To Love and To Perish

To Love and To Perish

by Laura Durham


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A diva wedding planner found strangled with a veil. A list of suspects longer than a cathedral-length train. Being a wedding planner has never been so deadly . . .

In the stressful world of wedding planning, Annabelle Archer always keeps her cool. The same can't be said for Carolyn Crabbe, DC's grande dame of bridal extravaganzas, who takes the cake in the "Big Day Diva" category. So Annabelle is shocked but not totally surprised when she finds the wedding world's Queen of Mean dead.

When tragedy befalls more of the city's wedding planners, Annabelle realizes her colleagues have tangled pasts and motives that stack up higher than a celebrity wedding cake. Can Annabelle unveil the killer before she or her sassy assistant, Kate, are the next on the wedding planner hit list?

To Love and To Perish is the tenth standalone book in the Annabelle Archer cozy mystery series. If you like charming characters, hilarious-yet-deadly whodunits, and fast-paced mysteries, then you'll love Laura Durham's Agatha Award-winning series!

Buy To Love and To Perish to unmask the wedding planner killer today!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949496956
Publisher: Broadmoor Books
Publication date: 10/28/2018
Series: Annabelle Archer Wedding Planner Mystery , #10
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Weddings are murder. Trust me, I've been a wedding planner for over 20 years and, boy, do I have the stories to prove it! I was inspired to write the Annabelle Archer mystery series because of an overwhelming desire to kill a particularly unpleasant Mother-of-the-Bride, or MOB. Realizing that actually doing the deed would be bad for business, I settled for writing murder instead. The resulting fictionalized expose of the Washington wedding industry has been called "the perfect mixture of mirth and murder" and BETTER OFF WED won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel.

The real-life antics of my colleagues and clients continue to inspire my writing but I plan fewer weddings now so I can write more books.

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To Love and to Perish: An Annabelle Archer Mystery 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
FourSisters More than 1 year ago
Holy moly! Wedding planners are being murdered faster than Annabelle and her wedding vendor friends can attend all the funerals. Will Annabelle and her boyfriend (Reece-a handsome detective on the homicide squad) be able to catch the murderer before the entire Washington wedding industry is eliminated? This book was interesting and entertaining. It wasn’t as funny as some of Laura’s other books, but the characters are still as wacky as ever. I guess they were more serious because it was their own friends and acquaintances who were being killed, rather than their clients or guests at their events. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to Laura’s next novel. I received a free Advanced Reader Copy and I am voluntarily writing this review.
Thebookdevourer More than 1 year ago
I am a cozy fan but this is not just another cozy. This was so funny and I loved the characters so much! I had not read this author previously but I am now a big-time fan, especially this series. While murder is not funny, the characters involved in finding the body and in solving the mystery were believable and hilarious. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
LGHudson More than 1 year ago
ACTION PACKED ADVENTURE!! To Love and To Perish (An Annabelle Archer Mystery) is another ACTION PACKED ADVENTURE in Wedding Tales! This novel deals with a Texas sized Wedding (and everyone knows EVERYTHING is bigger and better when you’re dealing with Texans a Wedding is colossal!) Being a Wedding Planner is not for the faint of heart. Consider the hours and working every weekend. Some clients are wonderful and continue to hire Wedding Belles for other monumental occasions. Then there are the Bridezillas and the Momzillas. Sometimes they are not even in the same Wedding Party. In this novel, Durham has presented Archer with a serious problem of the teetotaling Bride’s Family & the drunken Priest flown in from Ireland just for the purpose of presiding over the nuptials. When he asks to stop off at a pub between the airport and the Rehearsal, Archer knew she might be in trouble. She had no idea just how ugly things would get ... . To make things even worse, there’s been a murder, or two, or three - maybe it’s four. It’s difficult to keep up as Wedding Planners keep dropping like flies! What’s the common denominator? And the bigger question is WHO WILL BE NEXT? I was provided an ARC of this book by the author. The opinions expressed here are completely my own and without influence. I have preordered a copy of this book for my own personal library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TO LOVE AND TO PERISH. This book has all the signature virtues of the Laura Durham wedding-planner mysteries: the lively prose leaps effortlessly off the page, the light and witty dialogue not only moves the story along at a brisk pace but is frequently laugh-out-loud funny, and the usual characters that make up Annabelle’s wedding planning crew are colorfully described for new readers without being repetitious for long-time fans of the series. In this outing, it appears at first that a serial killer is unaccountably targeting only wedding planners before Annabelle discovers the true motives of the culprit. Each additional murder hits the reader as a complete surprise. As is true of the entire series, the inner workings of the world of Washington DC wedding-planning are laid bare with juicy, first-hand knowledge and deliciously revealing authenticity.
Triciaq More than 1 year ago
OMG! If you have not discovered Laura Durham and the Annabelle Archer series then you are missing out. .. A LOT!!! Her characters are wonderful, her storylines are sublime, and her sense of both humor and drama is amazing. Every one of her books leaves you weak from laughter and clamoring for “MORE”! This one is no different in that respect. We clone to the world of weddings where bridezillas, horrible family, and beautiful settings goes hand-in-hand with murder. This time someone is killing the wedding planners. Can Annabelle unravel this mystery before she becomes the next victim? Read the book to find out, but, seriously, be prepared to fall in love with this series and this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Laura Durham's Annabelle Series. Can't wait for the next one. All of the characters are well developed and the stories are fun to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago