To Love and To Perish

Annabelle Archer Wedding Planner Mystery

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A diva wedding planner found strangled with a veil. A list of suspects longer than a cathedral-length train. Being a wedding planner has never been so deadly . . .

In the stressful world of wedding planning, Annabelle Archer always keeps her cool. The same can’t be said for Carolyn Crabbe, DC’s grande dame of bridal extravaganzas, who takes the cake in the “Big Day Diva” category. So Annabelle is shocked but not totally surprised when she finds the wedding world’s Queen of Mean dead.

When tragedy befalls more of the city’s wedding planners, Annabelle realizes her colleagues have tangled pasts and motives that stack up higher than a celebrity wedding cake. Can Annabelle unveil the killer before she or her sassy assistant, Kate, are the next on the wedding planner hit list?

To Love and To Perish is the tenth standalone book in the Annabelle Archer cozy mystery series. If you like charming characters, hilarious-yet-deadly whodunits, and fast-paced mysteries, then you’ll love Laura Durham’s Agatha Award-winning series!

Buy To Love and To Perish to unmask the wedding planner killer today!  

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Laura Durham is the Agatha award-winning author of the Annabelle Archer Wedding Planner Mysteries. She worked in Washington, DC as a wedding planner for over twenty years, and her real-life experiences inspire her books.

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Broadmoor Books
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Oct 16, 2018
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / Crafts
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / Culinary
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General
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 **Winner of the Agatha Award for Best First Novel!**

Planning weddings can be murder. But stumbling across dead bodies usually isn’t on the itinerary. Can a wedding planner use her skills to discover who’s killing her clients?

Society wedding planner Annabelle Archer is no stranger to wedding day stress, but a dead body at her latest fete takes the cake. When suspicion falls on her best friend and caterer Richard Gerard, she knows she must find the real culprit before his career is ruined along with her reputation for solving problems. But it’s no easy feat since the slain mother-of-the-bride was the most hated socialite in the city. As Annabelle navigates DC’s powerful social scene to unmask the culprit, there’s no telling how many more victims the killer will claim or if Annabelle and her friends will be among them.

Better Off Wed is the first book in the Annabelle Archer cozy mystery series. If you like charming characters, fast-paced comedy, and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the wild world of weddings, then you’ll love Laura Durham’s Agatha award-winning mystery.

Get Better Off Wed to discover the award-winning mystery series 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. You'll find the series has lots of elements of craft and culinary mysteries, with a jewelry heist caper and ghost story in the mix to keep things interesting. 


Q - What order should I read the books in?

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

- Eat, Prey, Love

- Groomed for Murder (coming soon)

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" and "How the Finch Stole Christmas"

"Cozy mystery lovers should briskly march up their bookstore aisles to grab a copy of Better Off Wed."-- Susan McBride, author of "Come Helen High Water"

"Laura Durham has given her readers a reason to celebrate."-- Elaine Viets, author of "The Art of Murder"

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

“Laura Durham and her flair for witty characters and murder amidst matrimony are a match made in mystery heaven.”

--Ellen Byerrum, author of Hostile Makeover

“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.”

-Roundtable Reviews

“A charming, fast-paced funny addition to the humorous amateur sleuth genre.”

--Romantic Times

 

If You Enjoy Laura Durham, You May Also Like:

Gina LaManna

Agatha Frost

Donna Andrews

Susan McBride

Chelsea Field

Jana DeLeon  

 

 

If You Enjoy Laura Durham, You May Also Like:

Gina LaManna

Agatha Frost

Donna Andrews

Susan McBride

Chelsea Field

Jana DeLeon

 

 **Agatha Award-winning Series!**

When Annabelle Archer finds one of DC’s most despised culinary divas impaled on an ice sculpture, it seems that revenge is, indeed, a dish best served cold.

For a wedding planner, temperamental chefs are nothing new. Unfortunately, a dead chef crashing a wedding reception is enough to put Annabelle’s business on ice. As the bodies of rival chefs begin to pile up, the suspect list shrinks along with Annabelle and her zany crew’s chances for survival if they’re caught poking around in the murderer’s kitchen. Who wants the city’s culinary masters dead, and is Annabelle’s determination to find the killer a recipe for disaster?

For Better Or Hearse is the second book in the Annabelle Archer cozy mystery series. If you like charming characters, fast-paced comedy, and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the wild world of weddings, then you’ll love the follow-up novel to Laura Durham’s Agatha award-winning mystery debut.

