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Murder by Manicure

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on March 24, 2015

I’m excited to announce the Author’s Edition of Murder by Manicure (Bad Hair Day Mystery #3). Murder by Manicure was originally published by Kensington. This edition has been revised and updated with added bonus materials.

Join my Book Launch Party for the Author’s Edition of Murder by Manicure (Bad Hair Day Mystery #3) March 24, from 2-4pm EDT Fun & Giveaways! Guest authors Alyssa Maxwell, Joanna Campbell Slan, and Maggie Toussaint will be joining the party.

Murder by Mancure

Hairstylist Marla Shore joins a fitness club to get in shape but discovers a dead body instead of an exercise routine. Jolene Myers—a client at Marla’s salon—has drowned beneath the frothing waters of the whirlpool. When Homicide Detective Dalton Vail determines Jolene’s death was no accident, Marla decides to give her deductive skills a workout and help solve the case.

Jolene had few friends at the fancy athletic club. As Marla gets to know everyone, she wonders who might have targeted Jolene for a lethal soak in the hot tub. The shady pharmacist? The smarmy city councilman? Or maybe the vocal animal rights activist? The fitness club staff had no fondness for Jolene, either. How far would they go to keep their secrets? When another member turns up dead, Marla intensifies her efforts to nail the killer and wrap the case. If she fails, the next buff body on its way to the morgue might be hers.

“Marla Shore is a beguiling, very clever sleuth who teases out every clue. Absolutely delightful!” Jill Churchill, author of the Jane Jeffry & Grace and Favor mystery series.

“Cohen fashions her Bad Hair Day series with plenty of humor, snappy repartee and even a healthy helping of current events.” The News Press

“In Murder by Manicure, 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.” Barnes & Noble Ransom Notes

“Observations about makeup, hair, and apparel mix with humorous, sexy overtones and catty remarks. A solid series addition.” Library Journal

“This series is hilarious and very enjoyable and contains many hijinks.” The Best Reviews

“For the reader who enjoys the twists and turns of a tale by Mary Higgins Clark, Murder by Manicure is a must read!”

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56 Responses to “Murder by Manicure”

  1. jodi marinich said

    sounds like a great story

  2. This sounds awesome!! Definitely on my TBR list.

  3. This sounds like a fun read!

  4. Pam said

    I love the titles alone! The books are even better though.

  5. This book sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing!!

  6. Amanda Ray said

    looking forward to the party

  7. Looking forward to reading this story! See you at the party!

  8. I really am looking forward to reading your books.

  9. Debbie S said

    Bumping this series up on my tbr list, this sounds too good. I wish that I could make it to release party…I’ll be at the dentist, have fun and congrats on the release!

  10. Barbara Tobey said

    Fun series. I am eager to read the latest.

  11. Liz said

    So excited to find this series!

  12. Sounds like a great book, hoping to win. Have a great day.

  13. Jo Anne V said

    sounds like a great book – got it on my TBR shelf

  14. Marilyn said

    Looking forward to the release of the book. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  15. Marion said

    Good luck with new release of your latest book. Thank you for the giveaway.

  16. katsrus said

    Cute book cover. Sounds like a great book.
    Sue B

  17. BookLady said

    Congrats on the new release! Sounds like a great addition to your series. Thanks for the giveaway.

  18. bn100 said

    fun title

  19. Deb P said

    I did the spring into summer contest, I’m not sure where to comment. But the books sound interesting.

  20. Sue A. said

    Going by the great reviews, this book sounds like my kind of book.

  21. Karen Hansen said

    Sounds great. Can’t wait to read.

  22. Michelle Fidler said

    Now I’m wondering about the revisions and bonus materials in the updated book. Haven’t read any of the books in the series.

    • My writing has progressed since I originally wrote this book, and so I gave it a tightening up without changing any of the story. it’s just written better. And the bonus materials include a cast of characters that wasn’t in the original either plus an excerpt from Body Wave, the next book in the series.

  23. Sandy Todd said

    Hi Nancy! I better get busy…I have your debut in this series sitting on my bookshelf…so many books…so little time right? Thanks for the chance to win in your give-a-way!


  25. Glenda S. Hefty said

    Congratulations on the release of your new book….it looks like a fun read, a nice change from some of the heavier books I read. Thanks for the giveaway also!

  26. Sue G. said

    Love the titles you come up with for this series! Too cute! Thanks and congrats!

  27. Gaelicark said

    Murder by Manicure sounds like the perfect weekend read!

  28. laurieg72l said

    Raining here. I’m going to make your Chicken Broccoli Casserole today.

    Best wishes for continued success!

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