A little night murder #10: a Blackbird sisters mystery / Nancy Martin.
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- ISBN: 9780451415271 (hardback)
- ISBN: 0451415272 (hardback)
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Publisher: New York, New York : NAL Hardcover, 2014.
|Summary, etc.:|| "Nora Blackbird--pregnant at last!--is spending summer afternoons wallowing in the Bucks County pool of her best friend, Lexie Paine, who has just been released from prison. At night, Nora is covering Philadelphia's high-society events for the local newspaper. And this time she doesn't have to look far for a good story. Next door, a Broadway show is in rehearsal at the estate of Toodles Tuttle, the long-deceased but ever-legendary composer. Reigning over the estate is Toodles's diva widow, Boom Boom. The demanding old broad still rules with an iron fist, and considering the chorus line of enemies she's racked up over the years, her death has been a hotly anticipated event. So imagine everyone's dismay when it's her beloved daughter, Jenny, who drops dead--from a cause that is anything but natural--just as the lights are set to go on for the lucrative new Toodles musical. Yet murder is only an overture to the drama to come.... Nora's sister Libby, a soon-to-be-grandmother, has gotten herself into a sticky situation, wooed by both a lowly bug exterminator and a cheesecake-loving Broadway impresario. Edgy sister Emma has a dangerous new boyfriend who may jeopardize her show-jumping exploits. And the love of Nora's life, Mick Abruzzo, has been desperate to prevent Nora from meeting the most notorious member of his mobbed-up family--his mother. Now Nora has to deal with the bump-and-grind of her personal life, and also bring the curtain down on a daring killer--before he forces her to exit stage left, permanently"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 August #1
The very pregnant society columnist Nora Blackbird has her hands full juggling her job, friends, and family. She is hiding her best friend, Lexie, just released from prison after a manslaughter conviction, from the press while watching her infant nephew and planning her low-key wedding to Michael Abruzzo, who is himself in the process of breaking up the Abruzzo crime family. She is also trying to manage her abrasive boss, Gus Hardwicke, editor of the Philadelphia Intelligencer, who wants information about Lexie's whereabouts and is interested romantically in Nora. When Jenny Tuttle, daughter of the legendary musical composer Toodles Tuttle, is murdered, Gus tells Nora she must write about either Jenny's murder or her friend Lexie, so Nora begins investigating Jenny's murder, in which Nora's soon-to-be mother-in-law, Bridget, is a suspect. Details of Philadelphia society, the life of a society columnist, and musical theater, as well as the relationships among the three Blackbird sisters and Nora and Michael, combine for a satisfying story as the mystery takes a backseat to the personal interactions. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
Like her heroines, the Blackbird sisters, Nancy Martin comes from a distinguished Pennsylvania family whose ancestors include Betsy Ross, a hanging judge, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. She is the author of the Blackbird Sisters Mysteries: Little Black Book of Murder, No Way to Kill a Lady, Murder Melts in Your Mouth, A Crazy Little Thing Called Death, Have Your Cake and Kill Him Too,Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die, Some Like it Lethal, Dead Girls Donât Wear Diamonds,and How to Murder a Millionaire.
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