Petty Crimes & Head Cases
Lola Beatlebrox, author of Petty Crimes & Head Cases
will be here to sign her book on Friday, Aug. 20th at 2 pm!
Please join us!
Petty Crimes & Head Cases is a fast-paced, cozy mystery about a hairdresser who helps her policeman husband solve crimes more astonishing than murder. Millennial Tracy Lemon owns the Citrus Salon, a popular hairdressing salon in a small western city. While her clients chat, they get their hair cut, rolled, permed, dyed, or saved by a Portuguese Pump Up. As Tracy pieces the clues together, she discovers who killed the cat in the suitcase, who's cooking meth in a basement, who robbed the gas station in a Spiderman mask, and why the prime candidate for Ms. Cowgirl got run over by a train. Told with warmth and humor as well as suspense, and populated by a set of quirky characters, Petty Crimes & Head Cases entertains while conveying the humanity in today's cops who have difficult bosses, tender family ties, and a deep sense of moral justice. Like female detective stories? This series provides a new twist on the genre. Stealing a cabin. That's one I haven't heard before. And the emotional punch of husband Carl being involved in a racial shooting had me hurting for him and Tracy. - Rose WachowskiHairdresser Tracy Lemon lives with her policeman husband Carl and eight-year-old son Jamie in the same town where they grew up. When Carl applies for a promotion to become detective, Tracy suggests a way to impress the town's cantankerous chief of police--she'll help Carl solve more crimes than the other job candidates. Carl scoffs at the idea, so Tracy issues a challenge--she will solve the next crime in town before he does. At first she's no match for Carl who can use the resources of law enforcement. But when Tracy prevents a suicide, Carl takes notice. Together they confront their community's most pressing social issues--prescription drug abuse, insurance fraud, identity theft, and police brutality. Then husband Carl kills a Native American in the line of duty and is accused of racial profiling. That's when Tracy's investigative skills are stretched to the max.