Friday 14 June 2019

Killer Cuts (A Dead-End Job Mystery #8) by Elaine Viets

Killer Cuts (A Dead-End Job Mystery Book 8)

From Anthony and Agatha Award-winning author Elaine Viets—the thrilling mystery series about one woman trying to make a living... while other people are making a killing.

Miguel Angel’s chic salon is where Fort Lauderdale’s high society hairdos get done. Even though Helen Hawthorne is just a gofer at the upscale salon, she has to admit the fabulous Miguel Angel is a master at the craft of coif.

But with great heads of hair come great headaches. Especially when Miguel Angel and Helen try to prepare the pregnant fiancée of Kingman "King" Oden for her nuptials. King is a bloated, loudmouth bully with a gossip blog, a TV show, and a lousy attitude. When King tries to throw his weight around the shop, Miguel Angel delivers a vicious dressing down—along with a killer threat.

Unfortunately, that’s why Miguel Angel is named the prime suspect when King's body is found drowned in a pool at his own wedding. Helen knows her boss might have a temper, but murder? That’s just not his style.

So it’s up to Helen to find out which of King's countless enemies wanted to give him a final, fatal rinse…

Praise for the Dead-End Job Mysteries by Anthony and Agatha Award-winning author Elaine Viets

“A stubborn and intelligent heroine, a wonderful South Florida setting, and a cast of more-or-less lethal bimbos...I loved this book.”—Charlaine Harris
“Brave Viets preps by actually working the jobs she describes in loving and hilarious detail, giving her offbeat series a healthy balance between the banal and the bizarre.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Laugh-out-loud comedy with enough twists and turns to make it to the top of the mystery bestseller charts.” —Florida Today
“Fans of Janet Evanovich and Parnell Hall will appreciate Viets’s humor.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel
“Wit, murder, and sunshine . . . it must be Florida. I love this new series.”—Nancy Pickard
“A heroine with a sense of humor and a gift for snappy dialogue.”—Jane Heller  (Summary via Goodreads)

I LOVE the Dead-End Job Mystery series by Elaine Viets !!!  I have been reading them in order and seeing as I just finished the eighth book I am more than a devoted reader....I am Helen's best friend (even though she doesn't know it), I am a resident at the Coronado Tropic Apartments (even though I don't pay rent) and I follow Helen around like a lost puppy dog (except I don't leave my couch)

I think that Killer Cuts is my favorite of this far.  I love Helen's latest dead-end job working in a high-end salon where the owner, Miquel Angel, does hair for the rich and famous.  Helen's job is to fetch drinks and magazines and clean up after Miquel Angel is done with a client.  In this book I think Helen really likes this job and her co-workers unllike the other jobs shes had in the past.  I'm going to hate that she leaves this job but I know the next job will be entertaining as well.

In Killer Cuts besides planning her wedding to Phil, her private investigator neighbor, Helen gets caught up in another murder.  When Helen, Miquel Angel, and his assistant go to the mansion of one of his clients to fix her hair and make-up, the happily married couple are only married for 90 minutes when the groom is found dead in the pool !!  Of course Miquel Angel was recorded argueing and threatening the groom before the ceremony !!!  

Of course Helen takes it upon herself to do her own investigating but at least this time she has Phil helping her.....well most of the time anyway !!!

The Dead-End Mystery series by Viets is a great series to get lost in.  You will love everything about it.....Helen, her apartment and friends, her fiance, even her crappy jobs are interesting....and let's not forget the murders and Helen's talent of getting in the middle of them......  I encourage you to read this won't regret it !!!!

Review by Missi M.

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