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Murder Melts in Your Mouth (Blackbird Sisters Mystery #7)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  1,823 Ratings  ·  123 Reviews
Down-to-earth debutante Nora Blackbird is having a meltdown. A noted Philly philanthropist has taken a swan dive from an office balcony and Nora's friend Lexie stands accused of the murder. Then her scheming parents reappear, sending all three Blackbird sisters into a panic. Now Nora must uncover her parents' scandalous high jinks before she winds up taking the heat.
ebook, 304 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by New American Library
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Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
This was another wonderful Blackbird sisters mystery. The main character, Nora is charming, her love interest is a hunk and has ties to a mob family and her sisters and parents are just plain nuts! The murder of Nora's best friend, Lexie's financial partner, Hoyt Cavendish starts this story off and it goes wild from there. There is humor, love, pathos and plenty of quirkiness to keep you interested.
Joan Horkey
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Silly fun!
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was another good mystery installment of the Blackbird sisters. And it was nice to see them all working together on a mystery. There were some nice surprises in this book. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Gülsüm Mirzanlı
Serinin 7. kitabı olsa da her kitapta ayrı bir kurgu işlendiğinden bu hiç sıkıntı yaratmıyor size. Yazarın mizahı ve polisiyeyi bu denli iyi harmanlaması konunun akıp gitmesini sağlıyor. Karakter kurgusu kadar karakterlerin arasındaki diyalogları da çok sevdiğimi söylemem gerek. Şok edici bir şey olmaması ve katilin bulunduğu kısmın çarçabuk geçiştirilmesi puanımı kırmama neden oldu. Gene de okuyamama döneminden çıkmak için ideal kitaplardan biri. 4.5/ Bir Cinayet Bin Sır-Hece Yayınları
Jessica  Sinn (Books and Trouble)
I’m not the biggest fan of heiresses, the Upper East Side elite or celebutantes, which is probably why I’ve always skipped over Nancy Martin’s high society book series. Unable to resist the chocolate-infused murder plot in “Murder Melts in Your Mouth,” I decided to give the books a shot and realized that I’ve been missing out on a real treat!

In this fast-paced Blackbird Sisters adventure, Nora Blackbird – former Philadelphia heiress and high-society It Girl – is teetering on the edge of a nervo
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In this book Nora's childhood friend, Lexie, not only becomes a murder suspect but her entire life takes a complete tailspin. It is so hard to see this happen because Lexie is the type of friend I would love to have had. However, there are always snakes in the grass even in the tallest corporate buildings. And, Nora knows her friend is not capable of murder and so begins to rout out the real killer. However, there is one very unexpected surprise-the appearance of their parents. And, Nora finds t ...more
Aug 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read May 2008

'MURDER MELTS IN YOUR MOUTH' really IS the best Blackbird sisters mystery yet!! If you are a fan of this series you will be more than pleased with the direction Nancy Martin has taken our favorite heroine and her kooky gang in this seventh installment. All of our favorites have returned, Emma, Libby & kids & Mick with a focus on some of the more minor characters that we love such as Lexie and Crewe but one of the highlights of the story was finally getting to meet the eccent
Aug 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a cozy mystery reader who loves when character and plot work together really well. Thankfully, this book does. Nora's working hard at trying to maintain the family lifestyle and properties while her parents are on the run from the US government. Meanwhile her best friend's in a pickle (pesky suspicion of murder charges) and there's a new mystery afoot. In the meantime, she's babysitting her sister Libby's 5 children and trying to watch for younger sister Emma's life. Oh, and to establish or ...more
Dharia Scarab
If I hadn't already picked up the entire series, I'd have stopped reading after 4. This series reads more like an adult version of "A Series of Unfortunate Events" than mystery novels. Nora, Mick, and her friends and family just can't catch a break as things are always going from bad to worse.

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
Jul 09, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Philly mystery lovers
Shelves: 2009-reads
This was a great book to read for pure entertainment! I was not familiar with this mystery series, but I saw this book at the library, saw that it took place in and around Philadelphia, and decided to try it.

