cover image Shear Murder: 
A Bad Hair Day Mystery

Shear Murder: A Bad Hair Day Mystery

Nancy J. Cohen. Five Star, $25.95 (246p) ISBN 978-1-4328-2554-6

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. Agent: Evan Marshall. (Jan.)