Destination Wedding Mysteries

by Marla Cooper
Published by Minotaur Books

terror in taffetaKelsey McKenna has planned out every last detail of her client’s destination wedding in San Miguel de Allende. But what she didn’t plan on was one of the bridesmaids dropping dead in the middle of the ceremony.

When the bride’s sister is arrested for murder, the mother of the bride demands that Kelsey fix the matter at once. 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 will have to deal with stubborn detectives, another dead body, late-night death threats—and guests who didn’t even RSVP.

imgresAgatha Award nomination for Best First Novel
Lefty Award nomination for Best Debut Mystery Novel



“Marla Cooper is one funny lady. Her debut mystery, Terror in Taffeta, crackles with sharp writing and clever plot twists. I definitely say “I do” to this rollicking romp through a wedding from hell.”
Laura Levine, bestselling author of the Jaine Austen Mystery series

by Marla Cooper
Published by Minotaur Books

Dying on the Vine.jpgWhen wedding planner Kelsey McKenna goes to the Wine Country Wedding Faire, the last thing she expects to do is take on new clients. After all, she’s just there to help out her friend Brody and maybe score some free cupcakes. But when a young couple in a pinch asks for her help, she just can’t say no.

There’s only one problem: they’d been working with Babs Norton, the self-proclaimed Queen of Wine Country Weddings—and things did not end well. Kelsey wants to make sure there are no hard feelings, but unfortunately she never gets the chance. When she goes to Babs’ office, she finds the wedding planner dead on the floor.

Babs’ high-strung assistant Stefan knows exactly who killed Babs: Kelsey. At least, that’s what he very publicly accuses her of at Babs’ funeral. When Kelsey decides to do a little sleuthing to clear her name, she uncovers a myriad of secrets and lies. And when a second wedding planner is attacked, Kelsey begins to wonder if she might be next.

Lefty Award nomination for Best Humorous Mystery Novel

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“Feisty and Funny, Marla Cooper’s debut novel shines as she encapsulates the best the genre has to offer: a quick-witted heroine, a puzzling page turner of a plot, and a cast of quirky characters like no other. I highly recommend this terrific first in a series!”
—Jenn McKinlay, bestselling author of the Library Lover’s Mysteries, Cupcake Mysteries, and London Hat Shop Mysteries

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      • Just read your comments on Dru’ s interview by Kelly! So sorry you will miss Malice Domestic 30. I hope The Chicks will bring your sign, so some don’t forget your smiling face! Beth


      • Awww, thank you Beth. I’m sad to miss out! I wish I didn’t live so darned far away because I would come to Malice every year. You’ll have to have enough fun for the both of us!


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