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Drop-Dead Blonde

By Nancy Martin, Elaine Viets, Denise Swanson, Victoria Laurie

    Four national best-selling authors each contribute a short mystery for Drop-Dead Blonde, which contains four mysteries where a main character in each story, and at times a victim, is blonde. These blondes are sassy fair-haired women with style, men and money dropping at their feet. Everyone knows the saying that blondes have more fun, but these golden-haired sirens have secrets to hide and scores to settle.

    In Slay Belles by Nancy Martin, The Blackbird Sisters work together to solve a murder mystery related to a personal shopper of a high-end department store. Killer Blondes by Elaine Viets is a new Dead-End Job story that throws two blondes together in a “battle of the blondes” in the corporate world. Dead Blondes Tell No Tales by Denise Swanson is part of the Scumble River mystery series where Skye Denison solves a mysterious disappearance and gets involved in a Marilyn Monroe look-a-like contest. My favorite mystery of the four was Blind Sighted by Victoria Laurie where professional psychic Abby Cooper attends a psychic convention in Florida and ends up solving a murder.

     Although the four mysteries fit nicely together in one book with the “blonde theme” running throughout each mystery, each author has her own unique style. These mysteries have a cozy feel with a solid element of suspense throughout each, along with funny and interesting characters. Drop-Dead Blonde is a fun, entertaining read that is highly recommended to mysteries fans.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die #4
Have Your Cake and Kill Him Too #5
Murder Melts in Your Mouth #7
Drop-Dead Blonde - Nancy Martin, Elaine Viets, Denise Swanson, Victoria Laurie

The Book

Signet / Penguin Putnam
February 1, 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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The Reviewer

Shannon I. Bigham
Reviewed 2005
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