**Winner of the Agatha Award for Best First Novel!**
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A murdered mother of the bride. A list of suspects longer than a cathedral-length train. The question is: who didn’t want the MOB dead?
Society wedding planner Annabelle Archer is no stranger to wedding day stress, but a dead body at her latest fete takes the cake. When suspicion falls on her best friend and caterer Richard Gerard, she knows she must find the real culprit before his career is ruined along with her reputation for solving problems. But it’s no easy feat since the slain mother-of-the-bride was the most hated socialite in the city. As Annabelle navigates DC’s powerful social scene to unmask the culprit, there’s no telling how many more victims the killer will claim or if Annabelle and her friends will be among them.
Better Off Wed is the first 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 Laura Durham’s Agatha award-winning mystery.
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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 the murder mystery and amateur sleuth genre overall, with a jewelry heist caper and ghost story in the mix to keep things interesting. Plus, Richard acquired a Yorkie in Review To A Kill, so the latest books are also for fans of animal or dog mysteries.
I’m working on an Annabelle cookbook to share the recipes for all the culinary treats mentioned in the books. Richard is a caterer, after all, and he loves food and cooking! So, in a way these books are also culinary mysteries.
Q – In what order should I read the books?
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
– Death on the Aisle
– Night of the Living Wed—A Novella
– Groomed for Murder
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. Plus, the first book in the series won the Agatha Award for the Best First Novel.
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Praise for the Annabelle Archer Series:
“A delightfully witty blend of murder and matrimony”- Donna Andrews, author of “Gone Gull” and “How the Finch Stole Christmas”
“Cozy mystery lovers should briskly march up their bookstore aisles to grab a copy of Better Off Wed.”– Susan McBride, author of “Come Helen High Water”
“Laura Durham has given her readers a reason to celebrate.”– Elaine Viets, author of “The Art of Murder”
“Delightful mystery . . . Cozy readers will love this invitation to a wedding to die for.”– Nancy Martin, author of “Bye Bye Blackbird”
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