Last-minute jitters and a mother-of-the-bride-zilla are the least of a wedding planner’s problems.
A fabulous destination wedding has taken San Francisco–based wedding planner Kelsey McKenna to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Everything looks perfect until bridesmaid Dana Poole keels over dead in the middle of the ceremony. Kelsey does her best to smooth things over so Nicole Abernathy and Vince Moreno still have a near-perfect wedding, but when Nicole’s sister, Zoe, is arrested for Dana’s murder, Kelsey becomes a reluctant sleuth with the help of her wedding-photographer friend, Brody Marx. Dana was unpleasant to pretty much everyone in the wedding party, and when Kelsey finds and computer maven Brody unlocks a bunch of financial information she had hidden in a wedding present, lots of potential suspects are implicated. The police claim that Dana, whose room has been ransacked, was poisoned, and they’re sure Zoe is the culprit. Since Nicole's mother considers her planner responsible for every aspect of the wedding, Kelsey is under considerable pressure to solve the crime, but the police ignore her information. While staying with a former boyfriend who has a house in San Miguel de Allende, she receives a threat warning her to leave town or else. Problem-solving is Kelsey’s specialty, but is murder more than she can handle?
This cozy debut introduces a competent new amateur sleuth whose profession is sure to provide myriad problems along with a cast of quirky characters and plenty of motives and red herrings that keep you guessing.