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Shear Murder (Bad Hair Day Mystery #10)

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While hairdresser Marla Shore is attending her friend Jill's wedding, the bride's sister and matron of honor is found dead underneath the cake table with a knife in her chest, and if she is going for find the killer, Marla must sort through a number of su
Hardcover, 246 pages
Published January 18th 2012 by Five Star (first published January 1st 2012)
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LORI CASWELL
This whole series has been a lot of fun.

In this installment, Marla not only does hair for a wedding, but is a bridesmaid and finally a bride. At crunch time for her own wedding plans she is also trying to solve a murder. Marla takes multitasking to a whole new level. Dalton really understands her need to be in the middle of things and his daughter Brianna has a great relationship with Marla. I am so happy this new family is coming together.

The family dynamics at work in both Marla’s case and Jil
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Terri
I used to like Nancy Cohen's books, but with the Bad Hair Day series, that has changed. There are conversations don't follow the subject, people talking and suddenly someone chimes in with a completely off-the-wall remark, the detective (soon-to-be-husband) is upset because his wife-2-b (Marla) isn't concentrating on her upcoming wedding, and he turns around and disappears for 2 late nights and is found holding hands with an old flame. The story is difficult to follow, I didn't like the characte ...more
Linda B
Shear Murder is a fun mystery/romance. There is quite a bit of detailed wedding information because the character, Marla, is not only a bridesmaid in a wedding, but also planning her own wedding.

Imagine finding a dead body under the wedding cake table! Suspects abound in this story, and Marla is well know by local police as someone who likes to get involved. I think that there was maybe a little too much information gained by eavesdropping, but Marla is eager to solve the crime.

I was a little wo
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Sharon Redfern
Marla Shore is a bridesmaid at her friend Jill's wedding and does all of the hair styling as well. During the salon time before the wedding, Marla picks up on tension between Jill and her sister Torrie. At the wedding venue, Torrie also gets into it with a photographer from the magazine she works at and a rival reporter. After a lot of drama, Jill gets married and Marla goes to find the cake knife at the reception. She finds it, but it has been repurposed as a murder weapon in Torrie's chest. Ma ...more
Nora-adrienne
Shear Murder
By: Nancy J. Cohen
Copyright February 2012
Publisher Five Star

Weddings always make Marla Shore shed a tear of joy, and she’s slated to attend her friend Jill’s affair as a member of the bridal party. Marla’s own nuptials are weeks away, and she’s been busy juggling bickering relatives, building a new house with her fiancé, and expanding her hair salon.
The South Florida Stylist is following her to-do list just fine until an unexpected even unravels her carefully laid plans. At Jill’s we
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Judy
I don't know what happened with this latest Bad Hair Day Mystery. I used to love this series and was excited to see that there was finally a new installment. I started reading but the characters were so unlikeable. I didn't even care about the murder victim & I'm not sure why anyone (with the exception of possibly her sister) even cared. Marla is planning on opening a day spa & also planning her own wedding so why she thought she needed to insert herself into solving this crime (and it w ...more
Yvonne
Hairstylist Marla Shore is quite excited to be part of her friend Jill’s wedding party. Marla’s own wedding is scheduled for only a few weeks away, but she’s more than delighted to assist her friend. Of course Marla’s own schedule is impossible – between both weddings, moving to a new home, and expanding her hair salon – the last thing she needs is a murder investigation, but that’s exactly what’s thrown her way when Jill’s sister, Torrie, turns up dead at the wedding reception.

Jill begs Marla f
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Jeannie and Louis Rigod
The South Florida Hair Stylist and Spa Owner, Marla Shore is swamped with weddings. Not only her friend, Jill, but, her very own wedding to Dalton Vail, a Homicide Detective.

