Wedding Day Murder


Author: Leslie Meier

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9780758275448

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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New York Times-Bestselling Author: A millionaire is found dead near his yacht, and a local mom launches an investigation… Already juggling four kids’ hectic schedules, a rambunctious dog, an attention-craving husband, and a full-time reporter job, Lucy Stone can't possibly squeeze in another responsibility...or can she? There’s a big wedding coming up, and Lucy’s promised her friend she’ll help arrange the lavish event in a newly built gazebo. Too bad the groom, internet millionaire Ron Davitz, is getting on the nerves of the locals, especially after their boats were displaced to make room for his yacht. When Ron’s body is found floating in the harbor, Lucy isn’t convinced it was accidental. From the picturesque waterfront to tony Smith Heights Road, Tinker's Cove is awash with suspects. Now, fresh from wedding planning, Lucy finds herself contemplating her own funeral as she pursues a killer who’ll do anything to keep from being unveiled…. “Meier takes well-worn plot elements—small-town tensions, in-law troubles—and buffs them into a fresh yarn. Characters and their interactions are realistic and dryly humorous [and] the Maine coast provides an evocative backdrop.”—Booklist

Her wedding day by Marion Harland

“ It was only by bearing in mind that in three days more he would be beyond the reach of human approbation or censure , that I ... and the manufacture and exhibition to you of the letter which was , after the murder , HER WEDDING DAY .

Author: Mary Virginia Terhune


ISBN: OXFORD:600061761



View: 671


Marriage Monsters in Law and Murder

“Mitch, we're talking about a woman's wedding day. You don't mess with a woman on that day. Revealing her stepmother-in-law is a murderer is about the worst thing that could happen.” “No, the worst thing that could happen would be ...

Author: Sara Rosett

Publisher: Kensington Cozies

ISBN: 9781617731495

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 654


In this cozy mystery by the USA Today–bestselling author of Murder at Archly Manor, a professional organizer finds herself at a killer wedding. Ellie’s sister-in-law, Summer, has planned a four-day destination wedding at a posh private resort on one of Georgia’s beautiful barrier islands, but it won’t be a vacation for Ellie. Summer has asked her to assist with the last-minute details, which includes preventing two mothers-in-law from killing each other. The ladies are a handful, but the real problems are the ones Ellie and Summer haven’t anticipated—like mysterious pranks directed toward the bride. When the best man shows up with the groom’s gorgeous if unstable ex-girlfriend, she seems like an obvious suspect for the practical jokes. But when a suspicious death occurs, Ellie realizes there’s more going on than mean-spirited pranks. Is Summer the killer’s real target? And what could possibly be driving someone to murder? Ellie vows to get to the truth so the blushing bride can walk down the aisle without fearing she’ll never reach the altar . . . Includes Wedding Tips! Praise for the Ellie Avery Mysteries “This series is a winner.” —Denise Swanson, New York Times–bestselling author of the Chef-to-Go Mysteries “A satisfying, well-executed cozy . . . The author includes practical tips for organizing closets, but the novel’s most valuable insight is its window into women’s lives on a military base.” —Publishers Weekly


Turkey Day Murder (Kensington, 2000) The annual Thanksgiving day festivities are interrupted by the murder ofMetinnicut indian activist Curt nolan. 8. Wedding Day Murder (Kensington, 2001) The daughter of a friend is supposed to married ...

Author: Janet Husband

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838909676

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 782

View: 950


A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

A Winter Wonderland

... Leslie Meier Mistletoe Murder Tippy Toe Murder Trick or Treat Murder Back to School Murder Valentine Murder Christmas Cookie Murder Turkey Day Murder Wedding Day Murder Birthday Party Murder Father's Day Murder Star Spangled Murder ...

Author: Fern Michaels

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9781420128260

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 548


Four all-new holiday offerings from today’s favorite authors remind us that when love is on your list, you never have to stop believing. . . . “A Winter Wonderland” by #1 New York Times–bestselling author Fern Michaels Angelica Shepard left New York for Christmas in Colorado to relax and unwind—but an out-of-control snowboarder almost had her laid to rest. When she wakes up in the hospital, all she remembers is the handsome angel who saved her . . . “The Joy of Christmas” by Holly Chamberlin, bestselling author of All Our Summers Not all happiness is good for you—or that’s what Iris Karr thinks when she decides to move away instead of marrying her sweetheart Ben. Even years later, living with that decision isn't easy—until a familiar face comes to call her home for the holidays . . . “The Christmas Thief” by New York Times–bestselling author Leslie Meier Elizabeth Stone is ready for a white Christmas in Tinker’s Cove, Maine—until a fancy Yule ball at the Florida hotel where she works dumps snow on her plans. The sponsor’s jewels have gone missing and the police are asking about her ties to a cute mystery guest. Good thing Elizabeth’s mother, Lucy Stone, flew down to surprise her. ’Tis the season for a little investigating . . . “The Christmas Collector” by New York Times–bestselling author Kristina McMorris Estate liquidator Jenna Matthews isn’t one for Christmas nostalgia. But when one grandmother’s keepsakes suggest a secret life, unwrapping the mystery leads Jenna—and her client’s handsome grandson—to the true heart of the holiday spirit.

