Review: Death at the Salon


Title: Death at the Salon

Series: Daisy Thorne Mystery

Author: Louise R. Innes

Release Date: March 30, 2021

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: When Ooh La La regular Mel Haverstock left the hair salon that morning, no one expected it would be her final parting. But when Daisy closes shop Saturday night, she finds her client dead as the mullet cut. Homicide is back in style in the quiet village of Edgemead in Surrey, England. But who would want to harm a hair on poor Mel’s head?


Suspicions higher than a beehive pile on Daisy when it’s revealed that she and Mel had tangled back in high school, and DNA evidence seems to color her guilty. Handsome DCI Paul McGuinness gives the hairstylist new accessories—a lovely pair of silver handcuffs. To clear her name, Daisy must highlight the real backstabber, or she’ll end up shaving heads in the prison barbershop.


My Review: This is a great cozy mystery and while I really enjoyed the story I didn't connect all that well with the characters, I think I need to go back and read the first one. It can be read as a stand alone but I felt like I was missing some depth. There was a lot about this book I enjoyed though. I loved that it jumped right into the mystery, I loved how the mystery developed, I loved that the main character wasn't a typical cozy mystery sleuth and I thought the writing was well done! Overall I enjoyed it and I think that fans of cozy mysteries will enjoy it too!


*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*