If looks could kill, this makeover might be murder...
With a messy murder case in the hothouse world of haute couture just behind her and a long-delayed romantic weekend just ahead of her, Lacey Smithsonian promises her once-a-cop-always-a-cop boyfriend that this weekend she'll definitely stay out of trouble. But of course trouble follows Lacey like static cling. She's scheduled to interview reality TV makeover success story Amanda Manville, now a supermodel diva from Hell. The inside skinny on Amanda is that she's a prima prima donna who might have a deadly secret. But the daunting 'Frankendiva' begs Lacey to help stop an elusive and frightening stalker. As if she doesn't have enough trouble on her hands, with her mother and her sister bent on an extreme makeover on Lacey's life.  Because being sensible is for someone who wears ugly shoes, Lacey steps smartly into the path of drive-by shootings, speeding stolen cars (her own!), and the office jinx. And she learns that sometimes makeovers can be murder...
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Lacey Smithsonian is interviewing Amanda Manville, reality TV makeover success story turned model. Apparently all the makeover surgeries turned her sweet personality into that of a diva gone bad. All Amanda wants to talk about is the death threats she’s received. She requests Lacey’s help in stopping the stalker. Lacy doesn’t take much stock in the existence of a stalker. That is until Amanda is killed.

She and her boyfriend Vic Donovan are planning a getaway weekend until Lacey’s mother and sister descend upon her. How can she investigate Amanda’s murder, survive her relative’s visit, and keep Vic from meeting then?

With Amanda’s unpopular personality, the list of suspects is quite long. How can Lacey weed out the real killer without putting herself in danger or her family since they keep tagging along?

I really like Lacey. She’s so down to earth and fun. I like her vintage clothing, too. Her quirky family and relationship with Vic spice things up as well.

I live not far from DC, and Ms. Byerrum has the fashion tone of Washington down to a T. The tidbits always add to the story.

Lacey’s friends and co-workers are great additions to the story as well.

I highly recommend this book and the whole series.

Dawn Dowdle