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Haunted Hair Nights

(Bad Hair Day Mystery #12.5)

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4.33  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  12 reviews
As a new stepmother, hairstylist Marla Vail hopes to win brownie points by helping her daughter with a school haunted house project. All goes well until Marla stumbles over a corpse on the spooky estate grounds. Between slacker students, helicopter parents, unexpected heirs, and a stonewalling school administration, Marla has her hands full in solving a murder and keeping ...more
Paperback, 94 pages
Published September 23rd 2016 by Orange Grove Press
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Yvonne
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Marla Vail tries to do her best by her teenage step-daughter. She usually isn’t involved in school events, but this time she agrees to help with the Halloween haunted house project. The house is perfect as a haunted house, especially when Marla discovers a real dead body.

There are so many different situations going on, Marla doesn’t know where to begin in discovering the real culprit. Between Marla, her husband and her step-daughter, they hope to find the real killer before anyone else ends up d
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Tara L.
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a fun, fast read filled with unexpected twists. Sleuth Marla is at it again, trying to solve a mystery as she uncovers eerie clues. Highly recommend this book, especially if you are looking for something to read around Halloween.
Jill James
May 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spooky

Even in a short story you are kept guessing. It goes so fast and seemless, it doesn't seem possible to be over already.
Sherry
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bad Hair, Maybe, but Good Book!

A fascinating short story involving murder & high school angst. Love Marla & Dalton, & it was great to have their daughter Brianna more involved this time.
Taryn
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Hauntingly Good Read

I love a good holiday read and Haunted Hair Nights fits the bill, it will definitely get you into the Halloween mood! While Marla is helping her stepdaughter with a school project she comes across the murdered body of a teacher. Who could have killed him, was it a student, another teacher, a parent? Follow along as Marla tries to figure out whodunit with the help of her detective husband and his daughter. You'll also take away the real relationships these characters deliver.
Ms. Mystery
Oct 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: halloween
I enjoyed this Halloween cozy mystery set in South Florida. Between the scary "gifts" left for Marla's family and the mysterious murder at the school's haunted house; you are bound to get some chills. Grab some hot apple cider and read this Halloween tale!
Sharon
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hated to put this book down. Twists and turns and lots of surprises. So surprised to find out who the killer was. A must read. Love this author and this series of books.
Barbara Hackel
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a short novella about Halloween and Breanna's school. It was Marla's first venture into helping out at school, and what a way to start! While working on preparations for a haunted house, Marla follows what she thinks is a trail of fake blood, only to find a body with a knife sticking out of it and plenty of real blood. The teacher who owns the property being used for the haunted house is the victim, and there are many red herrings and clues as to the why and who dun it! Although a quick ...more
James Jackson
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, mystery-cozy
Whether you are a Bad Hair Day fan or new to the series, this standalone novella will keep you flipping pages wondering who done it until the end. Set between books 12 Peril by Ponytail and 13 due out in February 2017, Facials Can Be Fatal, we learn more about the relationship between step-mother Marla & Dalton's daughter, Brianna -- and what happens when a fund-raising Halloween event turns deadly.

For those of us who don't want bad dreams for Halloween, this entry into the Bad Hair Day seri
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Donna
Oct 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable but too many things that seemed unrealistic to me. Still a good story.
Charlene
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loved the story! Halloween, mystery, dead body, oh my! This novella, although short, was filled with lots of twists and turns, interesting complex characters and a great storyline! I am hoping some the characters return in future stories! Off to the next book in this series....
Jessica Wilhoite
Nov 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Awesome short story! Can't wait for book #13 to come out :)
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Nancy J. Cohen writes the Bad Hair Day Mysteries featuring South Florida hairstylist Marla Vail. Titles in this series have been named Best Cozy Mystery by Suspense Magazine, won a Readers' Favorite Gold Medal, earned first place in the Chanticleer International Book Awards and third place in the Arizona Literary Awards, and finaled in the American Fiction Awards. Nancy's instructional guide, "Wri ...more

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