A devious murder at Annabelle’s latest wedding could put her business on ice. But chasing down the culprit could get her killed.
For wedding planner extraordinaire Annabelle Archer, temperamental chefs are part of the job. But when she finds a culinary diva impaled on an ice sculpture, it seems that revenge is, indeed, a dish best served cold. After the police arrest one of Annabelle’s friends, she and her crew set out to nab the real killer. As the bodies of rival chefs begin to pile up, the suspect list shrinks along with Annabelle’s chances for survival is she’s caught poking around in the murderer’s kitchen.
For Better Or Hearse is the second book in the Annabelle Archer cozy mystery series. If you like charming characters, fast-paced comedy, and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the wild world of weddings, then you’ll love the follow-up novel to Laura Durham’s Agatha award-winning mystery debut.
Buy For Better Or Hearse to read Annabelle’s next adventure today!
Interview with the Author
Q - So, what makes the Annabelle Archer series special?
A - The Annabelle Archer wedding planner mysteries are based on my 20 plus years of planning society weddings in Washington, DC. That means I’ve seen tons of crazy things happen, and I’ve worked with lots of colorful characters. I bring that light-hearted sense of fun and zany characters into the novels. A lot of the humorous details I include in my books actually happened at my weddings! And since the books are about weddings, there is plenty of food, décor, and behind the scenes details.
The Annabelle Archer books are fast-paced cozy mysteries featuring a female protagonist with a little romance and comedy thrown in. You'll find the series focuses on murder mystery and amateur sleuth genre overall, with a jewelry heist caper in the mix to keep things interesting!
Q - What order should I read the books in?
A – You won’t be lost if you read the books in this cozy mystery series out of order but if you do want to read them in order, I'd suggest the following sequence:
- Better Off Wed - For Better Or Hearse - Dead Ringer—A Novella - Review To A Kill (pre-order) - Death On The Aisle (coming soon)
Q - So, why should readers give these books a try?
A - Because the Annabelle Archer cozy mystery series is fun, light, and the perfect escape or beach reading. The series has hit the top ten bestsellers list on Kindle for Cozy Mysteries and Women Sleuths. Plus, the first book in the series won the Agatha Award for the Best First Novel.
And thanks for reading!
Annabelle Archer Wedding Planner Mystery Series eBook Categories:
- Mystery Series - Women Sleuths - Cozy Mystery - Crafts & Hobbies - Amateur Sleuths Buy Now
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