Carol Weaver, convicted of murdering her husband, escapes from prison and asks ex-hairdresser, fledgling journalist and part-time sleuth Bubbles Yablonsky to help find the true culprit behind her hubby's death.

Bubbles and her flame, AP photographer Steve Stiletto, begin investigating and suspect that something fishy is going on at Lehigh Steel Company, where Carol's husband was an exec. With help from her pierogi-making mother and gun-toting pal Genevieve, Bubbles gets closer to the truth. (And her romance with Steve heats up.)

Humor is never in short supply, from BB gun pellets fired at Bubbles to a hair-pulling historical society breakfast brawl. Fans and newcomers will become immersed in Bubbles' world of fashion faux pas, hairdressing foibles and comedic capers. But once again she proves she's not just another dumb blonde. (Jun., 304 pp., $23.95)
Reviewed by: 
Sheri Melnick