Bookstore owner Samantha Washington sells and solves mysteries in North Harbor, Michigan--including the murder of her mother's wedding planner... Sam's mother can't wait to wed her wealthy beau, Harold Robertson. The big mystery is how they're going to pull off a lavish wedding in three weeks. Harold's snobby sister-in-law proposes a solution: engage flamboyant wedding planner Lydia Lighthouse. But their beacon of hope quickly sends everyone into a blind rage, most of all the groom-to-be. So when the maddening micromanager is strangled with her own scarf, it's a shock, but not a surprise.It's a case of art imitating life as Sam pens her next historical mystery set in England between the wars. Lady Daphne Marsh insists on marrying Lord James Browning on Christmas Eve, three weeks hence. But when the fop planning their wedding ends up with a knife in his back, she vows to nab the backstabber before she walks down the aisle.Meanwhile, when she's not writing, Sam and her beloved and boist...
|Title||:||Wed, Read & Dead|
|Number of Pages||:||263 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Wed, Read & Dead Reviews
I loved this mystery. Lots of twists and turns. Lots of fun little side stories. I absolutely love this series. So fun and entertaining!
Sam’s mother is planning a wedding in 3 weeks, to her wealthy beau Harold. How to get it all planned when her future mother-in-law doesn’t like her, get a wedding planner Lydia, who overrides everything the couple wants and charges huge amounts. When Lydia is killed everyone is afraid Harold will be blamed, since he was upset with her. Sam goes all out to find out who did kill her while watching 2 children that are found hiding in a store. Sam is also writing a book and between chapters of the s ...more
I love this series but I think this book might just be my favorite so far. When I pick up a Mystery Bookshop story I am transported from the first pages to the west side of Michigan. Ms. Burns writing has such great descriptions that I can picture the town and all the places. Part of it might be that I live in Michigan, but most of it is attributable to the author's writing style. I am a fan of the book within a book. In fact, I enjoy the historical mystery Sam is writing just as much as the mys ...more
This is one of my favorite series and this latest entry didn't disappoint me. I'm glad I wasn't drinking a beverage when I started it or my e-reader would have drowned. The various shades of pink for the crazy brides maids dresses that Sam has to try on and model had me in stitches. Later, when table clothes come up in conversation, I lost it again. By then I knew who I wanted to be the murder victim. Sam, Nanna Jo, her mom, Grace and her sister all wanted a piece of her. I wanted to join the li ...more
While this was my first read by V. M. Burns, it won’t be my last!
The main character Sam is a young widow who is starting over with a new love and a couple of new careers – writing British historical cozies (how’s that for specific?) and running a mystery bookstore. Her family and friends who’ve become family are a very important part of her life, so she’s rarely sharing the scene with less than a handful of other people. Between her sassy Nana (who would purse whomp if she knew about my coined t ...more
Wed, Read & Dead is Book 4 in the Mystery Book Shop Series by V.M. Burns.
This was a great read! Sam is an incredible character and I was laughing out loud at some parts.
This book doesn't have just one mystery, but two! The characters are likeable and the story is so well written.
The characters Nana Jo, Dorothy, and others are so fun, I feel like I know them.
Highly recommend this mystery and this author.
Wedding bells will soon be ringing for Samantha’s mom Grace who is set to be married on Christmas Eve to Harold Robertson. With just 3 weeks to make all the arrangements including the dresses for the bride and her daughters who will be her bridesmaids. The family gets together to meet the groom’s family and go over details. That is when his sister-in-law reveals her gift of a wedding planner even as she degrades the bride feeling she is not good enough for her brother-in-law. ...more
Wed, Read & Dead is the fourth installment in the Mystery Bookshop series, I haven't read any previous books but was able to follow along. The story grabbed my attention right away! I am very happy I chose to read this book and plan on reading the other 3 as soon as I can.
Bookstore owner Samantha Washington sells and solves mysteries in North Harbor, Michigan--including the murder of her mother's wedding planner...
Sam's mother can't wait to wed her wealthy beau, Harold Robertson. The big mys ...more