Killer Cuts by Elaine Viets is the 8th book in the “Dead-End Job” mystery series. Publisher: NAL Hardcover, May 2009

Helen Hawthorne’s latest gig is Miguel Angel’s Fort Lauderdale hair salon, where a trim can cost as much as a car payment and a blowout can wipe you out. But when one of the salon’s most famous clients, gossip blogger and cable-TV show host Kingman “King” Oden is murdered at his own wedding, things get a little hairy.  The salon gets tangled up in all kinds of negative publicity when Miguel is named a prime suspect, but he lies low by dressing in drag.  Meanwhile, Helen is determined to find the murderer, who also favors spiked heels.  When she starts getting threatening notes, it seems more imperative than ever that she figure out who at the wedding was dressed to kill.

As always, a very enjoyable read.  My rating: 3.5 stars

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