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If Looks Could Kill

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Publisher Comments:

I was lying under the covers with K.C., hoping I wouldn't do anything to mess up the delicate ecosystem of the moment. All it would take was the wrong remark from me — a suggestion that we plan a weekend at a charming inn in the Berkshires — and he'd burn rubber on his way out the door. Then the phone rang...

Meet Bailey Weggins, the thirty-something, single-again true crime writer for a leading Manhattan woman's magazine. Smart and savvy, she's got a sixth sense when it comes to seeing the truth in a story — especially if it's murder.

Bailey's in bed with her commitment-challenged lover K.C. when she gets a frantic call from her high-maintenance boss at Gloss magazine. Grabbing coffee and a cab outside her Greenwich Village apartment — the consolation prize in her divorce settlement — Bailey reluctantly heads uptown. At Cat Jones's Upper East Side town house, she finds something that seriously clashes with the chic décor: the dead body of the family's live-in nanny.

As Bailey — unofficially — delves into the murdered girl's past, she finds no shortage of A-list suspects. But when a startling discovery suggests that Cat may have been the intended victim, Bailey is suddenly up to her bed head in a high-profile investigation that's perfect fodder for a tabloid headline: Is someone trying to kill the editors of women's magazines?

With the spotlight on New York's glitzy media world, Bailey interviews back-stabbing editors, straying husbands, and one sexy, six-foot-two psychologist who could make her decide to kick K.C. to the curb. Sporting her pair of red slingbacks and armed with the investigative skills she's honed as a true crime reporter, she sets out on a search that takes her from Manhattan's exclusive Carnegie Hill area — the nanny heartland of America — to the ritzy weekend estates of Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Bailey will need all her street smarts and some lightning-fast detective work to catch a killer who could end up deleting her name from the masthead for good.

A novel that marks the debut of a sexy and wickedly entertaining new mystery series, If Looks Could Kill introduces a heroine whose blend of wry humor and gutsiness will win over readers everywhere.

Review:

"A surprisingly sophisticated first novel." Hamilton Spectator

Review:

"Sharpen your talons before you turn the pages of Kate White's wonderful new book. [This novel] peeks between the lines of America's glossiest magazines from the very top of the masthead to offer a deliciously deadly glimpse at an insider's world of fashion and style." Linda Fairstein, author of The Deadhouse

Review:

"In If Looks Could Kill, Sex and the City meets the murder mystery and Bailey Weggins is a sleuth a girl could love — gutsy, savvy, and even a self-confessed 'shoe slut.' Kate White writes with style and an insider's dishiness on the magazine world. What wicked fun!" Lisa Scottoline, author of Courting Trouble

Review:

"Bridget Jones meets Nancy Drew in Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief White's impressive debut novel, which provides plenty of New York glamour and glitz, besides a smart, sexy heroine and a cleverly constructed murder mystery....[O]n top of the dead-on depiction of the media world she knows so well, White keeps both sleuth and reader guessing until she's ready to rip away the blinders and reveal the clues hidden among the school of (red) herring." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"If Looks Could Kill is a stunning, self-assured debut. Ms. White treats the reader to the inside scoop on the politics of magazine-publishing and fills her marvelously written whodunit with so many twists and turns that I was kept guessing to the end. Brava!" Diane Mott Davidson, author of Sticks & Scones

Synopsis:

Bailey Weggins, a clever writer for a leading women's magazine, Gloss, is dragged into a murder investigation by her editor-in-chief and boss from hell, Cat Jones. The investigation takes Bailey from New York City to the Connecticut suburbs and Bucks County retreats — and everyone is a suspect.

Synopsis:

Meet Bailey Weggins, the thirty-something, single-again true crime writer for a leading Manhattan woman's magazine. Smart and savvy, she's got a sixth sense when it comes to seeing the truth in a story-especially if it's murder. Bailey's in bed with her commitment-challenged lover K.C. when she gets a frantic call from her high-maintenance boss at Gloss magazine. Grabbing coffee and a cab outside her Greenwich Village apartment-the consolation prize in her divorce settlement-Bailey reluctantly heads uptown. At Cat Jones's Upper East Side town house, she finds something that seriously clashes with the chic decor: the dead body of the family's line-in nanny.

