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When Sleuths Plan Weddings – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio

Amy AlessioSay hey to Amy Alessio as she brings us When Sleuths Plan Weddings – I love these books!

Long running series with romantic interests have to keep the spark alive. Some opt for new relationships and some have the heroine get married, which often brings a new dimension to the stories. Murder and weddings in the same book make for surprisingly good reads!

seed no evilAbby Knight is planning her wedding in book #13 of the Flower Shop Mysteries by Kate Collins, Nightshade on Elm Street, and gets married in book #14, Seed No Evil. This series, featuring feisty Indiana flower shop owner and law school flunkee Abby, has followed her attraction and relationship to dark but smoldering bar owner and former PI Marco as they solve crimes. Start the series with Mum’s the Word.
bagpipesScottish shop owner Liss MacCrimmon is planning a wedding to coincide with a huge festival and reenactment in her small town, Moostookalook, but murder and a proposed battle interfere in Bagpipes, Brides and Homicides, book #6 in the series. Travel to the quirky and fun town for her first adventure in Kilt Dead.
deadly forecastHaving psychic abilities does not help Abby Cooper avoid some of the wedding planning headaches, featured first in book #10, Lethal Outlook, then with her Halloween wedding in Book #11, Deadly Forecast. Abby and her FBI fiancé meet up with characters from author Laurie’s other series, featuring ghost hunters, in Deadly Forecast. Begin this unusual but intriguing series with Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye.
buttercreamBuried in Buttercream marks a big surprise in G.A. McKevett’s Savannah Reid Mysteries. In this book #17 of the series featuring the feisty southern PI surviving in LA, Savannah survives big family wedding mayhem to wed her longtime curmudgeonly best friend, police detective Dirk. When you read the first, Just Desserts, you will not believe these two will be getting married.
body in the boudoirFaith Fairchild is one of the first foodie sleuths in cozy mysteries, and Kathryn Hall Paige surprised readers in 2012 by writing a prequel, Body in the Boudoir, featuring Faith’s courtship with Reverend Thomas. Their relationship and planned wedding unveil family secrets in this excellent, twisting mystery.
immortalEve Dallas and Roarke continue to heat up the pages of JD Robb’s romantic suspense series, but their wedding preparations in book #3, Immortal in Death, provide for humorous and stressful situations aplenty. Follow their courtship beginning with Naked in Death.
stacked librarianSchool psychologist Skye Denison is handling the holidays and wedding plans during her school break but is thrown when her fiancé, police Chief Wally, is busy with extra shifts and solving a crime. She helps him as they experience the last minute jitters and wedding issues in this small town Illinois series. Find Skye in Scumble River beginning with Murder of a Small Town Honey.

Wedding planning can be murder, but reading about it is just fun.



Amy Alessio has enjoyed the advice of teens for over seventeen years in her work as a librarian at the Schaumburg Twp. Library in Illinois. Her first young adult mystery, Taking the High Ground, was published by 4RV Publishing. She wrote Mind Bending Mysterious Services for Teens (ALA Editions, 2013) and co-authored A Year of Programs for Teens 2 with Kim Patton. She is the 2013 Illinois Library Association Young Adult Librarian Award Winner and the Northern Illinois RWA 2013 Librarian of the Year. Information on her blog and presentations on vintage crafts and cookbooks as well as readers advisory topics can be found at

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5 Responses to “When Sleuths Plan Weddings – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio”

  1. Morning Amy!

    I own quite a few of these books – and I’m a huge JD Robb fan! And once again, I’m headed off to Amazon!



    Posted by Carrie Spencer | November 2, 2013, 10:54 am
  2. Great recommendations, Amy! Sorry I’m late with this – I spent my weekend binge-reading instead of going online.

    Posted by Becke Martin Davis | November 3, 2013, 8:21 pm

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