Don't let murder crash your party.
Presley Parker was just happy to get her party planning business off the ground. Now she's gotten the gig of the year, planning Mayor Davin Green's sumptuous "surprise" wedding for his socialite fianc�e, to be held on Alcatraz.
But when the bride is found floating in the bay and the original party planner is found murdered, Presley becomes the prime suspect. If the attractive crime scene cleaner, Brad Matthews, doesn't help her tidy her reputation, she'll be exchanging her formal wear for prison stripes...
Warner, who has penned both mysteries (the Connor Westphal series) and party and activity books, has a wealth of background to inform the career of her amateur sleuth, San Francisco teacher Presley Parker. Recently laid off, Presley opens her own event coordination business, Killer Parties, and is soon offered the chance to plan the mayor's wedding/fund-raiser on Alcatraz. It seems like a great opportunity until someone murders the original party planner and the mayor's bride-to-be. Presley makes good use of her background in psychology and party planning as she investigates, but her scattershot approach to interrogating suspects and what seems like deliberate avoidance of a significant lead will frustrate mystery aficionados. Tidbits of Bay Area history and classic mystery references are overwhelmed by the frantic pace and vast quantities of suspects and albeit interesting supporting characters. (Feb.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
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February 01, 2010
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