Killer Knots
Hairstylist Marla Shore puts down her curling iron and picks up her sleuthing skills when she books passage on a cruise ship with a killer aboard. Soon it’s full steam ahead toward mayhem and murder in a case sure to have Marla going off the deep end.
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Marla Shore, owner of the Cut 'N Dye Salon, is off on a cruise with her fiancÚ Detective Dalton Vail. His teenage daughter and parents are joining them. It's her first meeting of the in-laws.

Soon after boarding the cruise ship, a note is found in an envelope addressed to "Martha" Shore stuck in their cabin door reading "I know what you did and I have what you want." Marla figures it was delivered by mistake, or at least she hopes it was and doesn't refer to nudie pictures from her long ago past.

Marla and Dalton get seated with tense employees and associates of a Tampa art museum instead of with Dalton's family. An unknown benefactor paid for all of them to attend the cruise and they each received a note similar to the one Marla received.

The cruise hosts an art auction including the work of Alden Tusk, an artist who died mysteriously from a fall.

Marla decided to investigate. Who is sending the threatening notes? Who is the secret benefactor paying for the museum staff to come on the cruise? Is this the same person? How and why did the artist die? Can she do this and still have a good first visit with Dalton's family?

I love this series. Marla and Dalton are such fun characters. They have really grown through this series as well. I like Marla's interactions with his teenage daughter. They are very believable.

It's fun seeing them in a different setting this time. I enjoyed the cruise setting for this installment in the series. I can't wait to read the next book! I highly recommend this book and series.

Dawn Dowdle

Delightful...think The Love Boat meets Sex and the City. A charming heroine and a hero to die for, pick this one up posthaste!

MaryJanice Davidson, New York Times Bestselling Author