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Lethally Blond (Bailey Weggins Mystery #5)

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  1,532 Ratings  ·  109 Reviews
Whenever a celebrity hurls a phone, totals a car, or murders a spouse, crime journalist Bailey Weggins is there to cover it for the gossip magazine Buzz. Now, the much-hyped TV show Morgue has begun shooting in Manhattan, and just as Bailey starts reminiscing about her fling with the show’s gorgeous star, Chris Wickersham, he phones her. But Chris isn’t calling to rekindle ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 23rd 2007 by Warner Books (first published January 1st 2007)
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Apr 23, 2008 Teresa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008
More plot development, less love life development, would've been nice. I want my mysteries to read like mysteries, not chick lit.
Dina Herrera
Feb 10, 2017 Dina Herrera rated it liked it
It was predictable, not a real mystery, I guess I'm used to Agatha Christie, but it kept me wanting to read it. I didn't really love the ending.
Jun 18, 2009 Mascanlon rated it really liked it
Bailey Wiggins is back. this time trying to decide between a new young love or an older, not so dependable kind of guy...oh and the mystery..its here too. Now Bailey is the crime reporter for the checkout line rag Buzz. When the star of the newest CSI type show becomes the topic of her own series Bailey keeps digging until she finds the truth, and almost ends up thin the script herself.
May 04, 2015 Mairzi rated it did not like it
Horrible, poorly written, poorly edited and proof read book. It is really disconcerting that a book by a woman who is the editor in chief of a major magazine would be written so poorly and contain so many error.

Hey Kate--the phrase is "wring your neck" not "ring"
Apr 14, 2013 Barbara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-cozy
Really Bailey?!?! After pining for Beau Regan, the man you instantly felt as soon as you saw him that he was the man you would marry; you are actually torn at the end of this book!?!?! …with a younger, rising actor!?!? Yes, the attraction is tangible and great. There was a basis of friendship before the great sex. Yet the initial connection with Beau was so immediate… the reconnection in this book, while fraught with some bumps, was so true; you are now torn at the end????

Are you a commitment ph
Feb 03, 2011 Marie rated it it was amazing
I just recently discovered this series of 'Bailey Weggins' mysteries, this book being the last in the series (so far). I absolutely LOVED this series. It is a light mystery read and this suited me just fine as I grew a little tired of some of the over the top, extremely graphic murder mysteries I had been reading. One critic describes this series as "Nancy Drew meets Sex and The City" and I fully agree. This series has a refreshing, contemporary feel with a murder mystery thrown in. I enjoyed Ba ...more
I've liked this author for light diversion inthe past, but just couldn't get into this particlar book. Sigh. Not even enough to skip to the back to see who killed Tom.

From the Publisher

Whenever a celebrity throws a phone, crashes a car, or kills a spouse, celebrity journalist Bailey Weggins is there to cover it for the gossip magazine Buzz. Now, the new television show Morgue is the talk of the town, and just as Bailey starts reminiscing about her brief summer fling with the show's gorgeous sta
Oct 07, 2012 Jessica rated it it was ok
I want to say it was really good but in truth, it was just fun, light reading for me. I had to get past the writing; the word choice felt a bit contrived to me. It reminds me of the days when my creative writing papers came back from my professors slashed and hacked for similar reasons. I finally get what they were saying after all these years. But I digress. About this book, it’s the fifth in a series by the author. I happened to pick this up randomly at the library so I haven’t read any of the ...more
Jun 12, 2013 Stacy rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I liked that this mystery took her away from her job at the magazine a bit and we were able to get a better feel for the city. This was perfect for me since I picked it up and started reading it while in New York.

Bailey is fun. She is the hip New Yorker that you’d want to be friends with and share juicy stories. And the mystery is good too- I didn’t have any idea until very close to the reveal at the end. Not only is her ex Chris back, but another ex, Beau, is back and looking Bailey’s
Feb 02, 2013 Mayda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
This novel just seemed to go on forever. There is plenty of action – both the murderous kind and the romantic kind – to keep up your interest. So then why, before I was even half way through with the story, was I tired of Bailey’s investigations? Maybe I just couldn’t buy her obsession to uncover Tom’s killer. She wasn’t assigned this investigation by her employer. She didn't even know Tom. She was just doing a favor for a friend, and he wasn’t even a close friend. Maybe her over-involvement was ...more
Teena in Toronto
Jul 04, 2012 Teena in Toronto rated it did not like it
I was in the mood for a mystery and thought this sounded interesting.