Mystery Women Volume Three Revised

Tippy-Toe Murder Back to School Murder Christmas Cookie Murder Wedding Day Murder Father's Day Murder New Year's Eve Murder St. Patrick's Day Murder Wicked Witch Murder (2010) Mercer, Judy Ariel Gold .

Author: Colleen Barnett

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781615950102

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 700

View: 272


Like other fictional characters, female sleuths may live in the past or the future. They may represent current times with some level of reality or shape their settings to suit an agenda. There are audiences for both realism and escapism in the mystery novel. It is interesting, however, to compare the fictional world of the mystery sleuth with the world in which readers live. Of course, mystery readers do not share one simplistic world. They live in urban, suburban, and rural areas, as do the female heroines in the books they read. They may choose a book because it has a familiar background or because it takes them to places they long to visit. Readers may be rich or poor; young or old; conservative or liberal. So are the heroines. What incredible choices there are today in mystery series! This three-volume encyclopedia of women characters in the mystery novel is like a gigantic menu. Like a menu, the descriptions of the items that are provided are subjective. Volume 3 of Mystery Women as currently updated adds an additional 42 sleuths to the 500 plus who were covered in the initial Volume 3. These are more recently discovered sleuths who were introduced during the period from January 1, 1990 to December 31, 1999. This more than doubles the number of sleuths introduced in the 1980s (298 of whom were covered in Volume 2) and easily exceeded the 347 series (and some outstanding individuals) described in Volume 1, which covered a 130-year period from 1860-1979. It also includes updates on those individuals covered in the first edition; changes in status, short reviews of books published since the first edition through December 31, 2008.

Race in American Film Voices and Visions that Shaped a Nation 3 volumes

... squad of assassins who murdered her entire wedding party (and fiancé) and attempted to murder her on her wedding day. ... years later to discover that she is no longer pregnant with the child she was carrying the day of her wedding.

Author: Daniel Bernardi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313398407

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1026

View: 212


This expansive three-volume set investigates racial representation in film, providing an authoritative cross-section of the most racially significant films, actors, directors, and movements in American cinematic history. • Views the films via a historical approach in which every subject is considered both through a contemporary lens and in terms of the time of its production and initial reception • Provides up-to-date information on recent movies such as Selma (2014), The Fast and The Furious (2001–2015), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Django Unchained (2012), and Lone Survivor (2013) • Provides readers with the information and background necessary to form informed views about racial representation in film—still an important "hot-button" subject today • Edited by top scholars in the field, Daniel Bernardi and Michael Green, and contains entries by other important experts, such as Andrew Gordon and Priscilla Ovalle

The Greatest Murder Mysteries of Mary Elizabeth Braddon

It is a year old already; and it is going more and more out of fashion every day.” “She shall wear it before we are a month older,” said Heathcote. “I have had too much trouble about this marriage already; and I'll stand no more ...

Author: Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4057664560124

Category: Fiction

Page: 3127

View: 977


Musaicum Books presents to you a meticulously edited Mary Elizabeth Braddon collection. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: The Trail of the Serpent Lady Audley's Secret Aurora Floyd Henry Dunbar Run to Earth The Cloven Foot Wyllard's Weird His Darling Sin

Round Up the Usual Suspects Criminal Investigation in Law amp Order Cold Case and CSI

It concerns the wedding day murder of Dragon-Lady-like Diane Ray, the groom's mother, who is found tied to the ... During dinner, Nick's car, which contains all of the day's newly gathered evidence, is stolen, The team must start all ...

