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: 9780446531481
ISBN-10: 0446531480
Publication Date: 6/2/2003
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 67 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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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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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: 1
I really enjoyed this book. This one kept me guessing til the very end.
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loved it!!!
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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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Helpful Score: 1
Great book, I love the Bailey Weggins series.
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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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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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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'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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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.