Facials Can Be Fatal

A Bad Hair Day Mystery

Fiction - Mystery - Sleuth
280 Pages
Reviewed on 11/09/2016
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Author Biography

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 selected by Suspense Magazine as best cozy mystery, and earned third place in the Arizona Literary Awards. Nancy has also written the instructional guide, Writing the Cozy Mystery. Her imaginative romances, including the Drift Lords series, have proven popular with fans as well. These books have won the HOLT Medallion and Best Book in Romantic SciFi/Fantasy at The Romance Reviews. 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.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

A prominent client that expires while having a facial is not the best endorsement for a spa's reputation. When that client is a significant benefactress of the organization that your spa is hired by, it is not good for business. In Facials Can Be Fatal (A Bad Hair Day Mystery) by Nancy J. Cohen, Marla Vail, the owner of Cut 'N Dye Salon, is in the middle of that nightmare. Marla is also competing for the educator position for Luxor and they don't want any unfavorable notoriety attached to their products. On top of that, on the night of a prestigious fashion show that Marla's stylists are working, another body is found and a unique headpiece is stolen. In the hopes that the murders won't affect her business, Marla is now working with her husband, Dalton, to track down the killer. Who is killing Friends of Old Florida and are the murders related? Will they catch the killer before another life is taken?

Facials Can Be Fatal (A Bad Hair Day Mystery) by Nancy J. Cohen is a nice, comfy, cozy mystery starring Marla Vail and her new family. Dalton and Marla have reached their first year of marriage, and Marla's friends and family are pushing her to have a baby. She and Dalton work well together, and she is content with her life the way it is. It is enjoyable to read how they balance their sleuthing around their lives. Although this is one book in a series, it is a great stand-alone. I recommend this book to those who are cozy mystery fans and enjoy a sleuth mystery with many twists and turns.