Buy For Better Or Hearse to read Annabelle’s next adventure 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. You'll find the series has lots of elements of craft and culinary mysteries, with a jewelry heist caper and ghost story in the mix to keep things interesting. 

Q - What order should I read the books in?

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

- Eat, Prey, Love

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" and "How the Finch Stole Christmas"

"Cozy mystery lovers should briskly march up their bookstore aisles to grab a copy of Better Off Wed."-- Susan McBride, author of "Come Helen High Water"

"Laura Durham has given her readers a reason to celebrate."-- Elaine Viets, author of "The Art of Murder"

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

“Laura Durham and her flair for witty characters and murder amidst matrimony are a match made in mystery heaven.”

--Ellen Byerrum, author of Hostile Makeover

“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.”

-Roundtable Reviews

“A charming, fast-paced funny addition to the humorous amateur sleuth genre.”

--Romantic Times

 

If You Enjoy Laura Durham, You May Also Like:

Gina LaManna

Agatha Frost

Donna Andrews

Susan McBride

Chelsea Field

Jana DeLeon  

 

 A glamorous bridal show. A sophisticated jewelry heist. Can Annabelle track down the baubles and nab a burglar? 

Wedding planner Annabelle Archer knows that the only thing as crazy as a wedding day is a bridal show. When DC’s most stylish bridal showcase is disrupted by a jewelry heist and a quarter of a million dollars worth of diamond rings disappear, Annabelle and her team are determined to find the bling to help the jeweler and save the show. One problem: the jewelry was stolen during a blackout and no one saw a thing. With the clock counting down to show time, Annabelle and her sassy assistant, Kate, must hunt for a sophisticated jewel thief and unravel a clever caper.

Dead Ringer, a novella, is the fourth book in the Annabelle Archer cozy mystery series. If you like charming characters, fast-paced comedy, and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the wild world of weddings, then you’ll love the latest in Laura Durham’s Agatha award-winning mystery series.

Buy Dead Ringer to read Annabelle’s next adventure 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. You'll find the series has lots of elements of craft and culinary mysteries, with a jewelry heist caper and ghost story in the mix to keep things interesting. 


Q - What order should I read the books in?

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

- Eat, Prey, Love

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" and "How the Finch Stole Christmas"

"Cozy mystery lovers should briskly march up their bookstore aisles to grab a copy of Better Off Wed."-- Susan McBride, author of "Come Helen High Water"

"Laura Durham has given her readers a reason to celebrate."-- Elaine Viets, author of "The Art of Murder"

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

“Laura Durham and her flair for witty characters and murder amidst matrimony are a match made in mystery heaven.”

--Ellen Byerrum, author of Hostile Makeover

“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.”

-Roundtable Reviews

“A charming, fast-paced funny addition to the humorous amateur sleuth genre.”

--Romantic Times

 

If You Enjoy Laura Durham, You May Also Like:

Gina LaManna

Agatha Frost

Donna Andrews

Susan McBride

Chelsea Field

Jana DeLeon  

 

 

 **Agatha Award-winning Series!**


A bride with a talent for scathing online reviews.  A list of victims longer than a receiving line. Was one of them angry enough to murder her?


For wedding planner Annabelle Archer, bridezillas come with the territory. But the latest difficult diva is also known for poisonous online reviews. When she and her groom are shot, the police don’t need to look any further than the victims of the bride’s one star reviews for potential suspects. Unfortunately, Annabelle and her colleagues are at the top of that list and rising fast as other suspects are murdered.


Review To A Kill is the fourth book in the Annabelle Archer cozy mystery series. If you like charming characters, fast-paced comedy, and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the wild world of weddings, then you’ll love the latest installment in Laura Durham’s Agatha award-winning wedding planner mystery series. 

Buy Review To A Kill to read Annabelle’s next adventure 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. You'll find the series has lots of elements of craft and culinary mysteries, with a jewelry heist caper and ghost story in the mix to keep things interesting. 



Q - What order should I read the books in?

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

- Eat, Prey, Love

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" and "How the Finch Stole Christmas"

 

"Cozy mystery lovers should briskly march up their bookstore aisles to grab a copy of Better Off Wed."-- Susan McBride, author of "Come Helen High Water"

 

"Laura Durham has given her readers a reason to celebrate."-- Elaine Viets, author of "The Art of Murder"

 

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

 

“Laura Durham and her flair for witty characters and murder amidst matrimony are a match made in mystery heaven.”

--Ellen Byerrum, author of Hostile Makeover

 

“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.”

