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Blue Blood (Debutante Dropout Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Loved it!!!

I thought this book was great. It had everything to like in a book. I would definately recommend this book to someone who wants to and likes to read great books.

posted by Anonymous on June 30, 2005

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Most Helpful Critical Review

9 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

Harriet klausner

As usual along comes harriet klausner to reveal every detail of the book. Its bad enough she has gotten other people revealing every detail of the book, but ole harriet is the queen at it. Please bn, do something to harriet klausner and these other plot spoilers that th...
As usual along comes harriet klausner to reveal every detail of the book. Its bad enough she has gotten other people revealing every detail of the book, but ole harriet is the queen at it. Please bn, do something to harriet klausner and these other plot spoilers that think they must reveal every detail of a book,, thereby ruining it for other readets. It is not right.

posted by 8888649 on January 28, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    Harriet klausner

    As usual along comes harriet klausner to reveal every detail of the book. Its bad enough she has gotten other people revealing every detail of the book, but ole harriet is the queen at it. Please bn, do something to harriet klausner and these other plot spoilers that think they must reveal every detail of a book,, thereby ruining it for other readets. It is not right.

    9 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2005

    Loved it!!!

    I thought this book was great. It had everything to like in a book. I would definately recommend this book to someone who wants to and likes to read great books.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2005

    Who would have guessed Andy was so cool?

    'Blue Blood' is a chick lit mystery set in the high society of Dallas, with a twist. No, it doesn't discuss who shot JR. It has an underlying message of true friendship. Andy Kendricks in the typical woman trying to live a life the opposit of what her mother wants. Her seemingly inocuous job gives her help in ways she'd never gess. Each suspect elimination somehow links to the creastion of another. The interesting plot kept me asking the queston 'What could happen now?: A good book that looks at the meaning of true friendship, evading inborne society upbringing, and the lighter side of murder.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2004

    I Can't Wait for the Sequel

    Great book! Author wrote me personally back and says 'it's the first in a new series. The next book, THE GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER, will be out in February of 2005.' Funny, interesting and will keep the pages turning. Absolute delight to read! I encourage you to give this one a try.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2013

    "Jugs" promises to be more than Dolly Parton's weapons

    "Jugs" promises to be more than Dolly Parton's weapons of mass distraction!

    Molly O’Brien had a tough life after she chose to drop her fashion design classes at the Columbia College in Chicago where she shared a room with her best friend Andy Kendricks from Texas. They met at school when foster child Molly was admitted to a prestigious school for wealthy kids through a scholarship. An illustrious affair with a Hemmingway wanne-be convinced Molly that love could conquer all. She followed him to Paris, fell pregnant, got dropped and had to move back to Texas, where she found a job at the hot-spot restaurant "Jugs". 

    She is accused of murdering the owner, Bud Hartman, and desperate for help, contacts Andy, whom she hasn't seen for ten years.

    Rebellious Andy immediately steps in to help the only real friend she ever had. The friendship was not exactly what Andy's mother, Cissy, a Texan high-society dame, had in mind for her heiress daughter. Molly was from the wrong side of the tracks. But Andy made it her mission to buck the system her whole life, like refusing to be a debutante on her 18th birthday, and studying graphic design and computers when she, as a trust fund baby, never had to work.

    With her unending love for Nancy Drew and the television series Law & Order, Andy gets to work on solving the murder mystery. Any bra size is possible with the right shoulder pads strategically positioned. Combined with serious hot pants, she did not have much trouble in getting a job at "Jugs" as a waitress to try and find the real killers of the dangerous owner. 

    "Jugs" is more than just eye candy for men, thorns in the eyes of the Mother of Porn - ladies, the Women’s Wellness Clinic, and points of interested to Reverend Jim Bob.`

    There is a lot of appetites to be satisfied in the ensuing drama, adventure, and mystery. As Dolly Parton can attest to: Jugs can be a lot more than weapons of mass distraction and feisty Andy knows how to achieve just that!

    My comments: It's a chic-lit book for young women, containing all the elements to demarcate the target audience perfectly. All the young women who ever played a role as a PI, especially a contemporary element of Nancy Drew, are included. The background includes a touch of a Paris Hilton, the reality tv-series The Reals Housewives of Texas, and a similarity with the restaurant-chain Shooters. It is a delightful, enchanting and fun read. There's lots of love lost, but for various reasons other than romance! 

    Oh, I identified the murderer right from the start. It felt good for a change!

    Star rating:
    Plot 1; drama 1; character building 1; satire 1; social comment 1. Five stars in this genre. 

    In fact, I enjoyed it so much, it was presented in such good taste, I would love to read more in this Debutante Dropout Series of 5 books: Blue Blood (#1); The Good Girl's Guide To Murder (#2); The Lone Star Lonely Hearts Club (#3); Night of the Living Deb (#4); Too Pretty to Die (#5). 

