Blue Blood (Debutante Dropout Series #1)

Blue Blood (Debutante Dropout Series #1)

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by Susan McBride
     
 

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Mixing a dash of Dallas society, a pinch of Janet Evanovich, and murder in the land of big hair, Blue Blood is the first installment in award-winning author Susan McBride's sassy Debutante Dropout mystery series.

To the dismay of her high society mother, Cissy, Dallas heiress Andy Kendricks wants no part of the Junior League life—opting instead

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Mixing a dash of Dallas society, a pinch of Janet Evanovich, and murder in the land of big hair, Blue Blood is the first installment in award-winning author Susan McBride's sassy Debutante Dropout mystery series.

To the dismay of her high society mother, Cissy, Dallas heiress Andy Kendricks wants no part of the Junior League life—opting instead for a job as a website designer and a passel of unpedigreed pals. Now her good friend Molly O'Brien is in bad trouble, accused of killing her boss at the local restaurant Jugs.

Though no proper deb would ever set foot in such a sleazy dive, Andy's soon slipping into skintight hot pants and a stuffed triple D bra to gain employment there and somehow help clear Molly's name.

But Andy's undercover lark soon brings her into too-close contact with all manner of dangerous adversaries—including a shady TV preacher, a fanatical Mothers Against Porn activist … and a killer who is none too keen on meddling rich girls.

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Editorial Reviews

Carolyn Tillery
“BLUE BLOOD is delightful, witty and oh-so-proper (not!). Susan McBride has Dallas society on its designer-clad toes!”
Tess Gerritsen
“Susan McBride kept me laughing all the way through this delicious romp of a mystery.”
John Westermann
“BLUE BLOOD is a wry, dead-on social commentary masquerading as a can’t-put-it-down mystery. Highly recommended....”
Thomas Perry
“Susan McBride has an engaging new heroine in Andrea Kendricks.”
Charlaine Harris
“Andrea Kendricks...is a treasure.”
Sarah Strohmeyer
“BLUE BLOOD has it all--suspense, humor, friendship, snobbery and televangelists...BLUE BLOOD is positively gripping.”
Jerrilyn Farmer
“All mystery readers should applaud!”
Romantic TimesBOOKclub
"A totally fun ride...McBride has created a fresh new voice that fans of the genre undoubtedly will enjoy."
(St. Louis) - Sauce Magazine
"A very witty and clever mystery...I, for one, can’t wait for the next installment."
Romantic Times BOOKclub
“A totally fun ride...McBride has created a fresh new voice that fans of the genre undoubtedly will enjoy.”
Monterey County Post
“Off to a smashing start...keeps the reader smiling.”
Sauce Magazine (St. Louis)
“A very witty and clever mystery...I, for one, can’t wait for the next installment.”
Wichita Eagle
“McBride has created a delightfully wacky amateur detective in BLUE BLOOD. The writing is fresh, funny, and entertaining.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062319913
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/17/2013
Series:
Debutante Dropout Series , #1
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
39,365
File size:
416 KB

What People are saying about this

Carolyn Tillery
“BLUE BLOOD is delightful, witty and oh-so-proper (not!). Susan McBride has Dallas society on its designer-clad toes!”
Charlaine Harris
“Andrea Kendricks...is a treasure.”
Sarah Strohmeyer
“BLUE BLOOD has it all—suspense, humor, friendship, snobbery and televangelists...BLUE BLOOD is positively gripping.”
Jerrilyn Farmer
“All mystery readers should applaud!”
Thomas Perry
“Susan McBride has an engaging new heroine in Andrea Kendricks.”
John Westermann
“BLUE BLOOD is a wry, dead-on social commentary masquerading as a can’t-put-it-down mystery. Highly recommended....”
Tess Gerritsen
“Susan McBride kept me laughing all the way through this delicious romp of a mystery.”

Meet the Author

Susan McBride is the USA Today bestselling author of Blue Blood and the Debutante Dropout Mysteries that include The Good Girl's Guide to MurderThe Lone Star Lonely Hearts ClubNight of the Living Deb, Too Pretty to Die, and Say Yes to the Death. She also writes the bestselling River Road Mysteries and has penned three women’s fiction titles: The Truth About Love and LightningLittle Black Dress, and The Cougar Club. She chronicled her bout with breast cancer in the short memoir, In the Pink: How I Met the Perfect (Younger) Man, Survived Breast Cancer, and Found True Happiness After Forty. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband and daughter.

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Blue Blood (Debutante Dropout Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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! ****
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really good suspense, 239 pages, hard to put down. I read in just a few hours as it keeps you wondering who the killer is & what Andy is going to do next. GJRA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read with lots of action, intertwined mysteries, and fun and funny surprises. Thank you for the inspired intertainment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Good read enjoyed
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LilyLangtry More than 1 year ago
Entertaining little crime solver, is Andrea Kendricks. The "Debutante Dropout Series" is delightful. I am definitely continuing with this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable light reading mystery. Characters were easy to like. Will read more of this series.
SallymaePW More than 1 year ago
My new favorite female writer. I love a good, lite and funny mystery that is not predictable and this writer does that. I'm one that when I find an author I love I'll read every one of their books and I look forward to the next book in this series.