Murder under the stars... 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.
About the Author
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 Don't Wear Diamonds, and How to Murder a Millionaire.
Praise for Nancy Martin’s “Highly Entertaining”* Series
“Clever, good-humored, and sharply observed.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Smart intrigue dressed in cool couture.” —New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Andersen
“Nancy Martin knows the inner workings of blue-blooded Philadelphia and she lets us in on the fun with style and panache.” —New York Times Bestselling Author Margaret Maron
“Great clothes, great mystery, great fun!” —New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer Crusie
“Thoroughly entertaining.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Jane Heller
“Hilarious repartee and zany characters.”—Library Journal (Starred Review)
“What a hoot! What a treat!” —*Rhys Bowen, Author of the Royal Spyness Mystery Series
“A delicious mix of murder, sex, and cupcakes on the Philadelphia Main Line.” —Pittsburgh Magazine