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Easter Hair Hunt

(Bad Hair Day Mystery #16)

4.56  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  26 reviews
When hairstylist Marla Vail attends an Easter egg hunt at historic Tremayne Manor, she’s only there to fix hair for a client, Bonnie “Blinky” Morris. But when she’s asked to comb the grounds for leftover goodies, Marla discovers more than just a few dyed eggs. The dead body in the bunny costume is definitely not having a good hare day. And Blinky seems to have disappeared ...more
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Published March 10th 2020 by Orange Grove Press
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Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2020
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Who stabbed the Easter Bunny?? That is exactly what hairstylist and amateur sleuth Marla Vail intends to find out.

Marla was at an Easter event at Tremayne Manor to fix Bonnie “Blinky” Morris’ hair but while helping clear the grounds of any eggs missed by the searching children she finds a dead bunny, a human in a bunny suit. Seven months pregnant the last thing she needs is another murder investigation but hubby and homicide detective, Dalton Vail knows they make a great team
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hairstylist Marla Vail and her detective husband, Dalton, are back for another mysterious adventure. I always enjoy my time spent in Florida with the Vails.

This time Marla is hired by her friend Blinky. Blinky is playing the Easter Bunny at an Easter egg hunt event at the Tremayne Manor. Marla is supposed to do Blinky’s hair, but when the costume comes off, Marla doesn’t find her friend. Instead she finds a dead body.

You would think pregnancy would curtail Marla’s investigative hobby, but it doe
Sherry Fundin
Easter Hair Hunt by Nancy J Cohen has everything I expect from a cozy mystery. Some fun characters, an interesting location and a mystery with plenty of suspects to keep me guessing.

Marla was looking for her client, Blinky, who is dressed as the Easter bunny for the egg hunt. When she finds the bunny, surprise, surprise, it’s not Blinky in the costume, but the wearer is dead. She also finds an eggcellent surprise lying close by. Could this be the reason for the murder?

Marla is pregnant and marri
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery
In this next book of the series Marla is attending an Easter egg hunt at a local historic manor, she is there not only to fix a client's hair but also as a guest. When the woman over the event asks Marla to look over the grounds for any treats that have been left behind she gets quite a shock. She finds a dead body in a bunny suit, thinking it is her friend and client Blinky she soon learns the body under the suit is actually a man. The police arrive to investigate and Blinky is nowhere to be fo ...more
Julia David
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
I just love this series. Marla and Dalton are investigating another case together. Marla is looking for her friend and Dalton is trying to solve two murders. They must be connected. As she gets ready for her son's birth and her mother's wedding, she tries to make time to solve the mystery of her friend's disappearance, an ongoing theft, her work and getting the baby's room ready. She really needs to find some time to relax. I like how Dalton includes his wife and daughter in his investigations. ...more
Sandy Bartles
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. A very pregnant Marla and her husband Dalton work together to solve a murder and find a missing friend. I could feel the energy and excitement, just pushing me through the reading of each page. It was exciting to get together with familiar faces and enjoy a baby shower. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!
InD'tale Magazine
Despite this being book 16 in the series, there is definitely enough information for the reader to jump right in as the story follows the general cozy mystery pattern, with very few references to past events.

Read full review in the 2020 May issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Tara Ames
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've been on a few Easter Egg hunts but nothing like this!!! Ms. Cohen will have you think you cracked the case only to send you hopping down another path. So hold onto your bonnet and get ready for another great Bad Hair Day Mystery. (I received an ARC) ...more
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-read
Today is pub day for Easter Hair Hunt! Yay! If you, like me, are a long-time fan of Nancy J. Cohen and her terrific Bad Hair Day Mystery series (or anything this author has written, for that matter) then you will have been eagerly awaiting this book, the sixteenth in the series. And let me tell you right up front, you will not be disappointed. Easter Hair Hunt is the best one yet. I know I say that with every release, but with every release it’s true. Is it because the plot and mystery are that ...more
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2020
Easter Hair Hunt earns 5/5 Bunnies & Eggs...Engaging Entertainment!