The main character, Nora Blackbird, and her sisters Libby and Emma, come from a well-to-do family. Their parents, however, have bilked friends out of a lot of money, and are on the run from the Feds.

In this installment, a major philanthropist is found dead in front of his office building af
May 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this seventh installment of the Blackbird Sister's Mysteries, Nora, once again, decides that even though he now may be going to jail, Michael is still the man for her. Her sister is pregnant and still dealing with alcohol abuse. Michael tries to help Emma sober up. In the end, we are left with the impression that Emma is (sort of) in love with her baby's father, a banker. Meanwhile, Libby is hit by the Rolls Royce of a famous chocolatier and is now in love with him. Nora's best friend, Lexie ...more
Jan 16, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An introduction (for me) into the "high society" of Philadelphia as impoverished debutante Nora Blackbird struggles to retain her position as society reporter with the Philadelphia Intelligencer, even as she is saddled with sister Libby's five children (after Libby gets hit by a Rolls Royce) and her younger sister's wild and drunken ways. Then there's the sometime boyfriend who is a member of the local mob family, crazy parents who have been running from the IRS for some time but return with the ...more
Aug 07, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I struggled with the first half of this book. I am sick of Nora and Mick's on/off thing. I hate the way Mick keeps things from Nora all the time. I dislike both of Nora's sisters. Her parents are awful The eccentricities of Nora's relatives would be amusing if they also cared about anyone but themselves. Libby redeems herself slightly with her reaction to being told of Emma's condition. She immediately offers sympathy to Nora - understanding exactly how difficult it is for her. I was please to s ...more
Shirley Worley
Apr 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The crazy, diverse Blackbird sisters at their best. When Nora's friend, Lexie, is the prime suspect in the murder of philanthropist who pilfered money from hundreds of clients. Amid trying to prove her friend's innocence, Nora must deal with sister Emma, who is trying to dry out after dropping a shocking secret that shakes Nora's on-and-off-again with Mick to the core, while at the same time watching over sister Libby's brood of children after an accident. In the process of piecing together the ...more
Apr 19, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I actually quite liked this book, more than some of the other mysteries I've been reading. It took me awhile to get into (but with Matt out of town all weekend, I had a lot of time at night to just read...) so it was fine. I ended up really liking the main characters by the time I got far enough in the story to understand their backstory (my own fault for getting the latest in the series instead of starting at the beginning). I liked them enough that I'd be interested in reading some of the earl ...more
Apr 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this series. It's light reading and entertaining. Start with the 1st book and read them in order so you don't miss anything.
The Blackbird sisters, often referred to as the widow Blackbird girls because of a supposed family curse. Nora is the middle sister who is left with her families old farm and a two million dollar tax debt to pay off. She works for the local newspaper as a society column writer where she gets involved solving high society crimes. It's fun, romantic and entertaining.
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
The crazy, zany and humorous Blackbird Sisters are back for another adventure. This one my favorite series.
Nora and Mick have separated again. Libby has an accident and is recovering in hi scale hotel with the driver. Emma is pregnant and is not telling who is the father.
Nora is cooling off in a restaurant when a commotion occurs near Lexis's office. She heads to the building see a body near the baloney. Trying help her friend she opens a door and says "DADDY". We are off to find answers to all
Nice closing novel that brings some resolution to series long issues and brings some nice (and needed) character growth. I really enjoyed this book for all aspects, the mystery and the romance, and for a change one didn’t seem to overwhelm the other. By turning back to Nora’s family, Martin raises the stakes and seems to remember that it is affection for Nora that keeps readers coming back. I think it may be the last book of the series, and it is a nice bookend to the first with enough closure t ...more
Mar 05, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Every time I open one of the blackbird sisters books I have a good idea of what I'm going to get. A little murder, a little mystery and of course, a little Mick and Nora. But this book had even more humor and charm than I have come to expect from its author. The sisters were in rare form and the reader is finally given an opportunity to meet the famed "blackbird parents" who are just as ridiculous as I'd always hoped they'd be. I for one, can't wait for Nora's next adventure (as long as Mick is ...more
Katharine Kimbriel
May 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Cozy mystery lovers, fans who like humor in mysteries, Nancy Martin fans
Shelves: mystery, humor
Another charming mystery from Nancy Martin. The Blackbird Sisters are in fine fettle in a tale of multimillionaires and murder. High society, haute couture, and the strange inter-weaving of family bring multiple stories together in this great addition to the canon

