By Kate Collins
Abby has her fingers complete at her cousin Jillian's marriage ceremony as florist, bridesmaid, and grandma-sitter-all whereas donning a hideous costume. Then the groom's 90-year-old grandmother is going lacking from the reception. On her seek, Abby unearths the corpse of visitor Jack Snyder. Now she needs to discover who killed Jack within the pulpit.
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A charming addition to the cozy subgenre. ” —Nancy J. ” —Elaine Viets, author of the Dead-End Job mysteries “A bountiful bouquet of clues, colorful characters, and tantalizing twists. . ” —Ellen Byerrum, author of the Crime of Fashion mysteries “This amusing new author has devised an excellent cast of characters and thrown them in to a cleverly tumultuous plot. . Readers will savor Abby’s courage. . The pacing is brisk, with parallel plots that intersect in interesting ways. ” —Romantic Times “This engaging read has a list of crazy characters that step off the pages to the delight of the reader.
My extremely knowledgeable, also supportive agent, Karen Solem. My sweet and highly capable editor, Serena Jones, who has a keen ear for humor and can spot a flat line from a hundred yards. Barb Ferrari, Mary Kennedy, and Cindy Winter, who have listened to me groan, whine, brag, shout for joy, and generally be annoying—and still let me be their friend. Deanna, at Barry’s Photography Studio, who was kind enough to give me a crash course in Videography for Dummies. Phil Potempa, reporter extraordinaire, who has helped me many times over the years.
Two points in Grandma’s favor. Truthfully, once the flowers were in place I wouldn’t have all that much to do, and besides, I liked Pryce’s grandmother. She wouldn’t take guff from anyone, and she wasn’t impressed by her children’s expensive clothing, fancy cars, or country club memberships. The first time I met her, at one of the Osborne family dinners, she whispered in my ear, “Don’t let their snobbish ways intimidate you. Pryce’s greatgrandfather made his living catching rats, and Pryce’s father’s nickname at school was Boogers.