By Gillian Roberts
Barring the standard teenage pranks, all turns out peaceable at Philly Prep, the non-public university in Philadelphia the place Amanda Pepper teaches English. without doubt the money that looks to be lacking from cash amassed to help sufferers of a catastrophic typhoon Down South will happen. most likely the rumor that a few of Amanda’s scholars have chanced on the thrills of playing is completely unfounded.
In any case, Amanda has different issues to contemplate. Her husband, inner most investigator C. ok. MacKenzie, is suffering to aid his Louisiana relatives reconstruct their post-hurricane lives. Her good friend Sasha’s stepmother has simply devoted suicide–although, in response to Sasha, Phoebe Ennis might by no means have killed herself, specifically now not whereas having a drink and donning a crimson silk shirt and purple sandals with four-inch heels.
Amanda isn’t persuaded yet reluctantly consents to assist examine the woman’s dying, notwithstanding 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 he or she bored her pals to loss of life with tricks of her “royal” lineage. And with 4 marriages at 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 useless in Phoebe’s residence, it turns into transparent that whatever is certainly murderously amiss, and masses in the direction of domestic than Amanda or an individual 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 exciting. Amanda’s farewell event brings the genius of “the Dorothy Parker of puzzle writers” (Nancy Pickard) into complete flower, and the bloom is good and a ask yourself to behold.
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Extra info for All's Well That Ends: An Amanda Pepper Mystery
You don’t get points toward your license for teaching high school English. That didn’t matter to Sasha. She refused to accept the idea that Phoebe had committed suicide, no matter what the police said, and no matter that she had nothing beyond a gut conviction to support her theory. So with her talent for ignoring the obvious, she’d begged me to observe—as if this were all a grade-B movie, and I was the obligatory cop lounging at the back of the funeral home. I didn’t even know why they were there in movies, let alone in real life.
We favored third world cuisines—they were generally hearty and inexpensive, although it did feel out of kilter to be dining on the cuisine of a country with a starvation problem. Perhaps it should have put our problems in perspective. ” Sasha suddenly demanded of Mackenzie. Then she waved the question away. “I thought you were all supposed to be named Bubba. Except you, given that you don’t even have actual names, only initials. ” Mackenzie smiled for the first time since he’d entered the restaurant.
Fifth marriage and she’s widowed within months. Her only son’s worthless and uninterested. His only virtue’s that he lives far away from her. She drank; and either by a sad accident or by design, she mixed booze and sleeping pills and killed herself. Nobody wants to believe that, so we look for outside reasons, when rationally speaking, there do not seem to be any. ” “I said I couldn’t think of any, but they must be there, and you’d find them. That’s your job, and I know you’re good at it, Mackenzie.