Nancy's Notes From Florida

Author Nancy J. Cohen discusses the writing process and life as a Florida resident.


Books By Nancy J. Cohen

Bad Hair Day Mysteries

Permed To Death (Bad Hair Day Mystery #1) — Now in Audiobook!
Sassy hairstylist Marla Shore is giving grumpy Mrs. Kravitz a perm when her client croaks in the shampoo chair. If that isn’t enough to give her a Bad Hair Day, handsome Detective Dalton Vail suspects Marla of poisoning the woman’s coffee creamer.

Hair Raiser (Bad Hair Day Mystery #2) — Now in Audiobook!
Beauty salon owner Marla Shore volunteers for Ocean Guard, a coastal preservation society. When someone sabotages their gala fund-raiser, she must comb through a knot of suspects to unmask a killer.

Murder By Manicure (Bad Hair Day Mystery #3) — Now in Audiobook!
Marla joins a fitness club to get in shape, but she finds a murder instead of an exercise program. To complicate matters, Detective Dalton Vail disapproves of the charade she’s playing to help a friend.

Body Wave (Bad Hair Day Mystery #4) — Now in Audiobook!
Marla goes undercover as a nurse’s aide for wealthy Miriam Pearl to investigate her granddaughter’s murder. While Marla snoops into the elderly matriarch’s affairs, her friend Detective Vail is afraid the only affair she’ll snag is with her ex-spouse, Stan.

Highlights To Heaven (Bad Hair Day Mystery #5)
Marla lands a case close to home when her pet‑loving neighbor named Goat disappears, leaving his animals alone and a dead body in his master bedroom.

Died Blonde (Bad Hair Day Mystery #6)
Marla stumbles over her rival’s body in the meter room behind their competing salons. Her boyfriend, hunky Detective Vail, asks for her help in solving the murder.

Dead Roots (Bad Hair Day Mystery #7)
Marla’s family reunion at a haunted Florida resort turns up dead bodies instead of fond memories. She and her fiancé, Detective Dalton Vail, launch another murder investigation in the midst of Thanksgiving dinner.

Perish By Pedicure (Bad Hair Day Mystery #8)
Just as her fiancé Detective Dalton Vail’s uptight former in-laws descend on her home, Marla is up to her roots in a big‑time beauty show that could make or break her career.

Killer Knots (Bad Hair Day Mystery #9)
Troubled waters lie ahead when hairstylist Marla Shore and her fiancé Dalton Vail sail away on their first Caribbean cruise.

Shear Murder (Bad Hair Day Mystery #10)
Hairstylist Marla Shore attends her friend’s wedding where she discovers the matron of honor stabbed to death with the cake knife.

Hanging By A Hair (Bad Hair Day Mystery #11)
Marla and Dalton Vail move into their new neighborhood and discover a murder next door.

Peril by Ponytail (Bad Hair Day Mystery #12)
Marla and Dalton’s honeymoon at an Arizona dude ranch turns up family secrets best left buried.

Haunted Hair Nights (A Bad Hair Day Mystery Novella)
As a new stepmother, hairstylist Marla Vail hopes to win brownie points by helping her daughter with a school haunted house project. Marla has her work cut out for her when she stumbles over a corpse on the spooky estate grounds.

Facials Can Be Fatal (Bad Hair Day Mystery #13)
Hairstylist Marla Vail’s new day spa hits a snag when an important client dies during a facial.

Hair Brained (Bad Hair Day Mystery #14)
When hairstylist Marla Vail learns a friend’s auto mishap was no accident, she determines to uncover the truth.

Hairball Hijinks (A Bad Hair Day Cozy Mystery Short Story)
Hairstylist Marla Vail agrees to help find a neighbor’s lost cat and discovers a ransacked house where more than the pet is missing.

Trimmed to Death (Bad Hair Day Mystery #15)
It’s a recipe for disaster when Marla enters a bake-off contest and a competitor ends up dead.

The Drift Lords Series (Paranormal/SciFi/Fantasy Romance)

Warrior Prince (The Drift Lords Series #1)
A space warrior joins forces with a sexy mythologist to stop a dimensional rift from destroying Earth. But as they discover a more intimate meaning for stellar relations, will their passion end in betrayal?

Warrior Rogue (The Drift Lords Series #2)
A fashion designer and a space warrior race to fulfill an ancient prophecy and save the world.

Warrior Lord (The Drift Lords Series #3)
A fantasy wedding in Las Vegas turns into a nightmare when contest winner Erika Sherwood realizes she’s married an alien.

Science Fiction Romance

Keeper of the Rings
A beautiful archaeologist and her mysterious protector search for a stolen sacred artifact.

Silver Serenade
A beautiful assassin and a desperate fugitive join forces to catch a terrorist and prevent an intergalactic war.

The Light-Years Series

Circle of Light (The Light-Years Series #1)
Attorney Sarina Bretton is kidnapped from Earth by Captain Teir Reylock of the Coalition Defense League. As the legendary Great Healer, Sarina is destined to marry Lord Cam’brii, a stiff politician, but she falls in love with the captain instead.

Moonlight Rhapsody (The Light-Years Series #2)
When Lord Rolf Cam’brii’s ship crashes on the planet Souk, he’s taken prisoner and thrown into a slave labor camp. Here he catches the eye of the beautiful female overseer, Ilyssa. As he learns her secrets, he finds himself falling under her spell.

Starlight Child (The Light-Years Series #3)
On a desperate mission to save a baby kidnapped by terrorists, psychic Mara Hendricks and Cmdr. Deke Sage discover a powerful passion that distracts them from their goal.


Wicked Women Whodunit
MaryJanice Davidson, Amy Garvey, Jennifer Apodaca, Nancy J. Cohen
“Three Men and a Body” novella by Nancy J. Cohen
Reality show contestant Heather Payne has her hands full competing against her team mates to win a bed-and-breakfast inn, but she doesn’t count on murder being part of the game or on the tantalizing diversion caused by handsome contestant Rex Gerard.


Writing the Cozy Mystery: Expanded Second Edition
Writing the Cozy Mystery is a valuable guide on how to write a traditional whodunit. This concise tool will show you step-by-step how to develop your characters, establish the setting, plot the story, add suspense, plant clues and sustain your series. You’ll find everything you need to know in an easy-to-read, clear manner to write your own mystery.


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