Cozy Sunday: Better Off Wed

The murder of a particularly difficult mother-of-the-bride has cast a pall on wedding planner Annabelle Archer’s latest triumph — and suspicion falls heavily on her sometime-business partner and friend Richard Gerard. Annabelle knows that even her trusted wedding emergency kit won’t be able to salvage their careers if she and Richard can’t find the real culprit.

It’s no easy task since the slain matron was perhaps the most hated socialite in DC, but Annabelle navigates through the city’s colorful wedding industry and powerful social scene on the deadly trail of a killer. Always the bridal consultant and never the bride, she’s seen her fair share of bouquet tosses. But there’s no telling what surprises a ruthless killer will throw her way if she gets too close.

(Synopsis from Goodreads)

How do you feel about weddings?

I find bridal shows fascinating. Say Yes to the Dress, Four Weddings, Bridezillas, old college acquaintances getting married and documenting everything on Facebook and Instagram… The wedding industry is fascinating.

And (author name) is an insider with twenty years of wedding planning experience.

Take that and throw in a dead body and you have a charming combination of cozy mystery and guilty pleasure.

The first book in this series has everything you’d expect, and want, from this combination. Society matrons, Ivy League hotties, mouth watering catering, and an over the top, lush wedding background for a murder.

I’m looking forward to reading my way through this cozy backlist. Maybe with TLC on in the background and a large piece of cake to keep me company.

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