Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Blog Tour: Hair Brained (The Bad Hair Day Mysteries) by Nancy J. Cohen (Review/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Hair Brained (The Bad Hair Day Mysteries)
by Nancy J. Cohen

Hair Brained (The Bad Hair Day Mysteries)

Cozy Mystery
14th in Series
Orange Grove Press (September 12, 2017)
Print Length: 342 pages

Was the car crash an accident or a deliberate attempt to run Marla's friends off the road?
When hairstylist Marla Vail's best friend is hurt in a suspicious car accident, Marla assumes guardianship of her infant son. No sooner does Marla say, "Baby want a bottle?" than she's embroiled in another murder investigation. Her husband, Detective Dalton Vail, determines the crash may not have been an accident after all. But then, who would want Tally--or Ken in the car with her--out of the way? As Marla digs deeper into her friends' lives, she realizes she didn't know them as well as she'd thought. Nonetheless, it's her duty as their son's guardian to ensure his safety, even if it means putting her own life at risk. Can she protect the baby and find the culprit before someone else ends up as roadkill?

My Review

It’s a New Year’s celebration at Marla and Dalton Vail’s house. They are surrounded by family and friends, but two important people are missing. Her best friend Tally and her husband, Ken. The party is interrupted when Marla’s husband, detective Dalton Vail, receives a phone call. Tally and Ken have been in a car accident, but it’s not looking like an accident at all.

As Tally fights for her life, Marla accepts guardianship of Tally’s baby boy and delves into the mystery of her friend’s so-called accident. Along with her detective husband Dalton, Marla begins to uncover things about her friends that makes her wonder what is really going on in their lives. From possible insurance fraud to a strange group of ladies Tally recently joined in a tea group.

Regardless of what she uncovers, Marla is determined to protect their son and find out who is behind this. This, also, has Marla considering if motherhood would be something for her in the near future.

There were several twists and turns, plus many red herrings in this book. Just when I thought I knew what was going on, the author threw in a few extra curves to have me scratching my head.

The characters are well-developed and realistic. They have quickly become old friends. I always look forward to another visit to South Florida to spend some time with Marla and her family.

Nancy J. Cohen does it again and brings us another exciting “Bad Hair Day Mystery” story. This is the 14th book in the series. I came into it at #10 and I don’t feel as if I’ve missed a thing. There is plenty of character history given throughout the book. The actual mystery is contained in this book, so you don’t really need to read the previous books. However, I always find it fun to start at the beginning of these type of series. Eventually I will have a chance to read books #1-9. Until then, I’m enjoying each of the new books very much.

Overall, this is a fun, enjoyable series filled with lovable characters. It’s the perfect way to spend a few hours.

For reading challenges:
Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge 2017
Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge 2017
FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

About The Author

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 and been selected by Suspense Magazine as best cozy mystery. Nancy has also written the instructional guide, Writing the Cozy Mystery. Her imaginative romances, including the Drift Lords series, have proven popular with fans as well. A featured speaker at libraries, conferences, and community events, Nancy is listed in Contemporary Authors, Poets & Writers, and Who's Who in U.S. Writers, Editors, & Poets. When not busy writing, she enjoys fine dining, cruising, visiting Disney World, and shopping.

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  1. Thanks for this great mystery giveaway.

  2. Thank you for having me here and for the great review.

  3. I enjoy cozy mysteries, especially in the late fall and early winter!

  4. Thank you for the review. The series sounds great.

  5. Oooo....tea....:; mops up drool:::.... and a new author to me. What fun!

    1. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate - whatever your favorite, have a cup when you read this book.

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! One of my favorite series!

  7. Thank you for this terrific giveaway!

    1. My pleasure. I hope you will check out my mysteries.

  8. How can I not have read this series yet? Marla sounds like a great character.


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