- File Size: 1821 KB
- Print Length: 114 pages
- Publication Date: December 2, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DUX3DVM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,008 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Hairspray and Homicide (A Bekki the Beautician Cozy Mystery Book 1) Kindle Edition
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This is the first book about Bekki who has returned home after a "boyfriend" problem in the city. She takes over her mother's salon and, it seems the feud with the other salon owner. While I'd guessed early on who the murder was, I 'd no idea of the "twist" in it. The book is short, cute and -simply put - just the thing for some "light" reading. I enjoyed it, had a few giggles and that's exactly what I wanted. I am definitely reading more of the series as I enjoyed Bekki, her salon and lastly, want to find out how her "romance" with Nick turns out.
The writing itself is clear and effective with strikingly few typos (the friend who speaks in a "scandalous" rather than "scandalized" voice is a rare oversight in the proofreading of this story) and the writer deserves points for that, which is why I'm giving three stars instead of the two the plot deserves.
Also, is anyone else getting as fatigued as I am with the heroine walking in on her boyfriend with another woman? And the boyfriend shrugging it off? Can we please get off this sick fad and find a more creative way for the heroine to feel betrayed by humanity? Please? With chocolate sugar sprinkles on top?
This is the first cozy mystery which I have read, and while I find it a little simple, it was enjoyable to spend a few hours instead few days reading one story. Unlike most of the series that I read, I am not enticed to read the second book. I realized that a cozy mystery is by nature a shorter version of a story. However, I am used to having the characters fleshed out for me, which was not the case in “Hairspray and Homicide”. I will give the genre, Cozy Mysteries” another try at a later date.
When Bekki catches her cheating boyfriend in the act, she decides to return to her home town. Here, in Harroway, she hopes to mend her broken heart. Harroway is a quiet town where nothing usually happens, that is, until Bekki moves back. Bekki's mother wants to retire and Bekki will take over and run the family hair and beauty salon. When the owner of their rival beauty salon, Daisy, is found dead after Bekki threatens her, Bekki is under suspicion for murder. As it turns out Bekki's old flame, Nick Malonie, is now a police detective. Will Bekki stop interfering and let Nick do his job of proving her innocent? you need to buy the book to find out.
I recommend this book for age 14 on up. It is a good story and light reading with no sex or cuss words.
If you want a fast and sweet read, this is it. There's a lot of drama and comedy. Although I gave it good points (because it is well written) I didn't like it. The scenes were contrived and the characters were flat.