Wedding planner Kelsey McKenna is just a few hours away from wrapping up her latest job: a destination wedding in the charming, colonial Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende. The reception is all set up, the tequila donkey is waiting outside, and the bride and groom are standing on the altar, pledging their eternal love. But just as the priest is about to pronounce them husband and wife, one of the bridesmaids upstages the couple by collapsing into a floral arrangement, a definite wedding “don’t.” Kelsey soon discovers that the girl hasn’t just fainted–she’s dead.

Cozy Mystery
Minotaur Books (March 22, 2016)
Hardcover: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1250072566

Losing a bridesmaid is bad enough, but when the bride’s sister is arrested for murder, the demanding mother of the bride insists that Kelsey fix the matter at once. And although Kelsey is pretty sure investigating a murder isn’t in her contract, crossing the well-connected Mrs. Abernathy could be a career-killer. Before she can leave Mexico and get back to planning weddings, Kelsey must deal with stubborn detectives, a rekindled romance, and late-night death threats in this smart, funny cozy mystery debut.

Besides finding the perfect venue and making sure the flowers and food, music and more are all perfect for a couple's special day, the wedding planner has to be prepared for all sorts of mistakes, accidents and other contingencies. 
Kelsey McKenna is an excellent wedding planner, including pulling together unpredictable destination weddings.
She is prepared to handle the unpleasable mother-of-the-bride and a bridesmaid from hell and hung over members of the wedding party. What she is unprepared for is when that bridesmaid drops dead during the I- dos.
Will Kelsey start to rethink her career path?

"...Having to travel to other countries with people I barely know and then being held responsible for their happiness was starting to seem like a bad idea."

When the sister of the bride is arrested for the murder, Kelsey and the newlywed couple, plus Mom, are not allowed to leave town. Can Kelsey change from wedding planner to investigative thinker to solve the case when the local cops are satisfied they have their murderer?

An exciting debut cozy mystery full of surprises, danger and unexpected twists.
A fun new amateur sleuth (and her best buddy) for us to watch

About The Author

As a freelance writer, MARLA COOPER has written all sorts of things, from advertising copy to travel guidebooks to the occasional haiku. But it was while ghostwriting a nonfiction guide to destination weddings that she found inspiration for her current series starring destination wedding planner Kelsey McKenna. Originally hailing from Texas, Marla lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and her polydactyl tuxedo cat.

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Webpage – www.marla-cooper.com

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  1. Really looking forward to reading "Terror in Taffeta". Sounds like a delightful read.


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