Monday, August 22, 2016


Terror in Taffeta
by Marla Cooper

Terror in Taffeta: A Mystery
Cozy Mystery
Minotaur Books (March 22, 2016)
Hardcover: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1250072566
Wedding planner Kelsey McKenna is just a few hours away from wrapping up her latest job: a destination wedding in the charming, colonial Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende. The reception is all set up, the tequila donkey is waiting outside, and the bride and groom are standing on the altar, pledging their eternal love. But just as the priest is about to pronounce them husband and wife, one of the bridesmaids upstages the couple by collapsing into a floral arrangement, a definite wedding “don’t.” Kelsey soon discovers that the girl hasn’t just fainted–she’s dead.
Losing a bridesmaid is bad enough, but when the bride’s sister is arrested for murder, the demanding mother of the bride insists that Kelsey fix the matter at once. And although Kelsey is pretty sure investigating a murder isn’t in her contract, crossing the well-connected Mrs. Abernathy could be a career-killer. Before she can leave Mexico and get back to planning weddings, Kelsey must deal with stubborn detectives, a rekindled romance, and late-night death threats in this smart, funny cozy mystery debut.
My Review:

Kelsey McKenna is a wedding planner. Her latest job has he planning a destination wedding in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. On the day of the wedding, the bride and her bridal party are a bit hung over after a night out partying. Kelsey finally gets every one ready and the ceremony goes off without a hitch until the last seconds. When one of the brides maids Dana passes not only out but away. Kelsey keeps quiet until the bride and groom leave the room though about the death. Later on she tells the over bearing mother of the bride hope she would break the news to her daughter. Instead she is being turned into a detective by the mother when her other daughter is arrested for the murder.Kelsey knows nothing about being a detective and calls upon all of hr strength and wit to help figure out the murder so they can all get on a plane and go home. 

The story was pretty good there were a few parts that didn't make a lot of since and I would of definitely punched the mother in the mouth before all was said and done. There was a bit of humor to the story. I really liked that. 
This is the first book in the series. I will be waiting impatiently for the next book, and go from there on the series.

About The Author
As a freelance writer, MARLA COOPER has written all sorts of things, from advertising copy to travel guidebooks to the occasional haiku. But it was while ghostwriting a nonfiction guide to destination weddings that she found inspiration for her current series starring destination wedding planner Kelsey McKenna. Originally hailing from Texas, Marla lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and her polydactyl tuxedo cat.

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1 comment:

  1. "Terror in Taffeta" sounds like a delightful read. Really enjoy wedding themed mysteries.