Shear Murder * Nancy J Cohen

The Bad Hair Day Mysteries Book  # 10

 

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A wedding turns deadly when hairstylist Marla Shore discovers a dead body under the cake table in this killer cozy mystery.

Weddings always make Marla Shore shed a tear of joy, especially when she attends her friend Jill’s affair as a member of the bridal party. Marla’s own nuptials are weeks away, and she’s been busy juggling bickering relatives, building a new house with her fiancé, and expanding her hair salon.

The South Florida stylist is following her to-do list just fine until an unexpected event unravels her carefully laid plans. At Jill’s wedding reception, Marla discovers the matron of honor–Jill’s sister Torrie–dead under the cake table, a knife embedded in her chest.

Unfortunately, Jill has a strong motive for murder. She and Torrie co-owned a piece of commercial property, and they’d disagreed on whether to sell or lease the land. Now with Torrie out of the way, Jill’s decision can rule. Or can it? Her relatives may have some say on who gets control, meaning Jill can’t trust any of them.

Torrie knew secrets about her colleagues, too, things they wouldn’t want revealed. But when Marla learns one of those secrets involves Jill’s past, she wonders if her friend is truly innocent. She’d better untangle the snarl of suspects and iron out the clues before the killer highlights her as the next victim.

Editorial Reviews

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“Smart, edgy dialogue and an intriguing cast of characters lift Cohen’s 10th Bad Hair Day mystery featuring South Florida hairstylist Marla Shore. Once again, Marla shows she’s as adept at investigating murder as she is managing her hair salon.”-Publishers Weekly

“Who knows more about the wedding party than your hairdresser? Welcome back south Florida’s Marla Shore, who trips over the dead matron of honor in her tenth cozy.” –Library Journal

“The action is fast-paced, the situations and characterizations provide plenty of this author’s trademark humor. Her knowledge of the look, feel and social texture of South Florida living is another great attraction for her readers.” –Naples Florida Weekly

“Interesting characters and South Florida scenery make “Shear Murder” a cut above other amateur sleuth mysteries.” –Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

“This is a fabulous choice to curl up by the fireplace or lounge by the pool and immerse yourself in murder, mayhem and a healthy helping ofhumor.” –Night Owl Reviews

“Mix together a sassy hairdresser with a penchant for sleuthing, a sexy detective and some eccentric friends and neighbors; stir in an unconventional murder or two, bake in the South Florida sun, and you have the makings of Nancy J. Cohen’s delicious ‘Bad Hair Day’ mystery series.” -The Island Reporter

“This is an ideal cozy mystery full of murder, mayhem, humor and romance. It is so fast paced you will read it in one sitting.”-Escape with Dollycas

From the Inside Flap

Weddingsalways make Marla Shore shed a tear of joy, especially when she attends herfriend Jill’s affair as a member of the bridal party.  Marla’s own nuptials are weeks away, andshe’s been busy juggling bickering relatives, building a new house with herfiancé, and expanding her hair salon.

TheSouth Florida stylist is following her To Do list just fine until an unexpectedevent unravels her carefully laid plans.At Jill’s wedding reception, Marla discovers the matron of honor–Jill’s sisterTorrie–dead under the cake table, a knife embedded in her chest.

Unfortunately,Jill has a strong motive for murder.  Sheand Torrie co-owned a piece of commercial property, and they’d disagreed onwhether to sell or lease the land.  Nowwith Torrie out of the way, Jill’s decision can rule.  Or can it?Her relatives may have some say on who gets control, meaning Jill can’ttrust any of them.

Torrieknew secrets about her colleagues, too, things they wouldn’t want revealed.  But when Marla learns one of those secretsinvolves Jill’s past, she wonders if her friend is truly innocent.  She’d better untangle the snarl of suspectsand iron out the clues before the killer highlights her as the next victim.

Shear Murder is a fast-paced humorous mystery that will have yourooting for Marla to walk down the aisle with her groom before another disasterbefalls her.

National Beautician Day * Southern Tradition

Today is National Beautician Day !!

And as a true Southern I though about the classic movie : Steel Magnolia  Filmed in Natchitoches , Louisiana -the perfect spot to film this movie. 

 

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Southern’s take there Hair series : Have you ever heard the saying – Higher the Hair closer to God.

Yes, it’s a stereotype—Southerners have and love big hair. But this is one stereotype that’s absolutely true and we’re not ashamed to admit it. Southerners have been making waves with their over sized hairdos for decades and—we’d argue—have been the biggest hairstyle trendsetters to date

To be frank  I am not a hair person on any given day its in a ponytail & I have no make up on and that doesn’t bother me. But my big Sis & Mom keep there hair appoints  and never leave the house without hair done  ,makeup and dressed up =even if its to the grocery store.

As people & the time changes we may move away from that  trend but some Southerns will never give it up it’s a way of life. It kept you in touch with the community and your town in a fun environment  that was special and comforting. Lisa