When hairstylist Marla Vail attends an Easter egg hunt at historic Tremayne Manor, she’s only there to fix hair for a client, Bonnie “Blinky” Morris. But when she’s asked to comb the grounds for leftover goodies, Marla discovers more than just a few dyed eggs. The dead body in the bunny costume is definitely not having a good hare day. And Blinky seems to have disappeared down a rabbit hole.
When trying to solve a murder, everyone needs a friend who’s all ears. For Marla, that’s her husband, homicide detective Dalton Vail. They make an eggcellent team. Dalton isn’t the kind to leap to conclusions, but with his wife seven months pregnant, and knowing Marla finds crime-solving to be irresistible, he worries about her running off on another hare-raising adventure.
Marla’s peeps are hoping for a happy ending, but she may have found a basketful of trouble this time. Can she crack the case before Blinky becomes the next victim?
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I am a huge fan of the Bad Hair Day Mystery series and any time that I can pick up one of the books in this series and get lost, I am going to do it !! Easter Hair Hunt is the sixteenth book in this series by Nancy J. Cohen and I was hooked immediately.
Main character Marla Vall is a very, very busy person. Not only does she have her own business, a hair salon and day spa but she "helps" her husband solve murders. Marla has an awesome relationship with her husband, Dalton, who happens to be a homicide detective and the pair have worked together on a number of cases....mainly because Marla cannot help herself and most times she "discovers" the dead body first.
In Easter Hair Hunt Marla is helping her friend, Blinky, at a fundraiser at a historic house, the Tremayne Manor. The Tremayne Manor hosts special events, has a restaurant, gift store, and provides tours of the inside and surrounding gardens. Marla is at the Easter Egg Hunt fundraiser to help Blinky with her hair when she is done playing the Easter Bunny for the kids. Unfortunately when Blinky doesn't resurface after playing the Easter Bunny, Marla gets nervous and starts looking for her only to discover a dead body in the costume and Blinky missing !!!
So even though Marla is almost 8 months pregnant, she still wants to help Dalton solve the case and find Blinky. And when Lacey, the owner of Tremayne Mansion asks Marla for her help tracking down who is stealing little items from the house, Marla charges like a bull in a china shop !! Nothing and I mean nothing can stop Marla when "she" is on a case....even her unborn son kicking her from time to time telling her to focus on him !!!
The good thing about Marla is that she can multi-task better than anyone and when her and Dalton, with the help of her step-daughter Brianna, work things out on their Sunday outings or sitting around the dinner table, the killer had better watch out !!!
Cohen is always amazing me with this series. I mean the lady has 16 books in this series and one cookbook dedicated to recipes throughout this series !!! Readers .... this series is a MUST read !! If you haven't started reading these books, I highly encourage you to pick them up !! You will thank me !! There are so many things to love when reading them !!
Review by Missi M.