Saturday, June 6, 2009

Killer Cuts by Elaine Viets

I always love catching up with all of my "old friends" from the Tropicana Apartments in Fort Lauderdale, so I was very excited to start reading Killer Cuts last night. Unfortunely, I was only able to keep my eyes open for a couple of chapters last night but quickly finished it this afternoon. Killer Cuts was a lot of fun and I give it a B+.

From Amazon:
Helen Hawthorne's latest dead-end-job is in Miguel Angel's Fort Lauderdale's 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 and Miguel becomes the prime suspect. To save her boss- and her job- Helen is determined to find the murderer. When she finds herself the target of threatening notes, it's more imperative than ever that she figure out who at the wedding was dressed to kill.

I don't read Ms. Viet's books for the high suspense or thrilling mystery, but it really is just for the sheer fun and the feeling like I am meeting up with some friends. The mystery and Helen's skills at catching the killers is just an added bonus. Ms. Viets does a fantastic job describing the scenery and capturing the essence of Ft. Lauderdale and makes it seem like so much fun living at the Tropicana Apartments. It seems like a place where I would love to retire and move in to. I love all of the characters and always look forward to reading the latest installment. Helen's latest job, though, is nearly as bad as the others she has held in the back, and I almost hope that she keeps this profession. I do wonder though how Ms. Viets will continue this series though, as it seems like some things are wrapping up. I hope it does continue though!

Up next is the book Shadows Still Remain by Peter De Jonge. Mr. De Jonge has co-authored several books with James Patterson, including The Beach House, so I have high hopes for this book. I really enjoyed The Beach House and all of the other books Mr. De Jonge has co-authored. I have to run some errands now and am going out tonight, so the book may have to wait until tomorrow. Have a great weekend and Happy Reading!


Literary Feline said...

These do sound like such fun books. I am going to be reading the first one in her series soon.

I was trying so hard to stay awake reading last night. With company visiting it's hard to find time to read and so I was trying to sneak it when I could. I ended up falling asleep while reading. I can always tell when that happens because my book will be on my husband's end table, where he sets it after prying it out from under me. :-)

Kristie said...

Does your husband put a bookmark in your spot? When I get too tired, I just put my book down. I start to get sick if I keep reading which I really hate. Why do I have to have sleep... it takes up reading time!

Literary Feline said...

He does put my bookmark in if it's obvious where I stopped. Sometimes he hasn't a clue though because the book will fall out of my hand and close on its own. That's partly why, now, if I'm reading and know I'm tried, I keep the bookmark in between the pages I'm reading just to be on the safe side. I hate falling asleep while reading, but sometimes I just can't keep my eyes open anymore. I agree, sleeping gets in the way of good reading time! It's such a shame.