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Marla Shore, owner of the Cut 'N Dye Salon, can't believe her ears. Her hateful ex-husband, Stanley Kaufman, actually needs her help. Granted, it might have something to do with the fact that he's been arrested for the murder of his third wife, Kimberly, and wants Marla to find the killer, but it's nice to be asked. After visiting Stan in jail, Marla is convinced the distraught man is not responsible for Kim's death. He might be impossible, annoying, and arrogant, but he's no murderer. So who could have fatally stabbed the beautiful young heiress in their home?
Trading in her beautician's smock for a nurse's uniform, Marla goes undercover as a daily nurse to Miriam Pearl, Kimberly's grandmother and the ultimate matriarch. Marla may not know a hypo from an EKG, but she does figure out pretty quickly that plenty of people had reason to resent the former Mrs. Stan Kaufman. Certainly Stan's ex-wife Leah isn't shedding any tears over the demise of the woman who stole her husband and forced her out of her home. And with Kim gone, Leah's children stand to get it all as Stan's sole heirs. Kim also had run-ins with Uncle Morris, the cutthroat manager of the family's coffee-growing empire in Costa Rica. Then there were her twisted ties to dotty Aunt Florence who isn't quite as scatter-brained as she seems, gospel-spouting televangelist Jeremiah Dooley, compulsive gambler Gary Waterford, and Kim's dubious "best" friend, Lacey Mills. It seems there are more guilty faces and deep-seated resentments than there are perm rods back at the shop, and it isn't long before Marla's making serious waves, digging deep into the hidden layers of a family with vaults of money and even more secrets. The case is a tangled mess that leaves Marla vulnerable to a killer who's onto her true identity and will stop at nothing to find a permanent solution to the problem.
"Ms. Cohen's plot has more twists than a French braid, and Marla is a shear delight." Joanne Fluke, author of the Hannah Swensen mysteries
"In Nancy J. Cohen's fourth bubbly Bad Hair Day mystery, Florida hairdresser Marla Shore agrees to help her snake of an ex husband, Stan Kaufman, who's been arrested for the murder of his third wife, Kimberly, find the real killer." Publishers Weekly
"The Bad Hair Day mysteries have been noted for their humor, quick pacing and an intelligent amateur sleuth. Author Nancy J. Cohen continues to offer a refreshing and fun series." Creatures 'n Crooks
"You will find it all within the pages of Body Wave: a touch of romance, laugh out loud moments, hilarious characters, and a puzzling mystery." The Romance Readers Connection
"When it comes to hair-raising tales of murder and mayhem, Nancy J. Cohen's wonderfully wry Bad Hair Day mysteries are second to none." Barnes & Noble Ransom Notes
"Nancy J. Cohen has a knack for writing mysteries that keep readers guessing right up to the final pages." City Link