They call them "pretty parties," and they're the latest rage among Dallas debutantes—get-togethers with light refreshments, heavy gossip, and Dr. Sonja Madhavi and her magic Botox needles. Former socialite Andy Kendricks normally wouldn't be caught dead at such an event, but she's attending as a favor to her friend Janet, a society reporter in search of a juicy story. And boy does she find one when aging beauty queen Miranda DuBois bursts into the room—drunk, disorderly, and packing a pistol.
Miranda's wrinkles have seen better days, and she blames it all on Dr. Madhavi. Luckily, Andy calms her down and gets her home to bed . . . where she's found dead the next morning. The police suspect suicide, but Andy knows that no former pageant girl would give up that easily. She's determined to find Miranda's killer herself, but she'll have to be careful. After all, Botox can make you look younger, but it can't bring you back from the grave.
About the Author
Susan McBride is the USA Today bestselling author of Blue Blood, the first of the Debutante Dropout Mysteries. The award-winning series includes The Good Girl's Guide to Murder, The Lone Star Lonely Hearts Club, Night of the Living Deb, and Too Pretty to Die. She's also the author of The Truth About Love and Lightning, Little Black Dress, and The Cougar Club, all Target Recommended Reads. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband and daughter.
“I’ll read anything by Susan McBride.”
“Chatty, colorful and très Texas, McBride’s latest cozy is a pleasure.”
-Publishers Weekly, praise for THE LONE STAR LONELY HEART'S CLUB
“Andrea Kendricks is a society sleuth with wit and verve. One hundred percent fun.”
“Smooth, sassy, silly, slick and sexy.”
“[A] fun read, with charming, memorable characters.”
“A totally fun ride...McBride has created a fresh new voice that fans of the genre undoubtedly will enjoy.”
-Romantic Times BOOKclub
“A fast-paced, humorous debut with a likeable heroine.”
“Andrea Kendricks...is a treasure.”
“All mystery readers should applaud!”
“A very witty and clever mystery...I, for one, can’t wait for the next installment.”
-Sauce Magazine (St. Louis)
“BLUE BLOOD has it all--suspense, humor, friendship, snobbery and televangelists...BLUE BLOOD is positively gripping.”
“Funny, compelling like a good soap opera and boasts an extremely likeable heroine.”
-Romantic Times, praise for THE GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER
“[A]s alluring as an Escada evening dress and as tempting as a slice of death-by-chocolate cake
-Publishers Weekly, praise for THE GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER
“Eccentric characters with killer wits populate this mystery. Reluctant heiress Andy Kenrick is spunky and intrepid...”
-Romantic Times BOOKclub