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Murder of a Botoxed Blonde
A Scumble River Mystery #9

by Denise Swanson

      It’s Thanksgiving for Skye Dennison and her family. Unfortunately for Skye, she’s caught going to a health spa with her best friend, Trixie, along with her mother, ex-boyfriend’s mother, and possible future sister-in-law for a girls’ weekend. Luckily, the weekend is complimentary as long as Skye can help find who is digging up the spa’s property for hidden jewels. Unfortunately for another spa goer, a mud bath turns out to be the worst treatment for this former model, since she turns up dead. Who killed the model, and will Skye figure out what she wants in life?

Murder of a Botoxed Blonde is not as good as some of the other Scumble River Mysteries. This is probably because the setting doesn't place Skye, where she’s a counselor. The mystery of who killed the model takes precedence over the story and initial plot focus of trying to capture the jewel searchers.

Skye’s character continues to be a delight to read and the subplot of her love life is entertaining and true to life. Her relationship with her mother is amusing and easy to picture.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Murder of a Small Town Honey, # 1   [review]
Murder of a Sweet Old Lady,
# 2    [review]
Murder of a Sleeping Beauty,
# 3    [review]
Murder of a Snake in the Grass,
# 4   [review]
Murder of a Pink Elephant,
# 6   [review]
Murder of a Smart Cookie,
# 7   [review]
Murder of a Real Bad Boy,
# 8    [review]
Murder of a Botoxed Blonde,
# 9   [review]--Thanksgiving
Murder of a Chocolate-Covered Cherry,
# 10    [review] - Halloween
Murder of a Royal Pain,
# 11    [review]
Murder of a Wedding Belle,
# 12   [review]
Murder of a Creped Suzette, # 14    [review]
Murder of the Cat’s Meow
#15 [review]
Murder of a Stacked Librarian #16 [review] --Christmas
Murder of a Needled Knitter #17 [review]

The Book

Signet Mystery
April 2007
Mass Market Paperback
NOTE: Holiday read: Thanksgiving

The Reviewer

Jen Oliver
Reviewed 2007
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