Hanging by a Hair

Hanging by a Hair

by Nancy J. Cohen
Hanging by a Hair

Hanging by a Hair

by Nancy J. Cohen


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Snarky neighbors, sordid secrets, and community politics play a role in this madcap murder mystery that will keep you guessing until the end.

Newlyweds Marla and Dalton Vail are delighted by their new home, until their next-door neighbor erects an illegal fence between their properties. Marla's hopes for making friends are dashed by a resultant argument between Dalton and the man, who is president of the HOA. The situation becomes more tangled when their neighbor is found dead the following day.

Dalton, a homicide detective, suspects foul play, but he's removed from the case due to a conflict of interest. Now it's up to Marla to clear her husband's name and make the neighborhood safe again. Secretive neighbors, tribal protesters, religious zealots, and preppers top the suspect list along with a spurned lover and a nephew eager for his inheritance. As Marla learns more about them, she discovers ugly truths that were meant to stay hidden. Can she unravel the clues and pin down the culprit before he targets her as the next victim?

Bonus Content:
Reader Discussion Guide
Five Easy Recipes
Peril by Ponytail Excerpt

"Marla is short for marvelous. If you like your mysteries 'cozy,' you're going to enjoy every minute you spend with her!" Joanna Campbell Slan, author of the award-winning Kiki Lowenstein mystery series

Suspense Magazine "Best of 2014" Cozy Mystery
Night Owl Reviews 5 Stars Top Pick
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore Bestseller

Hanging by a Hair was originally published by Five Star Publishing (Gale/Cengage). This Author's Edition has been updated with added bonus materials.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781952886010
Publisher: Orange Grove Press
Publication date: 05/30/2020
Series: Bad Hair Day Mysteries , #11
Pages: 294
Sales rank: 740,846
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

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, placed first in the Chanticleer International Book Awards and third 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. Active in the writing community, Nancy is a past president of Florida Romance Writers and Mystery Writers of America Florida Chapter. When not busy writing, she enjoys cooking, fine dining, cruising, and visiting Disney World. Visit her at NancyJCohen.com
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