WorldCat Identities

Cohen, Nancy J. 1948-

Works: 33 works in 211 publications in 2 languages and 11,898 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Humorous fiction  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3553.O4258, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Nancy J Cohen
Most widely held works by Nancy J Cohen
Killer knots : a bad hair day mystery by Nancy J Cohen( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Marla Shore embarks on a supposedly romantic cruise with her fiancé Dalton Vail, she finds mystery and mayhem on the high seas when she accidently receives a cryptic message that leads to the murder of a renowned artist
Perish by pedicure by Nancy J Cohen( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the midst of cat fights and huge hairdos during Florida's hottest beauty show, salon owner Marla Shore must clear the name of Georgia Rogers when she is accused of killing Christine Parks, the company director of Luxor Products
Highlights to heaven by Nancy J Cohen( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a dead body, with excellent highlights, is discovered in her neighbor's home, all signs lead professional hair stylist Marla Shore to the Heavenly Hair Salon where she discovers a link between the murder and the exotic pet trade
Died blonde : a bad hair day mystery by Nancy J Cohen( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salon owner and amateur sleuth Marla Shore is no friend of beauty-competitor Carolyn Sutton, but when her rival turns up dead, Marla cannot help herself from trying to straighten out the tangle of clues surrounding the murder
Murder by manicure by Nancy J Cohen( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since beauty is her business, salon owner Marla Shore figures she can surely rid herself of a few excess pounds of holiday flab without joining a gym. But when daily walks with her slowpoke poodle fail to whittle her waistline, Marla reluctantly gives in to a trial membership at Perfect Fit Sports Club. She neve dreamed that slimming down would mean running into a deadly case of foul play."--Jacket
Body wave by Nancy J Cohen( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her despicable ex-husband is accused of murdering his third wife, Marla Shore believes in his innocence and goes undercover as a nurse at the victim's family's lavish South Florida compound to catch a killer
Shear murder : a bad hair day mystery by Nancy J Cohen( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weddings always make Marla Shore shed a tear of joy, and she's elated to attend her friend Jill's reception. Marla's own nuptials are weeks away. Then she discovers Jill's matron of honor dead under the cake table with a knife in her chest. Lots of folks aren't sorry to see Torrie go, especially since the bride's sister knew their deepest secrets. But when suspicion falls on Jill, Marla decides she'd better untangle the snarl of suspects before she's the next victim
Hanging by a hair by Nancy J Cohen( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marla's joyous move to a new house with her husband, Detective Dalton Vail, is marred by their next-door neighbor who erects an illegal fence between their properties. When Dalton reminds the man of the local permitting laws, tempers flare--and worse, the neighbor is found dead the following day. Dismayed when Dalton is removed from the case due to a conflict of interest, Marla decides it's up to her to find the killer. Can the intrepid hairstylist untangle the clues and pin down the culprit before he strikes again?
Hair raiser by Nancy J Cohen( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marla's a volunteer for Ocean Guard and a reluctant participant with the handsome Detective Dalton Vail in solving the murder of Benjamin Kline, Ocean Guard's attorney
Permed to death by Nancy J Cohen( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murder mystery in a hair salon featuring its owner, Marla Shore. It begins when one of her customers is poisoned by the coffee Marla served. Someone slipped cyanide into the artificial creamer
Peril by ponytail by Nancy J Cohen( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marla and Dalton's honeymoon at an Arizona dude ranch veers from dangerous to downright deadly faster than a horse headed to the corral. With her husband's uncle-- the resort's owner-- on the suspect list for murder, Marla hopes her blind trust in his innocence isn't misplaced, especially when she learns their relative has secrets he'd rather keep buried. As the bodies pile up, and with her new family in jeopardy, she'd better figure out who's adding to the spirits haunting a nearby ghost town before someone she loves is hurt
Facials can be fatal by Nancy J Cohen( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salon owner Marla Vail and her detective husband must solve a decades-old mystery when Valerie Weston is found dead in Marla's new day spa, slathered in a green facial mask
Hair brained by Nancy J Cohen( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When hairstylist Marla Vail's best friend is hurt in a car crash, Marla takes over as her baby's guardian. No sooner does Marla say, "Baby want a bottle?" than she's embroiled in another murder investigation. Her husband, Detective Dalton Vail, determines the crash may not have been an accident after all. But then, who would want Tally--or Ken in the car with her--out of the way? Ken's insurance agency was involved in a fraud investigation. Did someone mean to silence him? Or could something in Tally's life have put her in jeopardy? She'd recently joined a tea ladies circle. Had she discovered secrets among the women that almost got her killed? Or could she be the target of a disgruntled employee from her dress shop? As Marla delves further into her friends' backgrounds, she realizes she didn't know them as well as she'd thought. Even so, Tally and Ken have trusted her with their child's care. Can she protect the baby and find the culprit before someone else becomes roadkill? Once again, salon owner Marla Vail must summon her sleuthing skills to track a murderer amid clues that hit close to home. Despite being busy with baby care, work at the salon, and her own family, she's determined to find the person responsible for putting her friend in the hospital. She doesn't anticipate the life-altering changes that result from her actions." -- from back cover
