Too Pretty to Die: A Debutante Dropout Mystery (Mass Market Paperback)

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Description


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 author of women's fiction, including The Truth About Love and Lightning, Little Black Dress, and The Cougar Club, as well as the award-winning Debutante Dropout mysteries. She calls herself an "accidental cougar" after meeting a man nine years younger in 2005, when she was a St. Louis Magazine Top Single. They were married in February 2008 and live happily ever after in a suburb of St. Louis. She is a five-year breast cancer survivor and often speaks to women's groups about her experience. In January 2012, she was named one of St. Louis's Most Dynamic People of the Year by the Ladue News. In April 2012, she was given the Survivor of the Year Award by the St. Louis affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She and her husband have just welcomed their first child. As Susan likes to say, "Life is never boring."

Praise for Too Pretty to Die: A Debutante Dropout Mystery…


“I’ll read anything by Susan McBride.”
-Charlain Harris

“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.”
-Mystery Scene

“Smooth, sassy, silly, slick and sexy.”
-Sauce Magazine

“[A] fun read, with charming, memorable characters.”
-Wichita Eagle

“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.”
-Mystery Scene

“Andrea Kendricks...is a treasure.”
-Charlaine Harris

“All mystery readers should applaud!”
-Jerrilyn Farmer

“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.”
-Sarah Strohmeyer

“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

Product Details ISBN-10: 0060846011
ISBN-13: 9780060846015
Published: Avon, 02/01/2008
Pages: 336
Language: English


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