With a zillion details to deal with, Marla gets involved with a dispute between Jill and Jill's sister, Torrie about property that they have inherited. It is very obvious that the sisters are at odds with each other. Even as they drive to the wedding location at a beautiful orchid garden, Jill implores Marla to ask Torrie to
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CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
For readers of cozy glitz literature, this could be a satisfying series. But for the average reader, dropped from a great height into the tenth book of the series, it is a day’s work to study the menu of characters, some of whom have been married before. It would be an advantage to have read the previous nine mysteries to get used to the plethora of characters clogging the action. Rife with minutia and wedding flutter, the actual emotional impact of murder and crime are lost in the fluff of mate ...more
Vanessa James-brooks
I did not know this was a series until I looked up Nancy to see if there were more books. Shear Murder is the last book in the series and for me never reading the other books I thought this was a fantastic book on it's own. A wedding, murder, list of quirky suspects, and Marla Shore trying to figure it all out before her own wedding takes place. I really enjoyed every page of this book. I will tell you this the the 243 page book goes very fast I read it in two days only because I am a mom with t ...more
Sharley
Absolutely funny and easy read. One of those books you grab and can read in a few hours because its so easy to continue reading. The author does a good job with the characters and even though I had never read a book by her it was easy to follow the story line and thus it stands alone and does not need to be read as part of a series. Great book, enjoyable read!
Cynthia Thomason
I have enjoyed this entire Bad Hair Day Mystery series, but this last one might be my favorite. A wedding, a murder, a list of quirky suspects, and Marla Shore once again trying to figure it all out before her own wedding takes place. I recomment this book!
Kelly
OK, but really not worth the time (& I read really fast!)
Laura
maybe it's my mood, but this book seemed to d r a g!!
Nancy
Oct 24, 2011 Nancy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Weddings always make Marla Shore shed a tear of joy, especially when she attends her friend Jill’s affair as a member of the bridal party. Marla’s own nuptials are weeks away, and she’s been busy juggling bickering relatives, building a new house with her fiancé, and expanding her hair salon.

The South Florida stylist is following her To Do list just fine until an unexpected event unravels her carefully laid plans. At Jill’s wedding reception, Marla discovers the matron of honor—Jill’s sister To
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Lelia Taylor
Weddings are much on hairdresser Marla’s mind these days, her own ceremony in a few weeks and the one coming up shortly that will unite her friend, Jill, with her husband-to-be—but will it unite Jill with her fractious sister, Torrie? Apparently not, as Marla discovers when she finds Torrie dead and it looks like it’s up to Marla to save her friend from being pegged as a murderer. Of course, she has to fit this in with her own pre-wedding tasks and running her salon. At times, the bad guys are a ...more
Adriana Girolami
"Shear murder "is a wonderful combination of mystery, murder and romance with a touch of humor.
Marla Shore a South Florida beautician is getting married to detective Dalton Vail, although busy with her own wedding she volunteers to be a bridesmaid at her friend Jill's wedding. Shockingly, at Jill's lovely reception, under the cake table Marla finds the bride's sister Torrie with the cake knife in her chest. Jill is suspected because she had the motive to kill her sister since they had an argumen
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Patricia Gligor
I thoroughly enjoyed reading "Shear Murder" by Nancy J. Cohen and I stayed up way past my bedtime last night to finish reading it because I HAD to know who the killer was. I had my suspicions but, because Ms. Cohen weaved an intricate plot with lots of suspects, I couldn't be sure until the very end. I highly recommend this book!
Kristen
Marla Shore has a lot in her hands in the latest installment in the Bad Hair Day series. While she's planning her wedding to Dalton, opening a day spa, and keeping her salon busy with customers, she's got a full schedule ahead of her. When she attends her friend's wedding, she discovers a new murder and is on the case. With not many time on her hands, we'll see how she's devoted to Dalton and Brianna and trying not to stay out of trouble. She's really up to her ears on this drama, when she disco ...more
Susan
Salon owner Marla Shore is busy with plans for her forthcoming wedding, but not too busy to be bridesmaid for her friends Jill and Arnie. Of course, she senses the tensions among the bridal party, but the last thing she expects is to find a body. Once she does, however, she can't resist helping, or interfering, as her policeman-fiance would have it, with the case, even if it endangers her.
Lisa
As though Marla doesn't have enough on her plate with planning her own wedding, preparing for the fast-approaching holidays, and opening a day salon, she decides to solve a murder that occurred at her friends' wedding. I enjoyed this story despite some predictable parts of it.
Suzanne
What a well written book, a page turner for sure!

I can't wait to read more by her.

Marla is funny when she isn't finding dead bodys

Nancy Cohen first rate writer!
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Nancy J. Cohen writes the humorous Bad Hair Day mystery series featuring hairdresser Marla Shore, who solves crimes with wit and style under the sultry Florida sun. Several of these titles have made the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association bestseller list. Nancy is also the author of Writing the Cozy Mystery, a valuable instructional guide for writers on how to write a winning whodunit. Her ...more
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