Search Results: "Nancy J. Cohen"


BOOK REVIEW

NANCY by Adrian Fort
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Not the usual gossipy tale of the rich and famous, but rather a wonderful history of tumultuous times."
Fort (Archibald Wavell, 2009, etc.) presents a life of Nancy Astor (1879-1964), a Southern belle and the first woman elected to the House of Commons of the British Parliament. Read full book review >

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J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

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PERMED TO DEATH by Nancy J. Cohen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Careless writing, romance novel dialogue, and a plot with more tangles than an uncombed perm: a less-than-compelling debut."
Hairstylist and salon owner Marla Shore knows it's going to be one of those days when Bertha Kravitz, the appointment she'd accommodatingly squeezed in first thing in the morning, drinks the coffee she also demands from Marla and drops dead. Read full book review >

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FACIALS CAN BE FATAL by Nancy J. Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2017

"Routine poke-your-nose-where-it-doesn't-belong fare, with results as expected."
The death of a philanthropist has Florida salon owner Marla Vail tearing her hair out. Read full book review >

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KILLER KNOTS by Nancy J. Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"All the creme rinse in the world couldn't untangle this shaggy dog."
Overeating isn't the only danger when a Florida hairdresser and her fiancé take a Caribbean cruise. Read full book review >

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DEAD ROOTS by Nancy J. Cohen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 5, 2005

"As Cohen amply demonstrates, the trouble with love-and-loot fantasies is that they're really boring, except to lovers with dollar signs in their eyes."
Ghosts and corpses litter the reunion where hairdresser Marla Shore hopes to introduce fiancé Dalton Vail to her fractious family. Read full book review >

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HAIR RAISER by Nancy J. Cohen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 5, 2000

"If you crave a charismatic heroine with a touch of Yiddishkeit, skip this one and pray for Marissa Piesman's return."
Cohen's follow-up to Permed to Death (1999) is about as echt hamishe, and as distinctive, as Levittown; although she uses (or misuses) a Yiddish phrase every ten pages or so, the standard-issue plot and characters could have been shipped to Marla Shore's Fort Lauderdale from any gutsy-girl-who-pokes-her-nose-where-it doesn't-belong-and-gets-herself-into-trouble-and-romance classic. Read full book review >

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SHEAR MURDER by Nancy J. Cohen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 18, 2012

"Cohen takes the amateur-sleuth-who-asks-too-many-nosy-questions formula to new depths. It's enough to make your hair curl."
Finding the bride's sister's corpse under the dessert table can ruin most of your day, as hairstylist Marla Shore (Killer Knots, 2007, etc.) discovers at her friend Jill's wedding. Read full book review >

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PERIL BY PONYTAIL by Nancy J. Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2015

"As usual, it's just a matter of time before Marla risks life and limb to help her husband solve a case that's bigger than either of them anticipated."
Hairdresser Marla Vail (Hanging by a Hair, 2014, etc.) spends her honeymoon at the dude ranch from hell. Read full book review >

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MURDER BY MANICURE by Nancy J. Cohen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"An amusing, well-paced mystery—to the extent it can be disentangled from the humdrum romance."
You can never be too thin, so 120-pound South Florida hairdresser Marla Shore (Hair Raiser, 2000) and her even sleeker best friend Tally Riggs sign up for three-month trial memberships at the Perfect Fit Sports Center in hope of dancercizing off the two or three pounds they gained over Christmas. Read full book review >

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HANGING BY A HAIR by Nancy J. Cohen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 18, 2014

"Marla seems to have the learning curve of a slug, since, as of her 11th outing, she still hasn't figured out that accusing folks of murder will make some of them want to kill you."
A new home spells nothing but trouble for newlyweds Marla and Dalton Vail (Shear Murder, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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FANCY NANCY by Jane O’Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"The poignant message about love needing no embellishment adds a heartwarming touch to this fun-filled tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A tot with a penchant for panache is at the center of this playful tale that celebrates marching to the beat of your own drummer. Read full book review >