violetta put highlights in her hair just prior to the big meeting. The hairdresser warns the haughty client that she already has too many chemicals and fears adding additional ones to Constance's hair. Violetta proves right when Constance's hair turns orange. Blaming Violetta, Constance vows to shut down the beauty salon. Following the meeting, they find Constance's corpse in the parking lot. All evidence points strongly towards her mother, so Grace, knowing the cops will need all the help they can get, begins her own inquiry.

    The first Southern Beauty Shop amateur sleuth nicely captures the ambience of life in a small Georgia town; for instance sayings like the War of Northern Aggression are accepted as much as the alphabet is. Grace is a classic steel magnolia who refuses to accept her mom's guilt and the consequently closing of their beauty parlor. She determinedly investigates because she knows the townsfolk, especially the ladies, quite well and cannot afford to hire a professional detective. Rather quickly she finds others with motives to kill Constance though she struggles with who did the act. Lila Dare provides a fun regional amateur sleuth starring likable mother-daughter beauticians.

    Harriet Klausner

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    tressed to kill

    very good book

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    Great Read!

    Loved it so much I bought the rest of the series! Priceless bunch of characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    Fun mystery

    This book got me hooked on the series. It was a fun read with a great mystery and charcters. You won't want to put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Good Fun

    This was a good Cozy. The mystery was fairly straight-forward, but it was well written. The characters were interesting, and there were unexpected bits of subtle, dry humor throughout the book. It makes me wish for a salon like this where I live.

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  • Posted March 18, 2012

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    Books set in the South are among my favorites, be they Southern

    Books set in the South are among my favorites, be they Southern humor a la Mary Kay Andrews or Celia Rivenbark or Southern Gothic by Amanda Stevens or Daniel Hecht or a cozy mystery set in the South like this one.

    There's a fab mystery, a good reason for the main characters to get involved in the solving of the mystery, and the unique euphemisms of the South abound throughout.

    The story is tight in a good way. No loose ends or what the...moments. I loved the good guy characters and wanted to smack the poopy ones.

    I look forward to reading the rest of this series.

    There are also some highly nifty organic skin care recipes in the back of the book. I like the exfoliating one a lot.


    Five Southern beauty beans...

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