The wacky, wonderful Blackbird sisters are back for another quirky foray into Philadelphia high society, murder, and more as this delightful series makes its hardcover debut.
Recently impoverished Nora Blackbird is an expert at keeping up appearances, but this time she's facing fashion emergencies. As assistant to the acid-tongued society columnist at the Philadelphia Intelligencer, Nora is used to being offered only the crumbs of the fashionable feast -- civic awards banquets, charity receptions, garden club luncheons, and the like. When her boss orders her to drop everything to cover a hot-topic fashion show, she's astonished, since she doesn't usually get such high-profile assignments.
Designer Brinker Holt is poised on the edge of fame and fortune…and his revolutionary new Brinker Bra is about to make him a style phenomenon. Nora's pleasure in attending the grand event is somewhat overshadowed by the news that her all-too-sensual sister, Libby, is launching a new career selling erotic aids and her younger sister, Emma, has checked herself out of much-needed rehab and into front-page news as Brinker's flashy equestrian model.
Things only get more complicated for Nora when the boss she loathed is found murdered execution-style, Nora's Mob-connected boyfriend instantly becomes the police's favorite suspect, and a drop-dead gorgeous newspaperman starts shadowing her every move. Nora begins to feel that her life is surrounded by police tape, as her bylines involve more murder and mayhem than fashion statements and faux pas. This time Nora must strip her story down to facts that could shake the foundations of Philadelphia society. Sue Stone