A Body to Die For (Bailey Weggins Mystery, #2)
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A Body to Die For (Bailey Weggins Mystery #2)

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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...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Vision (first published 2003)
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Marie

I just recently discovered this series of 'Bailey Weggins' mysteries, this book being number two. 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 Bailey's sharp, sarca...more
Мεģαnn
I don't think the author could decide whether she wanted this to be a Sue Grafton mystery or a Meg Cabot mystery, so instead, she settled for the worst of both worlds: two dimensional characters that run around like recently decapitated chickens, and a middle-aged main character with the emotional maturity of a high school girl.

The blurbs on the back of the book said that the main character, Bailey Weggins, was down-to-earth, and self-deprecating, which is ironic, considering that she spent most...more
Ren
Bisa bintang 4 atau lebih seandainya si Bailey ga terlalu ngasihanin dirinya sendiri dan bingung ngga jelas milih siapa pasangan hidupnya. BTW, ngikik juga baca review yang bilang "romancenya dikit" dll. Ya elah ini kan cozy mystery tuh genrenya, dimana romance emang bukan fokus utama. Wahai pembaca romance, kalian itu mbok ya jangan sempit gitu ah pikirannya. Romance dikit bukan berarti ceritanya jelak juga -_-"

Salah satu aspek yang bikin ngurangin bintang adalah pace ceritanya yang lemooot dan...more
Carol
This audio book is just plain fun. Bailey Weggins is a funny, hardedged (but vulnerable) detective heroine who won’t mind her own business. That’s the premise of all kinds of other female detectives I can think of – Sue Grafton, P.D. James, Elizabeth Peters, Anne Perry – to name just a few – all dream up this kind of heroine.

How is Bailey different? I like her comic side, her can’t-resist-bad-men ways. Or are they bad? We’ve got two romantic guys here, Beck (the gorgeous, kiss-me-hard cop) and J...more
Emese
Glad this was the abridged version, not sure I would have been able to sit through the full thing.

Love Kate Walsh, love to listen to her, she did an awesome job, especially with 'Dani', but both the story and the characters were just so very blah.

I gave it two stars for Kate Walsh alone.
Lindsay
The reading kick that I was on back in March and April died after the last book I read. I had to force myself to get through this one. I really liked the first book by this author 'If Looks Could Kill', but was disappointed with this one. I realized that I don't like mystery novels that take place other than where the main character is used to. Bailey lives in NYC and that's where this first book took place, but this one was at a spa elsewhere so there was always random people popping up that ar...more
Babs
Stumbled upon this author and series when exploring the "ebook" lending library for my local library. So far, its a cute, engaging and enjoyable read. (NOTE: I've only read two books, so far.)

It has some elements of the awful cozy mysteries that seem so prevalent in the genre lately. A heroine, technically an amateur, that goes off and investigates a murder on her own. Her claim to fame - she's a freelance writer, contracted to a magazine and she writes true crime stories. Okay, specious at bes...more
Lauren Fidler
kate white's fluffy but oddly thrilling bailey weggins mysteries are my new favorite books to read. they are the perfect weight to hold in one hand while walking around a screaming infant and singing "The Alphabet Dirge".

i wish i were joking about that last bit.

these books are easily digestible, well-paced, and fun. they require minimal effort to read and the picture falls into place in a way that is predictable, yet satisfying.

my biggest problems with the series are:
1. bailey is sort of a slut...more
Ayu Wirdha
Bailey seorang reporter kriminal majalah Gloss berencana berakhir pekan di Cedar Inn, penginapan plus spa milik Danniel (biasa dipanggil Danny) sekaligus membuat ulasan untuk mempromosikan tempat tersebut. Niat hati untuk liburan malah Bailey menemukan mayat seorang terapis pijat bernama Anna pada saat sedang mencari jam tangannya yang ketinggalan.

90% cerita berkutat upaya Bailey yang memecahkan kasus tersebut. Lumayan bagus cara penceritaan Kate White menggambarkan penyelidikan Bayley dengan se...more
Emmanuelle
Crimes et volupté de Kate White




Voilà, encore un livre pioché au hasard à la Médiathèque et encore un que j'ai dévoré... heureusement qu'il y en a plusieurs, d'ailleurs je vais me lancer tout de suite dans le deuxième que j'ai emprunté même si je ne suis pas sûre de tous les avoir ni dans quel ordre je dois les lire.



Bailey Weggins est journaliste free-lance et devinez quoi elle écrit des articles sur les meurtres... Nous voilà donc transportés dans le spa de l'une des amies de sa mère, Danny, et...more
Nathan Burgoine
I read "If Looks Could Kill," when it first came out in Hardcover a few years ago, and I must say that I was very much happy with this, the sequel.

I won it at the Fenn booth at Book Expo Canada, on June 9th, 2003, and I've just finished it in a Timothy's Coffee on Carlton street.

