Star Tangled Murder
- Publisher: Orange Grove Press
- Series: The Bad Hair Day Mysteries , 18
- Release Date: Jan. 2023
- Genre: Cozy Mystery
- Available Formats: eBook and Paperback
- Digital: 978-1-952886-24-9
- Paperback: 978-1-952886-25-6
Hairstylist Marla Vail and her detective husband Dalton are having a blast visiting a Florida living history village over Fourth of July weekend. But when a Seminole battle reenactment turns up a real dead body, it sets off fireworks in the village. One of the cast members may have gone off script to murder the town marshal with a tomahawk in his head.
As Dalton gets involved in the investigation, Marla determines to help him solve the case. Her flare for uncovering secrets reveals that everyone in the village is a suspect. Instead of celebrating the holiday with red, white, and barbecues, she discovers secrets, lies, and false avenues. Did the marshal’s murder have anything to do with a lost cache of Confederate gold, or did his plans to renovate the park light a fuse that he couldn’t snuff out?
In a place where history comes alive, the dead bodies are piling up. Marla would rather be chilling and grilling, but somebody’s mind is on killing. If she’s not careful, her sleuthing could blow up in her face like a faulty firecracker. As she closes in on the truth, she risks becoming the next victim. Who means to end her life, liberty, and pursuit of justice?