Book Reviews of Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die (Blackbird Sisters, Bk 4)

Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die (Blackbird Sisters, Bk 4)
Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die - Blackbird Sisters, Bk 4
Author: Nancy Martin
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451215321
ISBN-10: 045121532X
Publication Date: 3/7/2006
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 112 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
From Publishers Weekly: "The three high-flying Blackbird sisters return in their fourth mystery (after 2004's Some Like It Lethal), a blend of fashion-forward romance and witty suspense. When not assisting Kitty Keough, a Philadelphia society columnist, former debutante Nora Blackbird strives to save the family farm after the sisters' parents "spent our trust funds faster than drunken lottery winners could buy a fleet of Cadillacs." Meanwhile, wild baby sis, Emma, escapes rehab with a media cowboy, and fertile sis, Libby, keeps popping out babies. Assigned to cover the Philly launch for Brinker Holt's revolutionary Brinker Bra ("No need for straps or uncomfortable wires"), Nora recalls Brinker was the creepy preppie who once assaulted Emma and tortured other kids for fun. When Kitty, whom Brinker barred from the show, turns up dead on Nora's doorstep, Nora's lover, Michael Abruzzo, becomes the primary suspect due to his mob connections. Nora, Libby and ace crime reporter Richard D'eath's efforts to investigate more likely suspects lead to a madcap dénouement just in time for Nora's annual New Year's Eve bash and a sparkling but bittersweet surprise. Martin's wicked tongue-in-cheek satire will appeal to fans of Jennifer Crusie, who provides a blurb, and Janet Evanovich." Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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Helpful Score: 1
My all time favorite author!
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Helpful Score: 1
The outrageous pink coat that Nora Blackbird is wearing on the front cover of this book really sets the tone perfectly for this hilarious romp. "Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die" is all about an innovative new bra design, Nora Blackbird's continuing struggle to make ends meet and make her relationship work with her boyfriend Mick Abbruzzo, and, oh yes, the murder of Nora's boss, the newspaper's high society editor Kitty Keough. The books in this series keep getting better!
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Helpful Score: 1
Another great story about Nora and the Blackbird sisters. This one centers around a miraculous bra and the murder of her boss, with her lover framed as the murderer.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of those books that's perfect to curl up with and read on an 'icky' night. Once again, Nora's found herself caught up in murder. This time her boss, Kitty Keough, is found dead on her porch.

The story follows Nora, Mick, and the rest of the gang around Philadelphia's high and not-so-high society until the killer is found. Plenty of adventure between the covers of this book. I can't wait to get my hands on the next installment.
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Helpful Score: 1
Well written, interesting characters the 5th Blackbird mystery in the series is a funny, fast paced read.
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Another great one in this series. I started reading it in the morning and was finished the same night. I love her humor mixed in with the mystery.
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved this 4th book in the series of the Blackbird Sisters...Always entertaining and with alitle bit of mystery, humor and suspense...
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In this fourth book in the Blackbird Sisters series, Nancy Martin keeps the fresh situations coming. The sisters are quirky and funny as ever, and Nora's fledgling career at the newspaper takes a major step forward in this tale of fashion (a new high-tech bra takes the fashion world by storm: Tempest in a C Cup, it says on the back cover), murder, high finance, and other odd bits thrown in. I loved it.
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I love, love, love Nora Blackbird and her sisters!! Characters with some backbone, but belivably (well, except for Libby) written!

The mysteries are well crafted, and the insights into high-society are engaging.

I hope to see many more Blackbird Sisters stories!!
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I enjoyed this book! Lots of funny characters and the hilarity of the "Brinker Bra" kept the book moving along. I wish I'd started at the beginning, though, as the main character's relationship seems to be building throughout the series, with a major development at the end of this one. I look forward to reading more of this series in the future.
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Fun book.
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I didn't Particularly care for this book, but it did have it's moments.
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At the unveiling of the most miraculous bra in fashion history, Nora's boss is found trussed up in pantyhose and shot execution style. To find the killer, Nora must shadow the most glamorous suspects in Philadelphia-including a bad-boy designer and a pair of luscious twin models. Though they're used to "murder with style" (Pittsburgh Magazine), cross your fingers for the Blackbird sisters, because this time, high society has never stooped so low. If you like Janet Evanovich and Jennifer Crusie, you will like this author.
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I really like all of her books!
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In this fourth book in the Blackbird Sisters series, Nancy Martin keeps the fresh situations coming. The sisters are quirky and funny as ever, and Nora's fledgling career at the newspaper takes a major step forward in this tale of fashion (a new high-tech bra takes the fashion world by storm: Tempest in a C Cup, it says on the back cover), murder, high finance, and other odd bits thrown in. I loved it.
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Great book, funny well written. I will read the rest of this series
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Journalist Nora Blackbird is sent to cover the unveiling of the new Brinker Bra, an undergarment that is sure to change the fashion industry. But the morning after the big party, Nora finds her boss, Kitty Keough, dead on her porch. Nora's boyfriend with mob connections, Michael Abruzzo, is the chief suspect in the murder. Nora knows Mick is innocent and decides to investigate on her own to help clear Michael's name.

This is the fourth book in the Blackbird Sisters Mystery series and the best one yet. Nora, with the help of her little dog, Spike, decides she must trace Kitty's last steps in order to find the murderer. She also receives assistance from her older sister, Libby, who is currently selling adult sex toys to make extra money. Her other sister, Emma, has left rehab to become the current model for the Brinker Bra. I loved the humor in this book and thought the mystery was top-notch. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
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This one was great. Even though you know who the vilian is, it is always fun watching Nora and her friends snag him/her.
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Impoverished Philadelphia aristocrat Nora Blackbird, her two wacky sisters, a collection of odd-ball friends, and the handsome mysterious son of a Mafia don all embark on a wonderful series of adventures in solving murder cases. Nora does this in great style, having inherited all the haute couture clothing of her grandmother. Great fun, and VERY romantic!
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Another great Blackbird sisters mystery. Great series.
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In this fourth book in the Blackbird Sisters series, Nancy Martin keeps the fresh situations coming. The sisters are quirky and funny as ever, and Nora's fledgling career at the newspaper takes a major step forward in this tale of fashion (a new high-tech bra takes the fashion world by storm: Tempest in a C Cup, it says on the back cover), murder, high finance, and other odd bits thrown in. I loved it.
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Amusing mystery series
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Another good read from Nanvy Martin!
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This series just keeps getting better and better. Nora is once again looking for a killer when Kitty Keogh turns up dead on her doorstep and her boyfriend Michael Abruzzo becomes the prime suspect.
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4th book in Blackbird Sisters Mystery series & the best so far! Please see my other Blackbird Sisters/cozy mysteries books & enjoy!
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enjoyed this book, laughed out loud a couple of times
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This is a good series!
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Another fun one in this series.
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A tempest in a C cup. Nora's next assignment: the unveiling of the most miraculous bra in fashion history.
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Great :) Will update review shortly