The story brings Bailey Weggins back to us - thirty something, kind of flustered at a relationship that seems to be all sparked out - and really overdue for a relaxing time in a spa her friend owns. But, in true murder-...more
Kendra
I was completely in the mood for this very easy but fun and intriguing murder mystery. White’s books are very light and are a breeze to read but I still didn’t figure out “whodunit” and was surprised at the end (just the way I like it). I recommend this short and simple book as something devour within a day or two.

Spoiler Notes: I figured out the prostitution angle within a few chapters and was actually surprised when it didn’t truly play into the reason for the murders. I was surprised when the...more
Stuart
I enjoyed this mystery. it was a very fast read, too. And I didn't suspect the criminal at all, which is always a bonus. This is the second Bailey Weggins story. It had a good story, enough suspects to keep you guessing. A good summer read.
Barbie Ross
Just roared through Kate White ….this Bailey Weggins series is truly Nancy Drew meets Cosmo Girl. I read that comparison in a review and I think it captures the tone of these very quick mystery reads.
Stacy
Bailey has been flying solo since her break up with Jack, but now he is back, hat in hand, and she must decide if his excuses are enough. There is also the cool, sexy Massachusetts detective that has taken a few opportunities to kiss her.

There is less New York, but it’s still full of the sometimes sarcastic writing that is filled with pop culture references. Bailey is still a New York gal, only stuck in a small town mystery. I really liked this one. It was full of surprises that I didn’t see co...more
Julie Lavalle
I really enjoyed this one, better than the first. Really like the story line. Bailey just can't stay out of trouble follows her everywhere. Will definitely continue reading the series.
Brenda Haven
A very fast read. Read it in one day. Was surprised at the ending with who the killer was. This is my first book by this author. Will probably try some more of her novels.
Jennifer A.M.
Feb 27, 2008 Jennifer A.M. rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: chick lit/mystery fans
These are mysteries for those of us girls who really enjoyed Nancy Drew growing up. Written by Kate White, the Editor in Chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, these novels are mystery/thriller/chick lit at its best. The novel's protaganist, Baliley Weggins, is a true crime reporter/journalist for a variety of Cosmopolitan-like magazines called things like Gloss! and Divine!
She always stumbles upon a murder. Her friend, her boss, her neighbor, her ex-boyfriends roomate, all come to an untimely end and...more
Angie
well without giving anything away. ..I was totally surprised by the ending. I only didn't give it five stars because I felt it was a little long. great suspense though!
dmsburns
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Linda
Very laid back but interesting. They compare this series to Nancy Drew meets Sex and the City. This was the second in the series and I'm sure I'll read more.
Mayda
The last thing Bailey expected to find was a dead body. But then, you should expect the unexpected. Visiting a spa for a little R&R, a forgotten watch leads her back to a massage room where she stumbles across the wrapped and sealed victim. Agreeing to help her friend and spa owner uncover the truth behind the murder almost leads to her own demise. As Bailey finds herself drawn deeper into the secrets of the past, she finally connects the dots. But the emerging picture can’t be right. Or can...more
Sandy
This is a the second book I have read in this series by this writer. I have really enjoyed both of them. Well written, and numerous people in the stories come to mind as the culprits and when you finally do find our who the real killer is, it is always one of those that came to mind as guilty, but always the less likely one to be guilty. I went right back to my library website to start reading the next in the series, but having to be on the wait list for that one, downloaded the fifth one in the...more
Lindsey
I picked this up at a re-sale shop for a dollar (because it was buy one and get one--and I wanted the other one) and thought it would be a fun, fluffy read. Not so. Even for a fluff mystery novel, this was just bad. I've already had my fill of ditzy, female main characters in YA novels, but having an adult who is the same, AND completely hung up on a guy where it's not clear if they were in a relationship beforehand--no thanks. On top of that it wasn't written very well so I just had to make mys...more
Danni
Jul 22, 2014 Danni marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Borrowed book.
Ruth
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JG (The Introverted Reader)
I was a little torn between giving this 2 or 3 stars, but ultimately there was just a little too much "chick" in this chick-lit. It was a fairly solid mystery, but there was too much talk about how "hunky" the detective was. (Yes, I believe that was the exact word. I've already turned my copy back into the library though, so I wouldn't swear to it.) I think the last time I used the word "hunky" I was in middle school. If that's what you're looking for, this book is for you.
Christina
I really loved the pace of the book, and the protagonist was an interesting character. I did feel the development of the other characters sometimes lacked (once in a while I was wondering why a character reacted the way they did, and I felt like with more description I could understand why). I definitely did not see the ending coming, and it was not until the end that I realized all the foreshadowing done throughout the book. It was a really pleasant, enjoyable read. :)
Chairein Ferras
The writer, Kate White, delivered the story with great humor that it didn't seem like the main character was being chased by some can't-move-on psycho. The twists were great! None of my suspects turned out to be the killer.

As a kid, I liked reading Nancy Drew a lot but now that I'm a bit older, I need to read books that fit my age. And this is just one of those books. Sexy but clever!Kate White
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Kate White is the New York Times bestselling author of nine works of fiction—six Bailey Weggins mysteries and three suspense novels, including her latest, EYES ON YOU. 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 2013 to concentrate full time on being an author.

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