Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Fine Mess to Comb Through


GIVEAWAY! Please leave a comment below and you’ll be entered to win a signed copy of MURDER, CURLERS, AND CREAM, or, if you prefer, the ebook. The Giveaway ends at midnight Friday, February 10th. The winner will be announced Saturday, February 11th. Please include your email after your comment. Good Luck!



By Valentine Beaumont of the Murder, Curlers Series
By Arlene McFarlane

My name is Valentine Beaumont, and I’m a beautician with a problem. Make that four problems. I have a mother who feels I won’t be complete until I’m married; I run a salon known as Beaumont’s with three diverse employees ranging from extremely gifted to she’s-holding-a-razor, leave-while-you-can; my business is all but dead because of my past fiasco involving catching a criminal by wrapping a perm rod around his unmentionables; and as of today, I’ve got a murdered client in the facial room.

Is it too late to add another problem? Because of that past perm-rod incident, everyone in Rueland, Massachusetts feels I’m inept, bordering on crazy, including Tall, Dark, and Handsome, Detective Romero, who was coined TD&H by one of my employees. Pain-in-the-butt is what I call him.
That past incident is not something I’m proud of. Maybe I overreacted by using my beauty tools to catch a killer. But it was either him or me. He had a knife. I had a perm rod. The choices weren’t many.
I don’t know who today’s murderer is, but I can say this: everyone seems guilty. The guy who fled the scene, the client blubbering into his hands, the English twins who love to gossip. Even the perky co-ed is acting strange. Detective Romero may be lumping me in with this motley crew of suspects, but if it’s the last thing I do, I intend to untangle the crime and reveal the real killer.



Arlene McFarlane is the 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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50 comments:

  1. This sounds wonderful. Thanks for the chance.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. Love the title and the plot scenario already has me wanting to read more. I'd like a print copy if I win. Thanks. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  3. OMG - a perm-rod!!! Count me in for the latest. Print copy, please, should I win.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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    1. LOL I can tell you like humor, Karen! Good luck!

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  4. What a delightful and intriguing book which I would love to enjoy. Print would be great. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Okay this is just too cute for words. I want in on the giveaway. I need some laughs to offset the aggravation of cleaning out FIL's apartment since he passed. He lived in this place since 1955.

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    1. forgot the email addie.

      NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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    2. Sorry about your FIL, Nora. Yes, this book will certainly make you laugh. Good luck!

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  6. This book sounds captivating and unique. I would love a print copy and I explored this wonderful Canadian author's site. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Ms. Petite! Hope you enjoyed surfing my website. Good luck on the giveaway!

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  7. amy guillaume lindermanFebruary 9, 2017 at 9:25 AM

    love the title and cool cover
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    1. Sweet. I love the cover, too! Thanks, Amy. Good luck!

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  8. I would love to read this book, thanks for the giveaway! Would love a print copy please. lcee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

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  9. Well it sounds like your book has everything to be a hit. A salon, a mystery and my favorite a TD&H. A print copy please amysue511(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Aww, so sweet of you to say, Amy! Thank you!! Good luck!

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  10. I have to know more about this perm rod! Sounds like a fun read. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I hope you learn more about the perm rod, too, Grandma Cootie!! Good luck!

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  11. I would love to get started with this series! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  12. Welcome to Killer Characters! Your cover is adorable!

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  13. Ooh murder in a beauty salon. Sounds great. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. What a great synopsis of the book. It sounds like such a fun read. Can't wait to read.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It is definitely a fun read, Dianne!! Good luck!

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  15. What a great synopsis of the book. It sounds like such a fun read. Can't wait to read.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Definitely sounds like a great read. Zeta(at)iwon(dot)com

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  17. Love the cover art Arlene! Thanks for being here & giving us a chance to win! sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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    1. So kind of you, Sandy. Thank you! And good luck to you!

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  18. This sounds fun. Thanks for this opportunity.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. If you'd like to have your name in the draw, please add your email. And good luck!

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  19. Hello! Oh my goodness do your books sound good! I would LOVE to win a copy! This type of book, the cozies, and Love Inspired, are my favorites! I read them, and then leave the books for another lady to pick up when I go to get my Chemotherapy treatments! Going through Hodgkins Lymphoma(myself) and all the other ladies with assorted types of cancers sure could use a good book with laughs in it! Thanks, Patty pc1977@zoominternet.net

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  20. What fun thank you!!


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  21. Arlene, this series seems so funny, would enjoy reading about Valentine and her adventures, thanks for the contest, Maureen

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  22. Look forward to reading this! cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  23. I would love an ebook copy. Thanks for the giveaway. janiemarie0712@gmail.com

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  24. Sounds like a fun read, would love to win it! barbie17@gmail.com

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  25. Sounds like a great read! Mystery and romance! Would love to read it! Thanks! rebeccacase1919(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Have never read this series but added to my to read its!!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  27. Taking on someone with a knife with only a curling iron for protection?
    I hope it was really hot!
    libbydodd a comcast dot net

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  28. My kind of reading material - thanks much
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  29. On my Wish List & can't wait to read this series & author. Thanks for a great intro & giveaway! doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. Thanks for the chance! Now off to find the first book....


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  31. Thank you, everyone, for your delightful comments!! And the winner of the giveaway is Grandma Cootie!! I will email you, lucky winner, for your address!

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  32. Thanks everyone, for your lovely comments. The winner of the giveaway is Grandma Cootie.

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