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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 (ME) (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jan 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2012
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
Mar 18, 2012 rated it liked it
maybe it's my mood, but this book seemed to d r a g!!
Oct 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozies
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
May 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Sharon Redfern
Jan 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
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
Oct 10, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 06, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: mystery
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
Dec 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
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
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
Feb 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Vanessa James-brooks
Dec 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-and-read
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
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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 won 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, ...more
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