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Book Note: Kate White, Over Her Dead Body

I read this book about 8-Mar-2016. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2005. This note was last modified Wednesday, 16-Mar-2016 04:01:08 PDT.

This is book 4 of the "Bailey Weggins" series.

This note contains spoilers for the book.


Crime reporter Bailey Weggins has just started a job at Buzz magazine, covering celebrity crime, when the boss that hired her turns up murdered in her office. (She's described as an "editor", but she seems to function more as the publisher.)

It's set in New York City, which the author writes quite convincingly (I don't really know if it's accurate, never having lived there myself). And apparently that arm of the magazine publishing industry is very familiar to the author, who is the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine.

As a crime reporter, Bailey has to do many of the same things that an investigator does—talk to witnesses and gather in information from other sources, and try to keep ahead of the competition. Since a friend is a possible suspect, and since somebody seems to be stalking her and several attacks happen, she has a personal interest in getting the real killer caught.

As so often happens, it takes another murder or to before enough information is found to identify the killer. Remember that if you ever have to kill somebody—it's almost certainly better to leave loose ends, rather than cleaning them up!

Bailey also starts a new romance, intending only a fling. The discussion around this, and Bailey's tendency to notice what everybody is wearing, kind of jars me, though you'd expect a Cosmopolitan editor to care about those things.

Picked this up out of the Scott Imes Memorial Little Library (at Denny and Terri's).

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