Have Your Cake and Kill Him Too (Blackbird Sisters Series #5)
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Have Your Cake and Kill Him Too (Blackbird Sisters Series #5)

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by Nancy Martin
     
 

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When the tycoon owner of a spectacularly tacky sports bar is killed, Nora Blackbird suspects a secretive politician, a shady former rock star doubling as a pastry chef, and a dangerous aristo-brat on the verge of stardom.  See more details below

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When the tycoon owner of a spectacularly tacky sports bar is killed, Nora Blackbird suspects a secretive politician, a shady former rock star doubling as a pastry chef, and a dangerous aristo-brat on the verge of stardom.

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Martin, a master of one-liners and witty repartee...comes up with another winning mystery. (Library Journal, starred review)
Publishers Weekly
The three sisters Blackbird-Nora, Emma and Libby-return in Martin's charming and funny fifth novel (after 2005's Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die). Zell Orcutt, a dirty old man on the periphery of the Blackbirds' high-society Philadelphia circle, is found dead. If the arrow shot through his heart at first seems a tad improbable, well, all his disgruntled relatives are archery fans. From a state senator who may not be as dumb as he appears to an obnoxious, busty teenager who thinks she'll come into big bucks now that Zell is dead, the suspects are legion, and Nora, of course, can't resist detecting. But the real mystery is the paternity of the baby Nora's carrying, and whether she is really, truly, finally through with her hunky but oh-so-dangerous lover, Michael Abruzzo. (Mar.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Murder on Philadelphia's Main Line distracts a society columnist from her busy social life. Since she stops every five minutes to turn green and vomit, observant folks might figure that The Intelligencer's Nora Blackbird (Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die, 2005) is pregnant. But of her two sisters and her two lovers, only one of each starts out in the know. Part-time dominatrix Emma and goody-two-shoes crime reporter Richard D'eath both know Nora's little secret, but she's kept yoga-freak Libby and mobster Michael Abruzzo in the dark while deciding who she wants to be "the father of my child," an honor she assumes either gene-pool applicant would be thrilled to accept, whatever the DNA says. Nora's maternal stirrings are rudely interrupted by the murder of Zell Orcutt, shot by bow and arrow at nearby Fitch's Fancy while he's selling off its assets to finance Cupcakes, his strip club. The police suspect Delilah Fairweather because she's black and she won some archery medals years ago at summer camp, but Nora's checking out semi-senile Pierpoint Fitch and his dim state senator son Boykin, whose family heirlooms Zell just put up for auction, as well as stepdaughter Verbena Barnstable, whose daughter Clover is shaking her teenaged booty on Cupcakes. Nora's social connections and bedrock sentimentality rub all the sharp edges off her alley-cat behavior. Instead of Tart Noir, think Slut Gris.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451218933
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/06/2007
Series:
Blackbird Sisters Series, #5
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
179,237
Product dimensions:
4.13(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Martin, a master of one-liners and witty repartee...comes up with another winning mystery. (Library Journal, starred review)

Meet the Author

Like her heroines, the Blackbird Sisters, Nancy Martin comes from a distinguished Pennsylvania family whose ancestors include Betsy Ross and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.  She has written numerous novels, directed a few Shakespeare plays, and raised two delightful daughters.

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