I didn't mind the writing style but the story was really dumb. I couldn't believe that Bailey would put so much effort and personal risk into investigating the disappearance of someone she's never met ... and all at the request of a guy she had had a thing for six months earlier but hadn't seen since.

I don't think so.

Plus Bailey is a mere reporter of a celebrity mag ... yet everyone is answering her questions and giving her inf
Sep 07, 2008 Diane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-books-read
Lethally Blond by Kate White was a fun audio book to listen to. It took me a little longer to finish than I anticipated, and that was because some parts dragged a bit so it took my longer to get back to it. The readers voice/voices are were not annoying which is always a plus.

In this book Bailey Weggins, celebrity crime reporter of the BUZZ is back. Bailey gets a call from an old flame saying that his friend Tom is missing. Since Bailey has solved a few cases in the past, she agrees to help try
Nov 30, 2007 Lain rated it liked it
Kate White is the queen of hip, happening myster heroines. I've loved every one of the Bailey Weggins stories so far. White is a clever, of-the-moment writer who seamlessly incorporates Carrie Bradshaw-esque sensibilities into a Miss Marple intellect.

This latest Bailey mystery does not meet the standards of the previous books. While the writing is still slick and sexy, the plot is tenuous at best (we're supposed to believe that Bailey would put so much effort and personal risk into investigatin
A second member of the Morgue cast is murdered and Bailey also becomes a target of the killer. Former boyfriend Beau also shows up, making Bailey’s love life interesting/a mess. There are parts of this book that require reader to suspend belief – e.g. why would Bailey continue to investigate a murder when she is not a cop or detective and when it becomes a danger to her; why would Bailey go into a building by herself when it is screaming danger? (as in horror movies – no, don’t go into that dark ...more
Aug 07, 2007 Charm rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: The Bored People
Shelves: argh
In my very humble opinion, this book is horrible. The editor should be shot on sight and the authoress should go back to grammar school. There were spelling and grammar mistakes that should have been recognized and fixed, instead I had a continuous desire to get out my red pen and start fixing the damn thing. The plotline reads like a twist between Star magazine and a bad film noir mystery. She basically takes in consideration the typical American's obsession with celebrities and wraps a loose m ...more
Oct 19, 2008 Alethea rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, mystery
In what appears to be the last exploit of Bailey Weggins, the witty, intrepid New York journalist is asked to investigate the disappearance of a missing actor and discovers his decomposing corpse in a small town in upstate New York. Add to that an ominous connection to a murder of one of his co-stars in Central Park and Bailey has landed not only breaking news for Buzz, the celebrity magazine where she's been working free-lance, but also into hot water for herself as she's stalked by a mysteriou ...more
Sep 03, 2007 Marni rated it really liked it
Kate White's latest in the Bailey Weggins series is the quintessential "juicy mystery." Murder, mayhem, cute outfits but not real chick-lit like....Bailey is more real than those usual chick lit characters. Her men problems don't always get fixed with a bow all nice and neatly. Anyway this latest has Bailey hooking up with a hot actor friend to help him find his missing friend. Bailey's got hot men as well as crazed murderers after her so its definitely for the Fun Fearless Femal ...more
Jun 28, 2010 Karen rated it did not like it
It's hard for me even to comment on the content because the reading was SO dreadful. For some inexplicable reason, Brilliance Audio choose as reader an actress, Renee Raudman with a pronounced midwestern accent. For a story taking place in New York, and peopled with New Yorkers. VERY disturbing. I even wrote to the publisher to ask what they were thinking. They did not reply. I listened to another book that Raudman read with even less enjoyment, and now I'm very hesitant to listen to anything Br ...more
Lethally Blonde is the 5th book in the Bailey Weggins series. Bailey reconnects with an old flirt, Chris, who has just landed his big break in a primetime series. When one of Chriss casemates disappears Bailey starts to investigate, soon after she finds Tom, who has been murdered. What started out as a quest for a friend quickly turns into a huge scoop for Bailey and her employer Buzz magazine. As Bailey tries to solve the murder she has to contend with a stalker, a second murder, a media frenzy ...more
Mar 28, 2013 Homerun2 rated it liked it
I have enjoyed this series but I came away from this book with a diminished regard for the main character, Bailey. Until now she has maintained a certain distance from the sleazy celebrity mags that she writes crime articles for. But in this story, she wallows in the media trough and pretty much becomes someone with no ethical compass. Without giving anything away, she comes across with little integrity, in her professional or her private life. I liked her better before and am hoping that in the ...more
Jun 13, 2011 Jill rated it liked it
Recommends it for: bailey weggins series, kate white, chick lit mystery, humor, women lead
This is the fourth book that I have read in this series so far and this is the last book in the series. It is getting to be pretty predictable in plot but it was pretty refreshing in terms of change of scenery. Bailey Weggins has moved from her posh, glamorus true crime writting gig to Buzz the celebrity weekly rag magazine. She still holds the similar position as she had when she was freelancing for Gloss. There was glamorous side to this book with invetigation the murder of small time actor.
Sep 05, 2010 Joanne rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book! Chick lit with the right mix of murder, revenge, love triangles, sex, desire and the glamour of NY and the TV/theater industry. Bailey Weggins is a crime reporter for Buzz magazine and her hunky ex (10 years her junior!) comes to her asking for her help in solving the disaapearance of his actor friend. Bailey becomes drawn to his plight and is off to discover what happened to Tom. Her adventures are a wild ride!
Marianne Jay
Mar 05, 2012 Marianne Jay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I believe that I read somewhere, that a reviewer said, Bailey Wiggins is like "Nancy Drew Meets Sex In The City". That analogy is absolutely correct. Hip, cool, always dressed to impress; Bailey Wiggins has the cool bestie, the gay neighbor and man troubles that I pray to God I could have.

