Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Lone Star Lonely Hearts Club (Debutante Dropout Mystery, #3) by Susan McBride

Sarah Lee Sewell still believed in romance, even in her seventies. Discreetly  being a member of the Lone Star Lonely Hearts Club, an exclusive online service for the wealthy, she was enjoying discreet meetings with the carefully selected male members. A woman still needed to be touched by a man, no matter what.

Before she could leave for yet another new date, she is found dead in her luxury apartment in the Belle Meade Retirement Community. Cissy Blevins Kendricks is in shock, losing one of her oldest, dearest and best bridge club friends. Natural causes, as declared by the coroner, did not stick with the mourning Cissy. With her usual skillful manipulation she got her rebellious daughter, Andrea, involved. It is soon obvious that something is heating up, and it wasn't love, when another friend of Cissy's are found dead. Again 'natural causes'.

Romance, however, was not completely lost. It was just encountered in a totally surprising way. Andrea did not find it comfortable. There were issues she needed to deal with before she could accept the inevitable.

This is the third book in the <i>Debutante Dropout Mystery Series</i>. Old and new characters, new challenges and new friendships make this another satisfying, relaxing read. All the books in the series are really great reads on their own. Never a dull moment so far!

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Andy Kendricks is back in the third sassy and irresistible installment in Susan McBride's Debutante Dropout series … and this time she's teaming up with her high-society mama to catch a killer who's targeting rich, lonely widows.

Wealthy Texas widows need loving too … which is why Bebe Kent joined a dating service for "discriminating" seniors soon after relocating to the swanky Belle Meade retirement community. Unfortunately, Bebe didn't even live long enough to meet "Mr. Right." And though doctors declared her death totally natural, extravagant blue-blooded Dallas socialite Cissy Blevins Kendricks believes her old friend's demise was hastened—and she's ready to check herself into Belle Meade incognito to prove it.

Cissy's rebellious, sometimes-sleuthing daughter, Andrea, wants no part of her mother's crazy schemes—yet she's anything but pleased that Cissy is going off on her own, playing a highbrow Miss Marple. So she has no choice but to join her mom in search of the truth—especially when more well-heeled widows start turning up dead …


Susan McBride is the author of Very Bad Things, a young adult thriller out from Delacorte in October of 2014. She also writes women's fiction, including The Truth About Love & Lightning (William Morrow, 02/13), Little Black Dress (09/11), and The Cougar Club (02/10). She has a short memoir called In the Pink: How I Met the Perfect (Younger) Man, Survived Breast Cancer, and Found True Happiness After 40 (06/12), about becoming an "accidental Cougar" at 41, marrying a younger man, being diagnosed with breast cancer at 42, and having her first child at 47. Susan was named "Survivor of the Year" by the St. Louis chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 2012 and was dubbed one of St. Louis's "Most Dynamic" in 2012 by the Ladue News.

Susan previously wrote the award-winning Debutante Dropout Mysteries (Avon Paperbacks), including Blue Blood, The Good Girl's Guide To Murder, The Lone Star Lonely Hearts Club, Night Of The Living Deb, and Too Pretty To Die. She has authored several YA series books for Random House about debutantes in Houston, the debut in 2008 appropriately titled The Debs and followed by Love, Lies, And Texas Dips in 2009. Gloves Off, the third book, has not yet been released.

Visit Susan's web site at for more info.

Genres: Murder, Mystery, Suspense, Dallas Texas, Satire, Romance, Young adult
Formats: Mass Market PB, Avon / eBook, 
Mass Market Paperback: 332 pages
Publisher: Witness Impulse (Harper & Collins) ; 
Publishing date: January 2006 / December 2013
Edition Language: English
ISBN-10: 0-06-056408-3 
ISBN-13: 978-0060564087 
Series: Debutante Dropout Mysteries
Language: English
Awards: William Rockhill Nelson Award Finalist
Purchase links: Buy the book:Indie Bound | Barnes & Noble |  
                        Buy the eBook: Barnes & Noble | | Kobo
Books in the Debutante Dropout Mystery Series

#1 Blue Blood
#2 The Good Girl's Guide to Murder
#3 The Lone Star Lonely Hearts Club
#4 Night of the Living Deb
#5 Too Pretty to Die

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