CUT HAIR. READ MINDS. SOLVE A MURDER.
Make your appointment for a fun amateur sleuth story, one part "The Long Goodbye," dabs of "Blanche on the Lam" and "Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie," with just a little X-Men mixed in, too.
DANICA LUMAN has used her secret psychic abilities to squeeze by in California's San Fernando Valley. Her powers help her give great haircuts — she sees into customers’ minds and knows exactly what styles they want. Things are steady until one day, while giving a strange man a high-and-tight, the image Danica sees is of a dead body.
What Danica lacks in detective training, she makes up for in stubbornness. She takes on the role of amateur detective only to sink deeper into the muddy mystery, with each clue dragging her further into the weird underbelly of Los Angeles. Fighting off unpaid bills, attempts on her life and dangerous family squabbles, Danica gets tangled up trying to solve the murder and discover how it connects to the USC student newspaper, the LAPD, and an old man who calls himself “the Mayor of Bel Air.”
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I loved this book. It was suspenseful, funny, and original.
Superb Mystery with a Great Sense of Humor
The Murderous Haircut of the Mayor of Bel Air is a wonderful read! The characters are dynamic and the writing is strong. Danica is a hero we love to follow and the book is filled with quips that will make you laugh out loud. I’m so glad I gave this book a chance! Hope to see more books by Phillip Mottaz very soon!
A really fun read
The Murderous Haircut of the Mayor of Bel Air, is fantastic. Its main character, Danica, who is a psychic barber is written so that it is actually interesting and fun to see what goes on in her mind. The way she uses her unique and quirky gift is great, and the writers sense of humor makes it that much more fun to read. Also, as someone who lives in Los Angeles, I really enjoyed the fact I know most of the places the book takes place in.