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Publisher Description

“Sharp, sexy, and side-splitting. Everything I love in a good mystery!” – Darynda Jones, New York Times/USA Today Bestselling Author of the Charley Davidson Series

“A fun-filled ride. A zany cast of characters. And a quest to find a killer. Another great book in a wonderful series!” – Wendy Byrne, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Izzy Lewis Mysteries

In her third fast-paced mystery, beautician Valentine Beaumont and her madcap crew sail the high seas on a Caribbean “Beauty Cruise.” When a bizarre murder takes place onboard, Valentine finds herself swept into the middle of the investigation.

If things aren’t bad enough, her mother is playing matchmaker, a loved one is kidnapped, drug smuggling is afoot, a hair contest proves disastrous, and a strange alliance between tough Detective Romero and sexy stylist Jock de Marco rubs Valentine the wrong way.

Will this impulsive beauty sleuth comb through the catastrophes and untangle the mystery, or will this voyage turn into another fatal Titanic? With Jock and Romero onboard, it’s destined to be a hot cruise!

The Murder, Curlers Series:

Book 1: Murder, Curlers, and Cream

Book 2: Murder, Curlers, and Canes

Book 3: Murder, Curlers, and Cruises

Arlene McFarlane is the USA Today bestselling author of the Murder, Curlers series. Previously an aesthetician, hairstylist, and owner of a full-service salon, Arlene now writes full time. When she's not making up stories, or being a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, cat-mom, or makeover artist, you'll find her making music on the piano.

Arlene is a member of Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Toronto Romance Writers, SOWG, and the Golden Network. She's won and placed in over 30 contests, including twice in the Golden Heart and twice in the Daphne du Maurier. 

Arlene lives with her family in Canada.

Mysteries & Thrillers
June 1
ParadiseDeer Publishing
Arlene McFarlane

Customer Reviews

Mongrel2014 ,

So fun

This is such a fun read that had me laughing throughout much of the book. I loved this cozy with awesome characters and a great story that kept me turning the pages. This series is a winner and this book is one of the best.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Gods Lauren ,

On the fence

I enjoyed the storyline, but the whole “dumb blonde” act is irritating. The story is good without the unnecessary, ongoing silliness.

Flint stone Fred ,


I enjoyed this book. I always enjoy Valentine’s adventures. I hope she stays with Romero!!! I missed him not being in this story more however it was a good plot. I hope you have another one on the way......this was so interesting I couldn’t put it down!!!

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