Title: Temporarily Out of Luck
Author: Vicki Batman
Genre: Romantic Comedy Mystery
Great job. What man? And murder. Newly employed at Wedding Wonderland, Hattie Cooks is learning the industry from a woman she greatly admires. When her former brother-in-law is found dead in his luxury SUV, all fingers point to Hattie’s sister, who is planning her own “I Dos.”
Detective Allan Wellborn is caught between a rock and a hard place—Hattie’s family and investigating the murder of a well-connected Sommerville resident, the same loser who was once married to Hattie’s sister. Determining who’s the bad guy—or gal—isn’t going to be easy and sure to piss off someone.
Can Hattie beat the clock to find out who murdered Tracey’s ex before being charged with the crime and her wedding is ruined?
Allan set his hand on the back of the pew. “I guess you don’t know.”
Did not sound good. “What?”
“Over kumquats at Super Saver, your mom told my mom, Tracey felt…let’s say…ill.”
I jumped to my feet and glanced toward the building door. “Tracey’s sick?” Very newsworthy. “She didn’t say a word yesterday. Did she go to the doctor?”
Allan shook his head. “I…don’t…think…so.”
“Because…” I rolled my hand.
He didn't utter a word, just glanced at his shoes and lifted his toes.
Maddening man. I squinched my eyes into slits. “Something’s going on, and you better tell me. Now.”
Allan sighed. “Here’s the short story. Your mom, dad, Stuart, and Tracey are, er, missing the rehearsal. We’re”—he motioned from himself to me and back—
“standing in for them.”
Un. Be. Lieve. Able. My jaw dropped. This wedding will be the death of me. “Stand in for them—again? You’ve got to be kidding.”
He leveled on me his best no-nonsense look. “Do I look like a comedian?”
He didn’t. Fanning my hands wide, I paced six feet to my right, spun about, six feet to my left. “I’ve tried on Tracey’s dress. I’ve stood in for their tango dance…” I rotated fully to face him. “No. I won’t do it. I won’t be a stand-in at her wedding rehearsal. Period.”
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Hattie Cooks is a plain ol’ gal like the rest of us slogging along in our lives. She reads books, has lots of friends, collects handbags, and just might be in love with Detective Allen Wellborn. Lots of things derail her life and through her adventures we laugh a lot and love.
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Funny, sweet, and quirky, Vicki Batman’s stories are full of her hallmark humor, romance, and will delight all readers. She has sold many award-winning and bestselling romantic comedy works to magazines and most recently, three humorous romantic mysteries. An avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Cat fancier. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby.
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