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Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai

(A Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery #1)

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This salon's styles are to die for.


Native Texan Cassidi Conti was expecting to face some obstacles when she moved to Danger Cove and opened The Clip and Sip, a hair salon that gives away free drinks. What she wasn't counting on was a client dying during a dye job. But when eighty-year-old Margaret Appleby comes in for her biweekly appointment, that's exactly what happens:
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Published July 20th 2015 by Gemma (first published July 15th 2015)
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Dianne
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This series is really well written, the characters are well developed and you really enjoy getting to know each character which pulls you into the story line (that is a true art - not all authors do that). The mystery is well plotted and you enjoy trying to figure out "who dunnit!"
Julie Howard
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in this series that I have listened to but it won't be the last. I knew Traci Andrighetti to be a great writer as I love her Fanki Amato series so thought I would give this book a go, so glad I did as she didn't disappoint. I don't think it is quiet as funny as her Fanki books but it follows the same light hearted humour with great characters.

How do you keep a new business up and running when one of your customers dies under the dryer and one of your employees is accused o
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Tracie Banister
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of Traci Andrighetti's Franki Amato series and recommend the books to everyone, so I was thrilled to find out that she was starting a new series and I was even more jazzed when I saw the fun title and cute, colorful cover art. (Love!) The story starts with a comical scene and ends with an awesome themed party, with lots of mayhem and a fabulously twisty plot in between that kept me turning pages.

While heroine Cassidi Conti hasn't been in the quaint, coastal town of Danger Cove l
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Barbara Hackel
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am enjoying the Danger Cove series, but I have to admit that I like some of the books better than others. This was one of the ones I really enjoyed. The Texan and Jersey girl take over their uncle's hair salon with a very slow start at success. They learn more about their uncle's sex life and sex art proclivity than they want to know! When business is slow (and let's not blame it all on a blue haired death under the dryer) they come up with some pretty wild ideas about how to bring much needed ...more
Laura
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great Book!
This is a great book; this is the fifth book in the Danger Cove Mysteries series. I LOVE this series, each book in this series is written by a different author and they each bring to life a wonderful story based in the same town of Danger Cove. Cassidi Conti moved to Danger Cove when she inherited her uncle’s house and business after he was killed. She renamed the business The Clip and Sip, a hair salon. She is determined to make her new business a success even though no one in town c
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Dawn Frazier
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is another installment in the Danger Cove Series, which has become one of my favorite series of books! In this one we have Cassidi, who has moved back to claim her inheritance that her Uncle Vinnie left her, a former brothel turned hair salon. She also plans to live on the second floor with her cousin. They are trying to make the hair salon a success by giving away free drinks, but when a client is found dead under the hair dryer, Cassidi wonders what she has gotten herself into. As she set ...more
Annette
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Cassidi wants a fresh start and her inheritance from her Uncle Vinnie seems to promise just that. She discovers the history of the house is a bit tainted but hopes her salon will do well in spite of the active murder investigation. The reputation of the house isn’t forgotten by the locals & she seems to be adding fuel to the fire instead. When her employee is suspected of murder, Cassidi decides to do some investigating….

So as the plot thickens, get engrossed in Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai and
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Denise
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-goal
I've read quite a few of the 'Danger Cove Mystery' books and loved every one. 'Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai' was no exception. The storyline was great. Well written. This book was full of mystery, shifty characters, a ton of humor and some great dialog. The characters were awesome. Cassidi was hilarious with her thoughts and her quick wit. She actually made a great investigator. Gia was a riot. Her sense of fashion had me shaking my head laughing and she had a very colorful personality. Amy cracked ...more
Melissa Basnight
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have read 3 other books from the Danger Cove series and they get better and better each book I read. I love the characters in these books, they seem so real that you want to know more about them. I live in Texas and have been to Fredericksburg so I can relate to story as well. Cassidi has moved to Danger Cove to start a new life when her uncle left her his brothel turned hair salon home after he was murdered. Her clients and residents of tbe town are being murdered and she investigates and is ...more
Judy
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deadly Dye and A Soy Chai. This book started out good and just keep going.
That statue's not wearing any panties. My body tensed at the outrage in Donna Bacca's voice.
Cassidi's uncle Vinnie left her a salon and a antique porn.
Her uncle had been muedered a few months ago.
Cassidi and her cus. Gea ran the hair salon and business has been bad.
Margaret Appleby came into have her hair done. When Cassidi came back to the salon she found Margaret dead and blue all over. Someone had killed her.
They had t
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PJ Lea
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
Cassidi inherited a hair salon from her uncle and was trying her best to make it work, but the murders put a spanner in the works. It's a race against time to find the killer(s) and save her business.
Another book in the series set in Danger Cove and its many residents, it was a fun read, with plenty of twists that keeps you guessing as to what is really going on.
I've enjoyed all the books so far and this was no exception. Relatable characters, danger, fun and a fast paced plot, a great cozy myst
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Linda Quick
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I love the Danger Cove series and really enjoyed this book in the series. In it, Cas, who has inherited a "painted lady" and a beauty salon. Without knowing more, she moves from Texas to Danger Cove. As the bodies start piling up around her, she tries to figure out what's happening. The police don't appreciate her meddling, but, even worse, she becomes a threat to the murderer.

