TOO PRETTY TO DIE
Feisty debutante Andrea Kendricks is plunged into the search for the murderer who put a former beauty queen out of her misery. McBride's tightly wrapped plots and comedic touches make her latest one of the sassiest, most satisfying books of the Dropout Debutante mysteries. If, as is rumored, this is indeed Andy's last outing, she's wrapped up this wacky series with a fabulous tale.
When Miranda's body is discovered the next day, police suspect suicide, but Andy knows beauty queens don't off themselves when they can blame it on somebody else. Too bad Andy's determination to find the killer unlocks too many dark secrets. Soon sharp implements are headed her way -- and Botox is the safest thing in them. (Avon, Feb., 336 pp., $6.99)