Missing Mabel (A Curl Up & Dye Mystery Book 1)

Missing Mabel (A Curl Up & Dye Mystery Book 1) Watch The Tangled Mess A Kansas Hairdresser Gets Herself Into When She Reports To The Funeral Home That The Body She Is To Work On Is Not The Same As In Her Reference Photo Is She Being Punished When The Director Accuses Her Of Stealing A Diamond Ring Will Hilde Higgins S Former Boyfriend Help Her Unravel The Issue Or Only Bring Trouble To Her Life


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  • Missing Mabel (A Curl Up & Dye Mystery Book 1)
  • Nancy Mehl
  • 23 July 2019

10 thoughts on “Missing Mabel (A Curl Up & Dye Mystery Book 1)

  1. says:

    Hilde is a hairdresser who is about to get a huge case dumped in her lap Now she s not just any hairdresser, she s hairdresser extraordinaire to the dead That s right, she is the one who fixes the hair before the funerals But when she mistakenly gets a sneak peek at Mabel, when it s time to really get Mabel purdied up, something isn t right This isn t the same Mabel as before and then things really start to get weird.I got this book throughNetGalley I am loving how many options of reading genres I am able to get through by using this website.There were things about this book that I loved, like Hilde She is great She doesn t be who people want her to be She loves her job, who wouldn t love not being talked back to Dead people don t care what their hair looks like And she s a reader I can t believe how many characters I ve met recently that are readers That makes me immediately love them.I loved Hilde s personality and her friendships She is nice to everyone, except her mom But Hilde has some problems that she can t quite pinpoint and once she is able to, her mom will be all but forgiven.Now I know that there has to be other little plots throughout the story, but the ones in this book almost made me forget that Mabel was missing Although Hilde didn t spend a lot of time across the street with her neighbor, or out with her new boyfriend, I felt extremely connected to those scenes and those are the ones that I remember the most.I do give Mehl props because I had no idea who the killer was But I wasn t a big fan of the reveal Hilde has photographic memory, it comes to her and next thing we know, they re talking about it at dinner and everyone is explaining how it all went down This was a creative way to get the story told, so I kudos Mehl for that, but it kind of took the blow out of the killer being caught It was quiet like Mabel, so it fits the book, it just wasn t what I expected and I had to go back and read it a couple of times because I kept feeling like I was missing something.I give Missing Mabel 3 bookmarks Now, there is a second book in this series coming out in February Since I liked Hilde so much, I will most likely give this series another chance This book was released August 1 Order a copy here

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    Title Missing Mabel A Curl Up Dye Mystery 1 Author Nancy MehlPages 249Year 2010Publisher Barbour PublishingMy rating is 4 stars out of 5.I have read all of Nancy Mehl s recent books and was happy to discover she had written this mystery series earlier in her career The story is set in Wichita, Kansas in the present Hilde Higgins is a young, single woman with a very interesting and some might say strange job She is a hairdresser for the deceased She styles the hair of dead people before their funeral services Her mother is not happy with her career choice, especially since she quit college to pursue this job.Hilde is called to one of the local funeral homes for a job, but accidentally goes into the wrong room to discover the body of Mabel Winnemaker, awaiting delivery to the coroner s office for an autopsy Hilde is supposed to dress the hair of another woman Hilde quickly leaves the room and finds the correct body and proceeds to do her job A few days later she is called back to the funeral home to dress the hair of Mabel The only problem is the Hilde has a photographic memory and the body she has been told is Mabel is not the same Mabel she saw a few days ago She notifies the funeral home owner, but he thinks she has made a mistake Then, Hilde is accused of stealing an expensive ring from Mabel s body and Hilde fears her reputation and career will be ruined She sets out to find out where the real Mabel is and to notify Mabel s family of the situation.An old friend contacts Hilde to renew their acquaintance and Hilde can sure use his help to find out what happened to Mabel Hilde also makes friends with a crusty old gentleman, Gabe, across the street from the boarding house where she lives They interaction between Hilde and Gabe were just so funny Those conversations were one of my favorite parts of the book and I hope Gabe appears in the other books of the series I also liked how Hilde s faith in God was evident in how she lived her life Her best friend was not a believer, but Hilde prayed for her and tried to show her the love of God in how she lives her life Hilde s renewed friendship with Adam also revealed his faith, which I thought was so important for the beginning of a relationship I am looking forward to book two in the series, Blown Away.

  3. says:

    Review published at Library of LightsDate reviewed 14th Feb 2011Review link Mabel by Nancy Mehl spooked me In a good way, that is, considering that this book s genre is a mystery thriller The book is exhilarating to read, and the characters are really absorbing and really likeable.I like how the plot develop from one point to another, and I got easily affected by the characters inside Missing Mabel I sympathized with the main character who was accused of stealing a ring from a dead body and was amused with the unexpected turns inside this book.This is a good, quaint, mystery book I rate this book 3.5 out of 5 stars I recommend this book to those who love a little hometown mystery that gives you the homey feeling.

  4. says:

    What a treat I thoroughly enjoyed this cozy mystery It s the best one I ve read so far The characters were delightful, the mystery complex yet not dark and the subplots all worked together to make a great reading meal The story flowed, I was never bored and I identified lots with the heroine I m definitely going to buy some of Nancy Mehl s other mysteries.

  5. says:

    I read this book several years ago and have been looking to try to find it again every since So, so hilarious Something that Christian fiction does not have enough of, laugh out loud funny books I loved it I gave it to my mother, which is why I haven t been able to find it to reread Later, I wondered if it was a bad choice as my step dad was dying of terminal cancer at the time and it is set in a funeral home but she loved it too Not too grim, just super funny I highly recommend.

  6. says:

    This really is a delightful cozy mystery book Hilde is working to style hair for funeral home clients However, her observations are evident to her that one body is not who she is supposed to be An interesting tidbit that I liked was when a character prayed before taking medication that God would use it to aid her wellness.

  7. says:

    Another good book.

  8. says:

    Missing Mabel is the first in the Hometown Mysteries and Curl Up and Dye Mysteries by Barbour Books I was immediately drawn to the story because of my appreciation for the author as well as the publisher Both have proven themselves when it comes to a good cozy mystery.Hilde is the perfect heroine for a cozy She is flawed but has just enough going for her to not appear to be a gigantic loser Hilde is following a personal passion and ministry which involves being a hair stylist to the deceased Having an aunt who actually did this for a time being early on in her own career as a hair stylist caused me to be further drawn in, yet also freaked out As dear as Hilde explains it, I could still not do it The community involved in the story is remarkable I immediately enjoyed the individuals in Hilde s circle from her landlady, Mrs Hudson and other tenants in the boarding house to her neighbor across the way named Gabe They each have their own quirks and oddities which adds a sweet interest into the background and foreground of Hilde s story Hilde herself is a bit of an eccentric and of course what could you expect from a woman who makes a living doing the hair of the dead She finds herself in several minor scrapes and of course the major scrape of realizing that her deceased client is not whom the funeral home believes she is Are they trying to pull one over on the family Is someone trying to pull one over on the funeral home Hilde is not aware of who is doing what, but her own conscience and professionalism require her to say something Her own love of mystery and the belief of doing what is right keeps her searching out the answers while also finding new questions along the way in her own life.There is a faith based component also to this mystery that I enjoyed Hilde is a Christian and because she is, her faith becomes an important aspect of the book Being a Christian, I can completely relate My faith is an important part of my life as well Hilde s faith is played out best in her love for others, and her love for her friends She doesn t hide it from her friends but they do know where she stands Missing Mabel is the exact escape read I enjoy The characters are engaging, the heroine is someone I relate to and would hang out with, and it takes place in a town that surprisingly I d want to visit Mehl makes Kansas sound like an absolute delight what can I say, I love small towns I am delighted to know that I can enjoy another book in this mystery series Blown Away I can t wait to get my hands on it PS The main character, Hilde loves SPAM the food product Guess what So do I Well fried SPAM anyway There is a recipe in the book, I just might try it.

  9. says:

    Missing Mabel by Nancy Mehl is the first book in a great new series featuring Hilde Higgins Hilde lives in a boarding house in small town Eden,Kansas where she is a hairdresser for the dearly departed hey at least these clients wont complain.When Hilde is assigned to work on the corpse of Mabel Winnemaker she realizes that the corpse isn t Mabel, thru a blunder Hilde had already ummm met Mabel s corpse, so when she is assigned later to do Mabel s hair she realizes right away that the lady isn t Mabel When she takes her suspicions to the funeral director, he totally refuses to listen and then later even accuses Hilde of trying to steal Mabel s diamond ring Hilde is determined to get to the bottom of things and figure out just where Mabel really is.The author gives us a great cast of characters from the neighbor that runs the second hand store with the mysterious past, to the new love interest in Hilde s life that is a former classmate, as well as the lady who runs the boarding house who loves to mix up strangely concocted teas.I loved this book, Hilde is such a quirky character, she has an irrational fear of clowns, the color orange, loves to cook with spam and believes that her goldfish can wave at her She also has a photographic memory that actually helps her solve the case of Mabel Throughout this book the author lets us see Hilde s faith and its actually Hilde s christian belief of doing the right thing that spurs her into getting justice for the Mabel.I loved this book and recommend it to anyone looking for a great mystery that will also give you a few chuckles I can t wait to read the next in this series Even though Netgalley provided me a copy of this book to review it in no way alters my opinion of this book.

  10. says:

    Missing Mabel is a cozy mystery with a side of romance The story would work without the love interest, which makes this novel outside of the genre I normally review.But when I saw the product description on NetGalley, I thought the premise was too interesting not to pick up I m glad I gave it a chance because there are several things I absolutely loved about this book.I loved the characterization Hilde is an eccentric girl who wears purple streaks in her hair, has a deep rooted fear of clowns, and makes award winning fried SPAM She is the proud owner of a waving gold fish and she sees dead people daily.I loved that for a cozy mystery, this book had surprising depth Hilde has to confront some troubling events from her past and heal her relationship with her mother The message of faith and forgiveness was perfectly applied, it grew naturally from the storyline and didn t appear heavy handed.I loved the author s voice This book was a quick, fun read.The reason I m book crushin instead of book lovin this novel is I found the climax of the story a little anti climatic The ending just seemed like it was missing something to me Hilde finally realizes she knows who the killer is and the following chapter cuts to a recap of how things turned out I guess I hoped she d get to confront the big baddie somewhere in between.Overall, Missing Mabel was a couple of hours of easy entertainment and when I get the next urge to read a mystery, I won t hesitate to pick up another one of Nancy Mehl s books Thanks to Netgalley for the review copy.

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