Marriage Is Pure Murder (A Blossom Valley Mystery #6) by Staci McLaughlin

Marriage Is Pure Murder by Staci McLaughlin

Cozy Mystery 6th in Series 
Kensington (May 30, 2017) 
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-0758294920 

Wedding bells are ringing at the O’Connell Organic Farm and Spa in California’s postcard-perfect Blossom Valley. The entire staff is pitching in to send one of their own down the aisle. But no one knew the nuptials could turn up so many secrets—or that marriage and murder could go hand in hand . . .   
Dana Lewis is marrying Jason Forrester, a talented reporter and the love of her life. She couldn’t dream of a better venue than the farm where she works, and her friends are determined to give her the wedding of her dreams. Even her florist, Bethany Lancaster, is making sure she has just the right flowers. But Dana’s happiness wilts when she finds Bethany shot dead—and discovers her friend was a busybody with a blackmail list longer than a cathedral veil.
With so many enemies, finding Bethany’s killer seems all but impossible. And when Dana herself is eyed as a suspect, she’ll have to chase down the culprit faster than she can say, “I do”—or she’ll be trading in her wedding dress for prison stripes . . .

When one is planning a wedding there really is no time to investigate a murder... that is unless you feel the police are looking at you as a person of interest. 
Marketing and PR expert Dana Lewis is marrying the love of her life in only a few days.
She is making the final arrangements just as her sister, Ashlee, is already moving a new roommate into Dana's bedroom. 
This is a well thought out cozy murder mystery amongst the details of an impending wedding. I enjoyed the supporting cast and family who, against their better judgement, help Dana discover clues. 
Several community members have motive and seem to be acting oddly.
Besides clearing her own name, Dana wants to protect her mother from becoming too friendly with a potential killer. 

I read this as a stand alone but like the characters and setting. I will check out other books in this series.


About The Author

Staci McLaughlin graduated from the California State University, East Bay before becoming a technical writer for a number of years. Now she is a stay-at-home mom and a cozy mystery writer in my spare time (Ha!). 
Once she can wrangle the kids into bed, her husband and she enjoy watching scary movies and playing both board games and video games.
She is currently a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, as well as a contributor to the LadyKillers blog at
She lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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  1. Love this series and can't wait to read the book!

  2. This is a new author and series to me. I really enjoyed the description of the book and I'm looking forward to reading the series.


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