This series is a guilty pleasure, like the darkest, most sweetest chocolate mousse or your most awesome cuddly bathrobe.
May 08, 2014 Wendy rated it really liked it
In the 5th installment of the Bailey Weggins series, Bailey is contacted by her former young fling Chris Wickersham, when a friend of his disappears. What Bailey finds when she looks into Tom's disappearance is a trail of secrets, betrayals and murder. As she tries to juggle her job as a crime journalist for Buzz,with looking for Tom, Bailey's life becomes a little crazy. Enter Beau, her former love and the re-emergence of relationship with Chris, Bailey has her hands full.
Descript 9 sound discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Time 100000
Subject Women journalists -- Fiction.
Genre Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Subject Audiobooks -- Compact discs.
Series Brilliance Audio on compact disc
Performer Read by Renée Raudman.
Note Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Summary Gossip columnist Bailey Weggins gets in over her head when she investigates the disappearance of an up and coming television personality.
Sep 07, 2014 Marca rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who killed the actor? Gossip reporter Bailey Weggins is on the trail, looking for the killer of an actor who just got a his break in a new television show that seems destined to be a hit. Cutesy name aside, Bailey doggedly works her way through the actor’s co-workers, family, and friends looking for leads. Bailey is also a hunk-magnet and has hot sex with a few good men along the way. Fun, fluffy diversion.
Jun 15, 2009 Robin rated it liked it
I've read all of the Bailey Weggins mysteries, written by the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine. They are fun, breezy mysteries set in New York City featuring Bailey, a true crime writer for various magazines who becomes involved in various murders around the city. This was good for a quick vacation read but I wouldn't bother if you haven't read the others in the series. If you do decide to try them (and the earlier ones are fun), then start with IF LOOKS COULD KILL.
Shera Melton
Jun 16, 2011 Shera Melton rated it liked it
I had never read any of the other books in this series, or anything else by this author, but I loved this book. As I read somewhether, either in the comments here on Goodreads or by a reviewer, this book was Sex and The City meets Nancy Drew. I loved both Sex and the City and Nancy Drew, and I really liked this book. It was great.
Feb 08, 2014 Becky rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-books, own-it
I love Bailey! Everytime I read one of the Bailey Wiggins books it feels like I am just one of her friends that she is ckevking in with to update me on her latest murder mystery that she has somehow found herself in the middle of. And of course, her continung seach for a good man that is able to keep pace with her crazy life!
Can't wait for my next visit with her!
Ashley Moore
Nov 30, 2012 Ashley Moore rated it it was ok
I just don't know where to start with this book. I don't think I liked the plot, of a 40-something reporter investigating a murder, but shes not a cop so she has no business investigating anything? It just isn't realistic! I read Kate White's book "Hush" that was a page turner but they all are the same plot? This book makes me not what to read any more of her books! I prefer James Patterson!!!
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Kate White is the New York Times bestselling author of nine works of fiction: six Bailey Weggins mysteries and five psychological thrillers, including the most recent, The Wrong Man, and the upcoming The Secrets You Keep (March ‘17). For fourteen years she was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, and though she loved the job (and the Cosmo beauty closet!), she decided to leave in late 201 ...more
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