cover image Died Blonde

Died Blonde

Nancy J. Cohen. Kensington Publishing Corporation, $22 (243pp) ISBN 978-0-7582-0656-5

Marla Shore has more than a bad hair day when she discovers the body of her archenemy in the meter room that controls the power to her salon, in Nancy J. Cohen's Died Blonde: A Bad Hair Day Mystery, the sixth outing for the salon owner and amateur sleuth (after 2003's Highlights to Heaven). Fans will be delighted that Marla finally gets engaged, after much angst, to her cop boyfriend, Dalton Vail, but weak characterization and uninspired dialogue disappoint. Agent, Evan Marshall. .