Synopses & Reviews
Home of the helmet hairdo and Congressional comb-over, Washington, D.C. is a hotbed of fashion faux pas. If anyone should know, it's "Crimes of Fashion" columnist Lacey Smithsonian. She dishes out advice to the scandal-scorched and clothing-clueless, doing her part to change this town-one fashion victim at a time...
An up-and-coming stylist, Angie Woods had a reputation for rescuing down-and-out looks-and careers-all with a pair of scissors. But when Angie is found with a drastic haircut and a razor in her hand, the police assume she committed suicide. Lacey knew the stylist and suspects something more sinister-that the story may lie with Angie's star client, a White House staffer with a salacious website. With the help of a hunky ex-cop, Lacey must root out the truth...
"A fabulously fun and fashionable new series! Ellen Byerrum tailors her debut mystery with a sharp murder plot, entertaining fashion commentary, and gutsy characters. I’ll look forward to the next installment with reporter Lacey Smithsonian covering style and mayhem in Washington D.C."—Nancy J. Cohen, Author of the Bad Hair Day Mysteries
"Lacey Smithsonian skewers Washington with style in this new mystery series. Killer Hair is a shear delight."—Elaine Viets, Author of Shop Till You Drop
“Cut-wrong hair mingles with cutthroat Washington, DC, in Ellen Byerrum’s rippling debut. Peppered with girlfriends you’d love to have, smoldering romance you can’t resist, and Beltway insider insights you’ve got to read (Pentagon pheromone rays?), Killer Hair adds a crazy twist to the concept of ‘capital murder.’ Bubbles may have to visit.” —Sarah Strohmeyer, Agatha Award-winning author of Bubbles Ablaze
“Lacey Smithsonian is no fashionista—she’s a ‘40s starlet trapped in style-free DC, with a feminist agenda, a cadre of delightfully insane friends, and a knack for stumbling on corpses. Funny, fast and frighteningly accurate. Lacey slays and sashays thru Washington politics, scandal, and Fourth Estate slime, while uncovering whodunnit, and dunnit and dunnit again.” —Chloe Green, author of the Dallas O’Connor fashion mysteries
Can a Bad Haircut Kill You? Ask "Crimes of Fashion" Columnist Lacey Smithsonian!
This first title in a new series introduces Washington, D.C., fashion columnist Lacey Smithsonian. When an up-and-coming stylist is found dead, the reason may lie with the stylist's star client, a congressional staffer with a salacious Web site. Includes fashion tips. Original.
About the Author
Ellen Byerrum is a journalist in Washington, D.C., and a produced and published playwright. She holds a Virginia private investigator’s registration. A Colorado native, she lives in Virginia with her husband. Visit her Web site at www.ellenbyerrum.com.