From Publishers Weekly
The weddings and woundings continue in Durham's second slapstick romp (after Better Off Wed
) starring Annabelle Archer, owner of Wedding Belles wedding planning service in Washington, D.C. A posh reception at the Fairmont Hotel is abruptly preempted when Annabelle finds the head chef skewered on one of the event's enormous ice sculptures. Enter Detective Reese, the handsome police officer from Annabelle's first murder 'n' matrimony, and his new competition, Ian, leader of the band scheduled to play the reception. Kate, Annabelle's assistant, heads a long list of wild associates who want to help Annabelle clear the name of her friend Georgia, prime suspect in the murder. As more chefs drop dead of unnatural causes and an array of hellacious brides and mothers-of-the-bride pile up in Wedding Belle's appointment book, Annabelle and company juggle the resulting pandemonium and glean clues from every direction. The final pages bring the entire puzzle into focus, and the answer to whodunit is clever enough to keep most readers guessing. Durham's band of merry miscreants makes up a crackpot—as opposed to crackerjack—team, but the combination works superbly. (Mar.)
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“[M]arries fact and fiction in a smart, snarky, and fun-filled narrative...about as sweet as buttercream.” (Washingtonian Magazine Online)
“As bubbly as a champagne toast, with an unforgettable wedding party. Durham has given her readers another reason to celebrate.” (Elaine Viets, author of JUST MURDERED)
“Cozy readers will love this invitation to a wedding to die for.” (Nancy Martin, author of DROP DEAD BLONDE)
“[W}itty characters and murder amidst matrimony are a match made in mystery heaven...absolutely unforgettable.” (Ellen Byerrum, author of HOSTILE MAKEOVER)