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Melba Escobar - Author

About the Author

Melba Escobar writes for the Colombian newspapers El Espectador and El Pais. Her novel House of Beauty was chosen as one of the best books of 2016 by the Colombian National Novel Prize. She lives in Bogota.

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House of Beauty The Colombian Crime Sensation and Bestseller

House of Beauty The Colombian Crime Sensation and Bestseller

Author: Melba Escobar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

An addictive Colombian crime novel set in and around a beauty salon in Bogota `This delicate, merciless filleting of race and gender politics is highly recommended' Guardian `A revelation. A rewarding read and an unexpected insight into a foreign society not often documented in novels. Treat yourself' Crime Time `We thought we were bored of thrillers, but then we found House of Beauty ... as gasp-inducing as a hot wax' Glamour House of Beauty is a high-end salon in Bogota's exclusive Zona Rosa area, and Karen is one of its best beauticians. But there is more to her role than the best way to apply wax, or how to give the perfect massage. Her clients share their most intimate secrets with her. She knows all about their breast implants, their weekends in Miami, their divorces and affairs. One rainy afternoon a teenage girl turns up for a treatment with Karen, dressed in her school uniform and smelling of alcohol. The very next day, the girl is found dead. Karen was the last person to see the girl alive, and the girl's mother is desperate to find out what she knows. Most important of all: who was her daughter going to meet that night?

House of Beauty The Colombian Crime Sensation and Bestseller

House of Beauty The Colombian Crime Sensation and Bestseller

Author: Melba Escobar Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2019

A thought-provoking Colombian crime novel set in and around a beauty salon in Bogota `This delicate, merciless filleting of race and gender politics is highly recommended' Guardian `A revelation. A rewarding read and an unexpected insight into a foreign society not often documented in novels. Treat yourself' Crime Time `We thought we were bored of thrillers, but then we found House of Beauty ... as gasp-inducing as a hot wax' Glamour House of Beauty is a high-end salon in Bogota's exclusive Zona Rosa area, and Karen is one of its best beauticians. But there is more to her role than the best way to apply wax, or how to give the perfect massage. Her clients share their most intimate secrets with her. She knows all about their breast implants, their weekends in Miami, their divorces and affairs. One rainy afternoon a teenage girl turns up for a treatment with Karen, dressed in her school uniform and smelling of alcohol. The very next day, the girl is found dead. Karen was the last person to see the girl alive, and the girl's mother is desperate to find out what she knows. Most important of all: who was her daughter going to meet that night?

House of Beauty

House of Beauty

Author: Melba Escobar Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2018

A thought-provoking Colombian crime novel set in and around a beauty salon in Bogota. House of Beauty is a high-end salon in Bogota's exclusive Zona Rosa area, and Karen is one of its best beauticians. But there is more to her role than the best way to apply wax or how to give the perfect massage. Her clients confide in her, and she knows all about them. Their breast implants, their weekends in Miami, their divorces and affairs. Karen has problems of her own. She's in trouble, and she needs money. More money than she can make at House of Beauty. Most serious of all: a teenage girl has been found dead, and Karen was one of the last people to see her alive. So the girl's mother is desperate to talk to her...

House of Beauty The Colombian Crime Sensation and Bestseller

House of Beauty The Colombian Crime Sensation and Bestseller

Author: Melba Escobar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2018

A thought-provoking Colombian crime novel set in and around a beauty salon in Bogota `This delicate, merciless filleting of race and gender politics is highly recommended' Guardian `A revelation. A rewarding read and an unexpected insight into a foreign society not often documented in novels. Treat yourself' Crime Time `We thought we were bored of thrillers, but then we found House of Beauty ... as gasp-inducing as a hot wax' Glamour House of Beauty is a high-end salon in Bogota's exclusive Zona Rosa area, and Karen is one of its best beauticians. But there is more to her role than the best way to apply wax, or how to give the perfect massage. Her clients share their most intimate secrets with her. She knows all about their breast implants, their weekends in Miami, their divorces and affairs. One rainy afternoon a teenage girl turns up for a treatment with Karen, dressed in her school uniform and smelling of alcohol. The very next day, the girl is found dead. Karen was the last person to see the girl alive, and the girl's mother is desperate to find out what she knows. Most important of all: who was her daughter going to meet that night?

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