Fiona Renoir is the bane of my existence. Truly. She took what was my dream hair/make up job at the local theater house and turned it into a nightmare. She’s difficult, ornery, entitled, and, well, take your pick.

However, with the exception of my best friend, Tobi Tobias (whom I tell everything), and her grandfather, Stu (if you met him, you’d know why), I’ve bitten my tongue and kept my feelings for Fiona to myself. But she pushed me over the cliff the day she was cast as Rapunzel and refused to let me color her hair blonde. She told me to “just get a wig.”

A wig, can you believe it?!?!?

I wish I could chalk up her lunacy to some sort of mental breakdown, but I can’t. Fiona Renoir refused my hair dressing prowess for one reason and one reason only: to be cruel.

So, to make a long story short, I kind of unleashed six months of pent-up anger on her the other day. And trust me when I say, I held nothing back.

I told her she was a shrew.
I told her no one liked her.
I told her she’d make a lousy Rapunzel.
Et cetera.
Et cetera.
Et cetera.

To say my little hissy fit felt a-mazing would be the understatement of epic proportions.

But here’s the thing; when I finished my tirade, I turned around to find her uncle (aka my boss) standing not more than a foot away. And, yes, he heard. Every. Last. Word.

Yup. My days are numbered at the theater. Unless I can figure out a way to neutralize Fiona. . .

You can read more about Carter in 30 Second Death, the second book in the “Tobi Tobias” mystery series.

To help an old friend, Tobi Tobias gets a third-rate thespian a part in a commercial, and learns that in the advertising business, bad acting can lead to murder . . .

When Tobi Tobias opened her own advertising agency, Carter McDade was there for her every step of the way. A brilliant hairdresser, Carter has just landed his dream project: doing hair and makeup for a theatrical production of Rapunzel. But the dream turns into a nightmare when he runs into Fiona Renoir, a cruel, talentless starlet who won’t let Carter touch a hair on her head.

To get Fiona out of Carter’s hair, Tobi hires the difficult actress for a bit part in her latest commercial. But true to character, Fiona is a terror on set, and Tobi is starting to think she’s made the biggest mistake of her life. But things get even worse when Fiona drops dead in the hairdresser’s chair, and the only suspect is the man left holding the tainted hair dye, Carter McDade. And unless Tobi can prove his innocence, he’ll never do hair in this town again.

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About the author
Laura is the national bestselling author of several mystery series, including the Emergency Dessert Squad Mysteries, the Amish Mysteries, the Jenkins & Burns Mysteries, and the brand new Tobi Tobias Mysteries. She is a former Agatha Award nominee, and the recipient of an RT Reviewer’s Choice Award in romance. When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys making memories with her family, baking, and being an advocate for those living with Multiple Sclerosis.

To learn more, visit her website:, or hang out with her on Facebook. She can also be found occasionally tweeting at: @Bradfordauthor.

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