Meet Marla Shore, a Florida beauty salon owner with a knack for creating dazzling 'dos-and solving mysteries... Marla was already having a bad day, but when one of her clients dies while getting a perm in her salon, her day just can't get any worse...until the smugly competent Detective Vail accuses her of poisoning the wealthy widow's coffee creamer! Granted, Bertha Kravitz was hardly her favorite customer, but Marla could never have murdered the ornery woman. Now it's up to the savvy stylist to find out just who did. Combing the woman's privileged world for clues, Marla soon discovers that the town is crawling with potential suspects. As the case grows more snarled, Marla becomes determined to unmask a cunning killer before she's outwitted-and dead. "A terrific mystery debut for Nancy Cohen. Marla the beautician is a delight." --Tamar Myers, author of Baroque and Desperate "A keeper...I plan to reserve a permanent place on my bookshelf for this action-packed, character-driven series." --Denis Dietz, author of Footprints In the Butter and Throw Darts At A Cheesecake--This text refers to the Paperback edition.