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Dead Roots by Nancy J. Cohen

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Also by Nancy J. Cohen:

Easter Hair Hunt, March 2020
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Peril by Ponytail, September 2015
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Warrior Lord, August 2014
Paperback / e-Book
Hanging By a Hair, April 2014
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Writing the Cozy Mystery, February 2014
Paperback / e-Book
Warrior Rogue, April 2013
Paperback / e-Book
Warrior Prince, August 2012
Paperback / e-Book
Shear Murder, January 2012
Hardcover / e-Book
Silver Serenade, June 2010
Paperback / e-Book
Killer Knots, December 2007
Hardcover
Perish by Pedicure, November 2007
Paperback (reprint)
Perish By Pedicure, December 2006
Hardcover
Dead Roots, November 2006
Paperback (reprint)
Dead Roots, December 2005
Hardcover
Died Blonde, November 2005
Paperback (reprint)
Wicked Women Whodunit, March 2005
Trade Size
Died Blonde, December 2004
Hardcover
Highlights to Heaven, November 2004
Paperback (reprint)
Hair Raiser, July 2004
Trade Size (reprint)
Highlights To Heaven, December 2003
Hardcover
Body Wave, November 2003
Paperback (reprint)
Body Wave, December 2002
Hardcover
Murder by Manicure, November 2002
Paperback (reprint)
Murder By Manicure, December 2001
Hardcover
Hair Raiser, November 2001
Paperback (reprint)
Permed To Death, December 2000
Paperback (reprint)
Hair Raiser, December 2000
Hardcover
Permed To Death, December 1999
Hardcover

Dead Roots
Nancy J. Cohen


A Bad Hair Day #7
Kensington
December 2005
Featuring: Marla Shore
244 pages
ISBN: 0758206585
EAN: 9780758206589
Hardcover
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Mystery Woman Sleuth

Nancy J. Cohen’s Bad Hair Day mysteries tease with humor and satisfy with style. Nary a touch-up is called for in Marla Shore’s seventh outing as sleuth extraordinaire…but she’ll need all the snooping skills she can muster when a family reunion on a Florida plantation uncovers shadowy secrets and… Dead Roots Marla’s a little nervous about her family reunion at Florida’s historic Sugar Crest Plantation Resort. It’s the first time her clan will meet her fiancé, Detective Dalton Vail…and vice versa. There’s little hope of much privacy. One wing of the hotel is condemned and off-limits while the rest is packed this Thanksgiving weekend with visitors, from city council members debating the feasibility of developing the property into a living history theme park to paranormal experts investigating the site’s many ghosts. Not exactly a romantic getaway.

The web of tension connecting Marla’s relatives adds a most unwelcome tint of anxiety to the whole affair. Elderly Aunt Polly, whose Russian father, Andrew Marks, once owned Sugar Crest, is desperate to find the treasure in gemstones he hid there before the place is torn down. Meanwhile, Cousin Cynthia piques Marla’s interest with talk of a family curse. Apparently the plantation was built on an Indian burial mound, and two eerie Cossacks were somehow involved in Andrew’s very premature death. What one thing has to do with the other, no one can say.

But when Aunt Polly is found suffocated in her bed, her nursing aide vanished, there’s no excuse for silly speculations. It’s time for Marla to unravel the tangle of lies that tie her family to Sugar Crest…a tangle that reaches all the way back to Tzarist Russia. And while she’s on the hunt, she might as well consider those with money to lose if the demolition is delayed—like local businessmen…and Cynthia's husband, who is anxious to invest in the theme park.

Things get even more desperate when the body of the resort’s groundskeeper is found on the nature trail. Whatever is going on at Sugar Crest, someone is willing to go to great lengths to keep it hidden. But he or she hasn't planned on Marla, who will stop at nothing to learn the truth before the killer strikes even closer to home.

Bad Hair Day Mystery

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