How to Murder a Millionaire

by Nancy Martin | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0451207246 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Bug007 of Duluth, Minnesota USA on 1/31/2003
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15 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Bug007 from Duluth, Minnesota USA on Friday, January 31, 2003
A mystery solved by a broke socialite. Reminds me alot of Janet Evanovich stories, but not funny like hers.

Journal Entry 2 by vraciousrdr from Vista, California USA on Friday, March 7, 2003
Received in trade, thanks Bug007! TBR

Journal Entry 3 by vraciousrdr from Vista, California USA on Sunday, March 23, 2003
Cha Ching! Nancy Martin has a winner with her Blackbird Sisters mystery. Sex, laughter, a dead body and a few unusual twists - elements of a great mystery. I had not expected to enjoy this book, afterall who really wants a heroine who used to be rich but not has to "slum it" by taking a job. However, I was pleasantly surprised and eagerly await the next book. First book in the series.

From the back of the book:

My parents blew the country for a sunny resort that catered to American tax evaders, leaving the family art collection to my sister Emma and the furniture to my sister Libby. They gave me the land - and a property tax bill for two million dollars. Which is why, I, Nora Blackbird, a former socialite who never really held a job is all my thirty-one years, found myself in dire need of a paycheck.


Now Nora has a job as a society page columnist for a Philadelphia paper. This down-and-almost-out former debutante is happy to reclaim her place within the city's elite. Until her first party assignment, when she stumbles upon the murdered body of the host - a millionaire art collector and old family friend. Her sisters - sexy, hard-edged Emma and flaky earth mother Libby, who has her hands full with husband number two and four kids - only complicate matters as Nora investigates. And meanwhile the son of a rumored New Jersy crime boss is pursing her with bone-melting come-ons she can barely resist. Priorities, Nora. Think priorities...

Released on Thursday, May 29, 2003 at sent to fellow bookcrosser in Marietta, Georgia USA.

Released in trade to Kayters for Portrait of a Killer.

Journal Entry 5 by kayters from Lawrenceville, Georgia USA on Wednesday, June 4, 2003
This was a great start to a new mystery series and I look forward to Nancy Martin's continued growth as a mystery writer and many more Blackbird sisters series mysteries!

Journal Entry 6 by kayters from Lawrenceville, Georgia USA on Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Here is the book ray order for this book. Please PM the next person in line for their address when you are ready to release the book to them. If they do not respond within three days, PM them again. If they do not respond within a week of your first message, PM the person after them and contact me. I keep my book rays open unless they get too unwieldy, so the order may change (I try to keep it geographically sensical.)

SenoraG - MS
GenieDances - TX
Kymberlie - TX
DreissM - TX
KBGoffe - OR
LisaBB2 - IA
Soraidh - MO
Booknose - IN
BKWrm23 - NJ
MissGyder - NY
TMTDino30 - PA
Kalipriestess - FL <------ currently has
Vicki9170 - FL
Talkland - UK
LeighBCD - UK
Theresa-A - UK
Dani75 - Germany
Nikel27 - Germany
Kislany - Cyprus
Lunna - Brazil
Satan666 - VA <---- she was skipped earlier and may no longer wish to be a part of the bookray, but if you could PM her just in case! I'll leave her last so that she won't have any pressure to finish it! :)

Journal Entry 7 by kayters at Controlled Release in Oxford, Mississippi USA on Monday, July 7, 2003
Release planned for Tuesday, July 08, 2003 at Controlled Release in Oxford, Mississippi USA.

Journal Entry 8 by SenoraG from Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, July 11, 2003
Received this today from kayters. I will read it as soon as I can and get it moving along. Thanks.

Journal Entry 9 by SenoraG from Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, July 12, 2003
Just finished this and like vraciousdr I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. It was a quick read. The Blackbird sisters are quite funny.

Coming from Philadelphia myself, I had to read this to kinda get that back home feeling and I sure did. All th places mentioned are familiar and made the story all the more enjoyable. I will read the next in the series.

Will PM GenieDances to get it moving along.

Journal Entry 10 by SenoraG at -- By Hand Or Post, Ray/Ring, RABCK in Houston, Texas USA on Sunday, July 13, 2003
Released on Sunday, July 13, 2003 at bookcrosser in Houston, Texas USA.

Going to it's next stop. geniedances in texas. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Thanks to kayters for sharing.

Journal Entry 11 by geniedances from Houston, Texas USA on Thursday, July 17, 2003
This was a quick read, funny and very enjoyable. I will look for more books by Nancy Martin. The next in the Blackbird sisters mysteries will, no doubt, be worth taking the time to read!

Journal Entry 12 by kymberlie from Spring, Texas USA on Monday, August 4, 2003
For the most part I found the book a little far-fetched, but I still enjoyed it. I never really got into the characters as much as I would have like to, but I could see how over another book or two I could probably get into them more.

