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Book Title: How to Murder a Millionaire|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 28.99 MB
v The author of the book: Nancy Martin
Edition: Thorndike Press
Date of issue: June 1st 2003
ISBN 13: 9780786253913
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Read full description of the books How to Murder a Millionaire:This started out a little slow for me, but the characters and writing were o.k. and the setting was one with which I'm familiar. I kept reading, and I'm glad I did.
Nora Blackbird is one of three sisters left behind when their formerly-millionaire, tax-evading parents flee the country after flittering away their fortune. Nora is left with the family home and property, the house now falling apart and a $2 million tax bill on the property. With no money left in the coffers (and none of the furniture or artwork left to her to use to pay off debts [those went to the sisters]), Nora is forced to get a job to begin paying her bills. This was the annoying part that almost made me stop reading.
However, once we got past that, things began to pick up. Although the police use Nora for her connections to the upper echelon that has been affected by the murder, she's well aware of it, which made it a little easier for me to go along with. It also provided a reasonable excuse as to why she'd go off and investigate on her own when she firmly believed that the police were after the wrong suspect. It was still a little slow going, however, until her sisters became involved. Once they were in danger, Nora's actions became more believable and engrossing.
In the second part of the book the romance aspect picked up as well. Michael Abruzzo, introduced early on as a shady-ish, son-of-a-crime-boss character -- and the obvious romantic interest -- was developed much more as the book went on. One of the things I liked most was that he was the one who wanted to get the police involved when it became clear that Nora was in danger despite the fact that he knew he'd be hassled himself as a result.
What I had a harder time with was Nora's complete lack of anger at her parents. Flaky, uninvolved parents are one thing, but to leave their three daughters holding the bag and having no remorse whatsoever... Although I think it was meant to be humorous, I didn't find that funny at all.
That said, I will definitely seek out the other books in this series and see how it goes.
Read information about the authorWinner of the 2009 Lifetime Achievement award for mystery writing from Romantic Times magazine, Nancy Martin announces the release of the 8th book in her popular Blackbird Sisters mystery series, NO WAY TO KILL A LADY. Set in Philadelphia, the story features three heiresses whose parents have run off with their trust funds. Now thay have a chance to regain their wealth when their aunt, "Madcap Maddy" Blackbird dies in a volcano and leaves her estate to the sisters. But Nora Blackbird soon discovers all the treasures in Aunt Maddy's house have disappeared...information that leads her to believe maybe Maddy didn't die the way everybody thinks.
Author of 48 pop fiction novels in mystery, suspense, historical and romance genres, Nancy created The Blackbird Sisters in 2002--- mysteries about three impoverished heiresses who adventure in couture and crime --as if “Agatha Christie had wandered onto the set of Sex and The City.” Nominated for the Agatha Award for Best First Mystery of 2002, HOW TO MURDER A MILLIONAIRE won the RT award for Best First Mystery and was a finalist for the Daphne DuMaurier Award. Currently, she is at work on the Roxy Abruzzo mystery series for St. Martin’s Minotaur. In 2009 she received the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award for mystery writing.
Nancy lives in Pittsburgh, serves on the board of Sisters in Crime and is a founding member of Pennwriters. Find her on Pinterest and Facebook.
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