Thursday, September 24, 2015

Peril by Ponytail by Nancy J. Cohen

Perils by PonytailAuthor Nancy J. Cohen combines several of my favorite things with mystery and suspense in her latest release, PERIL BY PONYTAIL.

Blending a dude ranch, ghost town, and the beautiful Arizona countryside with murder and mayhem, Cohen once again delivers a tantalizing tale.

Hoping to enjoy a belated honeymoon Marla and Dalton agree to visit an Arizona dude ranch owned by Dalton’s uncle. When they arrive, Marla learns her detective husband is really there to help check out a rash of unexplained mishaps plaguing the resort. 

When a friend of Dalton’s uncle is found dead, the stakes become deadly. With family secrets being revealed, environmentalists upset and water rights in trouble, the real killer has to be caught quickly before the family business is lost or much worse.

Cohen’s characters are quirky, realistic and likable. The story is fast-pace holding readers’ attention until the very last line.

The rich details of the Arizona setting come to life through Cohen’s vivid descriptions. Her eye for detail enhances the story as she adds informative tidbits about the area.

The story is filled with suspense and mystery, but also humor, touches of romance and family bonding. PERIL BY PONYTAIL can be read as a standalone even though it is the 12th installment in the Bad Hair Day Mystery series.

This is a rip-roaring fun cozy murder mystery loaded with all the right elements for a delightful read

Author Nancy J. Cohen’s website is HERE.

Peril by Ponytail by Nancy J. Cohen, A Bad Hair Day Mystery Book #12, Five Star Publishing, @2015, ISBN: 978-1432830984, Hardcover, 285 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the author in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks for dropping by today. Have you ever visited a dude ranch? What about spending time in a ghost town? Have you read any of the Bad Hair Day Mystery series?

I couldn't help but share this book trailer for PERIL BY PONYTAIL with you. Hope you enjoy it!

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  1. So many fictional characters have murder laced honeymoons. Confronting.
    Love the sound of this. Thank you.

  2. Thank you for this great review! I am glad you enjoyed the story. It was a blast to write, and I have wonderful memories from my research trip to Arizona.

  3. After the snake and the ghost, I'd be out of there!

  4. That dude ranch setting is really distinctive, Mason. Beautiful and yet deadly :-) And the plot sounds interesting, too. Thanks for sharing.

  5. The Bad Hair Day mystery series? I LOVE that!!! I've never read one of these funky-named mystery series. I'm going to have to try one!

  6. I hope you'll all give the Bad Hair Day mysteries a try. You can start with any one of them.

  7. Peril by Ponytail sounds like an entertaining read. I've never been to a dude ranch on a vacation but always thought it sounds like fun.

  8. Well I can't wait to read this one. I have love all of the, Bad Hair Day mystery series.

  9. This sounds great. I've never been on a dude ranch, but the pleasure of reading is that you can go anywhere. Some honeymoon, though! :-)


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