POSTED TUESDAY JAN. 24TH, 2012
AUTHOR: NANCY J. COHEN
TITLE: SHEAR MURDER
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Weddings always make Marla Shore shed a tear of joy, and she’s elated to attend her friend Jill’s reception. Marla’s own nuptials are weeks away, and she’s busy following her frenetic to-do list. Her plans go awry when she discovers Jill’s matron of honor dead under the cake table, a knife embedded in her chest. Lots of folks aren’t sorry to see Torrie go, especially since the bride’s sister knew their deepest secrets. But when suspicion falls upon Jill, Marla wonders if her dear 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.
“Smart, edgy dialogue and an intriguing cast of characters lift Cohen’s 10th Bad Hair Day mystery featuring South Florida hairstylist Marla Shore (after 2007’s Killer Knots). When Marla looks around for the knife to cut the cake at the wedding reception of her friend Jill, she finds it stuck in the chest of the bride’s sister, matron of honor Torrie Miller, whose body is lying under the table displaying the cake. Marla winds up assisting Jill in figuring out whether Jill should sell the commercial property she held jointly with Torrie, even as clues emerge suggesting Jill is the killer. In addition, Marla must prepare for her own upcoming nuptials to her police detective fiancé. Once again, Marla shows she’s as adept at investigating murder as she is managing her hair salon.” Publishers Weekly
“Shear Murder is another stellar outing in Nancy J. Cohen’s Bad Hair Day mystery series. Marla is a bridesmaid in her friend Jill’s wedding, but when Jill’s matron of
honor–and sister–ends up dead with the cake knife embedded in her chest–hold the video! It’s
a wedding to forget–not remember.” —Lorna Barrett, NY Times bestselling author of Sentenced to Death
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Nancy J. Cohen is an award-winning author who writes romance and mysteries. Her first title won the HOLT Medallion Award, while her latest release, Silver Serenade, won Best Book in Romantic Science Fiction/Fantasy at The Romance Reviews. Several titles in her popular Bad Hair Day mystery series have made the IMBA bestseller list. Shear Murder is the tenth book in this series and her sixteenth title. Active in the writing community and a featured speaker at libraries and conferences, Nancy is listed in Contemporary Authors, Poets & Writers, and Who’s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors & Poets. When she’s not busy writing, Nancy enjoys reading, fine dining, cruising, and outlet shopping.
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A cracking noise overhead made her leap aside just as a large branch fell to the ground in a gust of wind. The breeze picked up, ruffling her hair. She hastened along, aware of clouds accumulating in the wakening sky. Dalton remained silent, his gaze wary as they covered ground.