Blind Dates Can Be Murder (Smart Chick Series #2)

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Blind dates give everyone the shivers...with or without a murder attached to them. Jo Tulip is a sassy single woman full of household hints and handy advice for every situation. Her first romantic outing in months is a blind date-okay, the Hall of Fame of Awful Blind Dates-but things go from bad to worse when the date drops dead and Jo finds herself smack in the middle of a murder investigation.
With the help of her best friend, Danny, and faith in God, Jo attempts to solve one ...
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Overview

Blind dates give everyone the shivers...with or without a murder attached to them. Jo Tulip is a sassy single woman full of household hints and handy advice for every situation. Her first romantic outing in months is a blind date-okay, the Hall of Fame of Awful Blind Dates-but things go from bad to worse when the date drops dead and Jo finds herself smack in the middle of a murder investigation.
With the help of her best friend, Danny, and faith in God, Jo attempts to solve one exciting mystery while facing another: Why is love always so complicated?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736914864
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Series: Smart Chick Series , #2
  • Pages: 322
  • Sales rank: 887,080
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Mindy Starns Clark is the author of many books, which include the popular Smart Chick Mysteries, Whispers of the Bayou, Shadows of Lancaster County, and Under the Cajun Moon. In addition, Mindy's plays and musicals have been featured in schools and churches across the United States.
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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A delightful chick lit amateur sleuth thriller

    Her agent pushes Jo Tulip, whose TipsfromTulip.com is a household hints website, to try online dating to gain needed publicity for her helpful tips Internet page. Jo signs up with Dates&Mates who hook her up with Brock Dentyne, whose name alone warns her off. Meanwhile her best pal Danny Watkins who was there for her when she was jilted (see THE TROUBLE WITH TULIP) wishes she would notice him as someone who cherishes and loves her in a romantic way, not as a pal since childhood.-------- The date with Brock takes a macabre twist when he begins coughing and choking before collapsing and seeming to drop dead. Stunned, Jo finds this is only the beginning of her nightmare as someone stalks her and her house is broken into. The assault on her leads to identity theft, an arsonist burns her house down she survives abductions and beatings, and finally recognizes that Danny is the one even as she resolves to uncover who is after her and why.------------------ The second Tulip tale is a delightful chick lit amateur sleuth thriller that grips the audience from the first cough until the final ¿romantic¿ twist. The story line is character driven, but not just by Jo as the audience obtains the points of view of several key support players including the bad guys and Danny (between dribbles). With a strong fully developed cast and a fabulous lead protagonist starring in an amusing ¿why me¿ whodunit, fans will appreciate Mindy Starns Clark¿s terrific tale.------------ Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2006

    A Stellar Sequel

    Although I enjoyed Mindy Starns Clark¿s debut into the chicklit mystery genre, THE TROUBLE WITH TULIP wasn¿t as stellar as her previous mysteries. However, I¿m happy to say that her second in the Smart Chick series, BLIND DATES CAN BE MURDER, definitely surpasses the previous with its witty and very funny take on online dating, identity theft, and murder. Jo Tulip is a household tip diva who signs up for an online dating service on the advice of her agent as a way of shoring up publicity for her website. However, she doesn¿t expect her first date to result in murder, kidnapping, stalking, and the break-in of her home. She also doesn¿t hope to find true love, especially when it comes from a place she least expects. When the owner of a strip club suspects that Jo knows more than she lets on about the murder of her date, he sets woman who is a master of identity theft on Jo¿s trail and sets in motion a series of events that will result in more murders and endanger Jo and her loved ones. Told from multiple viewpoints, BLIND DATES delivers a very humorous mystery that explores characters who are never one dimension. The bad guys are never completely bad, and their reasons for doing wrong are often justified in their own heads. Clark also provides a fascinating look into the life of a prison inmate, including the mentality of an ex-con once freed. My one complaint is that Clark ends the novel with a doozy of a twist that ensures that readers will definitely be anxious for the conclusion of the Smart Chick series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2007

    Good mystery series.

    This is the first Tulip book I've read by Mindy Clark Starns. I've read chick lit before by other authors and found it boring, but Clark has written a good chick list mystery series. I love Jo and the possible upcoming relationship with Danny. I will definitely go back and read the first book. Blind Dates gets an A+ from me.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2009

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    Dead Dates Tell No Tales

    Once again Mindy Starns Clark has written a winner. I absolutely adore Jo, she is one of the best recent female characters I have read. Just like in Trouble With Tulip, you can find household hints sprinkled throughout the book (now in email format!) and which also help to solve the mystery. I'm really glad that Danny was able to talk to Jo, now the ball's in her court. It'll be interesting to see how all that happens. I found the blind dating service to be very interesting since I have never used one before. I was really chilled and frightened while reading this book. Especially near the end, I couldn't put the book down because I feared so much for Jo. It was totally like watching a movie: mystery, action, romance, suspense, drama, characters you hate- such a well developed story line. Actually I really think they should make this series into a TV show, you could learn household tips and be entertained at the same time. Sort of Heloise meets Alias type of deal. This was such an excellent book, I thought it was even better than the first one in the series. And with the cliffhanger at the end of this book, I can't wait to get started on the third which is in my TBR pile. VERY highly recommended.

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  • Posted January 11, 2011

    Blind Dates Are so much FUN!

    IM A SINGLE GREAT LOOKING GUY WHO LOVES BLIND DATES. Y YOU ASK? NOT TO MEET ANYBODY BUT FOR THAT DATE YOU CAN BE ANYONE YOU! IVE HAD SINGLE PATHETIC WOMAN PAY FOR MY DINNER, LET ME LIVE IN THERE HOUSE WHILE MY CONDO WAS BEING PAINTED(LOL). IVE BEEN A PRO FOOTBALL PLAYER, A SECRET AGENT! THATS MY FAVORITE. YES MY FRIENDS IM LIVING THE DREAM! GOD BLESS BLIND DATES AND LONLY WOMAN

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