Dyed and Gone
(Azalea March Mystery Series)
A Brand New Cozy Series
Publisher: Entangled: Select (March 25, 2014)
Paperback: 400 pages
E-Book File Size: 1336 KB
What could happen when a bunch of hair stylists gather at convention in Las Vegas? Azalea March and her friends, Vivian and Juan Carlos are hoping for a wild weekend!!
They never expected one of the biggest names in the styling world, Dhane, would end up murdered before the convention barely gets started. Azalea is shocked to find out Vivian and Dhane have a bit of a past. A past that makes Vivian a prime suspect. Azalea quickly finds herself trying to prove her friend is innocent in a case that has more twists than the curliest perm. She just hopes to straighten everything out before they are notified someone else has
dyed – died.
Beth Yarnall has styled a very funny cozy mystery.
Every cozy needs it quirky characters and she has given us some beauties. Azalea is a fun protagonist, she just can’t help herself, she has to be right in the middle of the investigation and the cops notice that wherever trouble is brewing Azalea is going to be there right in the thick of it. Vivian is a woman with a very interesting past that she has been keeping from her friends. Juan Carlos kept cracking me up, he was hilarious. The interactions between him and his friend Richard – priceless. I have to tell you these were the most normal characters in the story. Some of the people at the convention, like those dressed as Anime characters, would have stopped me in my tracks but they didn’t seem to phase Azalea a bit. The murdered man’s sister was coping with a lot and she was quite unique. Then every cozy needs the hunky guy and Alex, a sexy detective from Azalea’s past fills the bill nicely.
The mystery took several directions steering the reader to a variety of suspects. I had just an inkling of the killer’s identify but was very surprised by the ending. In addition to the mystery, characters were really fleshed out, one even had a makeover. Yarnall is very descriptive in her writing style which I really liked. I could picture the whole thing very easily.
I read this story amazing fast. I was engaged from beginning to end. I really enjoyed it and look forward to visiting all these characters again.
About This Author
Best selling author, Beth Yarnall, writes romantic suspense, mysteries and the occasional hilarious tweet. A storyteller since her playground days, Beth remembers her friends asking her to make up stories of how the person ‘died’ in the slumber party game Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board, so it’s little wonder she prefers writing stories in which people meet unfortunate ends. In middle school she discovered romance novels, which inspired her to write a spoof of soap operas for the school’s newspaper. She hasn’t stopped writing since.
For a number of years, Beth made her living as a hairstylist and makeup artist and co-owned a salon. Somehow hairstylists and salons always seem to find their way into her stories. Beth lives in Orange County, California with her husband, two sons, and their rescue dog where she is hard at work on her next novel.
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