-Roundtable Reviews

 

“A charming, fast-paced funny addition to the humorous amateur sleuth genre.”

--Romantic Times

 

If You Enjoy Laura Durham, You May Also Like:

Gina LaManna

Agatha Frost

Donna Andrews

Susan McBride

Chelsea Field

Jana DeLeon  

 

 **Winner of the Agatha Award for Best First Novel!**

Planning weddings can be murder. But stumbling across dead bodies usually isn’t on the itinerary. Can a wedding planner use her skills to discover who’s killing her clients?

Society wedding planner Annabelle Archer is no stranger to wedding day stress, but a dead body at her latest fete takes the cake. When suspicion falls on her best friend and caterer Richard Gerard, she knows she must find the real culprit before his career is ruined along with her reputation for solving problems. But it’s no easy feat since the slain mother-of-the-bride was the most hated socialite in the city. As Annabelle navigates DC’s powerful social scene to unmask the culprit, there’s no telling how many more victims the killer will claim or if Annabelle and her friends will be among them.

Better Off Wed is the first book in the Annabelle Archer cozy mystery series. If you like charming characters, fast-paced comedy, and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the wild world of weddings, then you’ll love Laura Durham’s Agatha award-winning mystery.

Get Better Off Wed to discover the award-winning mystery series 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. You'll find the series has lots of elements of craft and culinary mysteries, with a jewelry heist caper and ghost story in the mix to keep things interesting. 


Q - What order should I read the books in?

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

- Eat, Prey, Love

- Groomed for Murder (coming soon)

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" and "How the Finch Stole Christmas"

"Cozy mystery lovers should briskly march up their bookstore aisles to grab a copy of Better Off Wed."-- Susan McBride, author of "Come Helen High Water"

"Laura Durham has given her readers a reason to celebrate."-- Elaine Viets, author of "The Art of Murder"

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

“Laura Durham and her flair for witty characters and murder amidst matrimony are a match made in mystery heaven.”

--Ellen Byerrum, author of Hostile Makeover

“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.”

-Roundtable Reviews

“A charming, fast-paced funny addition to the humorous amateur sleuth genre.”

--Romantic Times

 

If You Enjoy Laura Durham, You May Also Like:

Gina LaManna

Agatha Frost

Donna Andrews

Susan McBride

Chelsea Field

Jana DeLeon  

 

 

If You Enjoy Laura Durham, You May Also Like:

Gina LaManna

Agatha Frost

Donna Andrews

Susan McBride

Chelsea Field

Jana DeLeon

 

 **Agatha Award-winning Series!**

When Annabelle Archer finds one of DC’s most despised culinary divas impaled on an ice sculpture, it seems that revenge is, indeed, a dish best served cold.

For a wedding planner, temperamental chefs are nothing new. Unfortunately, a dead chef crashing a wedding reception is enough to put Annabelle’s business on ice. As the bodies of rival chefs begin to pile up, the suspect list shrinks along with Annabelle and her zany crew’s chances for survival if they’re caught poking around in the murderer’s kitchen. Who wants the city’s culinary masters dead, and is Annabelle’s determination to find the killer a recipe for disaster?

For Better Or Hearse is the second book in the Annabelle Archer cozy mystery series. If you like charming characters, fast-paced comedy, and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the wild world of weddings, then you’ll love the follow-up novel to Laura Durham’s Agatha award-winning mystery debut.

Buy For Better Or Hearse to read Annabelle’s next adventure 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. You'll find the series has lots of elements of craft and culinary mysteries, with a jewelry heist caper and ghost story in the mix to keep things interesting. 

Q - What order should I read the books in?

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

- Eat, Prey, Love

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" and "How the Finch Stole Christmas"

"Cozy mystery lovers should briskly march up their bookstore aisles to grab a copy of Better Off Wed."-- Susan McBride, author of "Come Helen High Water"

"Laura Durham has given her readers a reason to celebrate."-- Elaine Viets, author of "The Art of Murder"

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

“Laura Durham and her flair for witty characters and murder amidst matrimony are a match made in mystery heaven.”

--Ellen Byerrum, author of Hostile Makeover

“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.”

-Roundtable Reviews

“A charming, fast-paced funny addition to the humorous amateur sleuth genre.”

--Romantic Times

 

If You Enjoy Laura Durham, You May Also Like:

Gina LaManna

Agatha Frost

Donna Andrews

Susan McBride

Chelsea Field

Jana DeLeon  

 

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