A glamorous bridal show. A sophisticated jewelry heist. Can Annabelle track down the baubles and nab a burglar?
Wedding planner Annabelle Archer knows that the only thing as crazy as a wedding day is a bridal show. When DC’s most stylish bridal showcase is disrupted by a jewelry heist and a quarter of a million dollars worth of diamond rings disappear, Annabelle and her team are determined to find the bling to help the jeweler and save the show. One problem: the jewelry was stolen during a blackout and no one saw a thing. With the clock counting down to show time, Annabelle and her sassy assistant, Kate, must hunt for a sophisticated jewel thief and unravel a clever caper.
Dead Ringer, a novella, is the fourth book in the Annabelle Archer cozy mystery series. If you like charming characters, fast-paced comedy, and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the wild world of weddings, then you’ll love the latest in Laura Durham’s Agatha award-winning mystery series.
Buy Dead Ringer to read Annabelle’s next adventure today!
Interview with the Author
Q - So, what makes the Annabelle Archer series special?
A - The Annabelle Archer wedding planner mysteries are based on my 20 plus years of planning society weddings in Washington, DC. That means I’ve seen tons of crazy things happen, and I’ve worked with lots of colorful characters. I bring that light-hearted sense of fun and zany characters into the novels. A lot of the humorous details I include in my books actually happened at my weddings! And since the books are about weddings, there is plenty of food, décor, and behind the scenes details.
The Annabelle Archer books are fast-paced cozy mysteries featuring a female protagonist with a little romance and comedy thrown in. You'll find the series has lots of elements of craft and culinary mysteries, with a jewelry heist caper and ghost story in the mix to keep things interesting.
Q - What order should I read the books in?
A –I'd suggest the following sequence:
- Better Off Wed
- For Better Or Hearse
- Dead Ringer—A Novella
- Review To A Kill
- Death on the Aisle
- Night of the Living Wed
- Eat, Prey, Love
Q - So, why should readers give these books a try?
A - Because the Annabelle Archer cozy mystery series is fun, light, and the perfect escape or beach reading. Plus, the first book in the series won the Agatha Award for the Best First Novel.
Praise for the Annabelle Archer Series:
"A delightfully witty blend of murder and matrimony"- Donna Andrews, author of "Gone Gull" and "How the Finch Stole Christmas"
"Cozy mystery lovers should briskly march up their bookstore aisles to grab a copy of Better Off Wed."-- Susan McBride, author of "Come Helen High Water"
"Laura Durham has given her readers a reason to celebrate."-- Elaine Viets, author of "The Art of Murder"
"Delightful mystery . . . Cozy readers will love this invitation to a wedding to die for."-- Nancy Martin, author of "Bye Bye Blackbird"
“Laura Durham and her flair for witty characters and murder amidst matrimony are a match made in mystery heaven.”
--Ellen Byerrum, author of Hostile Makeover
“Laura Durham has succeeded in crafting a series featuring a thoroughly believable and lovable set of characters, much akin to Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum and her motley crew.”
“A charming, fast-paced funny addition to the humorous amateur sleuth genre.”
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Customer ReviewsSee All
I am really enjoying this well thought out series. Entertaining and amusing. I just have to keep reading. The characters and storylines are believable.
Excellent whodunnit. Great characters and storyline. A few good laugh out loud moments interspersed throughout. Can’t wait to read more from this author.
Dead Ringer a wonderful read
Laura’s books are filled with wonderful characters who you can’t help but fall in love with. They seem to bumble along and end up in the middle of crimes and in this one who would have thought there would be a crime at a Bridal Expo? Honestly was a delightful read and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!