Writing the cozy mystery by Nancy J Cohen( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writing the Cozy Mystery is a valuable instructional tool that will help you develop your characters, establish the setting, plot the story, add suspense, plant clues and sustain your series"--Page 4 of cover
Haunted hair nights by Nancy J Cohen( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When history teacher Bill Ripari offers his property for a school haunted house project, hairstylist Marla Vail volunteers to put the scare factor into the props' hair. She joins her stepdaughter along with other students, parents, and teachers to transform the wooded estate into a creepy attraction.Marla is busy creating decorations when she spies a splash of red on the estate grounds. Curiosity compels her to go outside for a closer look, but the dark stain isn't fake blood meant to be part of fright night. Instead, the trail leads straight to the history teacher's dead body.Worried about the kids, Marla puts on her sleuthing hat to investigate. She discovers every one of the volunteers present that night had a possible motive. Between slacker students, helicopter parents, unexpected heirs, and a stonewalling school administration, Marla has her hands full in solving the murder and keeping her stepdaughter safe." --
Warrior prince by Nancy J Cohen( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When mythologist and Florida resident Nira Larsen accepts a job as tour guide for a mysterious stranger, she's drawn into a nightmare reality where ancient myths come alive and legendary evils seek to destroy her. To survive, she must awaken her dormant powers, but the only person who can help is the man whose touch inflames her passion. After a dimensional rift in the Bermuda Triangle cracks open and an ancient enemy invades Earth, Zohar--leader of the galactic warriors known as the Drift Lords--summons his troops. He doesn't count on a redheaded spitfire getting in his way and capturing his heart. Nira has the power to defeat the enemy and to enslave Zohar's soul. Can he trust her enough to accomplish his mission, or will she lure him to his doom?
Warrior rogue by Nancy J Cohen( )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pottery sculptor Erika Sherwood has no idea her televised wedding in Las Vegas is for real until an official confirms she and the stranger she's just met are legitimately wed. A Drift Lord and warrior of the Tsuran, Magnor tricks the redhead into marriage because she's one of six women prophesied to save Earth. But as he's forced into her company in their race against the apocalypse, he wonders if he risks his heart more than his life. Can a free-spirited ceramic artist and a fierce swordsman trust each other enough to prevent disaster?
Died Blonde by Nancy J Cohen( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is no love lost between Marla and Carolyn Sutton. Carolyn has never forgiven Marla for leaving Hairstyle Heaven to open her own place, especially since Marla's clientele grew as Carolyn's faded away. Carolyn retaliated by relocating near Marla, but could not put the highlights back in the balance sheet. Still, it is a nasty shock when Marla enters the meter room behind the shopping center that houses both salons and tumbles over her rival's body. Carolyn's neck is broken and a hank of her hair is missing. Marla's powerful curiosity would have been enough to send her snooping for clues, but when Detective Dalton Vail, her very significant other, actually asks her for help, nothing can hold her back. Her quest becomes even more personal when Wilda Cleaver, Carolyn's trusted psychic and new owner of her salon, insists that Carolyn's spirit is begging Marla to solve her murder. Adding a dose of blackmail, Wilda warns that someone Marla loves is in great danger but will not give details until Marla cracks the case. Marla's got her work cut out for her--poor Carolyn was far from popular, and maybe even farther from honest. There is Carolyn's snubbed sister, Linda, who only inherited an unspecified?valuable? collection that appears to be missing, the chiropractor whose shady dealings Carolyn had uncovered, and the immigration lawyer who apparently had been issuing suspicious visas for Hairstyle Heaven's French-born staff. Add to all this some surprising news from Detective Vail and a blossoming romance for Marla's mother, and Marla's well-coiffed head is soon spinning. It will take all her skill to untangle the snarl of suspects, trim the list down to unmask the murderer--and learn what is behind Wilda's eerie premonitions before someone Marla loves is next
Dead Roots by Nancy J Cohen( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A haunted hotel, a family curse, mysterious Cossacks, hidden treasure, murdered guests--what looked to be a routine family reunion is turning into a serious Bad Hair Day indeed, one that is trouble all the way down to the Dead Roots. Marla Shore thought the only tricky part of the reunion at Florida's historic Sugar Crest Plantation Resort would be introducing her fiancé, Detective Dalton Vail, to her family, and vice versa. But that was before her Aunt Polly was found suffocated in her bed. It turns out that her family has a tangle of ties to Sugar Crest, including Aunt Polly's father, who once owned the plantation--and hid a fortune in gems somewhere on the grounds. And though Sugar Crest is slated for demolition, many people would profit if it were not destroyed, and some just might go to any lengths to make sure it remains standing. To top it all off, the plantation was built on a Native-American burial mound, which Marla knows is never a good idea, and then the groundskeeper turns up dead! Whatever is going on at Sugar Crest, someone is willing to go to great lengths to keep it hidden. But he or she has not planned on Marla, who will stop at nothing to learn the truth before the killer strikes again
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Killer knots : a bad hair day mystery
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Perish by pedicureHighlights to heavenDied blonde : a bad hair day mysteryMurder by manicureBody waveHair raiserPermed to deathDead Roots