Murder Melts in your Mouth

Murder Melts in your Mouth

A Blackbird Sisters Mystery

Book - 2008
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Penguin Putnam
The new Blackbird Sisters mystery from the bestselling author of A Crazy Little Thing Called Death.

Down-to-earth debutante Nora Blackbird is having a meltdown-and it isn't because of Philadelphia's heat wave, or an overdose at the city's Chocolate Festival. A noted Philly philanthropist has taken a swan dive from an office balcony-and Nora's friend Lexie stands accused of the murder. Then Nora's scheming parents reappear, sending all three Blackbird sisters into a panic. Now Nora must uncover the scandalous hijinks her parents are plotting-before she winds up taking all the heat and strangling her father with his own ascot.

Baker & Taylor
Sensible Philadelphia debutante Nora Blackbird turns sleuth when her friend Lexie becomes the prime suspect in the killing of a prominent Philadelphia philanthropist, but her investigation is complicated by the return of her scheming parents.

Blackwell North Amer
Down-to-earth debutante Nora Blackbird is having a meltdown - and it isn't because of Philadelphia's heat wave or an overdose at the city's Chocolate Festival. Her sister Libby got herself run over by a Rolls-Royce and is recuperating at the Ritz, leaving her five kids in Nora's charge. And Emma Blackbird is on the brink of another bender, thanks to a shocking secret that could shake up the entire family.
Fortunately Nora is free to deal with these mishaps, because her husband-to-be has suggested some time apart. But things really take a turn for the worse when noted Philly philanthropist Hayt Cavendish takes a swan dive from an office balcony, and it's Nora's friend Lexie who stands accused of the murder.
Turns out Hayt was financing his charitable giving by pilfering from his clients, which means there's a long list of aristocrats with a motive for murder. Did aging cosmetics queen Elena Zanzibar bump off her boyfriend when he cost her millions in an investment scheme? Or maybe her moneygrubbing grandson lost his cool when his chance to produce Hollywood blockbusters went down the tubes? What about Hayt's handsome son, the chocolatier with ties to South American crime lords?
But it's the sudden reappearance of their scheming parents that sends all three Blackbird sisters into a panic. Now that Daddy and Mama have weaseled their way back into high society, Nora must uncover the scandalous high links she's certain her parents are plotting ... before she winds up taking all the heat and strangling her father with his own ascot.

Baker
& Taylor

Sensible Philadelphia debutante Nora Blackbird turns sleuth when her friend Lexie becomes the prime suspect in the killing of a prominent Philadelphia philanthropist, who has fallen to his death from an office tower balcony, but her investigation is complicated by the return of her scheming parents, whose scandalous hijinks unnerve all three of the Blackbird sisters.

Publisher: New York : Obsidian, c2008.
ISBN: 9780451223111
045122311X
Characteristics: 282 p. ; 24 cm.

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gritslover
Aug 04, 2016

Fast read, got bogged down a few times, though

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claudiasdesk
Nov 04, 2010

#7

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BobScott36
Mar 23, 2010

Clever mystery with old blue-blood Main Line Philidelphia characters. Well done

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JLC50
Oct 20, 2009

Wonderful series! I love the characters and can't wait for the next one!

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