"strong amateur sleuth mystery"
Stanley Kauffman comes down to breakfast only to see his
trophy wife lying on the floor, bleeding from a wound to
her chest. When the police arrive, they declare her dead
and arrest him. He calls his ex-wife, hairdresser Marla
Shore, to meet him at the jail and asks her help in
clearing him of the charges. He promises her that if she
will, he will sell his share of the property they jointly
own at a decent price.
Marla agrees because she wants the property and because she
believes Stanley would never physically harm a woman.
Marla goes undercover at the compound of Stanley's in-laws
by becoming a nurse's aid to the matriarch of the family.
She discovers that almost everyone in the household had a
motive to murder Stanley's wife and further investigation
with her boyfriend, Detective Dalton Vail, turns up even-more
suspects. If Marla isn't careful, the perpetrator will try
to kill her to stop her from revealing what she figured out
about her ex-husband's wife's death.
Anyone who reads BODY WAVE will come away thinking it is an
upbeat amateur sleuth mystery populated by a host of
eccentric characters. The heroine is a bold strong woman
who is not afraid to get in a person's face when she thinks
she is right. Nancy J. Cohen is a talented writer who is
famous for her complex plots and characterizations, as this
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 3, 2002