Author: Laura Durham

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**Winner of the Agatha Award for Best First Novel!**A guest with an axe to grind. A bridal party full of secrets. This wedding planner is about to turn detective…Annabelle Archer is a few days away from completing the most elaborate wedding she's ever planned. As she daydreams about the doors her perfect reception could unlock for her business, she stumbles over a dead body at the bottom of the stairs. The planner is horrified to recognize the body lying underfoot as the mother of the bride. When the police determine the victim was poisoned, Annabelle's best friend and caterer becomes the prime suspect. As she works to clear her best friend’s name, Annabelle discovers the bride's mother had more enemies and secrets than she could ever fit on the guest list. To save her business and her friend, D.C.'s premiere wedding planner must find the killer. But will getting too close to the action make this wedding day her last? Better Off Wed is the Agatha Award-winning first book in the Annabelle Archer Wedding Planner Mystery Series. If you like hilarious-yet-deadly whodunits, charming characters, and delightfully witty tales, you’ll love Laura Durham’s cozy mystery series.Buy Better Off Wed today to attend a wedding you’ll never forget!Interview with the AuthorQ - 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- Wed or AliveQ - 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. Thanks for reading!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"If You Enjoy Laura Durham, You May Also Like:Gina LaMannaAgatha FrostDonna AndrewsSusan McBrideChelsea FieldJana DeLeon