Crack this one open! Nancy Cohen has penned another well-written book filled with a clever mystery, endearing characters, and a “Oh, Wow!” conclusion. It’s Easter at Tremayne Manor and Marla and her best friend Tally are enjoying the festivities, but “Blinky,” dressed as the iconic Easter Bunny, is no where to be found. Marla was hired by regular salon client Bonnie Meyers, nicknamed Blinky, to style her hair for the luncheon to
K.A. Davis
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
EASTER HAIR HUNT, the sixteenth book in the Bad Hair Day Mystery series by Nancy J. Cohen, is the first I’ve read in the series but most definitely will not be the last! I appreciated how the author introduces and portrays the characters so I always felt like I knew who each person was and never felt lost trying to figure them out. Even though I started so late in the series, I found EASTER HAIR HUNT was easily read as a stand-alone. However, the protagonist, Marla Vail, seems to have a rich bac ...more
Carla Johnson-Hicks
I am a fan of The Bad Hair Day Mysteries and was quite happy when this story proved to be another great addition to the series. Nancy Cohen did a lot of research into collectibles in order to write this book and make it believable and realistic. The plot of this story was so interesting and even though I guessed some of what was going on, I was invested in the story to figure out all the details. The characters were varied and even the secondary ones were well developed. I love how much Marla ha ...more
I found this well written and plotted. I figured out who did it about 1/3 of the way into it. I like the subterfuge surrounding the story. The twists, turns, and whys were more important.

I like the main characters. Marla and Dalton work well together and assist each other. Marla knows she’s not a detective but is well adept at assisting her husband in finding relevant bits of information.

Marla and Dalton are expecting a boy to add to their family. The pregnancy does fatigue Marla but does not p
Missi Martin (Stockwell)
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of the Bad Hair Day Mystery series and any time that I can pick up one of the books in this series and get lost, I am going to do it !! Easter Hair Hunt is the sixteenth book in this series by Nancy J. Cohen and I was hooked immediately.

Main character Marla Vall is a very, very busy person. Not only does she have her own business, a hair salon and day spa but she "helps" her husband solve murders. Marla has an awesome relationship with her husband, Dalton, who happens to be a hom
Christa Nardi
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Marla's task of collecting any missed Easter eggs or goodies goes south quickly when she finds a man in part of a bunny costume, dead. The costume he's wearing is the one her friend Blinky was wearing only a few minutes before. And the egg she finds nearby is none other than a Fabergé. She discovers that Tremayne Manor and Lacey Tremayne have a rare collection and security. Only no one knows where Blinky went or how the Fabergé egg ended up in the grass or what happened to the security tape.

Debra Goldstein
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A clever mystery - considering it is the 16th one in the series, it is as fresh as the first. What Cohen has done effectively is grow her protagonist, hairstylist Marla Vail. In this book, she plans to do the hair of a client, Blinky, between when Blinky will be the Easter bunny at a children's egg hunt and when she will attend a formal luncheon, but Blinky never makes the luncheon and someone else is found dead - wearing the bunny suit. Balancing Marla's amateur sleuthing, her husband's police ...more
Judy Johnson
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I always enjoy Nancy's books, and this one is no exception. No spoilers in my reviews but here's the down and dirty: A man in a bunny costume is found dead, a friend is unexplainably missing, a pregnant hairdresser Marla is on the job, along with her detective husband. The book is peppered with characters who just aren't who/what they appear to be in the fast paced mystery in a historic estate setting. This works just fine as a standalone, but you really should go back and read the others for so ...more
Feb 09, 2020 added it
This book kept me guessing, as there are a lot of possible killers. I only guessed the killer a heartbeat before Marla did.
Marla is heavily pregnant but that doesn't stop her from investigating when her friend Blinky goes missing at the same time a body is found during an Easter egg hunt.
I love this series and the characters, and the SE Florida setting. I'm even making a list of possible names for the baby.
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Intrepid sleuth Marla Vail goes looking for her friend Blinky and instead finds a dead gardener. She also finds a Faberge eggs on the estate grounds. In a case of classic misdirection in which no one is who they appear to be, Marla snips out the lies to reveal the truth and the killer.

