Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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

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

About Easter Hair Hunt

Easter Hair Hunt (The Bad Hair Day Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
16th in Series
Publisher: Orange Grove Press (March 10, 2020)
Print Length: 233 pages
Digital ASIN: B083TZ78G1

Hare today, dead tomorrow… Can a stylish sleuth pull a rabbit out of her hat to solve an Easter murder in this to-dye-for cozy mystery?
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 down a rabbit hole.
When trying to solve a murder, everyone needs a friend who’s all ears. For Marla, that’s her husband, homicide detective Dalton Vail. They make an eggcellent team. Dalton isn’t the kind to leap to conclusions, but with his wife seven months pregnant, and knowing Marla finds crime-solving to be irresistible, he worries about her running off on another hare-raising adventure.
Marla’s peeps are hoping for a happy ending, but she may have found a basketful of trouble this time. Can she crack the case before Blinky becomes the next victim?
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My Review

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 doesn’t. She can’t help but throw herself into the middle of this investigation, especially when she learns Blinky disappeared. Marla is not only determined to find a killer, but she intends to find her friend too.

This series always makes me feel like I’m “coming home”. The cast of characters are old friends. Even the secondary characters are well-developed, realistic and I care about them.

This is book #16 in the series. There is enough information to help new readers along. I didn’t start reading this series until book #10 and I never felt lost. I was able to jump right into Marla’s universe and have loved every minute of it. I do eventually plan to go back and read the first 9 books, but that’s only because I can’t get enough of Marla and her crew.

The mystery goes at a fast-pace and kept me guessing until near the end. I guessed part of the resolution, but I was completely shocked at the way it all wrapped up. Nancy J. Cohen is on my "auto-buy" list.  Her writing is crisp, fresh and captivating.  This is one of my favorite series and I do hope it continues for a long time to come.

For reading challenges:
Cruisin’ thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2020
Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2020
Literary Escapes Reading Challenge 2020 (Florida)

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from author and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

About Nancy J. Cohen

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 nominated for an Agatha Award, earned first place in the Royal Palm Literary Awards and the TopShelf Magazine Book Awards, and won a gold medal in the President’s Book Awards. A featured speaker at libraries, conferences, and community events, Nancy is a past president of  Florida Romance Writers and Mystery Writers of America Florida Chapter. She is listed in Contemporary Authors, Poets & Writers, and Who’s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors, & Poets. When not busy writing, she enjoys cooking, fine dining, cruising, and visiting Disney World.

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  1. Thank you so much for this wonderful review!

  2. This sounds really good and I love the puns in the sypnosis!

    1. Thanks Vicki. I always enjoy punny book descriptions.

  3. I've read several books in this series and always enjoy them. I'll have to pick this one up and revisit Marla!

  4. Good luck and God's blessings with your tour Nancy!

  5. I haven't read any in this series yet so good to hear that I can just jump right in.

    1. Please do! If you like one story, then you can go back and start with the first in series book. But you can jump in at any point.


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