Synopses & Reviews
Deborah Donnelly is a sea captain’s daughter who grew up in Panama, Cape Cod, and points in between. She’s been an executive speechwriter, a university librarian, a science fiction writer, and a nanny. A longtime resident of Seattle, and a bloomingly healthy breast cancer survivor, Donnelly now lives in Portland, Oregon.
"With her characteristic wit and charm, Donnelly spins another sprightly cozy mystery featuring hapless Seattle wedding planner Carnegie Kincaid, who's a magnet for mischief. Carnegie doesn't solve mysteries as much as stumble across dead bodies and convenient clues, but her wry humor and colorful companions ensure that each escapade is as enjoyable as the last. Murder hits close to home when the sexy caretaker employed by Owen Winter, Carnegie's soon-to-be father-in-law, is knifed in the back. The suspects include Owen's snotty daughters; the victim's flirty former lover; the bickering Norwegian couple hosting the wedding of Carnegie's best friend, Lily; and even the cops investigating the crime. While poking around for clues and planning Lily's nuptials, Carnegie tries to sort out her relationship with her on-again, off-again boyfriend Aaron Gold, who was severely injured in Donnelly's last book, Death Takes a Honeymoon. Though this installment doesn't feature such lovable recurring characters as Boris the Mad Russian Florist, it's as invigorating as a shot of espresso and just as swiftly consumed." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
When a peaceful trip to San Juan Islands turns deadly, wedding planner/sleuthCarnegie Kincaid finds herself in the center of a murder investigation, whereshe is not only a detective, but a prime suspect. Original.