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Shear Murder by Nancy J. Cohen is a Celebrate Weddings Bookish Event pick #cozymystery #cozyreads #weddings #giveaway



Author: Nancy J. Cohen


Genre: Cozy Mystery


Book Blurb:


Weddings always make hairstylist Marla Shore shed a tear of joy, especially when she attends her friend Jill’s reception as a member of the bridal party. Marla’s own nuptials are weeks away, and she’s busy following her frenetic to-do list. Her plans go awry when she discovers Jill’s matron of honor dead under the cake table. Lots of folks aren’t sorry to see Torrie go, especially since the bride’s sister knew their deepest secrets. But when suspicion falls upon Jill, Marla wonders if her dear friend is truly innocent. She’d better untangle the snarl of suspects and iron out the clues before the killer highlights her as the next victim.




If these two women don’t stop arguing, one of them is bound to kill the other before the day is done. Marla Shore tucked her shears into a drawer before the leggy bride sitting in her salon chair grabbed them to stab her sister.


“Your nail polish looks like blood,” Jillian Barlow said to her sibling and matron of honor. “Why did you wear such a horrid red? It’ll clash with your dress.”


“Who cares? It’s not as if you gave us a choice with your color scheme,” Torrie Miller replied, staring into the mirror from the station on their right.


“I thought lavender gowns would go perfectly with the flowers at Orchid Isle.”


“So they will, for your bridesmaids. You made me wear plum. I don’t look good in dark colors.”


“It’s not your wedding, is it? Oh gosh, I’m going to be sick.” Bending forward, Jill clutched her stomach. Damp strands of blond hair clung to her face.


Marla picked up her blow dryer and twirled the chair around to face her client. “You’ll be fine, Jill,” she said in a patient tone. “You’re having pre-wedding jitters.”


Owner of Cut ’N Dye Salon, Marla had done any number of bridal parties. She’d seen attacks of nerves ranging from throwing up to throwing a fit. This was no different, except the bride and groom were friends of hers. Marla’s bridesmaid gown waited in her Camry. She’d be heading to Orchid Isle along with the other wedding attendants right after their hair appointments.


“Am I making a mistake?” Jill’s blue eyes misted. “I mean, there’s a seven-year age difference between Arnie and me. While I adore his kids, I hope he doesn’t plan to expand the family. I have no wish to get pregnant at thirty-four and ruin my figure.”


Not after what you paid for cosmetic enhancements. “You love Arnie,” she reassured her friend. “You’ll be a great wife and mother. Now let me finish your hair, or we’ll never get out of here.”


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What makes your featured book a must-read?


Anyone who loves a wedding will enjoy this tale of murder and mayhem. Humor mixes with intrigue and romance in this fast-paced mystery where being in the wedding party can be hazardous. And if you enjoy this story, there are seventeen more books in the Bad Hair Day Mysteries for you to read.


Giveaway –


Enter to win a $15 Amazon gift card:



Open Internationally.


Runs June 7 – June 19, 2024.


Winner will be drawn on June 20, 2024.


Author Biography:


Nancy J. Cohen writes the Bad Hair Day mystery series featuring South Florida hairstylist Marla Shore. These books have won numerous awards along with her nonfiction titles, Writing the Cozy Mystery and A Bad Hair Day Cookbook. Active in the writing community, Nancy is a past president of Mystery Writers of America Florida Chapter and Florida Romance Writers. Currently, she is serving as Vice President of Citrus Crime Writers. When not busy writing, Nancy enjoys reading, fine dining, cruising, and visiting Disney World.


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Jun 13

Thank you, Nancy, for sharing your book in our Celebrate Weddings Bookish Event!

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