One of the savviest single urbanites ever to take up sleuthing and still look great, Bailey Weggins made her smashing debut in Kate White's If Looks Could Kill, a dishy and delectable New York Times bestseller and the first "Reading with Ripa" Book Club selection. Now the Gloss magazine true crime writer returns in a story of high style and low murder that goes behind the salons and saunas of a ritzy country spa to uncover... A Body to Die For
After her last adventure, Bailey Weggins is one tired reporter in need of R & R. So when an old family friend invites her for a free weekend at the Cedar Inn in rural Massachusetts, she jumps at the chance to leave Manhattan for some major pampering.
At the elegant mid-nineteenth-century hideaway, with its Asian-inspired spa, Bailey is soon luxuriating to the hypnotic sound of water spilling over stones and the soothing scent of green-tea candles. Yet mayhem is mere steps away, as Bailey discovers when she literally stumbles across a corpse wrapped mummy-style in a treatment room. Suddenly, her time-out is transformed into a full-tilt murder investigation. Bailey hadn't expected to meet anyone other than socialites slathering their cellulite with shea butter, but now she's dealing with a list of suspects dirtier than a mud bath: a spurned lover, a shady husband, and a group of employees who seem to be hiding something. And against her better judgement, she can't seem to keep her own hands off the sexy homicide detective assigned to the case.
Desparate to help her mother's friend, the owner of the spa, Bailey will find herself chasing clues across state lines just as another death sweeps her into the sights of a vicious killer. And this time, the body in the mud wrap could be her own.
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In addition to being a book author, Kate White is the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, the largest-selling women's magazine in the world. Under her editorship, guaranteed circulation has increased by over 500,000 and Cosmo now sells on average two million copies a month on newsstands alone. Kate began her career in the magazine business by winning Glamour Magazine's Top Ten College Women contest and appearing on the cover. She was an editorial assistant at Glamour and later became a feature writer and columnist for the magazine. She went on to hold key jobs at several national magazines, including Mademoiselle. She eventually was named editor-in-chief of Child and then later Working Woman and McCall's. Before joining Cosmo, she served as editor-in-chief of Redbook for four years. White became editor-in-chief of Cosmo in 1998. She recently received the Matrix award, which honors "extraordinary achievements of outstanding women in the communications field."From AudioFile:
In this follow up to White's debut, IF LOOKS COULD KILL, narrator Kate Walsh gives a convincing performance as Bailey Weggins, a likable and level-headed freelance true crime journalist. While on a much needed vacation at a bed and breakfast owned by a close friend, Weggins is drawn into an investigation when a popular massage therapist is murdered. A powerful attraction to the local police detective complicates Weggins's participation in the pursuit of the killer. It also confuses her feelings regarding a current love interest back in the city. Humor, sex, romance, well-conceived characters, and a cleverly structured plot make this a satisfying read. Walsh's fine narration brings it all together nicely. E.S. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Vision, 2004. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110446613851
Book Description Vision, 2004. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0446613851