Blue Blood (Mass Market)
A Debutante Dropout Mystery (Debutante Dropout Mysteries #1)
Avon, 9780060563899, 352pp.
Publication Date: January 27, 2004
Mixing a dash of Dallas society, a pinch of Janet Evanovich, and murder in the land of big hair, Blue Blood is the first installment in award-winning author Susan McBride's sassy Debutante Dropout mystery series.
To the dismay of her high society mother, Cissy, Dallas heiress Andy Kendricks wants no part of the Junior League life—opting instead for a job as a website designer and a passel of unpedigreed pals. Now her good friend Molly O'Brien is in bad trouble, accused of killing her boss at the local restaurant Jugs.
Though no proper deb would ever set foot in such a sleazy dive, Andy's soon slipping into skintight hot pants and a stuffed triple D bra to gain employment there and somehow help clear Molly's name.
But Andy's undercover lark soon brings her into too-close contact with all manner of dangerous adversaries—including a shady TV preacher, a fanatical Mothers Against Porn activist … and a killer who is none too keen on meddling rich girls.
About the Author
Susan McBride is the USA Today bestselling author of Blue Blood and the Debutante Dropout Mysteries that include The Good Girl's Guide to Murder, The Lone Star Lonely Hearts Club, Night of the Living Deb, Too Pretty to Die, and Say Yes to the Death. She also writes the bestselling River Road Mysteries and has penned three women’s fiction titles: The Truth About Love and Lightning, Little Black Dress, and The Cougar Club. She chronicled her bout with breast cancer in the short memoir, In the Pink: How I Met the Perfect (Younger) Man, Survived Breast Cancer, and Found True Happiness After Forty. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband and daughter.
Praise For Blue Blood: A Debutante Dropout Mystery (Debutante Dropout Mysteries #1)…
— Carolyn Tillery, Society Editor, Park Cities People
“Susan McBride kept me laughing all the way through this delicious romp of a mystery.”
— Tess Gerritsen
“BLUE BLOOD is a wry, dead-on social commentary masquerading as a can’t-put-it-down mystery. Highly recommended....”
— John Westermann
“Susan McBride has an engaging new heroine in Andrea Kendricks.”
— Thomas Perry
“Andrea Kendricks...is a treasure.”
— Charlaine Harris
“BLUE BLOOD has it all--suspense, humor, friendship, snobbery and televangelists...BLUE BLOOD is positively gripping.”
— Sarah Strohmeyer
“All mystery readers should applaud!”
— Jerrilyn Farmer
“A totally fun ride...McBride has created a fresh new voice that fans of the genre undoubtedly will enjoy.”
— Romantic Times BOOKclub
“Off to a smashing start...keeps the reader smiling.”
— Monterey County Post
“McBride has created a delightfully wacky amateur detective in BLUE BLOOD. The writing is fresh, funny, and entertaining.”
— Wichita Eagle
“A very witty and clever mystery...I, for one, can’t wait for the next installment.”
— Sauce Magazine (St. Louis)