Over Her Dead Body
New York Times bestselling author and Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Kate White knows firsthand that the magazine business is murder. Now she’s brought back her smart and gutsy crime writer Bailey Weggins, for a case set against the glossy pages of a celebrity rag, where somebody is about to give Bailey’s new boss a lethal deadline.
Talk about rapid turnover—in a matter of days Bailey Weggins gets axed from one New York magazine and hired by another. Her new job at Buzz, a weekly filled with sizzling gossip, has Bailey covering celebrity crime, including the starlet who got caught stuffing Fendi purses down her pants and the aging hunk who shot his lover with a Magnum.
Bailey doesn’t have to look far for her next story: She finds her boss, Mona Hodges, gasping her last breath after being bludgeoned with a blunt object. A raging tyrant, Mona made Buzz a top ‘zine but racked up an impressive enemies list along the way. Everyone from a chubby singer she dubbed “Fat Chance” to a mail guy she once reamed out would be glad to see Mona six feet under. And Bailey intends to get the scoop on whodunit even though one of her closest friends is at the top of the suspects list.
With her strappy sandals in one hand and her cell phone in the other, Bailey’s out hunting for clues everywhere from the mean streets of Brooklyn’s Little Odessa to a posh company picnic in the Hamptons. In just about a New York minute, she’s got a crush on a sexy filmmaker—and some scary insight into her boss’s murder. The first can give her the hot summer fling she’s itching to have. The second can get her killed…
Praise for Over Her Dead Body
“Sharper than a stiletto heel, funnier than a bad dye job, and full of fuchsia herrings, White’s fourth Bailey Weggins murder fest brings back the glitz of the Cosmo editor-in-chief’s bestselling debut If Looks Could Kill and features yet another she-devil magazine editor….White keeps the reader guessing whodunit to the end, but the book’s main attraction is Bailey herself, with her musings on train-wreck journalism and the perils of falling in love in between worrying if she’s next on the killer’s list. Catty and bitchy at times, she’s all the more appealing because she’s not too much of a goody-goody.”
—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)
“A tightly plotted first-person account. White’s expertise in the magazine world is evident on every page.”
—WOMAN’S WEAR DAILY
“Quirky and illuminating, White’s latest explores the sometimes cutthroat world of publishing while poking fun at some of its egocentric personas. The mystery is ripe with red herrings, and Bailey is a protagonist to cheer for.”
—ROMANTIC TIMES, four stars
“Kate White, editor-in-chief of Cosmo, delivers another glossy murder mystery that infuses just as much style sense and saucy dish as whodunit gumption.”
“Over Her Dead Body is an entertaining, journalistic, investigative tale starring a likable heroine. The story line is fast-paced at first in a breezy manner but quickly turns into a dangerous sleuthing endeavor for the intrepid reporter.”
—THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW