Saturday, March 8, 2008
I was at Barnes & Noble when I stumbled upon this book by Sarah Strohmeyer that caught my eye in the Mystery section. I picked up her first book in the series and found that it was an interesting book about a woman who looked like a barbie doll and who was trying to make it as a journalist while raising her daughter and keeping her mother inline and make sure her ex-husband and his wife keep paying the child support. She even meets a sexy photojournalist on the way. There are 6 books so far but the last book sure made me think that she might be writing more because if she didn't I would be really upset and I really want to know what happened next to Bubbles. Here is the descriptions of the books from the back cover and pictures:




BUBBLES UNBOUND $ 6.99 (Book 1)(341 Pages)





It doesn’t help that her name is Bubbles. Or that she’s a gum-snapping hairdresser with Barbie-doll curves pinched into hot pants and a tube top. Or that she’s saddled with a sleazy ex-hubby, a precocious daughter, and a shoplifting mother. What can a beautician do to add new highlights to her image? For starters, trip over a corpse and implicate a wealthy town socialite in the crime. Now, with a well-muscled photographer by her side, Bubbles is playing star sleuth. But as the investigation unravels, her shining moment grows as dark as a shop girl’s roots. However dangerous her new career, at least the hottest graduate of the Two Guys community college is finally busting loose—and this time she’s really giving Lehigh, Pennsylvania, something to talk about.












BUBBLES IN TROUBLE $ 6.99 (Book 2)(325 Pages)





It should have been a great wedding. Unfortunately the bride-to-be disappeared and her uncle got his skull bashed in. But Bubble Yablonsky—Lehigh’s stiletto-heeled, hair dressing sleuth—knows how to turn bad news into another chance at her big break as a newspaper reporter. Clues to the murder and the runaway bride’s whereabouts lie between Intercourse and Paradise—in the bucolic town of Whoopee, Pennsylvania. Amish country for Bubbles, going undercover means no tank tops, no blow-dryer, and worst of all, no makeup. Now it looks like the girls at Sandy’s House of Beauty will have to wait. Apart from wriggling into a black apron, cruising the Pickle Fest, and teaching the locals about cuticle softeners, Bubbles has a crime to solve.








BUBBLES ABLAZE $ 6.99 (Book 3)(323 Pages)







Bubbles Yablonsky has been summoned. Heeding the call from her boss at the News-Times, she’s racing her Camaro toward an abandoned coal mine and a potentially big story. What she finds is the love of her life Steve Stiletto, knocked unconscious—and another man with a hole in his chest. The bizarre scene will lead the not-so-dumb blonde and her main squeeze straight into the heart of coal country—and a strange conspiracy linked to a cadre of women known as the Slagville Sirens, a local hot spot called Limbo, and a mysterious assassin who wants Bubble’s investigation to go up in flames….



















BUBBLES A BOARD $ 6.99 (Book 4)(320 Pages)






Lucky Bubbles. Just as she’s trying to parlay her test run at the News-Times into a full-time reporting gig, a high-profile murder lands at her pretty feet. The victim: a local steel executive. The accused: his lovely wife. The weapon: cyanide-laced fingernails. If anyone can solve a well-manicured slaying like this, it’s Bubbles. And nothing’s going to stop her. Not trying to drive while applying mascara with one hand. Not the shenanigans of her mother, LuLu. Not even hunky photojournalist Steve Stiletto, who vows this time, he’s getting everything he wants from Bubbles. But how far is the amateur sleuth in Spandex willing to go to get what she wants?

















BUBBLES BETROTHED $ 19.95 (Book 5)(293 Pages)(also in mass market paperback for $ 7.99)





In her most engaging tale yet, zany super-sleuth Bubble Yablonsky probes the murder of a high school principal while dispatching (with muddled aplomb) nosy cops, a needy ex-husband and a marriage-minded Steve Stiletto.

Bubbles has wowed thousands of fans with her investigative savvy, high-energy adventures, and original beauty products readers can make at home. Now her antics land her in jail with a murder suspect named Crazy Popeye, who grants Bubbles an exclusive interview shortly before keeling over herself.

Popeye had been wrongly accused of killing beloved Principal Schmidt, making Bubbles’s interview notes a hot commodity among a romance-obsessed police detective, a Polish Mafioso, and a dentist with an apparent foot fetish. Meanwhile, Bubbles’s slimy ex-husband, Dan, demands her help in getting him out of major hot water while longtime boyfriend Stiletto asks if she’ll pose as his fiancée in order to stave off an overseas job transfer. When he plunks a Harry Winston rock (even better than one from Service Merchandise!) on Bubbles’s finger, only the specter of an all-you-can-eat pierogi wedding buffet down at the Polish-American Club, the inevitable result if her mother LuLu finds out, stops Bubbles form blurting out “Yes!”

Juggling escapades and masquerades in Bubbles Betrothed, our not-so-scatterbrained bleached-blonde once again flits between crime scenes with unflappable verve. Like us, Bubbles frequently messes up, but she always pulls herself back onto her tottering high heals and heads back into the fray.





BUBBLES ALL THE WAY $ 7.99 (Book 6)(341 Pages)






For years the local ladies of Lehigh, Pennsylvania, have wished aloud that Debbie Shatsky would meet an untimely end so they could get their hands on Phil Shatsky, sports-hating, dinner-cooking, massage-giving husband extraordinaire. But when Debbie drops in to the House of Beauty for hair extensions and dies form a lethal reaction to the glue, it’s salon owner Sandy who get the blame. Best friend Bubbles Yablonsky, reporter and sleuth, is determined to investigate further, despite distractions from Steve Stiletto, the love of her life. And from her ex-husband, Dan, who is pressuring her to remarry for the sake of their recently traumatized daughter. And from a mysterious Santa Claus, who warns her not to cry, not to pout, and not to scream…

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