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Martin, Nancy 1953-

Overview
Works: 62 works in 336 publications in 4 languages and 18,767 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.A7267, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nancy Martin
Murder melts in your mouth : a Blackbird Sisters mystery by Nancy Martin( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sensible Philadelphia debutante Nora Blackbird turns sleuth when her friend Lexie becomes the prime suspect in the killing of a prominent Philadelphia philanthropist, but her investigation is complicated by the return of her scheming parents
Have your cake and kill him too : a Blackbird Sisters mystery by Nancy Martin( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heiress Nora Blackbird and her two sisters, Libby and Emma, investigate a case of murder among the aristocracy that is tied to a popular sports bar, political intrigue, and a blue-blooded brat with a thirst for fame and fortune
A crazy little thing called death : a Blackbird Sisters mystery by Nancy Martin( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After agreeing to marry Mick Abruzzo, the son of New Jersey's most notorious gangster, impoverished Philadelphia heiress Nora Blackbird and her sisters investigate the disappearance of Sweet Penny Devine, the daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia family
Cross your heart and hope to die : a Blackbird sisters mystery by Nancy Martin( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her boss is found bound in pantyhose and shot execution style, Nora Blackbird launches an investigation that brings her face to face with some of the most glamorous suspects in the City of Brotherly Love
Our lady of immaculate deception by Nancy Martin( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roxy Abruzzo, bestseller Nancy Martin's latest creation, is a loud-mouthed, sexy, independent-minded niece of a Pittsburgh Mafia boss trying to go (mostly) straight. She?d like to stay completely out of her uncle Carmine's shady business dealings, though he's trying to reel her in. She'd like to concentrate on the architectural salvage business she runs mostly on the up and up for a tidy profit. She'd like to keep her rebellious teenage daughter on the straight and narrow. But Roxy knows where all the good intentions in the world usually lead, and when she can't help herself from tucking away an ancient Greek statue that's not really hers, she pays for it by getting caught up in the chaos surrounding the sordid murder of the statue's former owner, heir to a billion-dollar Pittsburgh steel fortune." --Cover, p. 2
No way to kill a lady : a Blackbird Sisters mystery by Nancy Martin( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the three Blackbird sisters show up to claim their deceased aunt's supposedly-fabulous country estate, they find a decayed house and a dead body
Little black book of murder : a Blackbird sisters mystery by Nancy Martin( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nora Blackbird may have been to the manor borne but these days money is so tight she can't afford to lose her job as a society columnist. So when her new boss at the Philadelphia Intelligencer Australian tabloid editor Gus Hardwicke tells her to work the celebrity gossip beat or start checking the want ads the choice is easy. Now Nora's writing a profile on billionaire fashion designer Swain Starr who recently retired to build a high tech organic farm with his new wife, Zephyr, a former supermodel. But before Nora can get the story the mogul is murdered. And now Gus wants her to snap up an exclusive on who killed Starr before the cops do. But solving a celebrity murder isn't easy with a home life as colorful as Noras. Her sort of husband, Mick, a former mobster is associating once again with unsavory characters. Her sister Libby is on a mission to get her diabolical twins on stage or screen with the help of an unscrupulous former child star. And the youngest Blackbird sister Emma just got kicked out of the house by Mick who refuses to explain why. If anything can bring the blue blooded Blackbird sisters together it's a murder investigation involving high society events glamorous people and the disappearance of a genetically perfect pig that may or may not be basking in the sun at Blackbird Farm. They'll all have to pull together this time because if Nora can't bring home the bacon she might have to exchange her bucolic estate for a cramped walk up
A little night murder : a Blackbird sisters mystery by Nancy Martin( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nora Blackbird--pregnant at last!--is spending summer afternoons wallowing in the Bucks County pool of her best friend, Lexie Paine, who has just been released from prison. At night, Nora is covering Philadelphia's high-society events for the local newspaper. And this time she doesn't have to look far for a good story. Next door, a Broadway show is in rehearsal at the estate of Toodles Tuttle, the long-deceased but ever-legendary composer. Reigning over the estate is Toodles's diva widow, Boom Boom. The demanding old broad still rules with an iron fist, and considering the chorus line of enemies she's racked up over the years, her death has been a hotly anticipated event. So imagine everyone's dismay when it's her beloved daughter, Jenny, who drops dead--from a cause that is anything but natural--just as the lights are set to go on for the lucrative new Toodles musical. Yet murder is only an overture to the drama to come ... Nora's sister Libby, a soon-to-be-grandmother, has gotten herself into a sticky situation, wooed by both a lowly bug exterminator and a cheesecake-loving Broadway impresario. Edgy sister Emma has a dangerous new boyfriend who may jeopardize her show-jumping exploits. And the love of Nora's life, Mick Abruzzo, has been desperate to prevent Nora from meeting the most notorious member of his mobbed-up family--his mother. Now Nora has to deal with the bump-and-grind of her personal life, and also bring the curtain down on a daring killer--before he forces her to exit stage left, permanently"--
