By Krista Davis
A few marriage ceremony recommendation from the household Diva: Keeep the food....Lose the Groom!
Sophie Winston's sister, Hannah, is getting married-again! And in the event you ask Sophie, her destiny brother-in-law isn't any prince. yet is he a killer? That's the query on everyone's brain while his ex-wife is located placing from a pergola. this can be one occasion Sophie and her sister hadn't deliberate on.
As hidden family members secrets and techniques start to come to mild, Sophie unearths the checklist of suspects is nearly so long as the checklist of marriage ceremony visitors. Will the genuine killer be seated at the groom's part or the bride's? Or will he be status on the altar? both approach, Sophie needs to resolve the homicide in time to forestall her sister from making the biggest-and most likely the last-mistake of her lifestyles.
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And if she knew Sonny Boy 44 CHARLES DEEMER / DEAD BODY IN A SMALL ROOM hadn’t cut the hole in the fence, did she also know who had? Lavinia provided more questions than answers. “A penny for your thoughts,” said Sally, sliding onto the barstool beside me. She was wearing jeans, a red western shirt and cowboy boots. My sister the cop looked like someone who’d have no trouble wrestling a steer to the ground. ” “You certainly seemed deep in thought. ” I was changing the subject without her knowing it.
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He’s only the screenwriter, Sally. ” 47 CHARLES DEEMER / DEAD BODY IN A SMALL ROOM 5 I’d brought my Remington portable typewriter with me from Hollywood. It was still in its case in the closet. On Thursday morning I made a gigantic gesture toward starting a new future and took it out, setting it up on one end of the small table off the kitchen. For a long time I sat in front of it, as if trying to get used to the idea that this was my new writing space instead of the office I’d rented at Columbia, that I could work at home and write books and be my own boss.