The book’s definitely not as good as one of Janet Evanovich’s or Carolyn Haines’s female mystery series, but it was a pretty fun read. If you’re looking for a breezy beach book that has the potential to work itself into a good series, this is perfect for you.

Journal Entry 13 by DreissM from Houston, Texas USA on Thursday, August 21, 2003
Received from Kymberlie - thank you!! Thoroughly enjoyed the chips and salsa for the brain. Will definitely get her other book. Contacted lisabb2 but didn't hear from her so sending on to BC'er kbgoffe.

P.S. I forgot to make a journal entry when I first recieved the book - sorry about that.

Journal Entry 14 by DreissM at -- By Hand Or Post, Ray/Ring, RABCK in Beaverton, Oregon USA on Thursday, August 21, 2003
Released on Thursday, August 21, 2003 at in Beaverton, Oregon USA.

Enjoy!! And can you send me some cool west coast weather?

Journal Entry 15 by kbgoffe from Beaverton, Oregon USA on Thursday, August 21, 2003
This book looks like fun! It will be hard not to read this book first when I have a list of other rays/rings in front of it.

DreissM, I wish I could send you some cool Oregon weather but we have been hot this summer. We have spent more days in upper 90's and the lower 100's than we should be, yuck! But I do love sunshine being a San Diego baby. ;)

I am really looking forward to reading this book. It is next after the following bookray/ring books:
Girl Goddess #9: Nine Stories
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The Master and Margarita
How to Murder a Millionaire
Satellite Sisters' Uncommon Senses

I will read as fast as I can! :) Thank you so much!

Journal Entry 16 by kbgoffe from Beaverton, Oregon USA on Tuesday, September 16, 2003
I really enjoyed this mystery. I read it while having the flu the first week of September. It was a fun and quirky read and I love those. I am looking forward to reading more in the Blackbird sisters mystery series.

Thank you kayters for sending this book out for all of us to read.

I am just waiting to hear from lisabb2 before I send it on.

Journal Entry 17 by kbgoffe at -- By Hand Or Post, Ray/Ring, RABCK in Beaverton, Oregon USA on Sunday, September 28, 2003
Release planned for Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at Mailing to fellow bookcrosser in Beaverton, Oregon USA.

Finally time to send this book to continue its journey! Sorry about being sick for so long and delaying the sending of this book. Enjoy!

DC #0303 0130 0000 9219 8597 USPS

Journal Entry 18 by lisabb2 from Grimes, Iowa USA on Monday, October 6, 2003
Just received this book in the mail today. Will read and send it on it's journey in the next week or so.

Journal Entry 19 by lisabb2 from Grimes, Iowa USA on Monday, October 20, 2003
This was a real enjoyable read...loved the whole storyline. It was a fast read and I will have to find the next books in the ongoing saga of the Blackbird sisters to see what happens next.

Journal Entry 20 by lisabb2 from Grimes, Iowa USA on Monday, October 20, 2003
I put this in the mail today...going to Soraidh in MO. Happy reading!!!

Journal Entry 21 by Soraidh from St. Louis, Missouri USA on Tuesday, November 4, 2003
Got this in my mailbox yesterday. Hopefully I'll get it out in short order since this is the only ring I've got at my apartment now.

Journal Entry 22 by Booknose from Henryville, Indiana USA on Friday, November 21, 2003
Got this in the mail today, Thanks to Kayters for sharing!
I will read this after the two rings I currently have, from the mostly good reviews it's gotten, I am looking forward to it. It's looks like a Chick-lit book and mystery got married before leaving the bookstore! LOL

Journal Entry 23 by Booknose from Henryville, Indiana USA on Sunday, November 30, 2003
I read about 25 pages of this before deciding it really wasn't my genre, and moving on to something else. I am just really impatient these days because I have so much I am really antsy to read in my TBR.
Thanks for including me nonetheless.
Sending off as soon, as I get the next persons address

Journal Entry 24 by bkwrm23 from Haskell, New Jersey USA on Monday, December 15, 2003
Received this on Thursday, Dec 11th. Was finished reading by Saturday the 13th.
Good little book...I enjoyed it. Fun little mystery, and I was a little surprised at whodunit.
For middle initial is -M-.

Ready to send off as soon as I get the next person's address.

Journal Entry 25 by missgyder from Brooklyn, New York USA on Wednesday, January 7, 2004
A fun quick read....perfect for the subway. Very amusing.

Journal Entry 26 by tmtdino30 from Nanticoke, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, January 15, 2004
Recieved the book today,Was a great read, Could not put book down. will start reading it and send it to the next person.I finished it tonight, Great read. Sending it to Satan666. Waiting for email from her for her address.Thanks for letting me participate in this. Updat eskipping Satan666 sending it out to Kalipriestess.

Journal Entry 27 by kalipriestess from Tallahassee, Florida USA on Monday, February 9, 2004
Recently received. Wow, this book has done some travelling! Will read as soon as I can. I'm a bit swamped, so please be patient! :)

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