The first in a series, the story takes place in Philadelphia with heroine Nora Blackbird, the middle of three sisters. 

They are entangled in their parents’ dire financial straits, and even though they grew up in the upper echelon of old society, the sisters are embarking on career paths for the first time. Nora becomes a society writer for a local rag and soon finds herself investigating the murder of family friend and owner of the paper. Rory Pendergast. 

A cross between cozy mystery and Janet Evanovich-like wit and antics, you will find yourself rooting for Nora and hoping she can snag her man without jinxing him with the Blackbird widow’s curse.