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Groomed for Murder: Annabelle Archer Wedding Planner Mystery

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** Agatha Award-winning Series**

She makes wedding dreams come true. But when a dead body crashes the ceremony, she'll show off a whole new set of skills…

Annabelle Archer is an expert at wedding day disaster control. With preparations underway for her latest lavish ceremony, she knew it was only a matter of time before the groomzilla had a breakdown. But when the drag queen officiant is found strangled to death with her own boa, even Annabelle admits there are some things not even wedding planners can prevent.

Determined to sniff out the killer, she attends the memorial service to probe for clues and catwalk rivalries. After a second queen drops dead and Annabelle's go-to hairstylist is named the prime suspect, she fears there's something more dangerous at play than a dressing room feud. With her friends in jeopardy, Annabelle must track down the murderer before another queen struts her stuff for the last time.

Groomed for Murder is the eighth standalone book in the hilarious Annabelle Archer Wedding Planner Mystery series. If you like larger-than-life characters, hare-brained whodunits, and an insider's look at glamorous high-society weddings, then you'll love Laura Durham's award-winning series.

Buy Groomed for Murder to RSVP for a glamorous, hilarious whodunit today!

Interview with the Author

Q - 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 (not to mention 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.

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 –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
- Eat, Prey, Love
- Groomed for Murder                                - Wed or Alive

Q - 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. 

Praise for the Annabelle Archer Series:

"A delightfully witty blend of murder and matrimony"- Donna Andrews, author of "Gone Gull" 

"Delightful mystery . . . Cozy readers will love this invitation to a wedding to die for."-- Nancy Martin, author of "Bye Bye Blackbird"

"Laura Durham has succeeded in crafting a series featuring a thoroughly believable and lovable set of characters, much akin to Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum and her motley crew."
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