Too Pretty to Die (Mass Market Paperbound)

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They call them "pretty parties," and they're the latest rage among Dallas debutantes—get-togethers with light refreshments, heavy gossip, and Dr. Sonja Madhavi and her magic Botox needles. Former socialite Andy Kendricks normally wouldn't be caught dead at such an event, but she's attending as a favor to her friend Janet, a society reporter in search of a juicy story. And boy does she find one when aging beauty queen Miranda DuBois bursts into the room—drunk, disorderly, and packing a pistol.

Miranda's wrinkles have seen better days, and she blames it all on Dr. Madhavi. Luckily, Andy calms her down and gets her home to bed . . . where she's found dead the next morning. The police suspect suicide, but Andy knows that no former pageant girl would give up that easily. She's determined to find Miranda's killer herself, but she'll have to be careful. After all, Botox can make you look younger, but it can't bring you back from the grave.

About the Author

Susan McBride, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS, is Clinical Nursing Informaticist, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where she teaches DNP courses on statistics, informatics, epidemiology, and population health at the organizational and public policy level. Dr. McBride's clinical expertise also includes perioperative and cardiovascular nursing, with a research focus on methods development for implementing, evaluating, and utilizing large healthcare datasets and health information technology to improve patient safety and quality within the healthcare delivery system. She has developed and deployed software and services with executive oversight in the for-profit and not-for-profit arenas. Most recently she supported operational activity and administrative oversight of the West Texas Health Information Technology (HIT) Regional Extension Center under the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community in a Senior Leadership role. Her focused activities include advising practices and hospitals on workflow redesign, clinical decision support, strategies to assist providers in meeting meaningful use of EHRs, quality measures, and analytics using certified EHR technology.

Praise For…

“I’ll read anything by Susan McBride.”
-Charlain Harris

“Chatty, colorful and très Texas, McBride’s latest cozy is a pleasure.”
-Publishers Weekly, praise for THE LONE STAR LONELY HEART'S CLUB

“Andrea Kendricks is a society sleuth with wit and verve. One hundred percent fun.”
-Mystery Scene

“Smooth, sassy, silly, slick and sexy.”
-Sauce Magazine

“[A] fun read, with charming, memorable characters.”
-Wichita Eagle

“A totally fun ride...McBride has created a fresh new voice that fans of the genre undoubtedly will enjoy.”
-Romantic Times BOOKclub

“A fast-paced, humorous debut with a likeable heroine.”
-Mystery Scene

“Andrea a treasure.”
-Charlaine Harris

“All mystery readers should applaud!”
-Jerrilyn Farmer

“A very witty and clever mystery...I, for one, can’t wait for the next installment.”
-Sauce Magazine (St. Louis)

“BLUE BLOOD has it all--suspense, humor, friendship, snobbery and televangelists...BLUE BLOOD is positively gripping.”
-Sarah Strohmeyer

“Funny, compelling like a good soap opera and boasts an extremely likeable heroine.”
-Romantic Times, praise for THE GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER

“[A]s alluring as an Escada evening dress and as tempting as a slice of death-by-chocolate cake
-Publishers Weekly, praise for THE GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER

“Eccentric characters with killer wits populate this mystery. Reluctant heiress Andy Kenrick is spunky and intrepid...”
-Romantic Times BOOKclub

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060846015
ISBN-10: 0060846011
Publisher: Avon Books
Publication Date: January 29th, 2008
Pages: 322
Language: English