As Bailey-unofficially-delves into the murdered girl's past, she finds no shortage of A-list suspects. But when a startling discovery suggests that Cat may have been the intended victim, Bailey is suddenly up to her bed head in high-profile investigation that's perfect fodder for a tabloid headline: Is someone trying to kill the editor's of women's magazines?

With the spotlight on New York's glitzy media world, Bailey interviews back-stabbing editors, straying husbands, and one sexy, six-feet two psychologist who could make her decide to kick K.C. to the curb. Sporting her pair of red slingbacks and armed with the investigative skills she's honed as a true crime reporter, she sets out on a search that takes her from Manhattan's exclusive Carnegie-Hill area-the nanny heartland of America-to the ritzy weekend estates of Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Bailey will need all her street smarts and some lightning-fast detective work to catch a killer who could end up deleting her name from the masthead for good.

About the Author

Kate White is the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine. She is also the author of the Business Week bestseller Why Good Girls Don't Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do and Nine Secrets of Women Who Get Everything They Want. Ms. White lives in New York City and can be reached at www.katewhite.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780446612579
Author:
White, Kate
Publisher:
Vision
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Periodicals
Subject:
Women journalists
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.80x4.18x1.09 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 416 pages Warner Vision - English 9780446612579 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A surprisingly sophisticated first novel."
"Review" by , "Sharpen your talons before you turn the pages of Kate White's wonderful new book. [This novel] peeks between the lines of America's glossiest magazines from the very top of the masthead to offer a deliciously deadly glimpse at an insider's world of fashion and style."
"Review" by , "In If Looks Could Kill, Sex and the City meets the murder mystery and Bailey Weggins is a sleuth a girl could love — gutsy, savvy, and even a self-confessed 'shoe slut.' Kate White writes with style and an insider's dishiness on the magazine world. What wicked fun!"
"Review" by , "Bridget Jones meets Nancy Drew in Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief White's impressive debut novel, which provides plenty of New York glamour and glitz, besides a smart, sexy heroine and a cleverly constructed murder mystery....[O]n top of the dead-on depiction of the media world she knows so well, White keeps both sleuth and reader guessing until she's ready to rip away the blinders and reveal the clues hidden among the school of (red) herring."
"Review" by , "If Looks Could Kill is a stunning, self-assured debut. Ms. White treats the reader to the inside scoop on the politics of magazine-publishing and fills her marvelously written whodunit with so many twists and turns that I was kept guessing to the end. Brava!"
"Synopsis" by , Bailey Weggins, a clever writer for a leading women's magazine, Gloss, is dragged into a murder investigation by her editor-in-chief and boss from hell, Cat Jones. The investigation takes Bailey from New York City to the Connecticut suburbs and Bucks County retreats — and everyone is a suspect.
"Synopsis" by , Meet Bailey Weggins, the thirty-something, single-again true crime writer for a leading Manhattan woman's magazine. Smart and savvy, she's got a sixth sense when it comes to seeing the truth in a story-especially if it's murder. Bailey's in bed with her commitment-challenged lover K.C. when she gets a frantic call from her high-maintenance boss at Gloss magazine. Grabbing coffee and a cab outside her Greenwich Village apartment-the consolation prize in her divorce settlement-Bailey reluctantly heads uptown. At Cat Jones's Upper East Side town house, she finds something that seriously clashes with the chic decor: the dead body of the family's line-in nanny.

As Bailey-unofficially-delves into the murdered girl's past, she finds no shortage of A-list suspects. But when a startling discovery suggests that Cat may have been the intended victim, Bailey is suddenly up to her bed head in high-profile investigation that's perfect fodder for a tabloid headline: Is someone trying to kill the editor's of women's magazines?

With the spotlight on New York's glitzy media world, Bailey interviews back-stabbing editors, straying husbands, and one sexy, six-feet two psychologist who could make her decide to kick K.C. to the curb. Sporting her pair of red slingbacks and armed with the investigative skills she's honed as a true crime reporter, she sets out on a search that takes her from Manhattan's exclusive Carnegie-Hill area-the nanny heartland of America-to the ritzy weekend estates of Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Bailey will need all her street smarts and some lightning-fast detective work to catch a killer who could end up deleting her name from the masthead for good.

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