By Gillian Roberts
Barring the standard teenage pranks, all turns out peaceable at Philly Prep, the personal tuition in Philadelphia the place Amanda Pepper teaches English. doubtless the money that looks to be lacking from money gathered to assist sufferers of a catastrophic typhoon Down South will take place. most likely the rumor that a few of Amanda’s scholars have came across the thrills of playing is completely unfounded.
In any case, Amanda has different issues to contemplate. Her husband, inner most investigator C. okay. MacKenzie, is suffering to aid his Louisiana kin reconstruct their post-hurricane lives. Her pal Sasha’s stepmother has simply dedicated suicide–although, based on Sasha, Phoebe Ennis may by no means have killed herself, particularly now not whereas having a drink and donning a purple silk shirt and purple sandals with four-inch heels.
Amanda isn’t persuaded yet reluctantly concurs to assist examine the woman’s loss of life, notwithstanding the proof for foul play is slender. precise, the middle-aged compulsive collector of knickknacks wasn’t universally enjoyed. Phoebe’s personal son hated her and he or she bored her associates to dying 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 residence, it turns into transparent that whatever is certainly murderously amiss, and lots more and plenty towards domestic than Amanda or someone else can have imagined.
All’s good That Ends is the ultimate novel in Gillian Roberts’s acclaimed Amanda Pepper sequence. It’s additionally the simplest, irresistibly clever, and richly interesting. Amanda’s farewell event brings the genius of “the Dorothy Parker of poser writers” (Nancy Pickard) into complete flower, and the bloom is good and a ask yourself to behold.
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What did they expect to see? A killer suddenly throwing himself on the coffin and confessing? Villains twirling moustaches and chortling over their evil accomplishments? Meaningful glances among conspirators? Why would a murderer attend his victim’s funeral? But since Sasha’s current craziness was a by-product of her sadness, I honored it and stood here, wishing I knew what I was supposed to notice beyond a clump of shivering red-nosed people. Instead, I thought about the one attendee I couldn’t see, the one in the martini shaker.
My art,’ he said. ‘Art on wheels. ’ So there’s my soul mate, the other artist. Outlines of naked women with bosoms so large they were like deformities, and sayings like ‘Ready, Freddie’ and painted flames coming out from the wheel wells—and yellow crime-scene tape pasted on the side. ’” She put one finger up to squelch any editorial comments on our part. “That’s when I told Nick-the-Artist that I had suddenly developed a terrible gastrointestinal problem and had to leave immediately. He didn’t understand ‘gastrointestinal’ so I translated into his language.
Not that Phoebe had much beyond a modest house, but however much it was, Dennis wanted it all, and his mother had said he could have only half. He’d been in a sulk ever since he’d flown into Philadelphia. When he bullied his way into running the memorial service despite years of ignoring his mother, Sasha capitulated. The fact that he’d saved himself and this performance for last was all the more offensive. “You have got to find out where he was the night she died,” Sasha whispered. “Maybe he hired somebody.
All's Well That Ends: An Amanda Pepper Mystery by Gillian Roberts