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Lethally Blond (Bailey Weggins Mystery #5)

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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 star, Chris Wickersham, he calls. But Chris isn't thinking about ...more
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Published May 23rd 2007 by Grand Central Publishing (first published January 1st 2007)
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Jessica
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
Charm
Aug 07, 2007 Charm rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
Mascanlon
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.
Teresa
More plot development, less love life development, would've been nice. I want my mysteries to read like mysteries, not chick lit.
bookczuk
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.

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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
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Barbara
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
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Marie
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
Lana N.
I had read the other Bailey Weggins books in the series, but, had been awhile ago, after picking one up @ bookstore, before, I moved was then living in another state, this book came out the same time I was getting married, so, I had never got around to reading it, as I had the other 4. I had forgot about it, but, I happened to see it @ book sale in town, I forgot, I had it but was going thru the books, I had @ home to find one to read and thoroughly enjoyed reading it, I had guessed who the kill ...more
Wendy
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.
Mayda
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
Sharla Smith
I like this author but the sleuth, Bailey, got on my nerves this book. She cannot make up her mind and she doesn't use common sense, which gets her into dangerous binds quite often. You almost don't even feel sorry for her because her choices are just irresponsible. This book almost makes me want to stop the series because I don't know if I could endure her anymore!
Stacy
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
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Becky
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!
Sharon
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
Marca
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.
Lain
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
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Teena in Toronto
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
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Diane
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
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Gina
I liked this book. It was a quick read, but kept me interested until the end. Basically a murder mystery with Bailey Weggins being the central character. #5 of Series. I haven't read the others yet.
Alethea
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
Phyllis
l really like Bailey. A good investgative reporter who is always getting into trouble. Lots of mystery and romance. Good series, looking forward to the next book.
Homerun2
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
Karen
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
Marni
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 exciting....fun for the Fun Fearless Femal ...more
Jill
Jun 13, 2011 Jill rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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.
Robin
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.
Joanne
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
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.
Ashley Moore
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!!!
Linda
#5 in the Bailey Weggins murder mystery series by fantastic author Kate White did not disappoint. Another fast read because it's a page-turner! Once again, I was SURE I knew who the killer was, only to be, excuse the pun, dead wrong. If you enjoy light mysteries, this is a great series. Only one more book for me to go though. Bummer!
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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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