Murder Melts in Your Mouth (Blackbird Sisters Series #7)

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Down-to-earth debutante Nora Blackbird is having a meltdown. A noted Philly philanthropist has taken a swan dive from an office balcony and Nora's friend Lexie stands accused of the murder. Then her scheming parents reappear, sending all three Blackbird sisters into a panic. Now Nora must uncover her parents' scandalous high jinks before she winds up taking the heat.
 

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Overview

Down-to-earth debutante Nora Blackbird is having a meltdown. A noted Philly philanthropist has taken a swan dive from an office balcony and Nora's friend Lexie stands accused of the murder. Then her scheming parents reappear, sending all three Blackbird sisters into a panic. Now Nora must uncover her parents' scandalous high jinks before she winds up taking the heat.
 

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Publishers Weekly

The Blackbird sisters, Nora, Libby and Emma, find themselves in the middle of another Main Line society scandal in the breezy seventh entry in Martin's cozy series (after 2007's A Crazy Little Thing Called Death). As the annual Chocolate Festival begins in Philadelphia, noted philanthropist Hoyt Cavendish dies. But did he jump or was he pushed? Nora, society reporter for the Philadelphia Intelligencer, investigates after she discovers a mysterious man hiding near the scene and wonders if he could be her long-lost father. Adding to the mess, Libby falls head over heels for the driver of the car that hit her, and wild child Emma is pregnant. Nora uncovers Hoyt's many enemies, as the devilish do-gooder was "charitable" with funds that didn't belong to him. The connection to the unexpected homecoming of the Blackbird parents adds another surprising twist. Despite Martin's trademark wit, events fly past so quickly that readers may feel dizzy. But the long-awaited reunion between the sisters and their parents will satisfy longtime fans. (Mar.)

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Nora Blackbird (Have Your Cake and Kill Him Too ) rushes to the aid of her best friend, Lexie Paine, when her business partner falls to his death from their office balcony. The trouble is that many of Philadelphia's blue bloods have been fleeced by Hoyt Cavendish, the dead man, and soon Nora must add her own parents to the list. Hilarious repartee and zany characters move the story along, but Martin never loses sight of the seriousness of death. The good news is that the entire Blackbird family is reunited in this volume. Martin is an outstanding mystery author who deserves more recognition and attention than she currently receives. If your patrons enjoy chick-lit mysteries featuring female sleuths who deal with their problems in unusual ways with a good belly laugh or two along the way (think Janet Evanovich and Lisa Scottoline), this excellent series is for your collection. [See Prepub Mystery, LJ 11/1/07.]

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Kirkus Reviews
Witnessing a murder temporarily inconveniences Philadelphia socialite-turned-reporter Nora Blackbird (A Crazy Little Thing Called Death, 2007, etc.) but puts her love life back on track. Appalled that their younger sister Emma would even consider aborting the child she conceived accidentally and has no interest in raising, Libby and Nora Blackbird demonstrate how easy it is to parent. Libby dumps her brood of five, including infant Maximus, on Nora in order to recuperate at the Ritz-Carlton on the dime of chef Jacque Petite, who knocked her down with his Rolls-Royce on the way to the Chocolate Festival. Equally maternal Nora leaves them in the charge of, well, whoever happens to be at home, so she can go into the city to figure out who pushed philanthropist Hoyt Cavendish out the Market Street office window of his partner, investment banker Lexie Paine. Suspects abound. Cosmetics magnate Elena Zanzibar and her actor grandson Chad are mad because Hoyt embezzled their fortune; Lexie's mad because Hoyt punched a hole in her favorite Vermeer; and Hoyt's son Tierney is just plain mad. When Tierney kidnaps the Blackbird sisters, Nora's beloved but mobbed-up boyfriend Michael Abruzzo comes to the rescue. And once again Nora wonders whether she, whose parents swindled thousands out of their fellow bluebloods, could ever connect with someone whose kinfolk were common crooks. No suspense, no detection, not even much chocolate. Agent: Meg Ruley/Jane Rotrosen Agency
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451224408
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/6/2009
  • Series: Blackbird Sisters Series , #7
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 316,679
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Martin

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

    2.5*

    2.5 stars only. While these are fun books to read the growth and development is pretty stagnant. I have read a few books in the series skipping in between. The romance is still the same on again off again...the characters do not seem to learn or grow except maybe teenaged Rawlins grows up nicely. They have the exact same problems book after book. It has not mattered in the least that I skipped a few books. Missed nothing. Hate giving a bad review so will end by saying I am glad I read them. They were entertaining and a quick read.

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  • Posted July 21, 2011

    Great entertainment

    I fell in love with the Blackbird sister and all of their escapades. Super funny and entertaining, and one of those that you cant' put down. I do hope that Nancy Martin writes more of these. Recommend highly.

