A Body to Die For by Kate White
(Bailey Weggins Mystery)

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One of the savviest single urbanites ever to take up sleuthing and still look great, Bailey Weggins made her smashing debut in Kate White's If Looks Could Kill, a dishy and delectable New York Times bestseller and the first "Reading with Ripa" Book Club selection. Now the Gloss magazine true crime writer returns in a story of high style and low murder that goes behind the salons and saunas of a ritzy country spa to uncover... A Body to Die For

After her last adventure, Bailey Weggins is one tired reporter in need of R & R. So when an old family friend invites her for a free weekend at the Cedar Inn in rural Massachusetts, she jumps at the chance to leave Manhattan for some major pampering.

At the elegant mid-nineteenth-century hideaway, with its Asian-inspired spa, Bailey is soon luxuriating to the hypnotic sound of water spilling over stones and the soothing scent of green-tea candles. Yet mayhem is mere steps away, as Bailey discovers when she literally stumbles across a corpse wrapped mummy-style in a treatment room. Suddenly, her time-out is transformed into a full-tilt murder investigation. Bailey hadn't expected to meet anyone other than socialites slathering their cellulite with shea butter, but now she's dealing with a list of suspects dirtier than a mud bath: a spurned lover, a shady husband, and a group of employees who seem to be hiding something. And against her better judgement, she can't seem to keep her own hands off the sexy homicide detective assigned to the case.

Desparate to help her mother's friend, the owner of the spa, Bailey will find herself chasing clues across state lines just as another death sweeps her into the sights of a vicious killer. And this time, the body in the mud wrap could be her own.

About Kate White

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Kate White, the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, is the New York Times bestselling author of the stand-alone novel Hush and the Bailey Weggins mystery series—If Looks Could Kill; A Body to Die For; ’Til Death Do Us Part; Over Her Dead Body; and Lethally Blond. White is also the author of popular career books for women, including Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do. She lives in New York City.
Published June 1, 2003 by Grand Central Publishing. 400 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics. Fiction

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Convinced that “something ulterior was happening at the spa,” Bailey works every lead with all the energy of Nancy Drew, but in truth she’s a lot more interested in the complicated bliss of her pursuit by both Jack Herlihy, the DC psychology prof she thought had lost interest, and Detective Super...

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• Author Interview • Read an Excerpt "When I think back on everything terrible that happened that autumn --- the murders, the grim discovery I made, the danger I found myself in --- I realize I probably could have avoided all of it if my love life hadn't been so sucky."

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Entertainment Weekly

Set in the fabulously catty world of glossy women's magazines, Kate White's first mystery, ''If Looks Could Kill,'' was a cheeky, well-received romp.

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Kate White, who is the editor-in-chief of Cosmo, writes a series of ‘cozies’ (chick-lit mysteries) about Bailey Weggins, an amateur sleuth who works in the magazine business.

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If Looks Could Kill, Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief White's debut as a mystery novelist, was a delicious takeoff on the backstabbing world of women's magazines—with the backstabbing made literal.

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Bailey Weggins made her fictional debut in If Looks Could Kill.

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