Crazy Little Thing Called Death
A Blackbird Sisters Mystery
Impoverished Philadelphia heiress Nora Blackbird has agreed to wed Mick Abruzzo, son of New Jersey's most notorious mobster, leaving the city's bluebloods in shock. Then Nora and her sisters get some ominous news-Sweet Penny Devine, ex-Hollywood starlet and daughter of the Philadelphia Devines, has mysteriously disappeared. Even stranger, her family wants her declared dead pronto. Could someone have plotted her final act? Now it's up to the Blackbird sisters to snoop among the snooty-until they uncover the truth.
Baker & Taylor
After agreeing to marry Mick Abruzzo, the son of New Jersey's most notorious gangster, impoverished Philadelphia heiress Nora Blackbird and her sisters investigate the disappearance of Penny Devine, the daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia family.
Blackwell North Amer
Nora Blackbird has made the society pages yet again. The impoverished Philadelphia heiress has agreed to wed Mick Abruzzo, son of New Jersey's most notorious mobster. The city's blue bloods are in shock. But with those crazy Blackbird sisters, everyone's come to expect the unexpected.
Take Libby Blackbird, who's hell-bent on planning the wedding of Nora's dreams...but is mostly giving her nightmares. And Emma Blackbird, whose constant late-night phone calls from mumbling men have her sisters convinced she's walking the streets to avoid toiling from nine to five.
Meanwhile Nora has her hands full keeping her fiance alive. Are Mick's recent close brushes with death connected to his family's business, or are they the result of the Blackbird Curse: Anytime a Blackbird sister marries, the groom is bound to die? Will a silly superstition doom these lovebirds?
After agreeing to marry Mick Abruzzo, the son of New Jersey's most notorious gangster, impoverished Philadelphia heiress Nora Blackbird and her sisters launch an investigation into the disappearance of Sweet Penny Devine, a former Hollywood starlet and daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia family, a case complicated by her family's desire to have the missing woman declared dead. 35,000 first printing.
New York New American Library, 2007