Murder, Curlers, and Cream: A Valentine Beaumont Mystery

· The Murder, Curlers Series Book 1 · ParadiseDeer Publishing
113 reviews

About this ebook

“Smart, entertaining, and laugh-out-loud funny!” —Liliana Hart, New York Times Bestselling Author

She’s a beautician with a plummeting reputation. Can she catch a strangler before her salon is financially frizzed out? 

Valentine Beaumont is desperate to revive her dying business. Trying to recover from an infamous incident where she defended herself with a perm rod to her attacker’s privates, the last thing she needs is another scandal. So when a wealthy socialite is strangled with a steamer cord while awaiting her facial, Valentine has no choice but to start combing through clues.

Battling a sexy, hard-headed detective who can’t tell pigtails from a pompadour, Valentine is convinced he’s pursuing the wrong suspect. And despite his warning not to meddle, the gutsy stylist vows to clear her name before the killer claims another client.

Can Valentine tie up the culprit before more lives are cut short?

Murder, Curlers & Cream is the first book in the hilarious Valentine Beaumont Mystery series. If you like ambitious heroines, laugh-out-loud dialogue, and unlikely romances, you’ll love Arlene McFarlane’s clever tale!

Buy Murder, Curlers & Cream to detangle a deadly case today!

Ratings and reviews

113 reviews
Olivia de Bruyn
March 29, 2020
This will not be my go to book for weekend reading. The plot was good and the build-up to find the murderer worked into a fine 'who did it" scenario. The over the top clothes, make-up and shoes just didn't do it for me. I am more of a hard core Hadena James serial killer type of girl.
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Andrew Staffen
June 1, 2023
Loved the mayhem and nonsense and chaos this book brings with every page. You made me laugh, wince and cringe, all the while rooting for everyone.
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Tami Hainea
March 1, 2019
It was kind of hard to keep everyone straight to begin with. A lot of characters introduced quickly. But after awhile I was able to keep them all straight. Good book. Looking to read more in the series.
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About the author

Arlene McFarlane is the USA Today bestselling author of the Murder, Curlers series. Previously an aesthetician, hairstylist, and owner of a full-service salon, Arlene now writes full time. When she's not making up stories, or being a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, cat-mom, or makeover artist, you'll find her making music on the piano.

Arlene is a member of Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Toronto Romance Writers, SOWG, and the Golden Network. She's won and placed in over 30 contests, including twice in the Golden Heart and twice in the Daphne du Maurier.

Arlene lives with her family in Canada.

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