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  • Posted February 11, 2011

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    $$$ Money & Murder.

    This novel really picks up once you read until chapter 13. Nora has a zany & kooky family and she has plenty of family secrets to keep her busy. As Nora tries to decipher the motive for Hoyt's death she has plenty of suspects to choose from as well as try to uncover the whereabouts of the money Hoyt "gave away." Nora has her hands full juggling all her "house guests" and the Chocolate Festival that's in town along with what's happening in the lives of those around her like Emma, Michael, Lexie, Crewe, Brandi, Daniel, Eric, Ms. Zanzibar and Libby. Was it a murder or a suicide? Read Nora's story and find out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2010

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    Nora & her sisters rock

    This is a terrific series! The characters are interesting and unique. Mainline Philadelphia meets the mob through Nora & Mick. The eccentricities of the Blackbird family keep me in stitches. I'm looking forward to more hijinks from Nora's parents.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2009

    Another great story in the series

    I have fallen in love with the Blackbird sisters, Nora, Libby and Emma. Good story line and great fashion. Good quick read, funny, good one liners. You can read the series out of order but characters make more sense when you start with the first in the series. I am looking forward to the next but Nancy Martin has put the Blackbird series on the shelf for now.

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  • Posted July 20, 2009

    Bittersweet

    I was kind of disappointed in the outcome of this book. Though suspects changed throughout the book, it seemed that they went from being highly suspect to not a suspect at all very quickly. I am also kind of tired of the on again off again romance between Nora and Michael.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2009

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    Fun series to read!

    Enjoyed this in the series. Characters are fun to follow as they get
    involved in interesting situations. Would like to see more romance with
    Mick. Easy read when you just want to relax on a lazy day or at the
    beach! Good series to share with friends-

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

    Another great book from Nancy Martin

    I am a big fan of the Blackbird Series and have read all the books. Cannot wait to see how the on-again/off-again romance is doing. Was sad with the ending of this book because the character that was the killer is a favorite and I did not want her to be guilty. But, the book was still good and I hope there will be many more in the series.

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

    Great read!

    This installment of a wonderfully entertaining series is, as are the rest, greatly entertaining. The dialogue is very witty and clever. The characters come to life and are very well developed. You really care about them and want them to succeed in whatever endeavor that are involved. The story line is intermixed with relationships that continue to amaze. My normal fictional tastes run along the line of a Tom Clancy, Grisham or Baldacci level. But both my wife and I love this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2008

    A reviewer

    I discovered this series over a year ago and lucky me was able to immerse myself in the Blackbird Sisters, one after another. This was the first book I had to wait for. I loved it and was shocked at Mick's announcement. Nancy, what a dirty trick but I loved it!! Ms. Martin is a treasure and do yourself a favor and enjoy the wit and humor in this series. The characters are colorful and the kind of people you'd love to meet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2008

    Nancy Martin does it again!

    Nancy Martin sure knows how to write an excellent book. Every way she describes her characters is amazing! Anyone who enjoys a terriffic read should pick this up, in fact get the whole series and start from the begining!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    delightful amateur sleuth

    There is never a dull moment in the Blackbird family and Nora the pragmatic one has to hold things together. Her sister Libby was hit by a Rolls Royce driven by a mysterious millionaire who is putting her up in the Ritz Carleton so she can fully recover from her trauma. She cajoles Nora into watching her five kids. Their other sibling tough talking, hard drinking Emma is pregnant and considering an abortion. To add to Nora¿s angst, her parents are back in town and they have a way of getting the government to investigate income tax evasion and by helping them their crimes which forced them to leave the country will be dropped. Nora¿s best friend Lexie Paine¿s partner Hoyt Cavendish was discovered to have embezzled funds from the firm, which is now close to declaring bankruptcy. Lexie and Hoyt Cavendish have a huge public argument just before he falls from an office ledge. The Philadelphia police suspect Lexie killed Hoyt leading to Nora to investigate as she knows her pal is not a murderer as several people had a motive and opportunity to push him off the ledge. Although her mob related boyfriend Michael Abruzzo broke off with her, he remains steadfast in being there when she gets in trouble, as she does with her inquiry. ---- The latest Blackbirds Sister mystery is a delightful amateur sleuth tale in which the audience is hooked throughout from the first Libby incident to the last altercation. Nora is incredible as she proves chaos theory as the hub of the Blackbird family is pure extended bedlam. Interestingly with Libby recovering, Emma considering an abortion, and Nora watching five kids and investigating a homicide each most fears the return of their parents to the City of Brotherly Love. Amusing, farcical, and satirical, Nancy Martin provides a wonderful chocolate lover¿s tour of Philadelphia. ---- Harriet Klausner

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