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Without a Head

(Dying to be Beautiful #1)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  8 reviews
“Dying To Be Beautiful,” is about the billion-dollar world of beauty. The mystery series takes place in The Hamptons, where the murdered and suspected murderers are often arrogant and obnoxious with a sense of entitlement. Private Investigator Jenna Preston and her long-time friend, Detective Troy Johnson, work together to solve these murders and other crimes.

However, the
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Kindle Edition, 140 pages
Published February 3rd 2016 by Lulu Publishing Services (first published February 1st 2016)
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Dorsa
Jul 29, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Tony Parsons
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Calvin Shepard’s (37, former hair stylist, Darcy’s salon) severed head had been found in the sink at Darcy’s salon in Long Island.
Darcy Monroe (43, owner), Antonio Russo (hair stylist, Darcy’s salon), & Beth Foster (30+, hair stylist, Darcy’s salon) were all interviewed by Detective Troy Johnson, & Jenna Preston (PI, Columbia, journalism).
Watson (Irish setter) accompanies Jenna wherever she goes.
Doc Bishop (coroner), & Lara Stern (head of forensics), arrived on the crime scene.
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Gay
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The “Dying to Be Beautiful” mystery series. This story is set in The Hamptons area on the east end of Long Island, where the rich and famous are pampered, specifically in Darcy’s salon. Alas, she discovers the head of a man in one of her sinks.
She calls Private Investigator and friend Jenna Preston, a native of the area. Jenna calls the P.D. in the person of Detective Troy Johnson.
The head is identificd as that of a former stylist whom Darcy fired because of being drunk and disorderly too many
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Ellie Simon
This book would be better with some solid editing. I found the descriptions of life in The Hamptons to be very interesting. The characters are quirky enough to be entertaining. I found the story line to be a bit unique, which was pleasurable. The author seems not to have a great deal of experience writing fiction: the mechanics of writing show through too clearly. I enjoyed reading the novel and wouldn't hesitate to pass it along to someone who also would enjoy it. The print is very small. Since ...more
Bianca
Nov 10, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
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Won on Goodreads. This was a very simply cozy mystery. It was okay. Would I read book 2 in this series? Yes I would.
Thomas
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thought it was a very good book. loved the book.
Lora
Aug 26, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and will review once I've read it.
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To begin with, the story line was terrific, well-thought out, proceeding from beginning to end with some glitches, as may be expected in a murder case, and with a couple of sub-plots to complicate matters.

However, the story line cannot stand alone. There are too many errors in grammar and punctuation, and the print is ridiculously small! The vocabulary is about third grade level.

The only characters very well fleshed out were Jenna and Sergeant Miller, and the latter had a limited role in the st
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