MURDER BY MANICURE by Nancy J Cohen is 303 pages long in paperback form. This is #3 in A Bad Hair Day Mystery.
I will not be looking for any of the books that remain in the series, because I just don't like them. I have a hard time understanding why a hairdresser would be allowed into a police investigation. In this one it seemed that Dalton asked her to snoop around even though he was angry when things seemed to happen to her after snooping.
I don't like the way Ms. Cohen calls people pal in the book. It just seems so derogatory to me and even though I am sure it is used to express sarcasm, it is annoying. I know this is a hairdresser book and the reasons for explaining a specific hairdo is probably the reason we know how everyone looks including their make-up, but I don't really care if every hair is out of place unless it pertains to the actual crime.
I wanted to read these because they were set in Florida and I do enjoy this part of the book, because I have been to these place in Florida and that I can associate with. I knew exactly how she drove up the coast on the turnpike. I also knew the outlet malls she mentioned and could see them as I was reading.
I have one more book left in the series and I am adding it to my list of books to read, but after that I am going to give up. Ms. Cohen is a very good writer, just not a writer for me. I am giving this 3 out of 5 stars.
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