If you want a mind-candy read somewhat reminicient of Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, you'll enjoy Highlights To Heaven by Nancy J. Cohen. This is part of her "Bad Hair Day Mystery" series. The main character, Marla Shore, is a south Florida Jewish hair stylist with her own salon, and she finds herself in the middle of crime investigations, much to the dismay of her love interest and police dectective Dalton Vail.
In the latest Bad Hair mystery, Marla Shore's next door neighbor disappears, leaving his animals and a dead body behind. Marla is able to identify the body when the police can't because she recognizes the highlighting technique and is able to help, even if they don't want it, the police in tracking down the killer.