Shear Murder

Bad Hair Day Mystery, #10

Nancy J. Cohen gifts readers with another fast-paced fun cozy. In this installment of the “A Bad Hair Day Mystery” Marla has more than the normal pre-wedding jitters and I loved watching her plan her own upcoming nuptials while dealing with a murder at her friend’s upscale resort wedding. The romance is well established so while I like Dalton I don’t find myself holding my breath to ensure these two stay together. I get to simply concentrate on watching Marla find the murderer. I loved the reading the scenes with Torrie before her untimely demise, her whole demeanor just begs for someone to get rid of her. I loved meeting the family at the wedding and being witness to all the little innuendos floating around. I’m also a big fan of learning something new when reading and in this story I learned a little something about Jewish weddings and orchids. This is a fabulous choice to curl up by the fireplace or lounge by the pool and immerse yourself in murder, mayhem and a healthy helping of humor.

Book Blurb for Shear Murder

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.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2012 4.00