All's Well That Ends: An Amanda Pepper Mystery by Gillian Roberts PDF

By Gillian Roberts

ISBN-10: 034549718X

ISBN-13: 9780345497185

Barring the standard teenage pranks, all turns out peaceable at Philly Prep, the personal institution in Philadelphia the place Amanda Pepper teaches English. without doubt the cash that looks to be lacking from money amassed to help sufferers of a catastrophic storm Down South will take place. most likely the rumor that a few of Amanda’s scholars have stumbled on the thrills of playing is completely unfounded.

In any case, Amanda has different issues to consider. Her husband, deepest investigator C. okay. MacKenzie, is suffering to assist his Louisiana relatives reconstruct their post-hurricane lives. Her good friend Sasha’s stepmother has simply devoted suicide–although, in keeping with Sasha, Phoebe Ennis could by no means have killed herself, specifically no longer whereas having a drink and donning a purple silk shirt and pink sandals with four-inch heels.

Amanda isn’t persuaded yet reluctantly is of the same opinion to aid examine the woman’s loss of life, although the proof for foul play is narrow. precise, the middle-aged compulsive collector of knickknacks wasn’t universally enjoyed. Phoebe’s personal son hated her and she or he bored her pals to demise with tricks of her “royal” lineage. And with 4 marriages in the back of her, she was once already getting ready to announce her renewed availability on the web. but if one other girl is located lifeless in Phoebe’s condominium, it turns into transparent that whatever is certainly murderously amiss, and masses towards domestic than Amanda or someone else may have imagined.

All’s good That Ends is the ultimate novel in Gillian Roberts’s acclaimed Amanda Pepper sequence. It’s additionally the easiest, irresistibly clever, and richly interesting. Amanda’s farewell event brings the genius of “the Dorothy Parker of puzzle writers” (Nancy Pickard) into complete flower, and the bloom is nice and a ask yourself to behold.

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She said lots of things, but then—wham—he was gone. Sad, you see. Not suicidal! ” Part of what bonded the two women was the irrational belief that the next man would be better, despite their own histories, which proved that the next ones were seldom as good as the ones before. Sasha had even used her professional skills to help the hunt for number six by taking photos of Phoebe for an online matchmaking service. She’d needed new ones because all her portraits were in wedding attire. She never got to see the photos.

Backtrack a little,” I said. ” Since the start of December, the school had been collecting donations to be used to buy Christmas gifts for hurricane victims. The collection drive was going to end this week, and this morning’s bulletin had published the tally to date, probably as an incentive to those who hadn’t yet donated. Both of them shook their heads. ” “Every day,” Eddie added. “And then we added it up,” Margaret said. ” My thoughts wandered back to coffee. Margaret and Eddie meant well, but surely numbers the homeroom collectors remembered were not a solid basis for a challenge.

I don’t know. I think—I think she already belonged somewhere because she mentioned getting inquiries from guys who ‘weren’t it,’ she said. She thought she looked too stuffy in the photo she was using, a half of a wedding photo. I offered to Photoshop out the hat and veil, but she said the whole dressed-up ‘granny-thing’—that was her phrase—wasn’t the image she wanted to project. ” Sasha looked down at her hands. I was sure it was so that we couldn’t see her face, but we could see and understand what the rapid eyeblinks meant.

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