    3 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2004

    A great chick-lit mystery

    Andy Kendrick receives a desperate call from Molly O¿Brien. She hasn¿t seen or heard from Molly for ten years. They were best friends in school even though they were not of the same social class. Molly was a scholarship student. Andy was a debutate, although she never really ran in her mother¿s high society circles and is now a debutante dropout. Molly is being charged with murdering her boss, Bud Hartman. She asks Andy to help her out. Andy gets her mother Cissy, much to her chagrin, to call a lawyer for Molly. Andy ends up dropping off Molly¿s six-year-old son David at Cissy¿s doorstep while she tries to help get Molly out of jail. Brian Malone does not impress Andy as a go-getter attorney. She doesn¿t feel he is really looking out for Molly¿s best interests. So, Andy decides to go under cover as a waitress at Jugs, a Hooters-type restaurant, where Molly had worked. For some reason Julie, Bud¿s girlfriend who now runs Jugs, takes a liking to Andy. She ends up inviting her to Bud¿s funeral. Why would Reverend Jim-Bob, a well-known televangelist be willing to preside over Bud¿s funeral? Then there¿s the Mothers Against Pornography run by nurse Peggy Martin. Why is she so adamant against Jugs? Where is this waitress that left overnight a few weeks before? Why did she leave and never even return for her paycheck? Andy finds herself in some interesting and even dangerous situations as she tries to discover who really killed Bud and framed Molly. This is the first book I¿ve read in this series, but it won¿t be the last. I truly enjoyed Andy and her antics. I think she and Malone will make a good team in future books. They feed off each other really well. Her mother really adds character to the story as well. I found myself laughing out loud several times while reading this book. I highly recommend it.

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Cute

    Cute

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2004

    Oh yeah!

    Andrea 'Andy' Kendricks had never been the deb her mother, Cissy Kendricks, had hoped for. Andy was a web designer who enjoyed taking care of herself and living in a small place, rather than being pampered and living in a mansion. ..................... When Andy¿s old college roommate, Molly O¿Brien, was accused of killing her boss, Bud, Andy rushed to help. Molly had worked at Jugs, a type of restaurant where the waitresses made those at Hooters look like children. To prove Molly innocent, Andy must go undercover¿padded bras, tight pants, layers of cosmetics, and all! ........................ **** This is the first of a new mystery series. The author gives the reader a bit of humor to tweak the seriousness of typical mysteries. The result is a delightful new type of mystery that will entice its readers and leave them eager to see what Andrea will do next. Recommended! ****

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Really GOOD!

    I really enjoyed this mystery. It is a glimpse into Debutante society with the heroine shunning it altogether. I did not really figure out the mystery until much later in the book. I will point out that there are some editing errors in it though. I have already bought the second book and am reading it now!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    Loved!

    Loved!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2003

    DON'T MISS THIS!

    BLUE BLOOD kept me turning pages faster than my brain could absorb the words. It's that good! Andy Kendricks will be at the top of your list for favorite 'accidental sleuths'right away. She's savvy, sassy and hilarious, and she sizzles better than a hot Texas night. Great plot, super supporting cast and a surprise ending that took me by surprise...and I'm a mystery writer who should know better!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2003

    refreshing and entertaining amateur sleuth

    Although she grew up with a silver spoon in her, mouth Andrea Kendricks prefers stainless steel. She was a debutantte drop out who never came was presented to society and works for a living instead of relying on her trust fund. Although she went to a preppy private school, her best friend was scholarship student Molly O¿Brien who was raised not in a manor like Andrea, but in a series of foster homes. <P>The two friends went to the same middle class college together before Molly dropped out to follow her artist boyfriend to Europe. Andrea had not heard from Molly for over a decade when she calls up to ask her to take care of her son because she is in jail on a murder charge. When Andrea visits Molly in jail and hears her story, she knows Molly is no killer and sets out to prove it by going undercover at Juggs where the waitress dress in the bare minimum. Since it was Molly¿s boss who was killed, Andrea figures she has a very good chance of finding out who wanted the owner dead. Her allies in their endeavor turn out to be Molly¿s cute lawyer and Andrea¿s sociable mother. <P>BLUE BLOOD is a refreshing and entertaining amateur sleuth tale starring a blue-blooded heroine who embraces the middle class lifestyle. She is the type of woman people want as a best friend; a person who loves her mother even if she dislikes her mom¿s lifestyle and who will go the extra mile for a friend she has not seen in years. Susan McBride has written a who-done-it that will appeal to a broad base of mystery fans and will be the winner of many awards because this book is a gem. <P>Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2015

    Recommended

    Great read with lots of action, intertwined mysteries, and fun and funny surprises. Thank you for the inspired intertainment!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2015

    Dominic

    Never mind go to res 3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2014

    Cc

    Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2014

    Rosebud july 2014

    Good read enjoyed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2014

    Master

    Walks in looking for the girl

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2014

    Entertaining little crime solver

    Entertaining little crime solver, is Andrea Kendricks. The "Debutante Dropout Series" is delightful. I am definitely continuing with this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Great sample

    The prologue is so nasty. He boss puts his tongue in her mouth while feeling her vteeth. YUCK

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2014

    Athne

    She looks around then shifts into a dragon.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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