Facials Can Be Fatal
by Nancy J. Cohen
13th in Series
Five Star Publishing (February 22, 2017)
Hardcover: 286 pages
During the frenzy of the December holidays, the last thing salon owner Marla Vail needs is a dead body slathered in a green facial mask at her new day spa. The victim, Valerie Weston, was a major donor for Friends of Old Florida, a historic building preservation society. Marla’s stylists are scheduled to work backstage at their upcoming gala fashion show, but Val’s demise might put a crimp in their plans. Hoping to salvage her reputation, Marla determines to track down the suspects. As she learns more about Val, she realizes the benefactress might have stumbled onto secrets others would kill to keep. She’d better prepare for a body count that has nothing to do with hot stone massages and everything to do with murder.
“Marla, I know the lady expired on your property, but it’s my investigation. Don’t you have enough on your mind?”
“I can be curious, can’t I?”
“Maybe. Why is this fashion show so important?”
“It’s about recognition, Dalton. That’s the same reason why I’d like our salon to be involved in photo shoots. I want to believe I’m doing more than just operating a salon.”
“You’re serving your customers. Isn’t that enough?”
“Ever since the excitement in Arizona, I have an urge for something more.” She couldn’t explain her restlessness, but their honeymoon adventures had left her dissatisfied with the status quo.
“Oh, yeah? I have a suggestion.” His hand drifted to her belly. “We could increase our family.”
“What?” His remark blindsided her. They’d already discussed this issue. “You know how I feel about having my own kids. Why are you bringing this up now?”
“You just said you’re restless. And you’re a wonderful mother to Brie. Having a baby would give you a new focus.”
“That’s exactly why I don’t want more children.” Sweat broke out on her brow. She’d thought Dalton and she were on the same page regarding this subject.
About The AuthorNancy J. Cohen writes the Bad Hair Day Mysteries featuring South Florida hairstylist Marla Vail. Titles in this series have made the IMBA bestseller list and been selected by Suspense Magazine as best cozy mystery. Nancy has also written the instructional guide, Writing the Cozy Mystery. Her imaginative romances, including the Drift Lords series, have proven popular with fans as well. A featured speaker at libraries, conferences, and community events, Nancy is listed in Contemporary Authors, Poets & Writers, and Who’s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors, & Poets. When not busy writing, she enjoys fine dining, cruising, visiting Disney World, and shopping.
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