Bumping Off Binky (A Curl Up and Dye Mystery - Book 2)

Bumping Off Binky (A Curl Up and Dye Mystery - Book 2)

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by Nancy Mehl
     
 
Wichita's Leading “Hairstylist to the Dead” is Back With a New Hair-Raising Mystery.

No one would call Hilde Higgins an “ordinary” hairstylist — not with her own purple-streaked locks, punkish clothing, weird love of SPAM salad sandwiches, and long list of soon-to-be-buried clients at funeral homes throughout Wichita, Kansas

Overview

Wichita's Leading “Hairstylist to the Dead” is Back With a New Hair-Raising Mystery.

No one would call Hilde Higgins an “ordinary” hairstylist — not with her own purple-streaked locks, punkish clothing, weird love of SPAM salad sandwiches, and long list of soon-to-be-buried clients at funeral homes throughout Wichita, Kansas. To top the list of oddities off, Hilde has a rather unusual phobia — she has an unexplainable fear of clowns.

Hilde also has a knack for getting herself into unusual situations — like finding the clown-clad corpse of Harold “Binky” Tuttwiler in a cemetery. Binky — a local businessman who moonlights as a volunteer clown at the children’s hospital — had clearly been murdered. The police quickly zero-in on a prime suspect: Adam Sawyer, a handsome stockbroker who also dresses up as a clown to entertain sick kids. The very same Adam Sawyer who is Hilde’s new boyfriend.

Once again, Hilde is forced to switch from hairdressing to sleuthing, because only she can discover who really bumped-off Binky. Can Hilde solve the mystery before a Kansas twister blows all the evidence away?

“Hilde is a realistic heroine, a bookworm, who is thoughtful, caring, and sweet. I couldn't help but care for her as she struggled to prove Adam innocent before the police proved he was guilty. If you like to read cozy mysteries, you won't want to miss.” — Susan Sleeman, “The Suspense Zone.”

“Bumping of Binky” was previously published under the title “Blown Away.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014199605
Publisher:
Greenbrier Book Company
Publication date:
04/04/2012
Series:
The Curl Up and Dye Mysteries , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
244,535
File size:
392 KB

Meet the Author

Nancy Mehl was first published in 2001. Since then ten novels have followed, including an omnibus edition, Cozy in Kansas, which contains three of her previously published “Ivy Towers’s” mysteries. Book three in the series, For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls, won the American Christian Fiction Writers Mystery Book of the Year award in 2009.

Nancy’s main writing interests lie in mystery although her Mennonite novels, “The Harmony Series” and “The Kingdom Series,” lean more toward the romantic suspense genre. “There’s a touch of mystery in everything I write,” she says. “The truth is that the lines between suspense and mystery are closer than most people realize. I think the mystery influence will always show up in my books.”

Nancy’s novels have all been set in Kansas. “I love Kansas,” she says. “We’re a lot more interesting than people think. Using Kansas in my novels is easy. We have everything – big cities, small towns, rolling hills, rich farmland, culture, history, odd locations (look up The Garden of Eden in Lucas, Kansas!) and a friendly hometown feeling. “We also enjoy all four seasons. This allows me to set my stories in different weather conditions. Winter is my favorite season. Throw lots of snow in a story and your plot can suddenly go in an interesting direction.”

Nancy lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband Norman, and her very active puggle, Watson.

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Bumping Off Binky (A Curl Up and Dye Mystery - Book 2) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author is new to me, and I absolutely loved the combination of humor and seriousness in this story.