Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Book Review: Full Service Blonde - A Copper Black Mystery

One of the youngest and most popular cities in America, Las Vegas stands as a desert metropolis built on gambling and entertainment at the core. Drawing in millions of visitors and trillions of dollars to southern Nevada, its brief century existence saw many different changes over this time. Enchanted by this unlikely city locale, author Megan Edwards continues to set 'Sin City' as the backdrop in her prequel to the successful debut novel "Getting Off on Frank Sinatra".

This new book, Full Service Blonde (released November 7, 2017 by Imbrifex Books) is similar to Veronica Mars murder/mystery book.   Prior to reading this book, I didn't know much about Copper Black. I got to learn a bit more about her character and her personal life. With twists and turns revealing more into Copper Black’s background and own journey toward self-discovery, Full Service Blonde offers readers the chance to dive further into the dark side of Sin City.


A working girl is found dead in the desert. Can a calendar girl uncover the truth?

In this prequel to "Getting Off on Frank Sinatra", it’s Christmastime in Sin City. Set in Las Vegas, Full Service Blonde follows aspiring journalist Copper Black who meets Victoria McKimber, an outspoken prostitute at one of Nevada’s legal brothels. She offers Copper the exclusive right to tell her story. Not only will the Las Vegas Light's "calendar girl" get a byline, but she can also impress her boyfriend and parents when they arrive for the holidays.

Copper is busy with work, Christmas shopping, and fantasizing about a whole week with her long-distance boyfriend, whom she hasn't seen in six months. She’s also helping her brother, a civic-minded pastor who is spearheading plans for a new center to serve the homeless. Things are hectic but under control when shocking news breaks. Victoria McKimber has been found dead in a muddy ditch on the outskirts of town.

As she investigates the violent death, Copper evades enemies, juggles boyfriend, work, and family, and races against time to save her brother from a sinister plot. Unless she can expose the truth about Victoria McKimber, somebody just might get away with murder.


Megan Edwards is the author of the travel memoir “Roads from the Ashes,” the humor book “Caution: Funny Signs Ahead,” a Copper Black novel “Getting off on Frank Sinatra” and a romantic novel “Strings.” She has lived and traveled extensively in Europe and spent nearly seven years "on the road" all over North America. Now at home in Las Vegas, Nevada, she is working on her next novel.

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the mentioned book from the PR firm or publisher in exchange of my review. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.