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Designed To Die (Dallas O'Connor Mysteries #2)

3.48 of 5 stars 3.48  ·  rating details  ·  71 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Savvy Texan fashion stylist Dallas O'Connor is back on location and tracking a killer who's turning a big-budget photo shoot from fatal.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by Kensington (first published July 1st 1999)
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Dallas O'Connor has designs on a high-profile assignment in Seattle in her second outing, Designed to Die. Designing eye-catching sets for a photo shoot featuring the latest wear by highbrow label Tobin Charles, Dallas makes friends quickly and enjoys her work. Her zeal is short-lived, however, with the suspicious death of one of the models -- a one-car accident which may or may not have been meant for one of Tobin Charles's founders.

Despite the pall cast on the set, the show must go on, and Dal
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I usually don't read mysteries like this, which are set in current times in America. I thought this one might be funny, which is wasn't. It was well written, though there was a lot of designing jargon to get through. Way too many descriptions of what everyone was wearing every day. The action was pretty good, with just the right amount of clues.
Feb 06, 2015 Babs rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Mystery lover
Recommended to Babs by: Ati
This is the first book I have read by this author and I loved it. I read this in one day as I wanted to see what all Dallas was going to do. The characters are all so unique and funny. This book was hysterical and I wanted more. I look forward to reading the other books in this series.
A great second entry to the Dallas O'Connor series. After getting over the events in the first book, Dallas finds herself in Washington State on a catalog shoot with things that keep going wrong and a new mystery that begins with a dead model.
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Another reread 10/8/14: Writing chops improved in this book. Still love the fashion styling parts the best.
Nancy S
I liked this book so much I will be looking for more of this series!
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Suzanne Frank is a newspaper and magazine journalist who has traveled extensively in Egypt, Greece, and Israel. A native of Texas, she lives in Dallas. She has written 4 novels under her own name and a short series of light mysteries under the name Chloe Green, which feature a fashionable sleuth named Dallas O'Connor. Her four novels are a linked series of time-travel fantasy that take a woman fr ...more
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