Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday (June 19), Little Black Book of Murder

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that readers are eagerly anticipating.

This week, my pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Little Black Book of Murder: A Blackbird Sisters Mystery
Little Black Book of Murder,
by Nancy Martin

Someone’s getting crossed off the register.

Nora Blackbird may have been to the manor borne, but these days money is so tight, she can’t afford to lose her job as a society columnist. So when her new boss at the Philadelphia Intelligencer—Australian tabloid editor Gus Hardwicke—tells her to work the celebrity gossip beat or start checking the want ads, the choice is easy.

Now Nora’s writing a profile on billionaire fashion designer Swain Starr, who recently retired to build a high-tech organic farm with his new wife, Zephyr, a former supermodel. But before Nora can get the story, the mogul is murdered. And now Gus wants her to snap up an exclusive on who killed Starr before the cops do.

But solving a celebrity murder isn’t easy with a home life as colorful as Nora’s. Her sort-of-husband, Mick, a former mobster, is associating once again with unsavory characters. Her sister Libby is on a mission to get her diabolical twins on stage or screen with the help of an unscrupulous former child star. And the youngest Blackbird sister, Emma, just got kicked out of the house by Mick—who refuses to explain why.

If anything can bring the blue-blooded Blackbird sisters together, it’s a murder investigation involving high-society events, glamorous people, and the disappearance of a genetically perfect pig that may or may not be basking in the sun at Blackbird Farm. They’ll all have to pull together this time, because if Nora can’t bring home the bacon, she might have to exchange her bucolic estate for a cramped walk-up.                                                                                         from Goodreads

Little Black Book of Murder is the ninth book in the Blackbird Sisters Mystery - or tenth, including the prequel, Mick Abruzzo's Story.  The expected publication day is August 6, 2013.  This is a very entertaining series.  With all the crazy goings-on of the three sisters, this could almost be a chick-lit series, with some mysteries cozily solved along the way.  

When I began reading about the Blackbird sisters, I skipped around a bit, because I found four books in the series (# 3,4,6,7) in a used book store while on vacation one year.  Later I checked out the books I'd missed from the library, to get caught up on the story line.  

In other words, it's not essential that you read the books in order; just read them!  All are highly recommended - four or five kitty reads!  



Laurel-Rain Snow

3 weeks ago  -  Shared publicly
I haven't read any of the books in this series, but I'm intrigued by this one...thanks for sharing.



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