Permed to Death

· Orange Grove Press
56 reviews

About this ebook

Hairstylist Marla Shore untangles a knot of secrets when she’s suspected of poisoning her client’s coffee creamer in this humorous cozy mystery.

Hairstylist Marla Shore has a bad hair day when one of her clients dies in the salon’s shampoo chair. As if that’s not enough, handsome Detective Vail accuses her of poisoning the woman’s coffee creamer. Grumpy Bertha Kravitz might not have been Marla’s favorite customer, but she’s no killer. It’s up to her to unmask the real culprit to salvage her reputation.

Combing the woman’s privileged world for clues, Marla uncovers a snarled web of suspects. There's the resentful son excluded from his mother's will, a shady business partner with secrets, and a niece who inherits a substantial fortune. But Marla might have to look closer to home, especially when her janitor vanishes without a trace and she discovers one of her stylists is living a lavish lifestyle.

With the detective tightening the net, Marla races to untangle the clues before her own secrets are exposed. If she doesn't solve this hair-raising case fast, he’ll pin her with a motive and lock her away in a place where bad hair days will become permanent.

“Marla the beautician is a delight!”—Tamar Myers, author of the Pennsylvania Dutch Mysteries

Ratings and reviews

56 reviews
Lee Vowles
March 20, 2024
How many times does the lead character need to be told to stay out of a police investigation? Ugh. Every cozy mystery read in the past month is the same!! I've decided that they are all written by the same person who overcame writer's block by being repetitive!
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Carmon Modelsiki
May 6, 2024
fast action at least 4 different directions at once. immersing and hard to put down, wish for the simple life? here it is..
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Tami Hainea
April 14, 2024
I enjoyed this book. It did drag on a little too long.
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About the author

Nancy J. Cohen writes the Bad Hair Day Mysteries featuring South Florida hairstylist Marla Vail. Her books have been named Best Cozy Mystery by Suspense Magazine and have won the Readers' Favorite and FAPA President's Book Awards, the RONE Award, the Royal Palm Literary Award, and IAN Book of the Year. She's placed first in the Chanticleer International Book Awards and third in the Arizona Literary Awards. Her nonfiction title, Writing the Cozy Mystery, was also an Agatha Award Finalist. Active in the writing community, she is a past president of Florida Romance Writers and Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. When not busy writing, Nancy enjoys reading, fine dining, cruising, and visiting Disney World.

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