For Better or Hearse (eBook)
Wedding planner extraordinaire Annabelle Archer is used to dealing with difficult personalities -- neurotic brides, despotic mothers, and prima donna bridesmaids. However, being chased from a swank hotel kitchen at knifepoint by a shrieking Chef Henri takes the cake. Soon after, Washington's most thoroughly despised culinary artist is discovered dead, impaled on an ice sculpture -- a crime which surprises no one, since revenge is, after all, a dish best served cold.
Unfortunately, the police think the hotel's sometimes temperamental but always stylish catering exec (and Annabelle's good friend) Georgia Rhodes did Henri in -- so the planner and her posse set out to put the real murderer on ice. But when the corpse of a rival culinarian turns up in a walk-in freezer -- and more nasty chef-deaths quickly follow -- the suspect list suddenly shrinks . . . as do Annabelle and her cronies' chances for survival, if they get caught poking around in a killer's kitchen.
About the Author
Laura Durham has been named Washington, D.C.'s top wedding planner for the past three years by Washingtonian magazine, has been featured in numerous national wedding magazines, and is the author of a wedding planning guide. After graduating from Duke University and stumbling into wedding planning nearly ten years ago, she's lost count of the number of weddings she's planned. So far, though, no one has been murdered at any of them. She is the author of two previous mysteries featuring Annabelle Archer: Better Off Wed, which won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel, and For Better or Hearse.
Praise for For Better or Hearse…
“[M]arries fact and fiction in a smart, snarky, and fun-filled narrative...about as sweet as buttercream.”
-Washingtonian Magazine Online
“As bubbly as a champagne toast, with an unforgettable wedding party. Durham has given her readers another reason to celebrate.”
-Elaine Viets, author of JUST MURDERED
“Cozy readers will love this invitation to a wedding to die for.”
-Nancy Martin, author of DROP DEAD BLONDE
“[W}itty characters and murder amidst matrimony are a match made in mystery heaven...absolutely unforgettable.”
-Ellen Byerrum, author of HOSTILE MAKEOVER