Publisher's Weekly calls NO WAY "fizzy!"

Check out the review of No Way to Kill a Lady in Publisher's Weekly by clicking here.




A short Blackbird book!

While you wait for the release of the 8th Blackbird Sisters mystery, NO WAY TO KILL A LADY, how about trying a Blackbird Novella?  This short work first appeared in a paperback anthology called DROP DEAD BLONDES, and is titled Slay Belles.  It's available in e-book form for all reading devices.  If you have a NOOK, buy the book here.  Only $3.99!

Slay belles

#36 in 50 Shades of Pink

If you mosey over to my Facebook page and "like" the most recent dress in the 50 Shades of Pink, I'll put you in a drawing for one of he advance copies of NO WAY TO KILL A LADY. 

Here's dress #36, by Valentino.  Great, right?



50 Shades of . . . PINK!

Pink is Nora Blackbird's favorite color!

But . . . Fifty Shades of . . . Pink?  Yes!  For the 50 days leading up to the release of NO WAY TO KILL A LADY, I'm featuring 50 pink dresses on my Pinterest page and on my Facebook author page.  A new dress every day. Come join the fun!  (And you might find yourself with a free advance copy of the new book.)

Here's Nora's favorite Oscar de la Renta:



Nora's Favorite Party Dress

Nora Blackbird wears vintage couture dresses from the collection Grandmama Blackbird left behind in the attics of Blackbird Farm.  Here is Nora's favorite---it works for any occasion but a funeral.  It's Valentino, of course, from the 1980s.  What do you think? Nora's party dress

You can pre-order your copy of the 8th---and new!--Blackbird Sisters mystery now from your favorite bookseller. Get the best price by ordering early.


Black or white?

Nora Blackbird is going to a rooftop gala on Saturday night.  What should she wear?  Either way, it's Oscar de la Renta.  But....black or white?  Come join us on Nancy's Pinterest page to help make solve these haute couture dilemmas. 


Oscar black_white


A Tour of Blackbird Farm

Have you imagined Blackbird Farm the same way I have? Check out my Pinterest page for some images that best represent what I had in mind when I created Nora Blackbird's home.

A great review for NO WAY....

The first review for NO WAY TO KILL A LADY is out! Here's what Publisher's Weekly has to say about the book (which is due in stores August, 2012). Click here.


Not So Casual Friday

If you read the Blackbird Sisters Mysteries, you know Nora spends most of her evenings out on the town--attending all kinds of social events.  On Fridays, she tends to show up at elegant, black tie occasions.  What's a down-on-her-luck girl supposed to wear on nights like this? She raids her grandmama's collection of vintage couture, of course.  Here's one of her not-so-casual Friday evening outfits.  This one, Galliano.

Nora not so casual




Are you on Pinterest?  Find me there to see some fun Blackbird pins I've started to collect.  See some of Nora's clothes (did you know I only dress Nora in vintage clothes that really exsit?)  And take a peek into Nora & Mick's life together.  If you are a Pinterest member, click here:  http://pinterest.com/nanmart1/

The Blackbird Sisters Mysteries, written by Nancy Martin, feature Nora, Libby and Emma Blackbird, three Philadelphia heiresses whose parents have run off with their trust funds, forcing all three women to get jobs for the first time in their lives. Nora Blackbird becomes the assistant to a newspaper society columnist and attends parties for a living. Unfortunately, Nora also stumbles over a lot of dead bodies while she's covering the social scene on the Main Line. Follow Nora's amateur sleuthing as she solves crimes of fashion as well as aristocratic murder!