Book Reviews of A Body to Die For (Bailey Weggins, Bk 2)

A Body to Die For (Bailey Weggins, Bk 2)
A Body to Die For - Bailey Weggins, Bk 2
Author: Kate White
ISBN-13: 9780446613859
ISBN-10: 0446613851
Publication Date: 4/1/2004
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 126 ratings
Publisher: Warner Vision
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Bridge Jones meets Nancy Drew - a smart, sexy heroine and a cleverly constructed murder mystery
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Bailey Weggins, the heroine of Cosmo editor-in-chief White's bestselling debut, If Looks Could Kill (2002), proves that her sleuthing ability was no fluke in this solid follow-up. Depressed by her nonexistent love life, Bailey, a freelance true-crime writer for Gloss magazine, leaves Manhattan for some R&R at the Cedar Inn and Spa in Warren, Mass., owned and run by an old friend of her mother's. Her first night there, however, she stumbles on the corpse of one of the inn's female therapists-wrapped in silver Mylar paper. Anna Cole's murder, on top of the accidental death of a male client months earlier, could spell doom for the inn, unless Bailey can get to the bottom of things. Meanwhile, Jack Herlihy, the smooth shrink from her prior outing, surfaces with a plausible excuse for his earlier disappearing act, while "dashing" Jeffrey Beck, the local detective who's looking into Anna's murder, also attracts, despite his cool professional demeanor. Bailey bravely deals with threats (a dead mouse wrapped in Mylar in the mail), deftly pumps people for information (a scene with a local waitress is a gem) and comes to a startling conclusion after the murder of a second therapist just before the heart-stopping, heroine-in-peril climax.
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Helpful Score: 2
A Body to Die For is the second book of a new series featuring Bailey Weggins, a freelance magazine writer who specializes in true crime stories. In this installment, Bailey travels from NYC to Massachusetts for some rest and relaxation at a spa owned by a long time friend of Bailey's mother. Shortly after Baily arrives, a spa employee is found murdered. Bailey soon discovers that this is not not the first death during the past few months at the spa.

In the true spirit of nosy writers who interfere with police work, Bailey begins interviewing reluctant spa employees, bystanders, and following up on clues. At the same time, Bailey is managing her conflicted romantic life, finding herself interested in both a boyfriend from the past and one of the policemen involved in the murder case.

Kate White's writing style is breezy and very funny. A Body to Die For is a swift paced read perfect for lazy summer afternoons.
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Helpful Score: 2
If you liked "If Looks Could Kill", you'll like "A Body to Die For" as Kate White uses exactly the same formula as the first book with one additional twist for her second novel.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very good book. I didn't know who was the killer until the very end. Can't wait to read the next adventure for Bailey.
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The simple writing was such a turn-off for me when reading this book. I'm used to being a little more stimulated when I read mysteries, and I just couldn't bring myself to finish this one.
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A pleasant second entry in this series.
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This was a great fast-paced mystery. I can't wait to read the next in the series!
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If Nancy Drew were a real girl, she would have grown up to be Bailey Weggins. A Body to Die For is the second book of a new series featuring Bailey Weggins, a freelance magazine writer who specializes in true crime stories. In this installment, Bailey travels from NYC to Massachusetts for some rest and relaxation at a spa owned by a long time friend of Bailey's mother. Shortly after Baily arrives, a spa employee is found murdered. Bailey soon discovers that this is not not the first death during the past few months at the spa, and that several other intrigues are also going on.
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Helpful Score: 1
Was a little slow getting into it, but it spend up. Bailey visits her friends inn and spa to relax but finds herself mixed up in a double murder.

It was a surprise ending. The whole time I was thinking the murderer was this this one person, but I was completely wrong, and that doesn't happen often!
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A Body to Die For is the second book of a new series featuring Bailey Weggins, a freelance magazine writer who specializes in true crime stories. In this installment, Bailey travels from NYC to Massachusetts for some rest and relaxation at a spa owned by a long time friend of Bailey's mother. Shortly after Baily arrives, a spa employee is found murdered. Bailey soon discovers that this is not not the first death during the past few months at the spa, and that several other intrigues are also going on.
In the true spirit of nosy writers who interfere with police work, Bailey begins interviewing reluctant spa employees and other bystanders, and following up on clues. At the same time, Bailey is managing her conflicted romantic life, finding herself interested in both a boyfriend from the past and one of the policemen involved in the murder case.

Kate White's writing style is breezy and not unlike that of the fashion / beauty magazine Ms. White edits. The phrasing is awkward or blunt at times, and Bailey frequently acts like too much of a neophyte for her crime writing background. However, A Body to Die For is a swift paced read.
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Suddenly Bailey Weggins' R&R is transformed into a full-tilt murder investigation. Bailey hadn't expected to meet anyone other than socialites slathering their cellulite with shea butter, but now she is dealing with a list of suspects dirtier than a mud bath.
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A good read - Bailey Weggens is a crime reporter who gets more involved with a crime than she intended
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loved it!!!
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Great book, I love the Bailey Weggins series.
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I really enjoyed this book. This one kept me guessing til the very end.
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I really enjoyed book one and put off book two for too long due to other swap commitments. This series was in the top of my TBR list. I just enjoyed book one so much. I was right this book was just as good a book one probably better. The character is very likeable, not ditzy or too blonde, despite her working for a magazine called Gloss. The character is a real professional writer, not a fashion shoe hog. (which is ok at times too for books) But my point is she is a smart professional real woman. The mystery was well done. I had NOOO clue who it was, good twist to the end, cause I had 2 others pegged as the killer. I plan to read book 3 soon. Hope you enjoy this series too.
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Entertaining mystery. Listened to it on a roadtrip and it helped to pass the time.
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Engaging...written by the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine
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Pure fluff
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This book was a super read.
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For Bailey trading Manhattan for a weekeend of pampering at a friend's resort is a no brainer. But when she stumbles across a corpse in one of the treatment rooms, her time out morphs into a murder investigation.
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I'm very impressed by the detail, characters and good plot in this series. Hooray for a normal major character, no superwoman, just a normal human being with brains.

