"Exciting romantic mystery"
Beauty saloon owner Marla Shore lives and toils in
Fort Lauderdale. She also works for an organization that
tries to make home swimming pools safe for children because
she witnessed the drowning death of a child. When it comes
to pool safety, Marla will do anything, even investigating
homicides involving clients.
Marla applies for a trial membership at Perfect Fit
Sports Club. On the night she enrolls, a swimming pool
client dies in the sports club's whirlpool. The post
mortem toxicology reveals the victim's blood stream
contained a strong sedative. Marla knows this woman would
never risk medication just prior to entering the heated
whirlpool. Unable to resist, Marla interferes with the
official police investigation to quickly learn that many
members and the staff prefer having the victim dead.
Nancy J. Cohen has written another romantic mystery
starring delightful characters from her previous novels in
this lighthearted amateur sleuth series. The story line is
fun due to Marla's machinations. However, the plot works
because so many suspects exist, which leads to readers
making MURDER BY MANICURE a one sitting experience to learn
who did it and why.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 3, 2001