I enjoyed the bee facts, the interpersonal dynamics, and the commitment Marla and Dalton make to family time. Another fun installment in Cohen’s entertaining Bad Hair Day series.

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Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Author. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Easter Hair Hunt by Nancy J. Cohen is a story that involves a wealthy family and how everyone has their secrets. Along with a mystery or two.
Why would anyone kill the gardener?
Marla Vail
Marla is our sleuth and is seven months pregnant at the beginning and eight months at the ending. She is an odd sleuth, as this is my first book in this series, but it works f
Bernadette Cinkoske
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Easter Hair Hunt, Marla seems to keep finding bodies - despite being seven months pregnant. I love the characters in the Bad Hair Day Mysteries. They are well developed and interesting. There are always too many suspects and too many motives, but I love it when I do not figure it out! This book was interesting, fast paced and enjoyable.
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Easter Hair Hunt
Bad Hair Day Mystery
Nancy J. Cohen
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When hairstylist Marla Vail attends an Easter egg hunt at historic Tremayne Manor, she’s only there to fix hair for a client, Bonnie “Blinky” Morris. But when she’s asked to comb the grounds for leftover goodies, Marla discovers more than just a few dyed eggs. The dead body in the bunny costume is definitely not having a good hare day. And Bli
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
While the Easter holiday has already been observed this year, the mere mention of it suggests many things to different people. One of the major fun icons of the holiday is the Easter Bunny.

Author Nancy J. Cohen has crafted an intriguing and zany way to feature the Easter Bunny in her latest cozy murder mystery, EASTER HAIR HUNT.

Hairstylist Marla Vail has to put her amateur sleuthing skills to work when she discovers a dead man in an Easter Bunny costume with a stolen Faberge egg nearby. To compo
Lelia Taylor
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Marla Vail is visiting Tremayne Manor to do her hairstyling thing for Blinky Morris so she’ll be ready for the Easter egg hunt but, after the hunt when Marla is helping to look for unfound eggs, she finds something else, a dead body dressed as a bunny. When it’s discovered that Blinky is missing, the very pregnant Marla jumps right in to investigate, as fans will expect. Her poor husband, homicide detective Dalton, is right by her side, knowing full well he can’t stop her.

Marla is a character th
Jessica Robbins
Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tour, own-kindle
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

New to this series I had to give it a try after reading the blurb. We start with an Easter egg hunt. Marla is helping with the event though she is somewhat limited the is to being seven months pregnant. As a hairdresser she is there to fix a client's hair after she takes off the bunny costume but when she doesn't arrive Marla gets worried. Searching for her while cleaning up missed eggs she runs across s
Lois Crockett
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cute n' Clever Cozy

Hairdresser Marla Vail, along with her husband Det. Dalton Vail, is on the case as she navigates a journey of ups and downs and a couple of bumps. There are plenty of twists and turns in the story as well as the normalcy of everyday routines, errands, yummy dishes and, of course, a surprise or two. This cute and clever cozy is a delightful diversion from today's events and will surely lift your spirits.
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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 and a RONE Award, earned first place in the Chanticleer International Book Awards and third place in the Arizona Literary Awards. Nancy's instructional guide, "Writing the Cozy Mystery," was ...more

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Bad Hair Day Mystery (1 - 10 of 17 books)
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  • Hair Raiser (The Bad Hair Day Mysteries, #2)
  • Murder by Manicure (The Bad Hair Day Mysteries, #3)
  • Body Wave (The Bad Hair Day Mysteries, #4)
  • Highlights to Heaven (The Bad Hair Day Mysteries, #5)
  • Died Blonde (The Bad Hair Day Mysteries, #6)
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