The plot summary: Bailey Weggins is in desperate need of a little R&R after solving the murder of her boss' nanny. A trip to the Cedar Inn Spa seems like the perfect remedy. But when Bailey goes to the massage room to retrieve her lost watch and finds a dead body getting a seaweed wrap, her detective instincts are unable to go on hiatus. As Bailey uncovers the victim's mysterious past, she finds herself becoming infatuated with Jeffrey Beck, a detective working on the case. Meanwhile, another horrifying murder is committed at the inn -- and Bailey finds herself the killer's next target.
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About midway through I figured out who the villain was, but not why. And the book was so very, very well-read that I stayed engaged throughout a long car trip.
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This book is a fun read. I like that I know the NYC area, so I can relate to the characters locations, or weather condictions.
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On dust cover:

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 salons and saunas of a ritzy country spa to uncover... A Body to Die For

After her last adventure, Bailey Weggins is one tired reporter in need of R & R. So when an old family friend invites her for a free weekend at the Cedar Inn in rural Massachusetts, she jumps at the chance to leave Manhattan for some major pampering.

At the elegant mid-nineteenth-century hideaway, with its Asian-inspired spa, Bailey is soon luxuriating to the hypnotic sound of water spilling over stones and the soothing scent of green-tea candles. Yet mayhem is mere steps away, as Bailey discovers when she literally stumbles across a corpse wrapped mummy-style in a treatment room.

Suddenly, her time-out is transformed into a full-tilt murder investigation. Bailey hadn't expected to meet anyone other than socialites slathering their cellulite with shea butter, but now she's dealing with a list of suspects dirtier than a mud bath: a spurned lover, a shady husband, and a group of employees who seem to be hiding something. And against her better judgment, she can't seem to keep her own hands off the sexy homicide detective assigned to the case. Desperate to help her mother's friend, the owner of the spa, Bailey will find herself chasing clues across state lines just as another death sweeps her into the sights of a vicious killer. And this time, the body in the mud wrap could be her own.
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For Bailey, trading Manhattan for a weeked of major pampering at a friend's resort in rural Massachusetts is a no brainer, but when she stumbles across a mummy-wrapped corpse in one of the spa's treatment rooms, her time-out suddenly morphs into a full tilt murder investigation.
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Fun, light-hearted mystery
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Very enjoyable. Will look for more of White's books.
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Very enjoyable mystery, well done.
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It's a very fun book. Funny, cosmopolitan, a true New Yorker gal's kinda life. Try and read it!
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With a choice between bad and good, this one leans more toward bad...
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Bailey thinks she's trading Manhattan for a weekend of major pampering at a friend's resort in rural Massachusetts...until she stumbles across a mummy-wrapped corpse.....
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A great mystery. Kept you guessing till the end.
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This was a pretty good mystery. Baily Weggens gets herself into hot water at a spa. I usually can figure out who-done-it but I picked the wrong guy and was surprised when the baddy was revealed.
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a bailey weggins caper.
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Wonderful book! When you start it -you won't put it down til the end
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great fun read, same as others in series
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Very enjoyable read. Kate White is a fun author.
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I liked it better than _If Looks Can Kill_, but both books were enjoyable, light reads. It won't keep you up at night but was pleasant fare.
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After her last adventure, Bailey Weggins is one tired reporter in need of R & R. So when an old family friend invites her for a free weekend at the Cedar Inn in rural Massachusetts, she jumps at the chance to leave Manhattan for some major pampering.

At the elegant mid-nineteenth-century hideaway, with its Asian-inspired spa, Bailey is soon luxuriating to the hypnotic sound of water spilling over stones and the soothing scent of green-tea candles. Yet mayhem is mere steps away, as Bailey discovers when she literally stumbles across a corpse wrapped mummy-style in a treatment room.

Suddenly, her time-out is transformed into a full-tilt murder investigation. Bailey hadn't expected to meet anyone other than socialites slathering their cellulite with shea butter, but now she's dealing with a list of suspects dirtier than a mud bath: a spurned lover, a shady husband, and a group of employees who seem to be hiding something. And against her better judgment, she can't seem to keep her own hands off the sexy homicide detective assigned to the case. Desperate to help her mother's friend, the owner of the spa, Bailey will find herself chasing clues across state lines just as another death sweeps her into the sights of a vicious killer. And this time, the body in the mud wrap could be her own.
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I really enjoyed the book. It took me a while to figure out "who done it." This is the 2nd book in a series.
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Very interesting, good read. Keeps you guessing! I enjoy her style, fairly breezy, although her main character can be a bit frustrating!
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easy reading keeps you guessing
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did not care for, had a hard time getting into, finally sent off without finishing.
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Good mystery, the text is somewhat mundane, not gripping like some novels and writers. but overall -- enjoyable.
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Cover cut at spine. For Bailey, trading Manhattan for a weekend of major pampering at a friend's resot in rural Massachusetts is a no-brainer. Bujt when she stumbles across a mummy-wrapped corpse in one of the spa's treatment rooms, her time-out suddenly morphs into a full-tilt murder investigation.