Bubbles Unbound Mass Market Paperback – 1 Mar 2002
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'Think Erin Brockovich meets Helen from Big Brother and you've got Bubbles Yablonksy... Very good' Mirror (Mirror)
Hop in the Camaro and buckle up: Bubbles is behind the wheel, and a wild ride awaits (Publishers Weekly)
This a wonderfully energising and skilful page-turner of a book. Never a dull moment. Strohmeyer will go far. We can't have too much of this Bubbles of hers, this irresistitable, lycra wearing, oddly wise hairdresser/ detective (Fay Weldon)
'Stohmeyer's entertaining, establishment-bashing debut... Hop in the Camaro and buckle up: Bubbles is behind the wheel, and a wild ride awaits' Publishers Weekly
Sarah Strohmeyer's sparkling debut is a breezy and funny mystery with a heroine who dresses like a Barbie doll and kicks ass like a marine. Bubbles is a wonderful creation (Sparkle Hayter)
'This a wonderfully energising and skilful page-turner of a book. Never a dull moment. Strohmeyer will go far. We can't have too much of this Bubbles of hers, this irresistible, lycra wearing, oddly wise hairdresser/ detective' Fay Weldon
'Sarah Strohmeyer's sparkling debut is a breezy and funny mystery with a heroine who dresses like a Barbie doll and kicks ass like a marine. Bubbles is a wonderful creation. My only gripe? Who is going to believe a character whose first name is Bubbles?' Sparkle Hayter
A sexy, irrepressible heroine, riotous supporting characters, continual action, ubiquitous humor, and even a makeup tip or two make this a highly recommended series debut (Library Journal)
'A sexy, irrepressible heroine, riotous supporting characters, continual action, ubiquitous humor, and even a makeup tip or two make this a highly recommended series debut' Library Journal
'A breath of fresh air' Kirkus Reviews
'Bubbles is fun, and so is Strohmeyer's book' Philidelphia Inquirer
'In the category of a mystery for every taste, Sarah Strohmeyer's Bubbles Unbound is a strong debut....there is a riotous world waiting in these pages' Houston Chronicle
'If Stephanie Plum had a cousin, she would be Bubbles Yablonsky.... Bubbles is effervescent and entertaining. Sarah Strohmeyer's debut is a shining star to what is sure to be a rip-roaring series'
'Fizzy as bicarb, funny as Evanovich, Sarah Strohmeyer's debut mystery, BUBBLES UNBOUND, should bubble right to the top of the mystery bestseller lists. The future is sequin shiny for hairstylist-cum-reporter Bubbles Yablonsky, an unquenchable sleuth' Carolyn Hart, New York Times bestselling author of the Henrie O and Death on Demand series
'Rollicking good fun. Bubbles rocks!' Susan Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of ALL SHOOK UP
'Bubbles Yablonsky is Pennsylvania's answer to Erin Brockovich, cracking her gum, murder cases, and the hard heart of a love-'em-and-leave-'em photojournalist without breaking a sweat. You're going to love her!' Jennifer Crusie, author of WELCOME TO TEMPTATION
'For anyone who has ever looked at a Barbie doll and thought it's time the lady left Ken and flung herself at G.I. Joe, there is a riotous world waiting in these pages' Houston Chronicle (Houston Chronicle) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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While Ms. Evanovich's novels tend to focus more on Stephanie Plum's various boyfriends and neglect the mystery, Ms. Strohmeyer's novels pay plenty of attention to the mystery. She weaves a wonderful story and even tosses in some plot twists!
Bubbles Yablonsky is a divorced single mom, living on the "wrong" side of Lehigh, PA (based loosely on Bethlehem, PA). Her husband, "Dan the Man", divorced her to marry up and now lives in a snooty neighborhood with his new wife, though he can't seem to escape the fact that the law firm he works for advertises on cardboard inserts in the telephone book. Her daughter, Jane, is bright and gets along great with Bubbles, though she looks every bit the part of of the rebellious teenager with her Kool-Aid colored hair and black lipstick. Bubbles, armed with a degree in journalism from Two Guys Community College (so-called because it is located in the former Two Guys Department Store) is struggling to make a better life for herself and her daughter. As a freelance reporter for the local newspaper, she gets a call to cover the story of a bridge-jumper and that's where the adventures begin. After covering the possible suicide, Bubbles and AP photog Steve Stiletto take off to rescue Bubbles' mom from jail (long story). The trouble they run into along the way is what really begins the mystery.
Ms. Strohmeyer has interspersed some really neat beauty recipes throughout the story. While some might consider this gimmicky and extraneous, I thought it was cute and I kept trying to figure out which of the beauty treatments mentioned in the story would be in a recipe at the end of the chapter.
Bubbles is perky, fun and bubbly and I will read more of her novels!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Many friends suggested the Bubbles series and I took the opportunity recently to try it out, starting at the beginning. It was very enjoyable. Read morePublished on 9 Oct. 2007 by Wyvernfriend
Bubbles is delightful, she's funny, she has a teenage daughter, she's a beauty therapist, she's pretty much like everybody who has NOT won the lotto in life. Read morePublished on 28 Sept. 2003 by Judy Freeman
The paperback edition of this book is a riot of colour and proudly proclaims its debt to big-hair crime queen Janet Evanovich. Read morePublished on 9 Feb. 2002 by Amazon Customer