By M. C. Beaton
The neighborhood girls deemed him a "wizard." So while, to Agatha's horror, she unearths numerous coarse grey hairs poking out of her head--and the rinse she attempts at domestic turns her hair a stunning colour of purple--she makes a beeline for Mr. John, the good-looking Evesham hairdresser who grants to paintings his magic on Agatha's coif. And the fascinating beautician additionally turns out to have designs on Agatha's center. yet their destiny jointly is lower brief while Mr. John collapses useless from poisoning in his salon--and Agatha without warning has a homicide case in her hair. was once it one in every of Mr. John's many purchasers, all of whom divulged to him their darkest secrets and techniques? It's time for Agatha to resolve this hair-raising secret.
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