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Guess who arrives home to find a dead hooker on her living room floor! She is invited to visit her neighbor one afternoon, an elderly lady with a charming English accent. When she arrives for the appointment, the lady is lying on her kitchen floor, dead from a blow to the head. Sally finds herself drawn into the puzzling crime; why would anyone want to kill Mrs. As she looks for answers, Sally discovers a talent dormant within herself for solving such a puzzle.
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A murderer is coming his way. Too bad for the bad guy, the copy contains evidence that could get him the death penalty. Now, Max is the last one alive who knows why people are dying. If he can outwit the killer, he can return to his bar stool on the beach. Imagine Columbo in a lavender suit. Underneath the fake diamonds and the big hair is a sharp brain and a keen eye that sees the details as well as the funny side of life. When a Lady Bianca sales rep is murdered at the annual convention in Dallas, Toni is the one who notices things that some people, like sexy Detective Luke Marciano, might easily miss.
Only someone who understands as much about how to make appearances deceiving could see into the mind of this killer — a murderer who wants to give Toni a permanent makeover. Into a dead woman. She even lets a cat shove her around. When Lucy trips over the body of a buckskin-clad relics trader, her ex-boss asks her to cover the story.
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She tries to tell him no, but old habits die hard and soon she finds herself directly in the path of a killer and the exasperating, if attractive, detective in charge. Can Lucy catch a killer or is this the last confrontation for her—period? She has a connection to the other side that seems to draw her into mysterious situations more often than not. Add to the mix the antics of a rather naughty, slightly psychic cat and the eccentric ghost of her great-aunt Millie, and you have a recipe for anything but the ordinary.
She tries to leave the investigation to the police, one of which is her sister, but an overheard conversation and a small nudge from the other side has her investigating the murder. When a woman is murdered at the Lady Bianca national convention in Dallas, Toni's sharp eye sees details that the sexy attending detective might miss--details that have the police on the trail of a serial killer whose next victim might just be Toni Diamond. I thought that this was a cute amateur detective story, almost a cozy except for a dash of sex.
Toni is intelligent and sympathetic, a capable people-handler with good instincts about management and murder. The supporting cast including her mother, a smart women of ghastly taste, and her daughter, whose current joy is Goth everything is appealing, the current love interest an attractive person, and the characters are not too stupid to live while solving the story.
I'd return to Toni's world to find out what happens next--and you even get a few makeup tips along the line! Recommended to anyone checking out a new cozy series, or in the mood for a few grins while enjoying a more classic, murders off-stage mystery. It has a long sex scene that didn't add anything to our understanding of the characters, which is the only reason I didn't run off right away for more of the series.
But I plan to return to it.
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Apr 28, Susie Kline rated it really liked it. This was genuinely a pleasant surprise to read! I've been waffling about reading lately, knitting and watching TV instead. Then I volunteered to review this book. I am so glad I did! My reading mojo is back! Maybe I just found it intriguing because I once sold Avon Toni Diamond sells Lady Bianca cosmetics with flash and flair, using her last name to her advantage.
Mister Black: A Billionaire SEAL Story (In the Shadows Book 1) by P.T. Michelle
She's a director with the company and ready to shine and sparkle all those diamonds help! But people keep getting murdered! Determined to put her over-sized and carefully contoured nose into the investigation, she gets in deeper than she wants. Well, except when she's in the arms of Detective Luke Marciano Makeup and murder make for an exciting combination at the Lady Bianca convention.
This is one year the participants--the ones who manage to survive! Get this book ASAP! It's a fun, fast read! View 2 comments. Sep 30, Cait rated it liked it. This was a free book from Kobo. I love mysteries, so the description of the book drew my interest. The story itself is pretty good. When she attends a Lady Bianca convention at a hotel, she discovers that there may be a serial killer staying at the hotel who is targeting fellow LB reps. Toni has good instincts, and tries to help solve the mystery, but can't stick her nose into the investigation without recei This was a free book from Kobo.
Toni has good instincts, and tries to help solve the mystery, but can't stick her nose into the investigation without receiving a few threats herself. There is, obviously, a detective who becomes a possible love interest. However, there is enough twists in the story to keep it from being too similar to all of the other women sleuth novels. I didn't like that the story talked about Toni's mother a lot, but didn't actually give her mother a name until the author remembered that she needed one.
I also didn't like how it didn't mention anything more about Melody at the end. I would have liked to know how she felt. Overall, it was a fun read, and I enjoyed it. Sep 25, Anika rated it liked it. Rate: 3. It was about a convention in hotel where Members of the Bicana makeup met. There was a woman who died and police first think it could be related to the Bicana makeup conference but Toni Diamond one of the leading women at the conference does not want the company's reputation associated with the murder so she and sexy cop Luke go about trying to find out the killer.
But there's another murder and it is Toni Rate: 3. But there's another murder and it is Toni's frenemy so naturally everyone is talking about her and the fight that they had earlier.
It was a good book. Dec 27, Elizabeth Olson rated it really liked it Shelves: mystery , read This was a freebie, so I gave it a shot and enjoyed it more than I expected to. The Mary Kay-ish heroine had a lot more steel and more brains than I would have expected, and the mystery kept me guessing. Jan 10, Renae Rogers rated it really liked it Shelves: cozy-mystery. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book was a lot of fun. The MC was sharp and observant. The makeup tips were actually useful and accessible. And I really got an insight into a world I only knew a tiny bit about.
My mum was a consultant for a direct sales cosmetic company at one point and I knew a little bit about the company structure. What I didn't know about, since she was one of the people who joined mostly just to receive the discount on purchase prices, was the whole actual business of selling.
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The friendly fishing. T This book was a lot of fun. The more persuasive methods that someone might use to sell. And oh my gosh, the amount of stuff some of these women choose to keep on hand so they're stocked up for a client who might want something. And then the company changes their colours each year and the old stock is verboten.
They give out samples to each makeover client but the colours from last year are no longer allowed to be used. What is a person supposed to do with all that suddenly worthless stock? I get that it's good for the company in that their sales occurred already.
They got their money. What about the poor on-seller?
At least back in my mum's day, she only carried her demonstration stock for doing parties and if anyone wanted anything, she put an order in at that point. That way, she wasn't carrying a whole lot of stock she might not be able to shift and hadn't outlaid a whole lot of money she wouldn't be able to recoup. Sorry, I digress. Except that I'm not, because that's actually all relevant.
Anyway, it was very interesting. I'm conflicted about what she does for a living and her viewpoint on makeup, but the quotes at the beginning of each chapter were food for thought. I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would. I expected yet another formulaic cozy, especially since this mystery involves a scenario murder at a convention for Mary Kay or Avon type make up consultants who get their business via home parties that could so easily fall into something that falls short, like a bowling ball hitting the gutter instead of the pins.
But to my delight, I connected with these characters and did not want to put this book down. It probably helps that I have exp I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would.
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It probably helps that I have experience with the type of sales convention that is the background of this story. In the '60s and '70s when I was a kid, my mom sold Beeline apparel via home parties, and I accompanied her to some conventions and also did some modelling of the kids line.
As an adult, I have attended conventions related to a couple of sales ventures in which I became involved.