This is a a fun cozy mystery and just in time for summer reading - it's perfect for lounging on the beach.
Nancy Baker
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Runaway bride Cassidi Conti moves to Danger Cove when she inherits a former brothel turned hair salon. She is hoping to make a fresh start but two dead blue bodies later she finds herself struggling to keep her hair salon going and trying to clear an employee of murder. This is the fifth Danger Cove Mystery and each one focuses on a different Danger Cove resident. They are all fun and easy to read cozy mysteries.
SarahSmith
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This is the second book in the Danger Cover mysteries that I have read and I'm really enjoying the series. This is a great cozy read perfect for sitting on the beach and reading over the summer. I really enjoyed all of the interesting characters, the murder mystery and of course the budding romance.
Lester Allen
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This whole series is so cute and I had a fun read with Cassidi

Cassidi has finally got brave and took control of her life. With the help of her uncles bequeathed and her cousins support she is moving to Danger Cove. But inheriting a brothel and finding a death bodies thinks don't look well.
Frances L. Ehrig
Jul 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Lucky Swim

An exciting read! It captured my attention quickly held on. Cassidie is an amusing heroine who gets right into the action. The story moves quickly and keeps the reader entertained throughout.
Clare
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book..

I am so hooked on Danger Cove! Each one gets better and better. Waiting for #6. These women kick butt!!
Rhonda
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it

Full of mystery, good humor, characters, murder in a small town of Danger Cove. I know I don't want to get my makeup done there except for Halloween.

Cassidi Conti inherited a big house and hair salon. Business is slow. Her house used to be a brothel.
Cassidi and her cousin live above the shop. She is taking online courses. She has moved from Texas.

GiaDi Mitri is Cassidi's step-cousin. She does nails and makeup. She is from New Jersey.

Lucy O'Connell is the hairstylist from Danger cove.

One of her f
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Teresa Kander
Sep 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is my first read in the Danger Cove series, which has a fascinating concept. It is actually seven series in one, with each sub-series set in a different business around the town of Danger Cove. They are all written by Danger Cove resident Elizabeth Ashby, with the "assistance" of several well-known cozy mystery writers.

This book is the first in the Hair Salon Mysteries, which features The Clip and Sip and its owner Cassidi Conti. From the very first chapter, we are drawn into Cassidi's trou
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Michele Seigfried
Aug 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-books-read
Cassidi Conti and her kooky sidekicks are on quite an adventure in this novel. The women certainly have a lot going on in their lives–starting up a new business venture, going to school, working other jobs, and solving a murder! The authors portray the characters in a realistic light. You feel like you are in the scenes with them, with the girls getting on your nerves as much as they get on Cassidi’s. As a “Jersey Italian” girl myself, I thought Gia was a bit too much for me–as she was a bit too ...more
Jeanie Jackson
Jul 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-amateur
I have loved most of the Danger Cove books so far and this one is no exception. While it is not my favorite, it is a winner. From the all together too detailed statue swinging from the window of the old bordello that Cassidi inherited from her uncle along with the styling salon (in the all-together) to her friends and coworkers at the salon, humor abounds in this cozy mystery inspite of the murders and a serious mystery that Cassidi and her compatriots must help solve if there is any chance of t ...more
Sheri Matthews
Jul 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute. Fun read. Not the best in the series, but still worth reading.
Tara Brown
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
**This review is for the audiobook on Audible.**

Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai: Danger Cove Mysteries, Volume 5 by Traci Andrighetti and Elizabeth Ashby, narrated by Kayla Perillo is one I was excited to listen to, since I'm a huge fan of Andrighetti's series, Franki Amato Mysteries. While it was entertaining, I think I would have enjoyed reading it more than I did listening. This is the first book I've listened to in the series, and it works as a stand-alone. I don't think it is as funny as Andrighe
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Michele Hermansen
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: audio, 2019
I thought this was a ’cozy’ cozy, but I was sorely disappointed. There was far too much wink wink style smut. The action takes place prominently in a former brothel, which is now a salon. I thought that there was a lot of potential for the characters and the story, but I just couldn’t get into it. Not my kind of book.
Joye Meyer
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love, love, love the characters developed in this Danger Cove addition. Hopefully there will be a second installment with these characters. Still waiting for Alex, George and the bird to appear again.
Krystyna
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A visit to the beauty shop or undertakers

Stunning! Who killed the customer and why? Will the answer lead to more deaths at the favourite beauty shop. Watch as our heroine waded through the clues until the killer is revealed. A great light, easy to read and enjoy cozy.
Nina
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Her writing style is amazing. Made me laugh. If you want a fun read, this book is it. Lots of action and will keep you guessing right up to the end.
Shannon Binegar-Foster
Outstanding

Oh my gosh this one was great. I totally didn't see it coming when the killer was revealed. So many twists in this one.
E
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love the Danger Cove Series. Each one is about a new character written by different authors. They have done an excellent job with this series and this latest installment is no different. In Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai we are introduced to Cassi who has inherited a salon from her uncle. Cassi is struggling to keep things a float when a customer dies in her shop. Cassi and her group of friends try to figure out what happened and why it happened at her shop. The book is well written, you don't know ...more
Melissa Baldwin
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. I think I may be hooked on this series;)
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