Delilah Metcalfe, meanwhile, is struggling to keep her business, the Dales Dating Agency, afloat. When Samson gets his first case, investigating the supposed suicide of a local man, things take an unexpected turn, and soon he discovers a trail of deaths that lead back to the door of Delilah's agency.
With suspicion hanging over someone they both care for, Delilah and Samson soon realize that they need to work together to solve the mystery of the dating deaths. But working together is easier said than done, and the couple must find a way to kiss and make up before more villagers wind up dead.
Julia Chapman's Date with Death is the newest installation in the delightful Samson and Delilah Mystery series.
In the world of antiques and collectibles, it helps to have a sharp eye for quality, a good ear for gossip, and a nose for murder.
Molly Appleby is on cloud nine. The talented reporter and senior staff writer for Collector’s Weekly just got engaged to the man she loves. When she takes time off to plan her wedding and shop for a vintage gown, the spunky writer with a growing reputation for finding corpses and solving murders vows to her family and fiancé to avoid trouble at all costs. Until the wedding photographer she visits turns up dead in his home, the victim of foul play.
So when she’s not busy shopping for the perfect dress or sampling endless varieties of cake, Molly once again finds herself attempting to unravel a mystery, and the endless string of women spurned by the playboy photographer leaves no shortage of suspects. When another corpse turns up and Molly discovers that the woman who sold her a gorgeous vintage gown might be the murderer—and that the gown itself may be linked to a decades-old crime—Molly must summon all her sleuthing skills to find the killer before her preparations for the big day become plans for her funeral.
Praise for the Charlie Parker series:
“Charlie is just what readers want.” –Booklist
“Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes.”--The Midwest Book Review
Cheating spouses, a pawned Super Bowl ring, a hundred-thousand-dollar scam. That's only one of Charlie Parker's new cases. The second has Charlie tracking teenage twin girls who practically live on social media. One case turns into a comedy of errors, while the other has dark and potentially deadly implications, and Charlie is right in the middle.
Here’s what others are saying:
“... suspenseful storytelling with sensitive portrayals of complex family relationships.” –Booklist“Shelton’s engaging story, likable heroine, and comfortable prose make this a good choice.” – Library Journal