If you love fresh and entertaining cozies, this one is for you. Nancy Cohen's Permed to Death, the first book in the Bad Hair Day Mystery series, took place in Plantation, Florida. We were introduced to Marla Shore and her fellow colleagues at her salon. They were eccentric and had their own shares. And when a fellow customer died in their salon, it made Marla curious. There was an instant connection between Marla, a Jewish divorcee, and Detective Vail, a handsome detective on the case, who wasn't so Jewish. We also meet her family and friends. There was a lot of drama in her own life, and root for Marla, who won't back down on preserving her reputation and her salon. This was a good page-turner. Marla's not just an ordinary heroine who has some flair in this series.
I loved the location in Plantation Florida and the hair salon setting. That set it apart from the other cozy mysteries out there. I enjoyed Marla and her gang at the salon. It's so rare to see a Jewish character, except for the Faye Kellerman Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus series. And Detective Vail wasn't bad himself for a piece of eye-candy. Their connection had good chemistry together. We care about Marla's family as well and why she wanted to clear her name.
Check out this cozy today, while you're waiting for your next haircut!
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