Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen

A Dan Rhodes Mystery

Sheriff Dan Rhodes Mysteries (Volume 19)

Bill Crider

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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Dan Rhodes, sheriff of Blacklin County, Texas, is called to the Beauty Shack, where the young and pretty Lynn Ashton has been found dead, bashed over the head with a hairdryer. The owner said Lynn had gone to the salon late to meet an unknown client. There was a lot of gossip going on about Lynn before her death, but no one seems to really know much about her, or they’re not telling Rhodes.

Lynn was known to flirt, and it’s possible an angry wife or jilted lover had something to do with her death. The salon owner suspects two outsiders who have been staying in an abandoned building across the street. While he investigates the murder, Rhodes must also deal with the theft of copper and car batteries, not to mention a pregnant nanny goat that is terrorizing the town.

Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen is a wonderful entry in this always delightful series by award-winning author Bill Crider.

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Chapter 1
 

THE BEAUTY SHACK.
The red sign painted on the big window on the front of the little white building bothered Sheriff Dan Rhodes. The words “beauty” and “shack” didn’t seem to belong together.
The wooden building had been sitting there on a concrete slab for twenty years or more, about two blocks from what was left of Clearview’s downtown. While the building was a little the worse for wear, it wasn’t a shack. There was nothing wrong with it that a new coat of paint couldn’t fix.

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"Enjoyable...Rhodes's encounters with the overly enthusiastic amateur sleuth Seepy Benton and his inability to persuade his colleagues and neighbors that he bears no resemblance to fictional crime-busting sheriff Sage Barton are continuing sources of fun."--Publishers Weekly

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Bill Crider

Bill Crider is the winner of two Anthony Awards and an Edgar Award finalist. An English college professor for many years, he’s published more than seventy-five crime, Western, and horror novels, as well as a number of children’s books. He lives with his wife in Alvin, Texas.

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Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen
A Dan Rhodes Mystery
Bill Crider

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
August 2012
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ISBN: 9781250014979
ISBN10: 1250014972
272 pages
$4.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
August 2012
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ISBN: 9780312640170
ISBN10: 031264017X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
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