Styled for Murder
- Publisher: Orange Grove Press
- Series: The Bad Hair Day Mysteries , 17
- Release Date: Nov. 16, 2021
- Genre: Cozy Mystery
- Available Formats: eBook and Paperback
- Digital: 978-1-952886-21-8
- Paperback: 978-1-952886-22-5
When hairstylist and savvy sleuth, Marla Vail, gets a frantic call from her mother that there’s a dead body in her shower, Marla realizes this wasn’t part of the home renovation plans. The victim turns out to be the project manager, who had an untrustworthy reputation in town. Disgruntled customers, unpaid suppliers, and the design company’s staff are among the suspects. Which one of them wanted the foreman to pipe down about their shady dealings?
Meanwhile, the lead investigator sets his sights on Marla’s stepfather, Reed, who’s keeping secrets from his family. Reed has a past connection to the victim and won’t come clean about what he knows. As Marla drills deeper, she’s showered with suspicions, but nobody’s willing to leak any information. She needs to hammer down the prospects, or time will drain away and the murderer will strike again.
To flush out the culprit, Marla taps into her pipeline of resources. Can she assemble the clues and demolish the alibis to nail a killer? Or has someone designed the perfect murder?
“Marla and Dalton are settling down to new parenthood, when Marla’s mother finds a body in her being-remodeled bathroom. Marla had known her amateur sleuth days were over with the arrival of Ryder, but her mother’s distress makes her get involved once more. Add a pageant, an unscrupulous business, a graduation, and a soap star, and you have a nice mystery. And this one has recipes!” Anna’s Reviews on Goodreads