When Alexandra Anderson is invited to work place reunion at the television station where she formerly worked, she's excited to catch up with old friends. And the theme of the reunion is a Murder Mystery Party, so that should be fun, right? Wrong! Alexandra's first horror is coming face-to-face with her ex-boyfriend and his brand new, gorgeous wife. Second, the party happens to coincide with one of the worst storms of the season, knocking out utility lines and cell service. And when her less-than-beloved ex-boss becomes the Murder Party's fake victim, Alexandra and her "team" are tasked with solving the fake murder before anyone else. The only bright spot? The sexy cameraman on Alex's team with the sparkling blue eyes and soft, full lips.
But what starts out as a game becomes all too real when Alexandra stumbles upon the actual dead body of her ex’s new wife. Did someone take the game too seriously? Is there a real murder among the party-goers? Can following the clues to a fake murder help Alex solve a real one? Trapped by the storm, with "players" disappearing and time running out, Alex finds herself in the middle of a deadly game of cat and mouse... where not everyone will make it out alive!
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Books by Beth Prentice:
Invitation to Murder
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Croissant Murder (Book 5)
After Clémence Damour’s last adventure, the paparazzi are following her everywhere. Her ex-boyfriend Mathieu, a talented painter, contacts her to help him with a bizarre ghost mystery, putting a strain on her current relationship with Arthur. Then Mathieu’s girlfriend Charlotte is killed in her own home, and Clémence must spend even more time with Mathieu. Will she succumb to Mathieu’s charms again? Is there really a ghost in his home? And can Clémence find out who killed Charlotte and why, without the paparazzi ruining her investigation?
Includes French Croissant Recipes.
Crème Brûlée Murder (Book 6)
When Clémence Damour celebrates her birthday at her family’s flagship patisserie in the 16th arrondissement, one of her guests will be dead by the end of the night. Was it really a suicide or was the victim murdered by one of the other guests at the party?
Includes Crème Brûlée Recipes.
Madeleine Murder (Book 7)
When the body of a famous actress is found in the Seine river, Clemence investigates on the set of a Hollywood film shooting on location in Paris.
The case gets more bizarre when the star's personal assistant hangs herself, and Clémence's only clue is a red agenda written in code.
Includes Madeleine Recipes.
Opera Cake Murder (Book 8)
Clémence attends Paris Fashion Week in support of her friend Marcus, a fashion designer. When Marcus’s assistant is found dead, everyone backstage is a suspect, including supermodel Gabrielle, a famous makeup artist, a hairdresser, and a nosy fashion blogger.
Includes Opera Cake Recipes.
If you like light-hearted cozy mysteries with recipes by Joanne Fluke or Jessica Beck, you'll enjoy The Patisserie Mysteries. Join Clémence and her friends as they solve murder cases, bake macarons and other treats, and fall in love in The City of Lights.
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When the obnoxious sixteen-year-old Peggy Dawson asks Cora Felton to solve a puzzle for her, Cora is delighted to find that the puzzle has been stolen. She is less delighted, however, when a blood-stained knife is found in its place.
Soon a body is discovered in the middle of Main Street, and Cora has a murder investigation on her hands. It does not help matters when she hears that her least favorite ex-husband, Melvin, is in town pulling a real estate scam, particularly when she discovers that Melvin may have purchased the knife. Now it’s up to the Puzzle Lady to figure out what really happened.
Cora pokes into Overmeyer's death, hoping to prove he died of natural causes. She learns the cranky hermit was the sole surviving member of a forty-year-old stock pooling agreement, and before she can say "capital gain," the town is full of heirs. Complicating things is Sherry's ex-husband, Dennis, who is playing detective in the hopes of impressing his ex-wife. With Sherry out of town, her restraining order against him is moot, and he is taking full advantage of the fact.
With Dead Man's Puzzle, Parnell Hall delivers another stellar, puzzle-packed entry in his entertaining Puzzle Lady series.