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Hairstylist sleuth Marla Vail is back and this time she’s after a killer car. HAIR BRAINED by Nancy J. Cohen

 

Today’s Revolving Book is the new release: HAIR BRAINED by Nancy J. Cohen.

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WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

When hairstylist Marla Vail’s best friend is hurt in a car crash, Marla takes over as her baby’s guardian. No sooner does Marla say, “Baby want a bottle?” than she’s embroiled in another murder investigation. Her husband, Detective Dalton Vail, determines the crash may not have been an accident after all. But then, who would want Tally—or Ken in the car with her—out of the way?

Ken’s insurance agency was involved in a fraud investigation. Did someone mean to silence him? Or could something in Tally’s life have put her in jeopardy? She’d recently joined a tea ladies circle. Had she discovered secrets among the women that almost got her killed? Or could she be the target of a disgruntled employee from her dress shop? As Marla delves further into her friends’ backgrounds, she realizes she didn’t know them as well as she’d thought. Even so, Tally and Ken have trusted her with their child’s care. Can she protect the baby and find the culprit before someone else becomes roadkill?

SNEAK PEEK:

“Where do you think you’re going?” the man named Rick demanded with a snarl.

“I, uh, need something from my car.” She pointed to the front door, so close and yet frustratingly far under the circumstances.

“You’re not thinking of leaving, are you? Because I’d hate to think you were a tease.” A menacing light in his cold blue eyes told her it wouldn’t be a wise move on her part.

EARLY REVIEWS ON GOODREADS:

“A complicated and intense mystery with strong emotional elements that may make you look closer at your own friendships and personal values.” Laura R.

“I love this series. This one had lots of twists and turns to keep you reading to find out what happened and why.” Joanie H.

“The story is engaging, sad, frightening and hopeful as Marla Vail’s friends, Ken and Tally, are in a car accident and Marla attains temporary custody of their young son Luke. The author had me reading as fast as I could so I could find out how everything would evolve.” Sandy B.

“I started this book and got so involved in the story that I could not put it down till I finished.” Linda M.

“Kept me reading very late into the night.” Shirley S.

ABOUT NANCY J. COHEN:

Nancy J. Cohen writes the Bad Hair Day Mysteries featuring South Florida hairstylist Marla Vail. Titles in this series have made the IMBA bestseller list, been named by Suspense Magazine as best cozy mystery, and won third place in the Arizona Literary Awards. Nancy is also the author of the instructional guide, Writing the Cozy Mystery. A featured speaker at libraries, conferences, and community events, Nancy is listed in Contemporary Authors, Poets & Writers, and Who’s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors, & Poets. When not busy writing, she enjoys fine dining, visiting Disney World, cruising, and shopping.

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A smart salon-owner sleuth is determined to solve a string of murders. FACIALS CAN BE FATAL #InternationalWomensDay #smartwomen

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TODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is FACIALS CAN BE FATAL, Book #13 in the popular BAD HAIR DAY cozy mystery series by bestselling author NANCY J. COHEN.

Kindle: http://amzn.to/2mecN4o
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iBooks https://goo.gl/0L40EV

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

During the frenzy of the December holidays, the last thing salon owner Marla Vail needs is a dead body slathered in a green facial mask at her new day spa. The victim, Valerie Weston, had been a major donor for Friends of Old Florida, a historic building preservation society. Marla’s stylists are scheduled to work backstage at their upcoming gala fashion show, but Val’s demise might put a crimp in their plans.

Hoping to salvage her reputation, Marla determines to track down the suspects. Although Val had been well-liked by most people, she may have stumbled onto secrets that others would kill to keep. As more bodies pile up, Marla races to uncover the clues. What are the connections between a greedy land developer, a dress designer whose husband may have links to the Asian mob, a mortician who might be involved in the human hair trade, and members of the non-profit group’s board of directors? Are the latter as dedicated to their cause as they’d like Marla to believe, or do they have their own self-interests at heart?

