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Highlights to Heaven

(2003)
(The fifth book in the Bad Hair Day series)
A novel by

 
Publisher's Weekly
With its many loose ends, Cohen's fifth cozy whodunit starring hairstylist-sleuth Marla Shore (after 2002's Body Wave) lives up to its billing as a "Bad Hair Day" mystery in more ways than one. In Palm Haven, Fla., Shore juggles the demands of her salon business with problematic relationships with her mother, her mother's importunate suitor and attractive police detective Dalton Vail. A missing neighbor, a murder victim with a signature highlighting pattern and Vail's official investigation conspire to put Marla on the scent of crimes involving contraband animals, illegal furs and a potion to cure baldness. A bizarre murder scheme apparently aimed at Marla's former beauty-school classmates also figures in the patchwork plot. The supporting characters aren't vivid enough to help carry the story, while the Jewish slang and humor seem forced rather than natural. As a result, the action careens from one improbable happening to another with interludes of romance and comedy that fail to captivate or convince. With Janet Evanovich setting a high standard for screwball mysteries and Sarah Strohmeyer's Bubbles Yablonsky already providing one successfully lighthearted hairdresser-sleuth heroine, Cohen has tough competition and fails to measure up in this outing. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Library Journal
Hairstylist and sometime sleuth Marla Shore (Body Wave) finds murder in the neighborhood when pet lover "Goat" disappears, leaving behind his animals and a corpse. Marla investigates, identifying the victim by way of his distinctive bronze highlights, but there's still that handsome detective boyfriend. Lively fun. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Genre: Cozy Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

June 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Highlights To Heaven: A Bad Hair Day Mystery
Author(s): Nancy J Cohen
ISBN: 1-58724-688-0 / 978-1-58724-688-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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December 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Highlights To Heaven: A Bad Hair Day Mystery
Author(s): Nancy J Cohen
ISBN: 0-7582-0070-6 / 978-0-7582-0070-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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January 2004 : UK Hardback
Title: Highlights to Heaven
Author(s): Nancy J Cohen
ISBN: 1-4056-3006-X / 978-1-4056-3006-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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January 2004 : UK Hardback
Title: Highlights to Heaven (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Nancy J Cohen
ISBN: 1-4056-3005-1 / 978-1-4056-3005-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: AudioGO Limited
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Paperback Editions

June 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Highlights to Heaven (Bad Hair Day Mystery 5)
Author(s): Nancy J Cohen
ISBN: 0-7592-8700-7 / 978-0-7592-8700-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: e-reads.com
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November 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Highlights To Heaven (Bad Hair Day Mystery)
Author(s): Nancy J Cohen
ISBN: 0-7582-0071-4 / 978-0-7582-0071-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Highlights to Heaven (The Bad Hair Day Mysteries)
Author(s): Nancy J Cohen
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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