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After her last hair-raising stab at sleuthing, you'd think Marla Shore would learn to keep her nose out of other people's business. Still, when Marla stumbles upon the body of Cut 'N Dye client Jolene Myers in the whirlpool at the local fitness club, she can't help but feel that Jolene's murder is her business.
But Marla's not the only one anxious to nail Jolene's killer. Representing the Palm Haven police is Marla's sexy, vexing, sometime boyfriend, Detective Dalton Vail. Then there's the buxom, beautiful, very blonde "Jill" Crone. A flash from the past of bagel maker Arnie Hartman, Jill's digging deep for details on Jolene's demise, and she's cozying up awfully close to Detective Vail to get the answers. Maybe that's why Marla can't seem to warm up to the beautiful blonde -- or maybe it's the way Jill seems to know the answers even before she asks the questions. Because the questions that Jill's asking are enough to curl anyone's hair….
Was Jolene having an affair with realtor Sam Zelman, or was there more than pillow talk going on when the two were spotted meeting at an out-of-the-way hotel? Did animal rights activist Cookie Calcone, who warned Jolene that her work at Stockhart Industries would be the death of her, finally make good on her threat? Both Sam and Cookie were at the fitness club on the night that Jolene was murdered. And both will meet untimely ends before they have a chance to say.
Now, with three suspicious deaths to investigate, and an even longer list of suspects to consider, Marla's got her hands full, chasing down leads that put her closer to the killer with every step she takes. Only this time, her next step could land her in the morgue….
In Murder by Manicure, the third novel in the Bad Hair Day Mystery series, a southern sleuth who's a cut above the rest pulls out all the stops to wrap up another nail-biting murder that will leave readers eagerly awaiting their next appointment with Marla Shore.
"Funny how the prospect of questioning a suspect propelled her out of bed in the morning…. So what if an amour wasn't the direction Marla wanted to go? Solving a murder served the same purpose: cozy up to the opposition; learn his secrets; eliminate conflicting viewpoints; and get to the climax. As simple as a haircut…. Real life wasn't so easy, though."