By Laura Durham
The homicide of a very tough mother-of-the-bride has forged a pall on marriage ceremony planner Annabelle Archer's newest triumph -- and suspicion falls seriously on her sometime-business accomplice and pal Richard Gerard. Annabelle understands that even her relied on marriage ceremony emergency equipment can not salvage their careers if she and Richard cannot locate the true wrongdoer. it is no effortless activity because the slain matron used to be possibly the main hated socialite in D.C., yet Annabelle navigates in the course of the city's colourful marriage ceremony and strong social scene at the lethal path of a killer. regularly the bridal advisor and not the bride, she's noticeable her fair proportion of bouquet tosses. yet there is no telling what surprises a ruthless killer will throw her manner if she will get too shut.
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Richard began unloading the contents of the disposable tray onto a plate. ” “Good. ” I watched Richard arrange a handful of crab puffs and Brie tartlets on a dinner plate 56 Laura Durham and place it in the microwave. ” Richard opened my refrigerator. ” Richard closed the door with his hip. ” “Never mind. ” Richard emptied the rest of the milk crate and held up a bottle with a white label and heavy gold lettering. He made a face. ” “That’s okay. ” Richard peeled off the foil and popped the cork into a yellow-striped dishtowel.
Richard began picking 50 Laura Durham my clothes up off the floor, and then spotted my dining table covered with scattered papers. ” I glared at him. ” “Sorry,” Richard mouthed. ” Detective Reese leaned against the back of my couch. ” I peered down at the tiny woman standing beside me. ” Leatrice patted my hand. ” Reese eyed the milk crate of cooking equipment that Richard had pushed into a corner. ” I avoided the detective’s eyes and turned my attention back to Leatrice. ” Leatrice turned to smile at Reese.
You asked me these questions last night, Detective. ” I suddenly noticed that my suit was covered in beige lint from the area rug in my bedroom, and I felt my face flush. Fabulous. It looked as though I’d been rolling around on the floor. ” He smiled as his eyes traveled down my crumpled outfit. I hadn’t remembered that he had dimples, too. ” I sat down across from him in the yellow twill chair that matched the couch, trying to brush off some of the lint on my suit without being obvious. Still grinning, he took a notebook out of his blazer pocket.
Better Off Wed: An Annabelle Archer Mystery by Laura Durham