Dying on the Vine
by Marla Cooper
Dying on the Vine: A Mystery (Kelsey McKenna Destination Wedding Mysteries)
Series: Kelsey McKenna Destination Wedding Mysteries (Book 2)
Publisher: Minotaur Books (April 4, 2017)
Hardcover: 304 pages
E-Book ASIN: B01L7BD9VM
When wedding planner Kelsey McKenna goes to the Wine Country Wedding Faire, the last thing she expects to do is take on new clients. After all, she’s just there to help out her friend Brody and maybe score some free cupcakes. But when a young couple in a pinch asks for her help, she just can’t say no.
There’s only one problem: they’d been working with Babs Norton, the self-proclaimed Queen of Wine Country Weddings—and things did not end well. Kelsey wants to make sure there are no hard feelings, but unfortunately she never gets the chance. When she goes to Babs’ office, she finds the wedding planner dead on the floor.
Babs’ high-strung assistant Stefan knows exactly who killed Babs: Kelsey. At least, that’s what he very publicly accuses her of at Babs’ funeral. When Kelsey decides to do a little sleuthing to clear her name, she uncovers a myriad of secrets and lies. And when a second wedding planner is attacked, Kelsey begins to wonder if she might be next.
Set against the stunning backdrop of California wine country, Marla Cooper’s Dying on the Vine is a mystery brimming with gossip, wine, and, of course…murder.
Kelsey a destination wedding planner is in San Francisco at a Wine Country Wedding assisting her freind Brody, a wedding photographer. He has a booth and needs help. Later Brody introduces Kelsey to Haley and Christopher. They are in a need of a wedding planner and who else would be great but Kelsey!
We have Stefan who is the assistant to Babs of Weddings By Babs and who is a pain for Kelsey. She escapes his wrath to find out Kaley and Christopher were to use Babs until Haley’s father fired her. Since the bride has no clue what Babs had planned she agrees to meet with Kelsey the next morning, but what does Kelsey find? A dead Babs behind the couch. At the funeral Stefan announces to all who can hear that Kelsey killed Babs. This makes Kelsey find the real killer.
Kelsey with the help of Brody go off to find the real killer.
Characters are great and glad to see them again in book 2. Looking forward to book 3 and see what happens.
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.
Webpage – www.marla-cooper.com
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