Although this is a later book in the series, I think you could pick it up cold and enjoy the tale. Chocolate barons, investment firm embezzling, and blackmail. You’ll get delicate Nora, the rock of the Blackbird family, as well as her o
Nina Monteiro
this book is a fun read hands down. but I only gave it 3 stars due to the amount of obnoxious ppl in it. Gee, everybody is practically worry free.
Let me tell you how much I detest her family! everybody abuses her good will and take advntage of her patience.
anyways, the story itself is not bad. but it is hard to believe that in a big city like Philly, everybody knows everybody as if it was a small town.
I also dislike the flow of the crime tips, I mean there is more details on the characters fa
Jul 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great adventure for the Blackbird widows. This time they are investigating the apparent suicide of Hoyt Cavendish, financial investor, who absconded with hundreds of millions of dollars. Was he pushed or did he jump? And why? New characters and favorites join forces to figure out whodunnit.

Interspersed with the murder investigation is Nora and Michael's on again off again love affair, Libby's new affair, and, horrors, their parents' return. I cannot wait to read what's next in this tang
Grandma Weaver
Mar 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read the 1st 2 books in this series and really liked them. I think tho' this is the last in the series but I plan to read the others that are in between. Nora Blackbird is the main charachter with 2 nutty sisters and parents on the lam for stealing all their friends money. She has a boyfriend who may or may not be a criminal. He sort of reminds me of Ranger in the Stephanie Plum series. He's always there when she needs him with protection and street smarts. Although he is able to commit to a r ...more
Julie Mink
May 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series just gets better and better. The escapades and trouble the Blackbird sisters get themselves into are hard to believe. All the characters in the book are over the top funny. I love this series as much as the Stephanie Plum series. The mysteries involve are just the background for all the fun. I love the laugh out loud hijinks, I am glad I started the series in order and have the next three piled next to my chair to get all caught up.
Nora is once again fighting to keep her crazy family from imploding when, right in the middle of Philadelphia's chocolate festival, her dearest friend's business partner is pushed to his death. While Nora tries to clear her friend, even more family chaos ensues and Mick the underworld love of her life reappears.

This is probably the best of the series and they have all been great fun. New characters and more complications left me anxious for the next installment.
Nora Blackbird and her crazy sisters have returned in another story of murder and mayhem in Philadelphia. We discover some new family members in this story, along with the return of the elder Blackbirds, at long last. Have they matured enough to release sensible Nora from her financial duties to Blackbird Farm? Great clothes, lots of action and all those crazy kids help add to the charm of this latest Blackbird story.
Aman Dhahan
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this book, it was something different it was a combination of romance and mystery. I didn't think I would like this book at first, but once I started reading it, I got more fond of it and into the book. And my prediction of Lexi killing Hoyt was right, and there was a plot twist how Nora had a miscarriage and was with Micheal. And how Emma started to show feelings for Hartfield and was actually taking care of herself after she found out she was pregnant.
Aug 04, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-series
A better book in my opinion as the author toned down sister Libby (my most hated character!)
The best part was the little chase scene near the end including the new family member and his comments made the scene!
Onto book 8 and book 9 has just come out today. Don't really think i'm going to miss this series when its done....
Sep 19, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
You have to understand that the Blackbird Sisters mysteries are sort of Sex-in-the-city cozy mysteries, not hard-core suspense or ordinary cozies. They are very funny, and I just loved the parents, who are straight out of a 1940s screwball comedy starring Cary Grant and Kathrine Hepburn. They may be her best characters since her wonderfully silly dog in the second or third in the series.
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