DEATH OF A BRIDE AND GROOM
A Honeymoon Falls mystery
Allan J. Emerson
Care for some marital murder? Enjoy a nice parade? Then it's time to visit Honeymoon Falls, the little resort town that celebrates all things matrimonial.
When the body of writer Iris Morland is discovered in full bridal array atop a gigantic wedding cake parade float, Honeymoon Falls is left reeling.
Iris enjoyed betrayal, which makes half the people in town potential suspects. Among them is her husband, Kenneth, whose faltering grip on a mechanical mouse plunged him into a hideously embarrassing scene with Iris and her latest lover, television host Arnold Reifel. Arnold was finding the affair burdensome, and his wife, Marjorie, was seething because Iris, not content with appropriating her husband, had turned Marjorie's interior decoration schemes into a very public humiliation. Then there's haughty French film director Pierre Blondin, in town filming his adaptation of Iris's novel. Did Iris trigger his murderous wrath by opposing a nude scene featuring ninety-five-year-old actress Hermione Hopkins?
Captain Will Halsey, head of Honeymoon Falls' three-person police force, has to find the killer in the crowd of Iris's enemies, while coping with small-town politics, feuding among his subordinates, and the ferocious attentions of the media.
Praise for Death of a Bride and Groom:
"a cozy on steroids…cleverly plotted… some very funny writing…a winning first novel..."
—Canadian Mystery Reviews
" ... an immensely fun novel inundated with witty dialogue ... by its conclusion readers will be ready to book their next visit to Honeymoon Falls."
—Kings River Lite
... a fun and charming small-town mystery, complete with an assortment of odd and loveable characters. .... Readers will no doubt want to return to Honeymoon Falls again and again!"
—Over My Dead Body
"... captured my attention and didn't let go...fast-paced cozy mystery, with characters so memorable that you'll be looking forward to another return to Honeymoon Falls."
—Cozy Mystery Book Reviews
"Take this book to the mountains or the beach or wherever you go to get away and forget about your real life. It's a hoot!"
— Reviewing The Evidence
"This is a fun, quick paced, and easy read. ...The characters - especially Halsey are likable without being perfect. I hope to see some of them in future books"
— Christa Reads and Writes
"Packed with mystery, humor, romance, and an intriguing cast of characters. Anxiously awaiting the next in the series."
—Mary Daheim, bestselling author of the Alpine/Emma Lord and Bed-and-Breakfast mystery series.
"Murder's a funny thing sometimes, and never more so than in Allan J. Emerson's fun, fast-paced novel DEATH OF A BRIDE AND GROOM."
—Alice Duncan, bestselling author of the Daisy Gumm Majesty series.
"Written with a delightfully wry humor and an eye for detail, this intriguing tale has an ending you won't see coming. A totally fun read."
—Kate Kingsbury, bestselling author of the Pennyfoot Hotel and Manor House mysteries.
"Fast and funny with a quirky cast of supporting characters bent on keeping their secrets. The Honeymoon Falls series is off to a great start!"
—Tamar Myers, author of the Den of Antiquity mysteries.
"A sly romp with a likable police chief who's trying to keep his force of two from killing each other as he solves the murders."
—Elizabeth Zelvin, three-time Agatha Award nominated author of the Bruce Kohler mystery series.