Life hasn't been the same for Bailey Weggins since she solved the murder of her boss' nanny. Her ex-boyfriend, her job as a true crime writer for Gloss magazine, and the fast pace of New York City are under her skin. Bailey goes to an inn and spa in a quaint New England town for some rest and relaxation.
She arrives in time to greet Danny, her friend and owner of the spa. After an evening massage, Bailey retreats to the inn. When she returns to the spa later that night to retrieve a forgotten watch, Bailey discovers a body.
The victim is a masseuse employed at the spa. Once again, Bailey is in the middle of a murder mystery. There are plenty of suspects, just as many motives and A Body to Die For.
Kate Smith's second novel brings back cool cucumber Bailey Weggins for another light mystery. The real-life editor in chief of Cosmopolitan centers this tale around the latest trends in massage therapy in a quaint New England spa. Bailey is just as down-to-earth as she was in If Looks Could Kill. Generous doses of humor keep the mystery on an entertaining level.
White's first novel was set in and around the fashion industry, with the heroine employed at the fictitious Gloss magazine. This time around, Bailey has a single scene in her office and the charm of the big city is left behind.
A Body to Die For is a great vacation read. Certain elements are predictable, but White's storytelling skills maintain reader interest. Bailey Weggins is a great heroine and her mystery misadventures make this novel a great escapist read.