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Wedding Chimes, Assorted Crimes

A society wedding photographer falls under suspicion in this “charming and exciting new tale of romance and suspense” (RT Book Reviews).

In Lake Hope and other posh suburbs of Chicago, the services of photographer Keely O’Brien are in high demand, especially for all the theme weddings that are currently the rage among the social elite. But after Keely works two weddings from which the gifts are stolen, suspicion starts to fall on her, as well as on caterer Max Summers. Local gossip columnist Flo Netherton insinuates that Keely and Max may be playing some role in the thievery.

Putting aside her pride and her distrust of Max, Keely convinces him to help her uncover the real inside contact for the robbers. Together they set out to explore the grimy underside of the lace and tulle world of society weddings, but once-friendly business colleagues are suddenly too busy—or too afraid—to talk. Overnight, Max and Keely become pariahs, and something more sinister than rumor may be responsible for the wall of silence.

Then Flo Netherton’s body is found in Keely’s ransacked studio—and the stakes are higher than the survival of her business . . .

Christine Arness

Christine Arness started writing profiles of interesting people, such as a man who kept a daily diary without interruption for over seventy-five years, and short stories for national magazines.

Her first suspense novel, Rosemary for Remembrance, was published by HarperCollins and nominated for an RT Award. Arness's second book was a comedic mystery, Wedding Chimes, Assorted Crimes. She also has a story in the anthology,Romance and Mystery Under the Northern Lights.

Her books include a contemporary romance, Fairy Christmas, Darling along with two collections, A Cozy Country Christmas, and Love Has the Best Intentions.

Diversion Books