Killer Knots (Bad Hair Day Mystery 9)

Killer Knots (Bad Hair Day Mystery 9)

by Nancy J. Cohen
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Killer Knots (Bad Hair Day Mystery 9) by Nancy J. Cohen

Nancy J. Cohen's Bad Hair Day mysteries are a cut above the rest-rich, full, and stylish. Now her beautician-sleuth Marla Shore puts down her curling iron and picks up her skills at detection when she books passage on a cruise ship with a killer aboard. Soon it's full steam ahead toward mayhem and a case sure to have Marla going off the deep end.

Scissor-wielding sleuth Marla Shore is looking forward to a leisurely cruise with her fiancé Dalton Vail. Too bad Dalton's teenage daughter and his parents are along for the ride. Instead of a seduction at sea, Marla is meeting the in-laws and hoping nothing goes too terribly wrong.

It's a vain hope. A mysterious envelope stuck into her cabin door reads: I know what you did and I have what you want. If it hadn't been addressed to "Martha" Shore and obviously delivered by mistake, Marla might have feared it referred to the nudie pictures buried in her past. But that embarrassment would have been better than what the note does foretell: troubled water lies ahead.

So instead of cruise control, Marla's on high alert, searching for the note's intended recipient before the cruise goes down the drain. If Marla doesn't find the culprit fast, this spunky stylist could end up with her own split end: caught between the devil and the deep blue sea.

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ISBN-13: 9780759286764
Publisher: EReads
Publication date: 07/03/2009
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

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Killer Knots 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Marla Shore, owner of the Cut 'N Dye Salon, is off on a cruise with her fiancé Detective Dalton Vail. His teenage daughter and parents are joining them. It's her first meeting of the in-laws. Soon after boarding the cruise ship, a note is found in an envelope addressed to 'Martha' Shore stuck in their cabin door reading 'I know what you did and I have what you want.' Marla figures it was delivered by mistake, or at least she hopes it was and doesn't refer to nudie pictures from her long ago past. Marla and Dalton get seated with tense employees and associates of a Tampa art museum instead of with Dalton's family. An unknown benefactor paid for all of them to attend the cruise and they each received a note similar to the one Marla received. The cruise hosts an art auction including the work of Alden Tusk, an artist who died mysteriously from a fall. Marla decided to investigate. Who is sending the threatening notes? Who is the secret benefactor paying for the museum staff to come on the cruise? Is this the same person? How and why did the artist die? Can she do this and still have a good first visit with Dalton's family? I love this series. Marla and Dalton are such fun characters. They have really grown through this series as well. I like Marla's interactions with his teenage daughter. They are very believable. It's fun seeing them in a different setting this time. I enjoyed the cruise setting for this installment in the series. I can't wait to read the next book! I highly recommend this book and series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a fan of Nancy Cohen's mysteries. Combined with the fact that Marla Shore is an amateur sleuth, solving a murder mystery, there is humor and real questions on the development of relationships. We've met and experienced Marla's family in previous books, and now it is time to meet Detective Dalton's parents. As Marla balances her nerves with the in-law experience and works to find a murderer, Ms. Cohen sets the reader on-board a cruise ship and allows him/her to travel to warm ports of call. I rather enjoy Marla and her adventures and the tropical setting added to it this time around. Thank you, Ms. Cohen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once again our Marla finds herself in the middle of a mystery. This time, it's on the Tropical Sun, sailing on a Caribbean cruise. From the moment Marla and her family walk onboard, you feel like you are cruising along with them. Marla soon finds herself in the middle of a murder. Employees from an art museum, were all given free tickets to cruise to paradise, the victim, was part of the group, and, as you can imagine..Marla is smack in the middle,and off she goes, trying to get to the bottom of it! Between Nancy Cohen's spot on descriptions of the ship, and the islands,you would swear you were on vacation too! I have been a fan of the author, for years, and she has never let me down, Being a cruiser myself, MystI was one happy reader! Get it,or give it as a gift,you will be a happy reader too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author must have really been on a cruise this is a good read especially in winter for those with color or h c love the covers! Page counter mom
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He follows his sister.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What was once a peaceful being, is now a chaotic demon. Thoughts of loyalty and determination are replaced with thoughts of hatred and misery. Revenge. Fur of fire, pelt of mist. Eyes of loyalty and eyes of betrayal
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This one is not up to pare and Marla just comes off as someone who sticks her nose in when she doesn't need to.
harstan More than 1 year ago
As part of meeting her future in-laws for the first time, hairdresser and part-time detective Marla Shore joins her fiancé police detective Dalton Vail, his parents Kate and John and his teenage daughter on a Caribbean cruise. Not long after they go on board the Tropical Sun, a crew member delivers a message to Marla that is a threat, but is actually addressed to Martha Shore.--------------- At dinner, Marla and Dalton sit with tense employees and associates of a Tampa art museum. Apparently an unknown benefactor paid for them to attend the cruise and each of them received a note similar to that ¿Martha¿ got. When the cruise hosts an art auction to include the work of an artist Alden Tusk who died mysteriously from a fall, Marla decides enough as she not one to let her hair knot. Instead, she begins to investigate who is behind the threatening notes who, if a different person, is the secret patron paying for the museum staff to come on the cruise and how did the artist die and if it was murder who is the killer? She investigates this while trying to get on with her fiancé¿s family.----------- This laid-back cruise cozy is a fun Bad Hair Day Mystery as Marla struggles with balancing her investigation with meeting the folks. In many ways her sleuthing takes a back seat to her insecurities as she wonders if the parents and the teen will accept her. Fans who appreciate an amiable often amusing tale will enjoy Marla¿s seaworthy antics dealing with KILLER KNOTS that rival her previous PERISH BY PEDICURE pedigree.--------- Harriet Klausner