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Hair Brained Book Release

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on September 12, 2017

Today is Release Day for Hair Brained (#14 in the Bad Hair Day Mysteries)!


Digital ISBN 13: 978-0-9970038-7-1
Print ISBN 13: 978-0-9970038-8-8
Published by Orange Grove Press

Book Launch Party tonight at 7:00 – 8:30 pm EDT. Join us at Fun and Prizes!

When hairstylist Marla Vail’s best friend is hurt in a suspicious car accident, Marla assumes guardianship of her infant son. No sooner does Marla say, “Baby want a bottle?” than she’s embroiled in another murder investigation. Her husband, Detective Dalton Vail, determines the crash may not have been an accident after all. But then, who would want Tally—or Ken in the car with her—out of the way? As Marla digs deeper into her friends’ lives, she realizes she didn’t know them as well as she’d thought. Nonetheless, it’s her duty as their son’s guardian to ensure his safety, even if it means putting her own life at risk. Can she protect the baby and find the culprit before someone else ends up as roadkill?


Marla crossed the pavement toward her Camry, so deep in thought that she didn’t pay attention to her surroundings. A sudden roar made her lift her head. She gasped as a car barreled straight toward her.

She leapt to the side, crashed against a parked sedan, and slid to the asphalt. With a squeal of tires, the car sped away. She glimpsed a flash of silver and the back end of an SUV.

Shaking from head to foot, she rolled to her knees and managed to stand. It wouldn’t be smart to wait around in case the driver returned to make another pass at her. She had no doubt this had been a deliberate attempt to injure her, or worse.

She brushed off her pants, grabbed her purse from the ground, and hobbled to her car. Safely locked inside, she examined herself for damage. Her wrists throbbed, having taken the brunt of impact. They didn’t appear to be broken, thank goodness. And her hip felt bruised but nothing more. She’d been lucky.

She sat immobile, her heart racing like a squirrel on steroids. Get a grip, Marla. You’re okay. This proves you’re on the right track if you’ve riled someone enough to take a potshot at you.

A Sampling of Praise

“Nancy Cohen does an excellent job of constructing a suspenseful mystery, with thoroughly believable characters and conflict that produces great tension. I raced through the pages…Hair Brained is a compelling read. Don’t miss it!” Stephanie Saxon Levine, Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore

“As the body count rises, the tension and danger increases not only for Marla but for Luke as well. This is the 14th in the Bad Hair Day Mystery series – they just keep getting better.” Christa Reads and Writes

“A complicated and intense mystery with strong emotional elements that may make you look closer at your own friendships and personal values.” Laura’s Interests

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42 Responses to “Hair Brained Book Release”

  1. Pam Flynn said

    Wow! I can’t wait to read Facials Can Be Fatal! I’ve always wondered if they were!

  2. Cheryl C. said

    This sounds really exciting!

  3. Cindy Barton said

    I love these cozies! Good mysteries keep our brains going and I look forward to exercising mine with this one.

  4. Amanda Wilcox said

    I love these!!! So excited to dive into this one!

  5. Great excerpt! It really intrigues the imagination. I look forward to reading this.

  6. Barbara Hawk said

    Congratulations on your newest release! Can’t wait to read it!

  7. SnarkyMom said

    Happy Release Day!

  8. Congrats on the new release ! I am looking forward to reading and posting reviews!

  9. Jana Leah said

    Happy New Release! The book sounds great!

  10. Karen Loomis said

    Sounds like an awesome read!

  11. Jess D said

    Looks like a great read.

  12. DK Stevens said

    A complicated and intense mystery !! my kind of story 🙂

  13. nhreader58 said

    The title sounds so interesting. I bet a lot can go wrong at a day spa. Can’t wait to read it.

  14. Dina S said

    your book looks great

  15. Sandy Todd said

    Happy Book Birthday Nancy! This latest is sure to be another winner!

  16. Sharon Guagliardo said

    Happy Book Birthday. It sounds terrific.

  17. bn100 said

    interesting cover

  18. dholcomb1 said

    Congratulations on the release!


  19. Tina Myers said

    Congratulations on your new book. Looks and sounds like a really good one. 🙂

  20. Sounds Incredible!

  21. Gaelicark said

    Wow, you are so busy! CoNgRaTs on the release- sounds fantastic!
    Kelly Braun

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