A Crazy Little Thing Called Death (Blackbird Sisters Series #6)

A Crazy Little Thing Called Death (Blackbird Sisters Series #6)

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by Nancy Martin
     
 

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Nora Blackbird has made the society pages yet again.  The impoverished Philadelphia heiress has agreed to wed Mick Abruzzo, son of New Jersey’s most notorious mobster.  Now Nora has to help him survive the Blackbird curse: Every time a Blackbird sister marries, the groom is bound to die.
 
But Nora’s superstitions are eclipsed

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Overview

Nora Blackbird has made the society pages yet again.  The impoverished Philadelphia heiress has agreed to wed Mick Abruzzo, son of New Jersey’s most notorious mobster.  Now Nora has to help him survive the Blackbird curse: Every time a Blackbird sister marries, the groom is bound to die.
 
But Nora’s superstitions are eclipsed by some ominous news.  Penny Devine, ex-Hollywood starlet and daughter of the Philadelphia Devines, has disappeared, and strangely, her family is very eager to have her declared dead.  When it’s revealed that Nora has inherited Penny’s extensive couture wardrobe, eyebrows rise even higher.  The only way for Nora to keep her name clear and save her sanity is to snoop among the snooty…until she sniffs out the truth.

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"A window on a moneyed world that the author skewers and spotlights with equal fun." -San Antonio Express-News  "master of one-liners and witty repartee." -Library Journal (starred review)
Publishers Weekly

The Blackbird sisters—Nora, Libby and Emma—tackle their sixth arch mystery (after 2006's Have Your Cake and Kill Him Too) set among Philadelphia's contemporary blue-blooded (and red-handed) set. When former child star Sweet Penny Devine goes missing and is presumed dead, her brother, Porter "Potty" Devine, opts for a memorial party and polo match instead of a funeral, which Nora, a society reporter, covers for a Philadelphia paper. The festivities falter after Nora discovers a severed hand that could be Penny's. Nora, Libby and Emma aid detective Ben Bloom in an investigation whose suspects include Potty; Vivian, Penny's cat-crazy sister; the Devines' former housekeeper's daughter, Julie Huckabee; Julie's missing father, Kell Huckabee; and Crewe Dearborne, a food critic. Sleuthing provides a welcome distraction for Nora, still grieving over a miscarriage and a little nervous about her engagement to Michael Abruzzo, son of a notorious New Jersey mobster. Martin's wicked observations about the horsy set enhance another fine-feathered mystery. (Mar.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451220820
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/04/2008
Series:
Blackbird Sisters Series, #6
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
172,446
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.72(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"A window on a moneyed world that the author skewers and spotlights with equal fun." -San Antonio Express-News "master of one-liners and witty repartee." -Library Journal (starred review)

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