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Book Reviews of Drop-Dead Blonde

Drop-Dead Blonde
ISBN-13: 9780451214447
ISBN-10: 0451214447
Publication Date: 2/1/2005
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 117 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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18 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

LM avatar reviewed Drop-Dead Blonde on + 24 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
The Blackbird sisters untangle a personal vendetta against a personal shopper in a new story by Nancy Marting - great story

Helen Hawthorne learns the truthe about a battle of the blondes in a new Dead-End Job story from Elaine Viets - never read her books before, but I will be looking into them

Skye Denison gets involved in a Merilyn Monroe look-alike contest and a mysterious disappearance in the new Scumble River story from Denise Swanson - okay story

Professional psychic Abby Cooper attends a psychic convention and gets and gets inside the mind of a murderer in a new story from Victoria Laurie - another great story from a great author
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Helpful Score: 2
Entertaining short story mysteries from Nancy Martin, Elaine Viets, Denise Swanson and Victoria Laurie.
Bernelli avatar reviewed Drop-Dead Blonde on + 266 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
3 great short stories and 1 that I couldn't even get through.

I especially loved the Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye story, and it was the reason I read the book in the first place.

The story called Killer Blonde by Elaine Viets was also very good, and I will probably check into more books by her.
reviewed Drop-Dead Blonde on + 121 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I liked it alot, I now have a bunch more books on my wish list!
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Helpful Score: 2
Very different short stories by 4 authors. One of my favorites is Victoria Laurie who included one on her Abby Cooper, Psychic series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great short stories, entertaining, easy read.
myhotstylist avatar reviewed Drop-Dead Blonde on
Helpful Score: 1
read only 2 of the stories in the book, Elaine Viets Dead-end Job and Victoria Laurie, Psychic Eye Mystery.

Psychic Eye. This seems to be the prequel story of Abby Cooper, PI. Abby's sister Cat wisks her away to sunny Florida for some R&R and to attend a psychic seminar. Abby reluctantly agrees to attend, but discovers that the psychic Diedra is a fraud. She gets thrown out of the confrence and approached by a metaphical scientist wanting to study Abby to win a 2.5million dollar award. The woman who offers the award, Celeste, crashes the confrence and exposes Diedra, and is later found dead in the hotel. Abby, Cat, and their new friend, Milicent sleuth around the hotel to expose the real killer.

Elaine Viets story: I was expecting to read abut Helen and her first dead end job. Instead we open the story with Helen drinking on the patio at her apartments with her landlord, Margery. Margery then tells Helen a story about murder in her office back in the early 70's. We learn about a mousy shy employee named Minfreda aka Minny, whom everyone picks on, especially the boss, Vicki. After Minni's office chum quits, Minnie dyes her hair blonde and oozes with her new found confidence. After Vicki steals Minnie's promotion, Vicki gets brutally murdered and disappears. Helen soon starts thinking that based on all the detailed facts, the real murderer could very well be sitting right in front of her!!
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Saucy enjoyable reading.
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Four stories in this book. All were good, but my favorite was Killer Blonde by Elaine Viets. I had already read books by all the authors, except Victoria Laurie.
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This was a great way to get to know new authors. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Great book
greendragon avatar reviewed Drop-Dead Blonde on + 71 more book reviews
I read only the victoria laurie mystery, I havent gotten hooked on the others yet. it was a cute mystery
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Interesting stories.
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Lots of fun
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Do blondes have more fun?

Four beloved authors with all new fair-haired mysteries to dye for do.

They're blondes with style, money, and men falling at their feet. But now these perfect women are perfect victims. In Drop-Dead Blonde, four of today's top mystery authors-Nancy Martin, Denise Swanson, Elaine Viets, and Victoria Laurie-spin four all-new tales of fair-haired sirens, secrets, and seduction.
flyinggems avatar reviewed Drop-Dead Blonde on + 397 more book reviews
I swapped for this book because I like Denise Swanson and Elaine Viets. I did read the first story by Nancy Martin but I did not read the last by Victoria Laurie.

All the stories in this book belong to series by the authors. Since I have not read Nancy Martin, I felt like I was hearing a story about a friend of a friend. For the Swanson and Viets stories I am past this point in the series. I wish I had read these short stories back when it came out since I am further along in the series and past some of the life points in these stories.

Nancy Martin story is about the Blackbird sisters and how they get tangled up in a personal shopper murder.

Elaine Viets story is from the Dead End Job series, but this story is a twist and it is told by Helen's landlord Margory.

Denise Swanson story is from the Scumble River series, it takes place during Spring break. This story takes place before Murder of a Smart Cookie.
mizPJ avatar reviewed Drop-Dead Blonde on + 171 more book reviews
see my review on www.reviewingtheevidence.com
great intro to several authors
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