Better Off Wed: An Annabelle Archer Mystery by Laura Durham

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By Laura Durham

The homicide of a very tough mother-of-the-bride has forged a pall on marriage ceremony planner Annabelle Archer's most up-to-date triumph -- and suspicion falls seriously on her sometime-business associate and pal Richard Gerard. Annabelle is aware that even her depended on marriage ceremony emergency equipment can not salvage their careers if she and Richard cannot locate the true perpetrator. it is no effortless job because the slain matron was once maybe 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 obvious her fair proportion of bouquet tosses. yet there is not any telling what surprises a ruthless killer will throw her approach if she will get too shut.

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He’s much too smart to get caught. ” I turned and raced to the kitchen. Richard had arranged the remaining hors d’oeuvres on trays. ” Richard shrieked. ” I tried not to laugh as Richard threw open the refrigerator door and began rummaging through the contents. Richard shook a fist in the air. ” “What have you heard about Mrs. ” He slammed the refrigerator door shut. ” I tapped my fingers on the counter. ” “I just assumed they were,” I admitted. ” “Knowing what we do of Clara Pierce, it’s possible that more than one man had a reason to kill her.

Richard batted his eyelashes at me. ” I groaned. ” I wagged a finger in his face. ” Richard unwrapped the foil tray and tossed the wadded-up plastic wrap in the metal trash can in the corner. ” I rubbed my temples. ” 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.

I hadn’t had the best luck with Washington men. “I told you, I’m very observant. ” The phone’s high-pitched ring made me jump. I grabbed it from the bookshelf. ” Richard’s voice crackled on the other end. He was on his cell phone. “Where are you? ” I pressed the phone closer to my ear. “I’m hiding in here so no one can hear me,” Richard whispered. ” Richard’s voice faded in and out. ” I stood in the kitchen of one of Richard’s clients, breathing hard from running the five blocks from my apartment.

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