Sunday, October 29, 2017

Review: Haunted Hair Nights by Nancy J. Cohen

Cozy Mystery


Orange Grove Press

Release Date:
October 13, 2016

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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 the kids safe.

My Review

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 for the holiday, 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 killer before anyone else ends up dead.

I love this series so much. It’s especially nice to read how Marla is progressing with her new family. It’s realistic and fun combined with quite a bit of mystery. A haunted mansion is the perfect setting for a Halloween read.

As a side note, this is a novella and not a full length book. It’s a quickie read, but it’s just the thing to tide readers over between books. I can’t get enough of Marla and her adventures. Even in a short book, the author does a great job of keeping the readers guessing.

For reading challenges:
Cruisin’ thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2017

Disclosure: I borrowed this from my library. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.


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