Bailey Weggins (first introduced in If Looks Could Kill) has written her last word for the Cosmo-like magazine Gloss. Cat, her friend and boss, has given Bailey the old heave ho in an attempt to change the magazine’s image and save her own job.
The savvy heroine barely has time to hit the pavement before she accepts an offer to be a celebrity crime writer for Buzz magazine. Bailey comes face-to-face with editor-in-chief Mona Hodges. The new boss is difficult to endure. She has few friends in the industry and even less on the staff.
When Mona is murdered in the Buzz offices, Bailey is assigned to write about her death. Writing about your boss’ homicide is hard. Combing through the lengthy list of suspects is even harder. Family, staff members, and even celebrities have viable motives for the crime.
Over Her Dead Body follows Bailey as she investigates those in the Buzz universe in order to gather material for her article. Cutthroat competition and uncooperative, self-involved colleagues hinder Bailey’s progress, but she perseveres in the celebrity gossip trenches.
Author Kate White has done a few tours of duty in magazine warfare. Her experience as editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan comes in handy when writing about the list of suspects, celebrity dirt and Bailey’s impulsive jump back into the New York City dating scene.
Over Her Dead Body is a fun mystery. White changed Bailey’s employer and opened up the story line in this fourth novel of the series. The hunt for the killer is better than the ending. However, the plot is well timed and surprising developments are released regularly. Bailey Weggins is quickly becoming a favorite crime solver. Hopefully, the open threads in this yarn ensure more adventures for Weggins in future novels and more fun mysteries.