No Way to Kill a Lady
The Blackbird sisters are back—and as witty and
wonderful as ever!
For richer, for poorer...
Nora Blackbird, the Bucks County ex-debutante with a haute
couture wardrobe, a hot job as a glamorous society columnist
and a stone cold bank account, might finally have her own
life just right, but everyone around her is going down in
flames. Her sister Libby seems destined to be the lead
character in a tabloid sex scandal. Her sister Emma is
expecting a mysterious love child. Her best friend, Lexie
Paine, is serving time in the slammer. And now her
mobbed-up boyfriend, Mick Abruzzo—who might actually
be her husband—is conducting clandestine capers from
Blackbird Farm while under house arrest. What’s a good
girl to do?
Find a killer, that’s what! Word arrives that the
sisters’ great aunt, Madeleine Blackbird, has died in
a volcanic eruption on an Indonesian island and left her
fabulous country estate, worth millions, to the three of
them. But when the Blackbird sisters show up to claim their
windfall, they find the house in a state of disheartening
decay and all of Madeleine’s to-die-for treasures
gone. Worse, the mansion has been hiding a grisly secret:
the body of a woman who died there many years ago. All the
evidence points to a high society murder...
Nora’s special bond with flamboyant Aunt Madeleine
compels her to seek out the truth. With her aunt’s
amorous stepson dogging her footsteps, her unscrupulous
lawyer acting like a skunk, and her devoted housekeeper not
to be found, Nora’s investigation is going nowhere.
Good thing Mick’s close by to offer Nora distractions
both dark and delightful. And, as ever, her irrepressible
sisters provide some unexpected... and highly unorthodox...
assistance when she most needs it.
(A Blackbird Sisters Mystery #8)
Obsidian, August 2012
320 pages Hardcover
Also by Nancy Martin:
Slay Belles, July 2012
Murder Melts in Your Mouth, January 2009
Murder Melts in Your Mouth, March 2008
A Crazy Little Thing Called Death, March 2008
Have Your Cake and Kill Him Too, March 2007
A Crazy Little Thing Called Death, March 2007
Cross Your Heart And Hope To Die, March 2006
Have Your Cake And Kill Him Too, March 2006
Cross Your Heart And Hope To Die, March 2005
Drop-Dead Blonde, February 2005
Some Like It Lethal, April 2004
Dead Girls Don't Wear Diamonds, July 2003
How To Murder A Millionaire, October 2002
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