How to murder a millionaire : a Blackbird sisters mystery by Nancy Martin( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Now Nora has a job as a society page columnist for a Philadelphia paper. This down-and-almost 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."--Back cover
Sticky fingers by Nancy Martin( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roxy Abruzzo decides to solve her money problems by working for her uncle, one of the last mob bosses in Pittsburgh, but when one of her targets is murdered, Roxy becomes the prime suspect and must clear her name before it is too late
Dead girls don't wear diamonds : a Blackbird sisters mystery by Nancy Martin( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a high society jewel thief sinds up drowned at the bottom of a pool with a tacky garden gnome tied to her ankles, Nora must swing into action to save her old flame, Flan Cooper, from a murder charge. But then a politically ambitious millionaire with hushed-up secrets, a dotty grande dame with a penchant for polo teams, and a cat fancier who keeps a gun with his silver tea set all steer suspicion onto Nora herself
Miss Ruffles inherits everything : a mystery by Nancy Martin( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rich and flamboyant Honeybelle Hensley, the most colorful character in Mule Stop, Texas, dies a suspicious death and enrages the whole town by leaving her worldly fortune to the most undeserving recipient-her dog. The incorrigible Miss Ruffles is a Texas Cattle Cur, not a cuddly lapdog, and when Honeybelle was alive, Miss Ruffles liked nothing better than digging up Honeybelle's famous rose garden after breakfast, chasing off the UPS man before lunch and terrorizing the many gentleman callers who came knocking at cocktail hour. But now Miss Ruffles is in danger, and it's up to Sunny McKillip, the unwilling dogsitter, to keep her safe. Sunny is new to Texas, and sometimes she feels as if she's fallen into an alien world. If it isn't the pistol-packing football fans and the sweet-talking, yet ruthless ladies of the garden club who confound her, it's the rowdy rodeo hounds and the tobacco-spitting curmudgeon at Critter Control who have her buffaloed. With a killer on the loose and a cowboy lawyer keeping a suspicious eye on her every move, Sunny needs all the help she can get understanding how Texans think. There's more to Honeybelle's death than meets this Yankee's eye, and Sunny has Miss Ruffles to protect, too. It's a bucking bull ride of an adventure for Sunny, and if she's not careful she might just get killed. or her heart lassoed"--
Some like it lethal : a Blackbird sisters mystery by Nancy Martin( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the husband of a wealthy dog food heiress is found bludgeoned to death at an exclusive hunt club, Nora Blackbird is as surprised as anyone. Worse still, the evidence points toward a devious blackmail scheme-with Nora's sister, Emma, as the main suspect. Investigating with the help of friend and foe alike, Nora uncovers the secrets of some of Philadelphia's high-and-mightiest-and attracts the unwanted attentions of the real killer
Whirlwind by Nancy Martin( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When lively, brash Liza Baron arrives home unexpectedly, she moves into the old family lodge - where silent, mysterious Cliff Forrester has been living in seclusion for years
Our lady of immaculate deception : [a novel] by Nancy Martin( Recording )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roxy Abruzzo, a reluctant Mafia princess and neighborhood do-gooder, kicks off a chain reaction of mayhem when she steals a sculpture
Miss Ruffles Inherits Everything by Nancy Martin( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy dog heiress and Yankee in southern territory are a combo bound to find trouble. -- Rich and flamboyant Honeybelle Hensley, the most colorful character in Mule Stop, Texas, dies a suspicious death and enrages the whole town by leaving her worldly fortune to the most undeserving recipient - her dog. The incorrigible Miss Ruffles is a Texas Cattle Cur, not a cuddly lapdog. But now Miss Ruffles is in danger, and it's up to Sunny McKillip, the unwilling dogsitter, to keep her safe. With a killer on the loose and a cowboy lawyer keeping a suspicious eye on her every move, Sunny needs all the help she can get, understanding how Texans think. There's more to Honeybelle's death than meets this Yankee's eye. It's a bucking bull ride of an adventure for Sunny and Miss Ruffles
Foxy Roxy by Nancy Martin( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roxy Abruzzo, a reluctant Mafia princess and neighborhood do-gooder, kicks off a chain reaction of mayhem when she steals a sculpture
Little black book of murder by Nancy Martin( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiling a rich fashion designer for the "Philadelphia Intelligencer," Nora Blackbird reaches out to her sisters and boyfriend for help when her interviewee is suddenly murdered
The cop and the chorus girl by Nancy Martin( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thanks to Patrick Flynn, Dixie had escaped marrying a notorious gangster" - back cover
Monkey wrench by Nancy Martin( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Santori, Tyler's resident contractor, is loud, cocky and filled with a zest for living. So what on earth is he doing pursuing Susannah Atkins, the workaholic Milwaukee personality who's home for the holidays?
 
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Murder melts in your mouth : a Blackbird Sisters mystery
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Curry, Elissa, 1953-

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Have your cake and kill him too : a Blackbird Sisters mysteryA crazy little thing called death : a Blackbird Sisters mysteryCross your heart and hope to die : a Blackbird sisters mysteryOur lady of immaculate deceptionHow to murder a millionaire : a Blackbird sisters mysterySticky fingersDead girls don't wear diamonds : a Blackbird sisters mysterySome like it lethal : a Blackbird sisters mystery