By Laura Durham
The homicide of a very tricky 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't salvage their careers if she and Richard cannot locate the genuine perpetrator. it truly is no effortless activity because the slain matron was once probably the main hated socialite in D.C., yet Annabelle navigates throughout the city's colourful marriage ceremony and robust social scene at the lethal path of a killer. constantly the bridal advisor and not the bride, she's obvious her fair proportion of bouquet tosses. yet there isn't any telling what surprises a ruthless killer will throw her means if she will get too shut.
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I waved the silver frame in front of Richard. 34 Laura Durham “Dr. Henderson is in the same practice as Dr. Pierce. ” Richard nodded. “Now I do. ” “Most definitely. Mrs. ” I put the picture down and rubbed my temples. ” Richard handed me a mound of dough and a rolling pin. ” “Nice try. ” I tiptoed to the parlor and replaced the frame. Before I could turn around, I heard a series of fast, clicking footsteps coming down the stairs. ” I assumed this low, cultured voice belonged to Mrs. Henderson.
Dr. and Mrs. Henderson at a black tie party, Dr. and Mrs. Henderson on a sailboat with a group of friends, Dr. and Mrs. Henderson with a pretty blonde in a graduation cap. I looked at the photo on the boat again, then picked it up and walked back to the kitchen. ” I waved the silver frame in front of Richard. 34 Laura Durham “Dr. Henderson is in the same practice as Dr. Pierce. ” Richard nodded. “Now I do. ” “Most definitely. Mrs. ” I put the picture down and rubbed my temples. ” Richard handed me a mound of dough and a rolling pin.
I nodded and pulled the items out of my red nylon 32 Laura Durham bag—a designer knockoff I’d bought from a street vendor. “I followed your orders precisely, Commander. ” “As you’re fully aware, I couldn’t hire any staff for tonight. ” Richard placed miniature beef Wellingtons on cookie sheets in perfectly spaced rows. ” I took the white apron he handed me and tied it around my waist. ” I put my hands on my hips. ” Richard narrowed his eyes at me. ” Richard nodded. “I’ve been doing parties for this client for years.
Better Off Wed: An Annabelle Archer Mystery by Laura Durham