Shear Murder is a fasted-paced humorous mystery that will have you rooting for Marla to walk down the aisle with her groom before another disaster befalls her. Weddings always make Marla Shore shed a tear of joy and she's elated to attend her friend Jill's reception. 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 and a knife embedded in her chest. 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.
Smart, edgy dialogue and an intriguing cast of characters lift Cohen s 10th Bad Hair Day mystery featuring South Florida hairstylist Marla Shore (after 2007 s Killer Knots). When Marla looks around for the knife to cut the cake at the wedding reception of her friend Jill, she finds it stuck in the chest of the bride s sister, matron of honor Torrie Miller, whose body is lying under the table displaying the cake. Marla winds up assisting Jill in figuring out whether Jill should sell the commercial property she held jointly with Torrie, even as clues emerge suggesting Jill is the killer. In addition, Marla must prepare for her own upcoming nuptials to her police detective fianc . Once again, Marla shows she s as adept at investigating murder as she is managing her hair salon.