Shampoo & Sympathy: A story about gossip, split ends and murder

Shampoo & Sympathy: A story about gossip, split ends and murder

by Miss Geraldine Comiskey

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Overview

No one goes to the hairdresser's just for a haircut. As everyone knows, a hairdresser is a combination of psychiatrist, confidante...and confessor.

Kay and Shay Duffy's trendy salon, Ugly, has got the usual clientele of gossips and scandalmongers, with one exception. Because of its location in Dublin's poshest suburb, it attracts more than a fair share of "VIP"s.

The beautiful, the successful and the scandalous...all queue up to have their hair styled and spill the beans.... Long before the tabloids have got the news, Kay knows whose husband has run off with a visiting Hollywood actress and Shay has enough information to topple the Government.

The young couple stick conscientiously to the hairdressers' code of conduct: they never reveal clients' secrets. That usually means not telling a gossip columnist whether an actress is a natural blonde or not...or which famous rock star popped in for a change of image.

But when a bestselling author tells them that he has murdered his philandering wife, Kay and Shay are put in a dilemma. Should they break the confidential bond between hairdresser and client and tell the police? Should they tell an equally famous celebrity journalist who also happens to be one of their clients? Or should they keep quiet, pretend they never heard it and continue building their reputations as Dublin's most prestigious stylists?

As they are drawn deeper into the writer's real-life plot, Kay and Shay find themselves dealing with a grey area that they can't cover over.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781544201382
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/05/2017
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

As a roving reporter for mostly tabloid papers, specialising in wacky adventures and strange goings on in rural Ireland, Geraldine Comiskey has spent 30-odd years living out of a suitcase and wearing wellies with everything. Some of her most memorable assignments have included "dunker training" in a submerged helicopter with the Royal Marines, boarding a trawler with the Irish Navy in a Force Nine gale, wingwalking over Galway Bay, and getting set on fire by stuntmen in the Wicklow Mountains. She has also worked as a serious reporter for the broadsheet press and in a wide range of "real jobs". She is based in Dublin but has also lived in Holland and Italy. She speaks fluent Italian. Her hobbies include visiting haunted locations and buying silly things in discount stores. She also loves getting her hair done.

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