Easter Hair Hunt

Fiction - Mystery - Sleuth
304 Pages
Reviewed on 02/21/2020
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Author Biography

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.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite

Easter Hair Hunt by Nancy J. Cohen is the sixteenth book in the Bad Hair Day Mystery series. It’s Easter time and Marla is only a few months away from the arrival of her baby boy. During what should have been a routine visit during an egg hunt at the Tremayne Manor to see her client Blinky, things take a turn for the sinister when she stumbles upon a dead body in a bunny costume. For a moment she fears that her client is dead, only to discover that the body belongs to the gardener while her client has mysteriously disappeared. Adding to the mystery, the owner of the manor reveals that artifacts have been slowly disappearing and Marla herself stumbles upon the theft of a Faberge egg. She has her plate full as her due date is fast approaching, her mother announces her engagement, and she’s planning her friend’s bridal shower, all while trying to solve a disappearance, a theft, and a murder.

Marla is back with a new mystery while adjusting to upcoming changes in her life. She’s seven months pregnant which is constant excitement and concern for her as she worries about tempting fate by decorating the nursery too soon and helping her mother plan her baby shower. Throughout the previous couple of mysteries, Marla has explored her changing identity and what she wants in life. With this latest mystery, she continues to explore herself and how to balance the different facets of who she is, which sets the stage for her finding a balance between work, friends, and sleuthing after she has the baby.

Easter Hair Hunt by Nancy J. Cohen also has several aspects to it with various threads that pull Marla in various directions until coming back together for a shocking turn of events. Her client goes missing, a murder shocks the historic manor, and theft could be the center of it all with each part of the mystery taking Marla deeper into the lives of all those who live at the manor. Easter Hair Hunt is another delightful mystery for Marla as she embarks on new changes in her life while she works to solve the triple threat of a mystery that delivers an exciting and fun read.