Peril By Ponytail

Bad Hair Day Mysteries, #12

Nancy J. Cohen once again delivers a delightful cozy mystery with the latest escapades of Marla and her partner Dalton. Even a honeymoon doesn't stop these two from ferreting out a dangerous killer. Marla is a easy heroine to identify with, even while she investigates it is easy to see why she is able to so easily talk to so many people about such private and personal matters. I'd love to be friends with this lady. As a detective Dalton's curiosity is a given but I enjoy the fact that while he worries about his wife's safety he never treats her as less than an equal. The family element to this story was rather insightful and I found the way family history was revealed to be rather well done and intricate to the overall mystery. The setting was a character all unto its own and the details were just enough to make me feel transported there without it feeling overly contrived. Overall this was a solid read and what I've come to expect from the author. If you are a fan this is a must read and if you've never read Nancy J. Cohen before I urge you to do so.

An Arizona dude Ranch might not be Marla's idea of a honeymoon but when Dalton's family invites them they can't refuse. Her Uncle by marriage tries to open a ghost town but mysterious accidents turn deadly and the body count rises. Marla has more than a Bad Hair Day to worry about as she tries to keep her new family safe.

Book Blurb for Peril By Ponytail

Marla and Dalton's honeymoon at an Arizona dude ranch veers from dangerous to downright deadly faster than a horse headed to the corral. With her husband's uncle--the resort's owner--on the suspect list for murder, Marla races to prove his innocence. She hopes her blind trust isn't misplaced, especially when she learns their relative has secrets he'd rather keep buried. As the bodies pile up, she digs deep to find the killer. With her new family in jeopardy, she'd better figure out who's adding to the spirits haunting a nearby ghost town before someone she loves is hurt. Saddle up for Marla's latest adventure in the Wild West where a Bad Hair Day is the least of her worries.

Stands Alone: Yes

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2015 4.00