Author: Raymond Ruble

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780275995133

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 266


TV shows that retain their popularity over the years do so for obvious reasons: good production values, good acting, and compelling storylines. But detective stories in particular also endure because they appeal to the gumshoe in all of us. America is obsessed with crime solving. Nancy Grace on CNN Headline News, Greta Van Susteren on Fox, and the seemingly annual recurrence of the courtroom sensation all testify to this fact. And these people and cases are able to reach their phenomenal status not simply because of the media-the media only demonstrates the enormous national appetite for this material. Rather, Cold Case, CSI, and Law & Order have achieved their current popularity because they all respond to the same national craving for crime, and do so with great skill and creativity. Round Up the Usual Suspects provides a comparison of the crime fighting models and justice proceedings of each of these TV series. Each series has its own special crime-fighting niche, and each approaches its job with a different set of values and different paradigms of discovery and proof. Their separate approaches are each firmly grounded in different components of human nature — analytical reasoning, for instance, in CSI, memory in Cold Case, and teamwork in Law & Order. After examining each of the individual series in depth, Ruble goes on to investigate some of the historical antecedents in classical TV detective series such as The FBI and Dragnet. It is interesting to note that these crime fighting methodologies are extensions of the way we all process information about the world. Ray Ruble here aims to increase our appreciation for the ingenious manner in which fictional cases are broken and convictions convincingly secured, and also illuminates the deeper human elements that lie under a more implicit spotlight in these runaway hits.

Murder a Go Go s

Lori Rader-Day, Hilary Davidson, Susanna Calkins, Thomas Pluck, Lisa Brackmann, Nadine Nettmann, Diane Vallere, Eric Beetner, ... He got it for you as a—” “Other girls got diamonds and pearls and vacuum cleaners as wedding day gifts.

Author: Lori Rader-Day

Publisher: Down & Out Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 600


The Go-Go’s made music on their own terms and gave voice to a generation caught between the bra-burning irreverence of the seventies and the me-first decadence of the eighties. Anthems like “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” and “Vacation” are an indelible part of our collective soundtrack, but more than that, they speak to the power and possibility of youth. Inspired by punk but not yoked to it, the Go-Go’s broke important musical ground by combining cheeky lyrics, clever hooks, and catchy melodies, perfectly capturing what it feels like to be young and female in the process. But beyond the Go-Go’s effervescent sound and cheerful pop stylings, a darkness underlies many of their lyrics and melodies, hinting at the heartache and frustration inherent in growing up. In other words, plenty to inspire murder and mayhem. Net proceeds from Murder-a-Go-Go’s benefit Planned Parenthood, a crucial provider of women’s affordable reproductive healthcare. With a foreword by Go-Go’s co-founder Jane Wiedlin and original stories by twenty-five kick-ass authors, editor Holly West has put together an all-star crime fiction anthology inspired by one of the most iconic bands of the eighties and beyond. Praise for MURDER-A-GO-GO’S: “I always suspected that twinkle in the Go-Gos’ eyes was a coded invitation to a darker world. In the hands of these 25 stellar crime fiction writers, ‘We Got the Beat’ and ‘Our Lips Are Sealed’ become evil little gems. A totally rad read.” —Alan Hunter, Original MTV VJ, SiriusXM Host “Shock and awe, that sums up my reaction to Murder-A-Go-Go’s. Shock to live in times when ‘The Whole World Lost Its Head’ and awe at the response of these gifted writers. Buckle up for a ride that will leave ‘Skidmarks on Your Heart.’” —Sara Paretsky, bestselling author of the V.I. Warshawski crime series “Who knew those happy songs by one of all-time favorite bands, the Go-Go’s could inspire such dark, noir, spine-tingling stories?!! It’s a collection of tales of distinctly female rage—the murderous kind and otherwise—to keep you up at night!” —Alison Arngrim, TV’s Nellie Oleson and author of Confessions of a Prairie Bitch “This is the music-driven anthology you didn’t know you needed, but after you read it, you’ll realize your bookshelf was lacking without it. This is a killer line-up of writers, and under Holly’s steady hand, they don’t play a single false note. Murder-A-Go-Go’s has got the beat.” —Rob Hart, author of The Warehouse “Like the songs these writers used for muses, each story contains the energy of a pop group and the rawness of a punk band, with some of the darkness and vulnerability that underscores the Go-Go’s themselves thrown in for good measure.” —Steph Post, author of Miraculum “The Go-Go’s spun some of the brightest, catchiest all-girl pop back in the day. But they always carried more weight than your average pop band: the burden of trailblazing and pioneering; the bad kids in the back of the class breaking all the rules and looking damn cool doing it. This collection commandingly captures that sweet subversion.” —Joe Clifford, author of The One That Got Away “Beneath the pop stylings and sensibilities of the Go-Go’s pulsed the heart of a punk band. In this eye-opening anthology, some of the sharpest voices of contemporary short crime fiction tease out the aches and anxieties echoing through the groundbreaking group’s music: the dark sides of desire, the missed opportunities, the tangled regrets. These stories—they got the beat.” —Art Taylor, award-winning author of On the Road with Del & Louise: A Novel in Stories “Holly West (editor)’s Murder-A-Go-Go’s is murderous fun from the first story to the last. Each masterful tale is distinctive, but this collection is so much more than the sum of its parts, infused with all the talent and skill of some of the best short story writers working in crime fiction today.” —Jennifer Hillier, author of Creep and Jar of Hearts