“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ― Anaïs Nin
Welcome to the online home of Rhonda Blackhurst, author of the Whispering Pines mysteries and the Melanie Hogan cozy mystery series. Melanie Hogan, salon owner of A Cut Above, leads a mundane and predictable life. When she becomes bored and wishes for some spontaneity in her life, trouble begins to pop up all around her. She soon learns there’s something to be said for predictable. Check out Shear Madness, Shear Deception, and Shear Malice.
Shear Murder, book four in the Melanie Hogan cozy mystery series.
When beauty salon owner Melanie Hogan joins six of her pals from beauty college for a reunion in Pinewood Village, Minnesota, one of the gang turns up dead the morning after the party. With Melanie’s shears as the murder weapon, she’s the prime suspect in the investigation. As Melanie launches an investigation of her own to clear her name and to eliminate each of her friends as the murderer, she uncovers secrets of the victim that rocks her world.
As Melanie digs into her old friends’ histories, her own past comes back to haunt her. With someone working overtime to set her up as the killer, Melanie enlists the help of her beauty salon cohorts to find the real Shears Slayer before she’s next.
Praise for Rhonda’s Previous Works…
“I really enjoyed this book! Rhonda has created some highly relate-able characters and I found it easy to hear the different voices as she switched perspectives. Very worthwhile purchase!”
“What an awesome book…because it really makes you understand what’s really important in life, the love of family.”
“I rarely review a book but this one hit home for me. Each character spoke to me and had a purpose. Thank you Rhonda for writing this book. It is now one of my favorites!”
“Loved this book! What a wonderful debut for this newly published author. Can’t wait to see what else she writes.”
“Great story – Took a twist at the end that I hadn’t anticipated! Rhonda writes in a way that helps the reader visualize the scene – makes it a very fun read and even more suspenseful. I’m ready for the next one in the series!”
“It was an excellent read, caught your attention at the beginning and held it to the end. Likable characters that are well developed. Rhonda Blackhurst has a way of writing that is very visual.”
“Loved this cozy mystery and can’t wait for the next one in the series. Melanie is a charming character, the dialogue is witty and funny, and the mystery has a twist I didn’t guess.”
“Wonderfully written, kept me in suspense!”