Marriage, Monsters-in-Law, and Murder

An Ellie Avery Mystery

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Ellie Avery is a professional organizer, not a diplomat. But by agreeing to help organize a family wedding, she's basically signed on to prevent two mothers-in-law from killing each other. It comes as a complete surprise, then, when another member of the wedding party is the one who's actually murdered . . .

Ellie's sister-in-law, Summer, has planned a four-day destination wedding at a posh private resort on one of Georgia's beautiful barrier islands, but it won't be a vacation for Ellie. Summer has asked her to assist with the last-minute details, which includes keeping the peace between the groom's mother and stepmother.

The ladies are a handful, but the real problems are the ones Ellie and Summer haven't anticipated--like mysterious pranks directed toward the bride. When the best man shows up with the groom's gorgeous if unstable ex-girlfriend, she seems like an obvious suspect for the practical jokes.

But when a suspicious death occurs, Ellie realizes there's more going on than mean-spirited pranks. Is Summer the killer's real target? And what could possibly be driving someone to murder? Ellie vows to get to the truth so the blushing bride can walk down the aisle without fearing she'll never reach the altar . . .
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About the author

Sara Rosett, born and raised in Amarillo, Texas, is the wife of an Air Force pilot. She and her husband recently moved to Houston, Texas, with their two children and dog. Sara is the author of eight previous Ellie Avery mysteries, Moving is Murder; Staying Home is a Killer; Getting Away is Deadly; Magnolias, Moonlight, and Murder; Mint Juleps, Mayhem, and Murder; Mimosas, Mischief, and Murder; Mistletoe, Merriment, and Murder; and Milkshakes, Mermaids, and Murder.  Her writing has also appeared in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife's Soul. Sara is a member of Sisters in Crime, Girlfriends Book Club blog, and the Deadly Divas, who are four nice women who happen to write about murder. Please visit her website, www.sararosett.com, or connect with Sara on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Goodreads.
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Publisher
Kensington
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Published on
Jun 28, 2016
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781617731495
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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This content is DRM protected.
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With summer approaching, Ellie Avery’s schedule is ruled by attending end-of-the-year events at her kids’ school—and avoiding run-ins with her arch competitor. When a murder disrupts the core curriculum, can the two women form an alliance to teach the killer a lesson in justice?

As a regular volunteer at North Dawkins Elementary, Ellie would never miss the annual Mother's Day breakfast—even if she has to tolerate the likes of Gabrielle Matheson. The rivals aren't exactly sworn enemies, although Ellie still thinks there's only room for one professional organizer in their small Georgia town.

But when Ellie sees Gabrielle in the hallway, she’s a mess. It looks like Gabrielle’s seen a ghost—or, as she explains, a dead body inside the supply closet. Before Ellie can get help the body vanishes . . . only to mysteriously reappear later at the school.

Little is known about the victim, a secretive snoop with a nosy nature and a penchant for keeping quiet about her own past. Ellie will leave no desk unturned to protect her kids and expose the cunning criminal’s identity. Because if she doesn’t, the killer may chalk up another textbook case of murder . . .

Don’t miss Ellie Avery’s great tips for PTA moms!

Praise for Sara Rosett and her Ellie Avery mysteries…

“Some cozies just hit on all cylinders, and Rosett’s Ellie Avery titles are among the best.” —Library Journal

MILKSHAKES, MERMAIDS, AND MURDER

“Rosett’s latest Ellie Avery mystery is about a woman trying to protect her family, and that’s a message most of us can relate to.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 stars

MISTLETOE, MERRIMENT, AND MURDER

“Intriguing characters, a strong setting, more than a dash of humor and a suspenseful plot that keeps us guessing until the end . . . Yet, what places air force wife Ellie Avery at the top of my list are the poignant descriptions of what military families face every day.” —Katherine Hall Page

MIMOSAS, MISCHIEF, AND MURDER

“A winning mystery . . . a rumor of hidden money, secret letters from a famous recluse, a fire, a threatening message, and a crazed gunman add to the cozy mischief.” —Publishers Weekly

MAGNOLIAS, MOONLIGHT, AND MURDER

“Engaging…nifty party tips help keep the sleuthing on the cozy side.” —Publishers Weekly

GETTING AWAY IS DEADLY

“Keeps readers moving down some surprising paths—and on the edge of their chairs—until the very end.” —Cozy Library
With summer approaching, Ellie Avery’s schedule is ruled by attending end-of-the-year events at her kids’ school—and avoiding run-ins with her arch competitor. When a murder disrupts the core curriculum, can the two women form an alliance to teach the killer a lesson in justice?

As a regular volunteer at North Dawkins Elementary, Ellie would never miss the annual Mother's Day breakfast—even if she has to tolerate the likes of Gabrielle Matheson. The rivals aren't exactly sworn enemies, although Ellie still thinks there's only room for one professional organizer in their small Georgia town.

But when Ellie sees Gabrielle in the hallway, she’s a mess. It looks like Gabrielle’s seen a ghost—or, as she explains, a dead body inside the supply closet. Before Ellie can get help the body vanishes . . . only to mysteriously reappear later at the school.

Little is known about the victim, a secretive snoop with a nosy nature and a penchant for keeping quiet about her own past. Ellie will leave no desk unturned to protect her kids and expose the cunning criminal’s identity. Because if she doesn’t, the killer may chalk up another textbook case of murder . . .

Don’t miss Ellie Avery’s great tips for PTA moms!

Praise for Sara Rosett and her Ellie Avery mysteries…

“Some cozies just hit on all cylinders, and Rosett’s Ellie Avery titles are among the best.” —Library Journal

MILKSHAKES, MERMAIDS, AND MURDER

“Rosett’s latest Ellie Avery mystery is about a woman trying to protect her family, and that’s a message most of us can relate to.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 stars

MISTLETOE, MERRIMENT, AND MURDER

“Intriguing characters, a strong setting, more than a dash of humor and a suspenseful plot that keeps us guessing until the end . . . Yet, what places air force wife Ellie Avery at the top of my list are the poignant descriptions of what military families face every day.” —Katherine Hall Page

MIMOSAS, MISCHIEF, AND MURDER

“A winning mystery . . . a rumor of hidden money, secret letters from a famous recluse, a fire, a threatening message, and a crazed gunman add to the cozy mischief.” —Publishers Weekly

MAGNOLIAS, MOONLIGHT, AND MURDER

“Engaging…nifty party tips help keep the sleuthing on the cozy side.” —Publishers Weekly

GETTING AWAY IS DEADLY

“Keeps readers moving down some surprising paths—and on the edge of their chairs—until the very end.” —Cozy Library
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