Body Wave

Body Wave

by Nancy J. Cohen

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Stylist Marla Shore goes undercover in a hair-brained scheme to catch a killer in her latest South Florida adventure. In a story braided with unexpected twists and curls, she takes on a role as nurse's aide for wealthy Miriam Pearl. While Marla snoops into the elderly matriarch's affairs, her boyfriend, Detective Dalton Vail, is afraid that the only affair she'll snag is with her ex-spouse, Stan. Juggling work at her salon, crime solving, and two amorously inclined males, Marla fights a race against time to save Stan before the dashing detective nails him for murder.

"Ms. Cohen's plot has more twists than a French braid, and Marla is a shear delight." Joanne Fluke, author of the Hannah Swensen mysteries

"When it comes to hair-raising tales of murder and mayhem, Nancy J. Cohen's wonderfully wry Bad Hair Day mysteries are second to none." Barnes & Noble Ransom Notes

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151276948
Publisher: Orange Grove Press
Publication date: 06/16/2015
Series: Bad Hair Day Mysteries , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 353,450
File size: 887 KB

About the Author

Nancy J. Cohen writes the humorous Bad Hair Day mystery series featuring hairdresser Marla Shore, who solves crimes with wit and style under the sultry Florida sun. Several of these titles have made the IMBA bestseller list. Nancy is also the author of Writing the Cozy Mystery, a valuable instructional guide on how to write a winning whodunit. 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, theme parks, cruising, and outlet shopping.

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Body Wave (Bad Hair Day Mystery 4) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
charleneC 6 days ago
Truly love this series! Marla gets into hot water without even trying! Her ex husband is accused of killing his young third wife, he asks her to help him prove he is innocent. Marla goes undercover as a nurse's assistant for her ex's grandmother in law. Lots of twists and turns and action in this book! Interesting and complex characters and a fantastic storyline! I am on to reading the next book in this series!
BuriedUnderBooks More than 1 year ago
The intrepid hair salon owner, Marla Shore, returns in her fourth Bad Hair Day venture into the world of murder and mayhem. This time, Marla's less-than-wonderful ex-husband, Stanley Kaufman, is suspected of having murdered his third wife, Kimberly. Stan asks---no, he demands ---that Marla use her sleuthing skills and get him out of this jam. In exchange, he'll sell her his half of their jointly-owned rental property at a reasonable price if she can clear him within 30 days. Marla, smart woman that she is, agrees to investigate but only if Stan puts the sale agreement in writing. Kimberly, heiress to a family fortune, was murdered in their home while Stan was asleep and there is no evidence of a break-in. If Stan is innocent, who wanted her dead? Detective Dalton Vail, who has his own ulterior motive involving his relationship with Marla, sees that she could be useful in this investigation, especially since she manages to find a way into Kimberly's family home and can learn things Dalton can't. The two agree to share information as it develops. As the days go by, Marla learns that this family harbors some very mean-spirited characters and a number of them are potential suspects. Besides them, there are quite a few other people in Kimberly's circle of acquaintances and friends who appear to have some pretty good motives, too. In the meantime, Stan's deadline is approaching much too quickly and Marla begins to think she may be the killer's next target. The Bad Hair Day mysteries have been noted for their humor, quick pacing and an intelligent amateur sleuth. Author Nancy J. Cohen continues to offer a refreshing and fun series---I really enjoyed this one and hate to have to wait for the next. Reviewed by Lelia Taylor, November 2002. Note: a brand, spanking new revised and updated edition of Body Wave was issued on June 16th, complete with added bonus materials. Go get it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Bad Hair Day Mysteries are a series of stories centering around hairstylist Marla Shore. During her sleuthing, she meets and falls in love with Detective Dalton Vail. The budding, then full blown romance of Marla and Dalton leave you wanting to read more of their adventures. Nancy J. Cohen has a great way of introducing her characters and, while you're reading the stories, she makes you feel like you're watching a good movie unfold.
cathair More than 1 year ago
great books good read cant wait to see what trouble marla gets into next
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Marla Shore's up to her old tricks, putting herself on the line. Why she'd want to clear her ex-husband of murder is beyond me, but then again, she's nicer than most people. Going under cover is srisky, and what she does with the matriarch is nothing short of brilliance. Marla knows how to take all the clues, put them into a food processor, and puree them into the right combination to solve a hienous crime involving a myriad of evil suspects. The twists are surprising, and when you put the book down, you will kick yourself for not seeing through their facades earlier.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Stanley Kauffman comes down to breakfast only to see his trophy wife lying on the floor, bleeding from a wound to her chest. When the police arrive, they declare her dead and arrest him. He calls his ex-wife, hairdresser Marla Shore, to meet him at the jail and asks her help in clearing him of the charges. He promises her that if she will, he will sell his share of the property they jointly own at a decent price. Marla agrees because she wants the property and because she believes Stanley would never physically harm a woman. Marla goes undercover at the compound of Stanley¿s in-laws by becoming a nurse¿s aid to the matriarch of the family. She discovers that almost everyone in the household had a motive to murder Stanley¿s wife and further investigation with her boyfriend Detective Dalton Vail turns up even-more suspects. If Marla isn¿t careful, the perpetrator will try to kill her to stop her from revealing what she figured out about her ex-husband¿s wife¿s death. Anyone who reads BODY WAVE will come away thinking it is an upbeat amateur sleuth mystery populated by a host of eccentric characters. The heroine is a bold strong woman who is not afraid to get in a person¿s face when she thinks she is right. Nancy J. Cohen is a talented writer who is famous for her complex plots and characterizations as this tale substantiates. Harriet Klausner