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Drop-Dead Blonde (A Scumble River Mystery #6.5)

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  444 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Do blondes have more fun? Four beloved authors with all new fair-haired mysteries to dye for do. They're blondes with style, money, and men falling at their feet. But now these perfect women are perfect victims. In Drop-Dead Blonde, four of today's top mystery authors-Nancy Martin, Denise Swanson, Elaine Viets, and Victoria Laurie-spin four all-new tales of fair-haired sir ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Penguin Group (USA)
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Dharia Scarab
Jan 22, 2014 Dharia Scarab rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.

4 sta
Georgiann Hennelly
Drop dead blonde is a book of four stories each written by a different author .Slay Belles, Nancy Martin,Killer Blonde, Elaine Viets, Dead Blondes Tell No Tales, Denise Swanson, Blind Sighted, Victoria Laurie.
Each story has one thing in common death. hard to choose a favorite story. I really enjoyed each one for different reasons .
I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes murder mysteries.
Apr 15, 2009 Julesy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I only read the Denise Swanson story since that was the only one I was interested in. I usually don't like to read short story compilations or novellas and now I know why. The story was not that good. It does not nearly give you the taste of Ms. Swanson's excellent writing and plot with her other Scumble River books. It was too short (70 pages) and lacked a murder. I will stick with reading with the whole Scumble River mysteries instead.
Kimberly Ann
Drop Dead Blonde ★ ★

This is a trilogy of mysteries with the murderess being a blond....

Slay Bells, Nancy Martin ★ ★ 1/2

The first story featured the Blackbird Sisters and the murder of the premier personal shopper of a high-end department store. But as it is a short story, there wasn't much character development and much of the filler seemed to be just mindless chatter by women who are stressed and shop too much. I did like the main character's boyfriend..... A man from a mafia family, trying to
Jan 16, 2016 SouthWestZippy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
A collection of four short mystery stories.
Slay Belles(A Blackbird Sisters Mystery) by Nancy Martin.
A personal shopper is murdered and Nora Blackbird along with her sister Libby, and her boyfriend, Michael, Nora sets out to solve the murder.
Great story and wonderful humor. My favorite of the four.

Killer Blonde(A Dead -End Job Mystery) by Elaine Viets
Margery tells Helen that she once knew a murderer. Margery does the story telling as Helen takes it all in about the hostility, betrayal and reve
Drop Dead Blonde is a series of 4 Novellas by 4 cozy mystery authors. The first was Slay Belles by Nancy Martin and is part of the Blackbird Sisters mysteries. Second was Killer Blonde by Elaine Viets and is part of the Dead End Job mystery series. Third was Dead blondes Tell No Tales by Denise Swanson and was part of the Scumble River Mystery series. Fourth was Blind Sighted by Victoria Laurie and is part of the psychic eye mystery series. The first two were new to me but the last two were from ...more
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
This is 4 short stories by some cozy authors. All of the stories were good and fairly quick reads. My least favorite was the one by Nancy Martin but it was still good, just took me a bit to get into it.

Elaine Viets is a great author so this one was good and I have the series by Victoria Laurie but hadn't started it yet and now want to read it because I really enjoyed this short story with Abby Cooper, Psychic PI.
Aug 18, 2013 Nancy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's not often I find a compilation where all the books are closely equal. This one is. The best, in my opinion, is by Elaine Viets and I will be looking for more books by her. But all of the books are an easy way to spend an afternoon.
Feb 13, 2011 Sheri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Drop-Dead Blonde
Nancy Martin, Elaine Viets, Denise Swanson, Victoria Laurie
Four short mystery stories all with the lead character being a blonde. Fast, fun , read.
Jul 26, 2011 Joanne rated it really liked it
Just finished the Nancy Martin story since I am reading that series now. It was, as usual, really great.
Apr 02, 2015 Barbi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very entertaining read with 4 quick short stories. Some of these stories were very silly but fun to read.
My favorite of the four stories was the Blackbird sisters. That author is the reason I read the book. The other stories were also enjoyable and it was nice to read some quick, short stories.
Apr 09, 2010 Michelle rated it really liked it
I only read Slay Belles, but it was a fun story.
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