Died to Match
by Deborah Donnelly

Overview - You are cordially invited. . . . Don't miss amateur detective Carnegie Kincaid, expert in all things matrimony and murder, in the Hallmark original movie Wedding Planner Mystery on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries


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You are cordially invited. . . . Don't miss amateur detective Carnegie Kincaid, expert in all things matrimony and murder, in the Hallmark original movie Wedding Planner Mystery on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries


Luke Skywalker was juggling martini glasses. Albert Einstein was dirty-dancing with Monica Lewinsky. And Zorro was arguing with Death himself. For wedding planner Carnegie Kincaid, it was just another night on the job: a coed bachelor party thrown by one of Seattle's hippest couples--the bride-to-be a hard-charging Microsoft millionaire, the groom a Seattle Sentinel news editor.

But what started as the perfect evening for the young, handsome, and politically correct ended in disaster. One beautiful bridesmaid was dead, and another had thrown herself into Elliott Bay. Now Carnegie has more than a cutting-edge wedding to save. All around her, secret liaisons are unraveling, dangerous decisions are coming to light, and at least one criminal is lurking. With families to please, dresses to hem, and headlines to grab, Carnegie is discovering the dark side of love and marriage amid high and low Seattle society--and that while some passions may be forever, some are a motive for murder.

  • ISBN-13: 9780440237044
  • ISBN-10: 0440237041
  • Publisher: Dell Pub Co
  • Publish Date: October 2002
  • Dimensions: 1 x 7 x 4.25 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds

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A Wedding to Die For

Wedding planner Carnegie Kincaid has enough on her mind trying to build her business among Seattle's elite without bridesmaids turning up dead or near drowned amid the extravagant wedding festivities in Deborah Donnelly's brash and zesty tale, Died to Match. Stir in the zealous pursuit of Zack; a too-young-for-her website designer; and the amorous attentions of Aaron Gold, who's more interested in getting into her bed than into the facts of the case, and poor Carnegie has a juggling act between her business and personal life that would stymie a lesser woman. Encountering quirky caterers and cops and a mystery man she's dubbed Skull, Carnegie agrees to be a fill-in bridesmaid and hopes she's not the next body on the list. Donnelly delivers a delightful mix of brides, bodies and mayhem that's a treat to devour.

Sandy Huseby writes and reviews from her homes in Fargo, North Dakota and lakeside in northern Minnesota.

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