Murder, Curlers, and Cream - Arlene McFarlane

Murder, Curlers, and Cream

By Arlene McFarlane

  • Release Date: 2016-11-08
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 135 Ratings


“Smart, entertaining, and laugh-out-loud funny!” —Liliana Hart, New York Times Bestselling Author

Valentine Beaumont is a beautician with a problem. Not only has she got a meddling mother, a wacky staff, and a dying business, but now she’s got a dead client who was strangled while awaiting her facial.

With business the way it is, combing through this mystery may be the only way to save 
her salon. Until a second murder, an explosion, a kidnapping, death threats, and the hard-nosed Detective Romero complicate things. But Valentine will do anything to untangle the crime. All she has to do is keep her tools of the trade in her bag, keep herself alive, and avoid falling for the tough detective.

In the end, how hard can that be?


  • Fun, easy read!

    By Kristileeg
    Nice, light read!
  • Thank you

    By The beanner
    Thank you for a fun story and one I couldn’t put down. Thank you for making it clean without the bad language! I plan on reading more of your books!! Looking forward to the next one!! Deannie Taylor
  • Murder Curlers&Cream

    By Candy Blonde
    I have sooo enjoyed this book!I have laughed till I-cried !The suspense was great &I never figured out till the very last Who the killer was,I was sooo surprised!Every mystery buff should read ur books
  • Murder, curlers, and Cream

    By Murder, Curlers, and Cream
    Good read.
  • Murders, Curlers and Cream

    Good read, highly entertaining!
  • Great read.

    By Plonk'r
    A bit slow at the start but picked up nicely. Could not guess the murderer.
  • Murder, Curlers and Cream

    By casalugo
    valentine is hilarious, her crew sounds like the misfits at my office. Loved this book.
  • Thoroughly Entertaining Read

    By Marla Bradeen
    MURDER, CURLERS, AND CREAM is a thoroughly entertaining read. With zany characters, an intriguing mystery, and a heroine you'll root for from the start, this book kept me engaged from beginning to end. McFarlane's writing draws you in from the very first page, and the mystery kept me guessing until the final reveal. Perhaps the best part of the book is the author's terrific sense of humor that shines throughout the story. Anyone who enjoys mysteries with a little romance and a lot of laughs is sure to love this book. Disclosure: I won a free copy of this book in a giveaway.
  • A McFarlane's Murder, Curlers & Cream

    By Carol M Smith
    Murder, fire bomb, window smashing, mayhem, an anonymous threatening note, harassing phone calls, a kidnapping plus a cast of colorful, quirky, scary, dangerous supporting characters make this first book starring Valentine Beaumont, a MUST READ!!!! Valentine owns a Salon. She is trying very hard to make it a successful venture but seems to keep running into all sort of obstacles. The latest problem is when a client in found dead in the Ti Amo room when she is getting a facial. Why was the back door was found unlocked? Who would have murdered the client? Was it an inside job or did someone from the back alley come in then leave? How were there no fingerprints to help identify any viable suspects? The client was very outspoken, nasty and condescending to a lot of people plus known for her marital unfaithfulness. This makes for a ton of colorful suspects. Although Valentine is told by the handsome Detective Romero to leave the investigating to the police. She decides to check out a few things on her own. The story is captivating, unique and fresh with humorous shenanigans. It is creatively written with a well executed plot. When Valentine does volunteer work on the children's cancer unit in the local hospital, you will meet sweet but sickly children that she brings laughter and fun into their lives. A very entertaining cozy mystery. This is the first book in the Valentine Beaumont Mysteries series. Looking forward to the next book to see what adventure awaits Valentine plus how her romantic prospects progress. I volunteered to read this story. Thanks to the author for the opportunity. My opinion is my own.