Sparks are sure to fly when this smart stylist joins forces with her sexy detective husband to solve a decades-old mystery that includes a secret journal, pirate tales, and shipwrecks along the Florida coast. With the rollercoaster excitement, you might need a trip to the day spa to relax. But beware of body treatments that have nothing to do with herbal scrubs and hot stone massages and everything to do with murder.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Nancy J. Cohen writes the humorous Bad Hair Day mystery series featuring hairdresser Marla Shore, who solves crimes with wit and style under the sultry Florida sun. Several of these titles have made the IMBA bestseller list, while Hanging by a Hair was a “Best of 2014” selection by Suspense Magazine. Nancy is also the author of Writing the Cozy Mystery, a valuable instructional guide for writers on how to write a winning whodunit. Her imaginative romances have proven popular with fans as well. Her titles in this genre have won the HOLT Medallion and Best Book in Romantic SciFi/Fantasy at The Romance Reviews. Nancy’s Drift Lords series, where ancient myths and magic mix in a modern day setting, are published by The Wild Rose Press. When not busy writing, she enjoys fine dining, cruising, reading, and outlet shopping.

STELLAR REVIEWS:

“A saucy murder mystery by Nancy J. Cohen.” Publisher’s Weekly

“An easy-to-take series title with the ready appeal of an independent female sleuth and colorful Florida settings.” Library Journal

“The mystery is great, the dialogue sparkling, and the sexual tension runs rampant in Hair Raiser…Nancy J. Cohen gives romance and mystery fans a heady concoction to savor.” 4-1/2 stars and a Top Pick! RT Book Reviews

“The characters are likable and realistic next door neighbors. The brilliantly crafted mystery makes it extremely difficult to identify the villain.” BookBrowser

“Curl up with Nancy Cohen’s stylishly witty and chillingly suspenseful tale of murder on the Florida coast—Hair Raiser is a cut above.” Joanne Pence, author of the Angie Amalfi mystery series

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What’s a gal to do when she finds a dead body on her honeymoon?

PerilbyPonytailFriday’s Fantastic Find is the cozy mystery PERIL BY PONYTAIL
by Nancy J. Cohen (A Bad Hair Day Mystery)

WHERE YOU CAN BUY IT:
Amazon Hardcover: http://www.amazon.com/Peril-Ponytail-Bad-Hair…/…/1432830988/
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Hoping for a romantic honeymoon at an Arizona dude ranch, hairstylist Marla Vail and her husband Dalton arrive to find a series of mishaps plaguing the resort. A nearby ghost town is suffering similar problems. Is it mere coincidence that Dalton’s Uncle Raymond owns both properties? When Raymond asks for their help in finding the culprit, Marla and Dalton eagerly accept. Then news of a local forest ranger’s death raises the stakes.

With sleuthing more natural to Marla than horseback riding, she delves into the investigation. But as she digs deeper, she discovers skeletons in the family closet. Someone means to drive Raymond out of business, and the reason may be linked to his past misdeeds. Raymond isn’t the only one with secrets. The trail leads Marla from an environmental activist group to saguaro poachers to water rights proponents to an abandoned copper mine beneath the ghost town. She’d better saddle up, rein in the clues, and find the killer before she becomes the next spirit inhabiting the haunted hillside.

AUTHOR BIO
PubPinkNancy J. Cohen writes the humorous Bad Hair Day Mysteries featuring hairdresser Marla Vail, who solves crimes with wit and style under the sultry Florida sun. Titles in this series have made the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association bestseller list. Nancy is also the author of Writing the Cozy Mystery, a valuable instructional guide on how to write a winning whodunit. Her imaginative romances, including the Drift Lords series, have proven popular with fans as well. A featured speaker at libraries, conferences, and community events, Nancy is listed in Contemporary Authors, Poets & Writers, and Who’s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors, & Poets. When not busy writing, she enjoys fine dining, theme parks, cruising, and outlet shopping.

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STELLAR REVIEWS:

“Peril by Ponytail ropes in the reader in Nancy J. Cohen’s captivating new tale, which deftly braids together deadly secrets under the sand, long hidden resentments, and romance on the range.”—Ellen Byerrum, Author of the Crime of Fashion Mysteries

“Another winner from talented author Nancy J. Cohen. Saddle up and come along for a great read!”—Maggie Toussaint, author of the Dreamwalker Mysteries

“As usual, it’s just a matter of time before Marla risks life and limb to help her husband solve a case that’s bigger than either of them anticipated.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This is a good addition to Cohen’s long-running series. The heroine is in fine form and … the slight bit of paranormal activity adds a nice touch.” —RT Book Reviews

“Nancy J. Cohen once again delivers a delightful cozy mystery with the latest escapades of Marla and her partner Dalton.” —Night Owl Reviews

“I have never read a book with more twists and turns. There was so much happening, I was on the edge of my seat and biting my nails.” —Mary’s Reviews

“A great addition to a wonderful cozy series.” Ana Kurland’s Reviews

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