Terror in Taffeta: A Mystery
Minotaur Books (March 22, 2016)
Hardcover: 288 pages
E-Book ASIN: B014PELGRW
Wedding planner Kelsey McKenna is just a few hours away from wrapping up her latest job: a destination wedding in the charming, colonial Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende. The reception is all set up, the tequila donkey is waiting outside, and the bride and groom are standing on the altar, pledging their eternal love. But just as the priest is about to pronounce them husband and wife, one of the bridesmaids upstages the couple by collapsing into a floral arrangement, a definite wedding “don’t.” Kelsey soon discovers that the girl hasn’t just fainted–she’s dead.
Losing a bridesmaid is bad enough, but when the bride’s sister is arrested for murder, the demanding mother of the bride insists that Kelsey fix the matter at once. And although Kelsey is pretty sure investigating a murder isn’t in her contract, crossing the well-connected Mrs. Abernathy could be a career-killer. Before she can leave Mexico and get back to planning weddings, Kelsey must deal with stubborn detectives, a rekindled romance, and late-night death threats in this smart, funny cozy mystery debut.
What readers are saying
Terror in Taffeta is a captivating and fast-paced whodunit tale that has enough quirky characters, witty banter and humor, drama, intriguing twists and turns, and conspiracy theories that will keep you guessing the identity of the murderer.
~Jersey Girl Book Reviews
Sometimes, when you try a new author, you know by the end of the first chapter you are going to love the book. For me, that was the case with Terror in Taffeta, the debut mystery by Marla Cooper. The smile I had on my face stayed with me for the rest of the book.
…solving the murder isn’t really the only surprise – mystery fiances, blackmail, drug smuggling and a few other surprises are in store for you if you read this book.
This is such a fun cozy mystery. It has actually pulled me out of a reading rut too, which is wonderful.
~A Chick Who Reads
The author did a nice job of creating an intricate plot. There were enough twists and turns to keep you wondering…
~Cassidy Salem Reads & Writes
This is the debut book for the author and it was a fun, fresh new cast of characters and the story kept you wanting more.
~Shelley’s Book Case
An exciting debut cozy mystery full of surprises, danger and unexpected twists.
About The Author
As a freelance writer, MARLA COOPER has written all sorts of things, from advertising copy to travel guidebooks to the occasional haiku. But it was while ghostwriting a nonfiction guide to destination weddings that she found inspiration for her current series starring destination wedding planner Kelsey McKenna. Originally hailing from Texas, Marla lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and her polydactyl tuxedo cat.