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Review: Murder Gets a Makeover


Title: Murder Gets A Makeover

Series: A Jaine Austen Mystery #18

Author: Laura Levine

Release Date: September 28, 2021

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: Uber-stylist Bebe Braddock plans to juice up her Instagram feed, and thinks Jaine would make a perfect “Before & After” model. At Lance’s insistence Jaine is ushered into Bebe’s sprawling Brentwood spread to await her transformation. Yet, while the surroundings are glamorous, the atmosphere is toxic as Bebe bullies her team of assistants, and even her husband, into obeying her every whim.


Having earned the wrath of everyone in her orbit, few are shocked when Bebe is found strangled with one of her detested wire hangers. But Jaine’s prints are all over the murder weapon, making her a prime suspect. The police, however, aren’t the only ones showing interest in her—so is Justin, Bebe’s very cute, very young personal assistant. While Jaine navigates a cougar-style romance, Prozac is mistakenly hailed as a feline hero and catapults into internet fame. Still, there are more urgent matters at hand than Prozac’s swelling ego. Because unless Jaine can track down Bebe’s killer and clear her own name, the only new outfit she’ll be modeling is an orange prison jumpsuit. . .


My Review: This was a pretty good cozy mystery that was light hearted and funny in places but I didn't really feel like there was anything special about it. It was an easy read, it has good characters and nice dialogue. The mystery was well done and the pacing was good. I think starting with book one and really getting to know the characters is necessary for this series.


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