Books by Nancy Martin

Nancy Martin has made a career out of romance, but now she’s turning to murder. As an author of romance novels, Martin has been published in 19 languages around the world and has appeared on bestsellers lists in the US and Canada. But after 38 love stori


MISS RUFFLES INHERITS EVERYTHING by Nancy Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"The prairie wind brings a welcome change for Martin, author of the ultra-arch Philadelphia-based Blackbird sisters mysteries, promising a series with real heart in the craziest small town since Maggody, Arkansas."
A wealthy widow stymies a Texas town by leaving her vast fortune to her dog. Read full book review >
A LITTLE NIGHT MURDER by Nancy Martin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Martin's insistence on casting Nora in the dual roles of Earth Mother and Love Goddess deep-sixes any hope of a decent mystery."
A reporter whiles away the final days of her pregnancy juggling beaux and solving murders. Read full book review >
LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF MURDER by Nancy Martin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Martin's ninth Blackbird sisters entry pushes the envelope over a cliff."
A new boss spells trouble for socialite-turned-reporter Nora Blackbird (No Way to Kill a Lady, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >
NO WAY TO KILL A LADY by Nancy Martin
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Slightly gamer than in her earlier exploits, Nora steps closer to the plate in Martin's latest outing."
The death of her great-aunt sends Philadelphia socialite Nora Blackbird (Murder Melts in Your Mouth, 2008, etc.) into a nicely accessorized tizzy. Read full book review >
STICKY FINGERS by Nancy Martin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 29, 2011

"Guaranteed to delight tough girls and tough-girl fans everywhere."
An architectural salvager discovers that the real trash can be found among Pittsburgh's intellectual elite. Read full book review >
OUR LADY OF IMMACULATE DECEPTION by Nancy Martin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 2, 2010

"Martin's change of sleuths from wishy-washy Philadelphia socialite Nora Blackbird (Murder Melts in Your Mouth, 2008, etc.) to gritty Pittsburgh tough gal Roxy is a definite improvement."
Her architectural-salvage business involves Roxy Abruzzo in a number of exciting finds, including an unexpected case of murder. Read full book review >
MURDER MELTS IN YOUR MOUTH by Nancy Martin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2008

"No suspense, no detection, not even much chocolate."
Witnessing a murder temporarily inconveniences Philadelphia socialite-turned-reporter Nora Blackbird (A Crazy Little Thing Called Death, 2007, etc.) but puts her love life back on track. Read full book review >
A CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED DEATH by Nancy Martin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2007

"The concern about Nora's marrying into the Mob rings hollow, given that her crowd would be equally concerned if she wed anyone outside the Social Register."
Following her abruptly terminated pregnancy (Have Your Cake and Kill Him Too, 2006), the course of true love continues to run murderous for Philadelphia society reporter Nora Blackbird and her Mafia swain Michael Abruzzo. Read full book review >
HAVE YOUR CAKE AND KILL HIM TOO by Nancy Martin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 7, 2006

"Nora's social connections and bedrock sentimentality rub all the sharp edges off her alley-cat behavior. Instead of Tart Noir, think Slut Gris."
Murder on Philadelphia's Main Line distracts a society columnist from her busy social life. Read full book review >
CROSS YOUR HEART AND HOPE TO DIE by Nancy Martin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"Not a single overweight, ill-dressed, or remotely ordinary character disturbs the high gloss. The mystery, by the way, is settled before the big question: How will Nora's New Year's Eve party go?"
After three paperback adventures in couture and crime, Philadelphia's Blackbird sisters debut in hardcover. Read full book review >