Monday, August 3, 2009

KILLER CUTS: A Dead-End Job Mystery
by Elaine Viets

The unique thing about the dead-end job mystery series, is that the author has worked every one of the dead-end jobs she uses in the novels. The reader is getting a glimpse "backstage" into some of the worst jobs on the planet.

The job in KILLER CUTS is the best dead-end job Helen Hawthorne has ever had since she ran away from her philandering husband because a divorce court judge ruled she had to pay him! She has been hiding out in Florida working one bad job after another.

Helen's latest gig is working in Miguel Angel's Fort Lauderdale hair salon, where a trim can cost as much as a car payment and a blow out can literally wipe you out. Miguel Angel is the stylist to the celebrities and the rich. Things start to get a little hairy when one of the salon's most famous clients is murdered at his own wedding.

The salon gets some bad publicity when Miguel is named as the prime suspect in the murder. The bottom drops out of the business. If Helen can't find out who the real killer is, both she and Miguel will be out on the street. To complicate things even further, Helen begins receiving threats on her own life. She always seems to have a talent for being where the bodies are.

I always enjoy Elaine Viets work. Her mysteries are light, but interesting because of Elaine's sense of humor. The plot twists keep the reader guessing and the pages turning. What do you think?

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