Downward Death - Stella Bixby
When it comes to dead bodies, yoga can only relieve so much stress.
Ellie Vanderwick's life is perfect. Sure, she doesn't have friends, family, or a steady job. But she does have her pet pig, Penelope, and her VW Microbus, Mona.
If only she could get her hair under control. Some might call it magic, Ellie just calls it annoying.
Mad, sad, happy, or scared-it always starts the same way: with a little tingle. That's when she knows her hair is about to go berserk. Whether it pulls itself into curls, turns bright purple, or goes completely limp is beyond her control.
But when she gets a letter from her newly departed grandmother telling her she inherited a farm, she knows it's time to get a handle on the hair situation. Especially, if she wants to find out why her mother left her at a fire station all those years ago.
Cliff Haven, Iowa is the perfect small town. Friendly people, warm smiles, and almost no crime.
Until Ellie shows up.
When she finds a dead body in her cornfield, the entire town seems to think she did it.
Will she be run out of town? Will her big hairy secret come out? Or will she be able to solve the crime and learn more about her family?
Meet Ellie in this first installment of the Magical Mane Mystery Series!