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A weekend visit to Rueland’s multicultural fair turns sour when beautician Valentine Beaumont comes face to face with a corpse wearing a kilt. What’s worse, she learns the victim was a target of foul play, her #1 nemesis is on the case, and no one is who they seem.

Despite warnings from hot, hard-headed Detective Romero to leave things to the police, Valentine sets off to snag the killer. While on the case, she crashes into sexy, Herculean stylist Jock de Marco, rattles an old foe, wrestles with family issues, and tangles with secretive clan members.

Will Valentine catch the murderer before she becomes the weekend’s next target? Or are her fair days numbered?

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. She’s also an accomplished pianist and makeover artist. When time allows, she plays publicly and posts makeovers on her website.

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®, twice in the Daphne du Maurier, and also in the prestigious Chanticleer International Mystery & Mayhem Book Awards.

Arlene lives with her family in Canada.

Mysteries & Thrillers
June 18
ParadiseDeer Publishing
Arlene McFarlane

Customer Reviews

Carol M Smith ,

Arlene McFarlane’s Murder, Curlers and Kilts

Rueland’s annual Multi-Cultural Festival is starting.
Valentine Beaumont is attending. Her employee and
best friend, Max is walking the grounds with her.
The big attraction at the festival is the caber toss
with men in kilts. One of the participants is Jock
de Marco who is an other employee of Valentine.
What a surprise when a dead body wearing a kilt
comes out of the pond....landing right next to
The man has been murdered. Valentine starts
her own investigation even after her boyfriend,
Detective Romero warns her not to look into
the death.
Let the shenanigans begin...the mystery is
very well written with characters that are well
defined, interesting, quirky, relatable and
This is a very well crafted story that I throughly
enjoyed. While it put a scare in me as I followed
Valentine around the festival grounds, I also
found humor in the antics in the story. There is
even a hint of romance.
This is book # 5 in the Valentine Beaumont
Mysteries series. It can be read as a stand
alone. It can be read as a stand alone as the
author presents the past and present together
I volunteered to read this story. Thanks to the
author for the opportunity. My opinion is my own.

Dogtied ,


Lame plot, uninteresting secondary characters. Painful to read. Previous books were better.

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