Friday, September 18, 2015

Blog tour: Peril By Ponytail: A Bad Hair Day Mystery Giveaway 1 signed hardback book & gift card

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PerilbyPonytailPeril By Ponytail: A Bad Hair Day Mystery
Series: Bad Hair Day Mysteries
Hardcover: 285 pages
Publisher: Five Star Publishing (September 16, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1432830984

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 races to prove his innocence. She hopes her blind trust isn’t misplaced, especially when she learns their relative has secrets he’d rather keep buried. As the bodies pile up, she digs deep to find the killer. 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. Saddle up for Marla’s latest adventure in the Wild West where a Bad Hair Day is the least of her worries.
About The Author
PubPink nancy cohenNancy J. Cohen writes the humorous Bad Hair Day mystery series featuring hairdresser Marla Shore, who solves crimes with wit and style under the sultry Florida sun. Several of these titles have made the IMBA bestseller list. Nancy is also the author of Writing the Cozy Mystery, a valuable instructional guide for writers on how to write a winning whodunit. Her imaginative romances have proven popular with fans as well. Her titles in this genre have won the HOLT Medallion and Best Book in Romantic SciFi/Fantasy at The Romance Reviews. Active in the writing community and a featured speaker at libraries and conferences, Nancy is listed in Contemporary Authors, Poets & Writers, and Who’s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors, & Poets. Currently, she is serving as President of Florida Chapter Mystery Writers of America. When not busy writing, Nancy enjoys reading, fine dining, cruising and outlet shopping.

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My review:  Peril By Ponytail: A Bad Hair Day Mystery 
This is book #12 of A Bad Hair Day Mystery but the first one I have read.  It holds up fine as a stand alone book.  Did not feel that I had missed anything.  But I am going to read more of the series now.
The mystery part was easy for the most part to figure out.  But not all the bad guys.  It kept my attention.
 I really enjoyed learning about the area and it's history.  The setting was at a dude ranch and ghost town.  It had a little bit of Ghosts.
Marla and Dalton decide to go to a dude ranch for their belated honeymoon.  Dalton's relatives that he just got to know invited them down.  He also wants Dalton's help figuring out who is trying to ruin there businesses.
Dalton is a homicide detective in Florida.  He has a daughter.  Marla owns a hair salon in Florida.  They have been married 10 months.
Dalton's mother never talked about his Uncle Ray.  She has not talked to him for years.  His cousin did not know what caused the fight ether.  
Someone is causing trouble on the dude ranch.  They are also causing trouble at the old ghost town that Ray is trying to restore and open. His workers are getting afraid of the ghosts at the ghost town.
There is plenty of drama, mystery, romance, history, humor and is a clean read too.  I enjoyed the characters and would like to get to know them better.
I was given this ebook to read for free and in return I agreed to give a honest review of Peril by Ponytail.  Also be part of it's blog tour.

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Tour Participants
September 14 – A Blue Million Books – Interview
September 15 – Book Splurge – Review
September 16 – Laura’s Interests – Review
September 16 – Mystery Playground – Guest Post
September 17 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – Review
September 18 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy,  &, Sissy, Too ! – Guest Post
September 19 – readalot – Review
September 20 – Book Babble – Review
September 20 – Frankie Bow – Interview


Nancy J. Cohen said...

Thank you for this great review!

Mary Holshouser said...

this sounds like a fun book.
Looking forward to reading it.

Nancy J. Cohen said...

Mary, thanks for stopping by!