Patrice Lyle once again naturally delights with glitter and gaiety in her cozy mystery. Dr. Piper Meadows is as charming this go-around as she was in the debut story. She's such a unique individual with a nice array of strengths and flaws that come together to form a wonderful amateur sleuth. I loved catching up with Pipe, Tattoo Tex and Aunt Alfa. These three make such an entertaining ensemble and I could not wait to see just what would happen next. I also adored the little potbellied pig, so much so I even researched getting one for a pet! The setting for this whodunnit is a great choice and I loved the description as it made me want to visit because even with the murder it seemed like the perfect vacation spot. The story is over the top outrageous and I was so happy to see Mystic Ming make a reappearance. If you enjoyed the first in this series you won't want to miss this one because the author serves up another success with this sassy sequel. And if you haven't read it I suggest you pick them both up and enjoy the zany antics of this Dr. who uses PI flash cards to catch killers. I cannot wait to see who dies in the next adventure.
Dr. Piper Meadows is excited to host a celebrity dermatologist at the launch of a fabulous diamond-dust exfoliator until she meets the nasty woman. It's no surprise when Dr. Jasmine dies and it's determined to be a murder. Once again Pipe and Tattoo Tex get out the PI flash cards to solve the murder because Aunt Alfa has landed herself on the top of the suspect list.
Diamonds are a girl’s best exfoliator.
When naturopath and self-proclaimed chocoholic, Dr. Piper Meadows, hosts a spa night for the launch of the super-exfoliating diamond-dust Carat Cream, she never expects her guests to actually be "drop dead" gorgeous. But that's just what happens when celebrity dermatologist Dr. Jasmine dies after using a jar laced with poison. Suddenly Piper's products are under scrutiny...as is her eccentric, fun-loving Aunt Alfa, who has a history with police and poisonings. Add in an ornery psychic from the "other side," a pampered potbellied pig, and a handful of eclectic suspects, and Piper has her work cut out for her. With her more-delish-than-dark-chocolate-covered-almonds boyfriend, Tattoo Tex, along to help, Piper sets out to find the out the truth as she consults her PI flash cards to catch a killer intent on ridding the world of more than just dead skin cells.