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Killer Knots (Bad Hair Day Mystery #9)

3.57  ·  Rating Details  ·  191 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews

Nancy J. Cohen's Bad Hair Day mysteries are a cut above the restrich, full, and stylish. Now her beautician-sleuth Marla Shore puts down her curling iron and picks up her skills at detection when she books passage on a cruise ship with a killer aboard. . .

Scissor-wielding sleuth Marla Shore is looking forward to a leisurely cruise with her fiance Dalton Vail. Too bad Dalto

ebook, 304 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by Kensington (first published December 2007)
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Jennifer Widmer
Unfortunately for me, once I start a series I rarely can stop. This series frustrates me. Some of the books in this series are good, some are not and this was one of those.
The first half of the book was slow and uninteresting, there were so many characters that it was hard to keep them all straight, and there were so many adjectives I felt like I was reading a high school paper that needed to be stretched an extra 500 words.
If you are able to skip books in a series, do it! All you need to know
Nov 01, 2008 Cheryl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Marla Shore is ready for some fun, sun and getting to spend quality time with her fiancé, police detective, Dalton Vail and his fourteen years old daughter, Brianna aboard a cruise ship. What Marla didn’t realize was that Dalton had other ideas about how to spend their quality time together and it involved Marla getting to know her soon to be future in-laws! It seems though that Marla won’t be spending much time with anyone. She already has a new case just calling her name in the form of a perso ...more
Nov 16, 2009 Maggie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Killer Knots features Nancy Cohen’s beautician sleuth on a cruise with her detective fiancé,his teenaged daughter and her soon to be in-laws. Right away there’s a name mix up – apparently there’s a Martha Shore on board - and Marla Shore, the star of the book, is getting messages intended for Martha. There’s a mix up with the seating arrangements too, with the in-laws being seated at Martha’s table and Marla and her squeeze at a table full of Martha’s museum friends. Someone misses the ship at a ...more
Nov 10, 2014 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is well along in the series, but it was easy to pick up on the necessary background. Marla, a hairdresser, and her fiance are off on a Caribbean cruise with his parents and his teenage daughter. A group of people connected with an art gallery are part of the group and bring with them all kinds of complications, along with a possible unsolved murder.
It was light and fast, but not too simple.
Jan 08, 2013 Sharleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy a good mystery book and this one was no different. It had a good story line with a family heading away on a cruise who meet up with many couples who had had their cruises paid for as a gift. They all work at a art gallery and someone died there, was it accidental or was it murder, that is the mystery. The family spend their cruise trying to work this out. The writer of this book put many twists into the story and kept me guessing right to the last two chapters. It was easy to read and th ...more
Mikki Cober
Aug 20, 2014 Mikki Cober rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
Enjoyed Killer Knots. Loved that the entire story took place on a cruise. Fun storyline, and a good mystery.
Rebecca Zartman
May 17, 2012 Rebecca Zartman rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Got 60 pages in but really could just not get into it. Picked this book up randomly at the library for a quick fun read but was rather disappointed. I mean if you read the first 60 pages and you are bored and have to force yourself to read it then it probably isn't a very good book... unless it's just not my type of book... but I usually like girly stories like this... oh well it was worth a try. No offense to the other since I haven't read any of her other stuff and many of the reviews for this ...more
May 21, 2009 Marian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: readit, 2009
I sped through Killer Knots in record time. Mostly I walked away wanting to go on a cruise myself, but I also really enjoyed the story for the most part. I've missed at least a couple of mysteries [or else I really, really need to have something done about my memory:] and it didn't hurt my ability to follow along, which is always a good thing once a series is more than a couple of books. Marla still uses 'pal' a little too much in her sarcastic thoughts, but I didn't spend the book shrieking abo ...more
Kim Freitas
Jan 03, 2014 Kim Freitas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would have liked to rate as a 5, however, there were a couple of parts in the book where it jumped around as if pages were missing. I had to check to be certain that I didn't skip pages. It was an enjoyable read.
Jan 01, 2008 Susan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Not great. I found the plot forced and the dialogue confusing. I never really connected with the protagonist or any of the characters. The set up was overly complicated and staged.
Jul 20, 2011 Sara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting mystery on a cruise ship but with rather unlikeable main characters---too involved with shopping and appearances. Confirms my decision not to take a cruise!
Mar 07, 2012 Dianne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
On board a cruise, Marla tries to identify the murder of an artist who was killed at the gallery. All the people of the museum are suspects.
Took a bit to get into this book.
Feb 04, 2009 Carol rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thoughly enjoyed reading this book. Alot of suspense and action. I picked the book up on a I'm hooked on the Bad Hair Day series!!!!!
Nov 10, 2013 Laurie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book started slow as it developed the characters. I made notes as there were quite a few. But then the book got interesting.
Jan 14, 2009 Dale rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
a fun read for a cold day-- a Caribbean cruise with Marla and her fiance Dalton involves art, beaches, shopping and a murder....
Mar 28, 2011 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenge
This was a fun book to read. Not sure I'll want to take a cruise anytime soon after reading it but it was a good mystery.
Jul 12, 2008 Aleta rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read a few books by her now... they are okay, just not my type. But the stories are good.
Dale Moore
Oct 12, 2010 Dale Moore rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good whodunit with enough twists and subplots to keep it interesting but not a boggle.
Oct 14, 2008 Maggie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-series
Entertaining. I probably won't read the rest of the series but it was good.
Traci Hall
Jun 30, 2009 Traci Hall rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nancy is talented with a capital T - I hated for the series to end
Jan 23, 2011 Lisa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not worth my time as an in-between books book. :(
Aug 14, 2008 Michelle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was definitely a light book to read at the beach.
cute story, not really my type of read.
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Nancy J. Cohen writes the humorous Bad Hair Day Mysteries featuring hairdresser Marla Vail, who solves crimes with wit and style under the sultry Florida sun. Titles in this series have made the IMBA bestseller list and been selected by Suspense Magazine as best cozy mystery. Nancy has also written "Writing the Cozy Mystery", a valuable instructional guide on how to write a winning whodunit. Nancy ...more
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