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A Crazy Little Thing Called Death by Nancy Martin

By Nancy Martin

Nora Blackbird has made the society pages over again. The impoverished Philadelphia heiress has agreed to wed Mick Abruzzo, son of recent Jersey's so much infamous mobster-if he can live on the Blackbird Curse. each time a Blackbird sister remarries, the groom is certain to die...

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Crewe, with a pedigree every bit as aristocratic as my own, was the son of a very rich, famous hypochondriac and her even richer, philandering husband, who was now dead. Both his parents had been snooty types, but Crewe was anything but. He had sandy hair with a high forehead that gave him more of a distinguished air than his not-quite-forty years should allow. His intelligent eyes and rarely bestowed smile had made many women weak in the knees, but he was still single. The fact that he could cut an arrogant restaurateur down to size with very few words made him a fun cocktail-party guest.

He hesitated. ” “You, of all people, have never had a bad tire. ” He stopped playing with the foil. “There’s no such thing. It was just an accident. Besides, I like spilling some blood once in a while. ” “But—” He kissed me lightly on the mouth. “You can’t scare me off with an imaginary curse. Nice lipstick. ” I smiled, too. ” “Good. ” He stayed close and captured my left hand. ” With a flash of guilt, I looked at the enormous stone on my finger and didn’t meet his eye. “What’s the matter? ” I pulled my hand from his and tried to laugh.

Crewe, with a pedigree every bit as aristocratic as my own, was the son of a very rich, famous hypochondriac and her even richer, philandering husband, who was now dead. Both his parents had been snooty types, but Crewe was anything but. He had sandy hair with a high forehead that gave him more of a distinguished air than his not-quite-forty years should allow. His intelligent eyes and rarely bestowed smile had made many women weak in the knees, but he was still single. The fact that he could cut an arrogant restaurateur down to size with very few words made him a fun cocktail-party guest.

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