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Title:
'Til death do us part
Author:
White, Kate, 1950-
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Publication Information:
New York : Warner Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
305 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
When two of Peyton Cross' bridemaids die in freak accidents, the third turns for help to Bailey Weggins, true crime writer, sometime-sleuth, and Peyton's former college roomate. A dangerous trail of clues leads Bailey from the elegant suburbs of Connecticut to New York's Lower East Side to a fabulous oceanfront hotel room in Miami.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780446531757
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Book

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When her fellow bridesmaids die in a series of suspicious accidents, writer-turned-sleuth Bailey Weggins endeavors to avoid becoming another victim while finding the killer.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Bailey Weggins, the brainchild of Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief White, seems a little tired. Who wouldn't be at the rate she's solving murders: If Looks Could Kill debuted the popular series in 2002 and was followed by A Body to Die For in 2003. Weggins' main job is writing true-crime stories for a Cosmo-like magazine called Gloss, but she seems to stumble across as many dead bodies as she does ideas for articles. Here the deceased are all bridesmaids of a Martha Stewart wanna-be, Peyton Cross. Weggins was in the wedding party, too, so it seems natural for one of the maids left standing to get in touch with her, both for her amateur-sleuthing skills and because she, too, may be marked for death. There are lots of circumlocutions here, but sometimes Weggins (and White) appears to be just going through the motions--it's that time of year, she seems to be saying, so bring on another murder. Despite the signs of fatigue, though, there's still plenty to be entertained by here. The unveiling of the murderer has some bite, and Bailey is as endearing as ever, proving again that, in mysteries, it's not so much what happens as who it happens to that matters. This isn't as strong as its predecessors, but that won't keep it from drawing a crowd. It won't hurt that an hour-long ABC pilot is in the works called Bailey Weggins. --Ilene Cooper Copyright 2004 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

The third cleverly plotted Bailey Weggins mystery from Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief White (after 2003's A Body to Die For) provides a juicy inside look at the well-to-do matrons of tony Greenwich, Conn. Lounging at home one winter evening in Manhattan, the 30-something Bailey gets an unexpected call from one of her fellow bridesmaids from "the infamous Cross-Slavin wedding" held the previous spring. Ashley Hanes wants the Gloss magazine true-crime reporter/amateur detective to look into a bizarre coincidence: two bridesmaids have died, both seemingly by accident. So Ashley and Bailey travel to Greenwich to talk with the star of the wedding herself, Peyton Cross. Through her heroine's funny, self-deprecating voice, the author deliciously conveys the milieu of moneyed Greenwich-ites (and their New York counterparts). One has to wonder, though, why the refreshingly down-to-earth Bailey is even friends with the likes of Peyton Cross, a "Bridezilla" unpleasantly obsessed with perfection. White keeps everything light, but she also sustains a real sense of mystery, with less than obvious motives and a positively suspenseful denouement. Ultimately, the pleasures here are more gossipy than criminal. Agent, Sandra Dijkstra. (May 4) Forecast: After all the hype over White's best-selling mystery debut, If Looks Could Kill (2002), last year's follow-up couldn't quite sustain the momentum. But Marc Platt and Touchstone have optioned the Bailey Weggins books for an hour-long ABC-TV pilot, which bodes well for the long-term health of the series. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

True crime writer/amateur detective Bailey Weggins finds herself befuddled by the apparent accidental deaths of two bridesmaids from a friend's wedding. A third mysterious murder seems too much like conspiracy to be a coincidence, and, of course, Bailey fears for her own life since she had also been in the bridal party. This third Bailey Weggins mystery shows some growth in the author, especially with the ability to build the story and provide more satisfying twists, even as White's major character remains bogged down with slow wits and the same fashion-conscious compulsions. Listeners won't find this one, read by Karen White, quite as predictable or obvious, but it is primarily a light mystery for larger collections.-Joyce Kessel, Villa Maria Coll., Buffalo, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.