By Gillian Roberts
Barring the standard teenage pranks, all turns out peaceable at Philly Prep, the personal college in Philadelphia the place Amanda Pepper teaches English. doubtless the cash that looks to be lacking from cash accumulated to assist sufferers of a catastrophic storm Down South will ensue. most likely the rumor that a few of Amanda’s scholars have found 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 may by no means have killed herself, particularly no longer whereas having a drink and donning a crimson silk shirt and crimson sandals with four-inch heels.
Amanda isn’t persuaded yet reluctantly concurs to aid examine the woman’s loss of life, even though 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 she or he bored her pals to loss of life with tricks of her “royal” lineage. And with 4 marriages at the back of her, she used to be already getting ready to announce her renewed availability on the internet. but if one other lady is located useless in Phoebe’s residence, it turns into transparent that anything is certainly murderously amiss, and masses towards domestic than Amanda or an individual 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 simplest, irresistibly clever, and richly pleasing. Amanda’s farewell experience brings the genius of “the Dorothy Parker of poser writers” (Nancy Pickard) into complete flower, and the bloom is nice and a ask yourself to behold.
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He’d talked her into finding a realtor and disposing of Phoebe’s “treasures,” since he lived in Chicago while Sasha lived nearby and was sharing in the profits. To me that meant they should also share the work, but Dennis was Phoebe’s executor, and life was complicated enough without getting into this particular battle. Sasha put her hand on Dennis’s sleeve. Her forehead had a long, vertical wrinkle down its middle. “Before you go,” she said, “I’ve been wanting to ask…do you…did you wonder…when you heard…” She took another deep breath and cleared her throat.
And then a set of directions as to how to get there. I agreed that Phoebe’s lifelong need to acquire anything that was flounced, pleated, ruffled, gilded, or labeled “a collectible” needed to be smoothed over so as to avoid terrifying away prospective buyers. Still, I didn’t know how I was going to manage my life plus what now seemed like managing Sasha’s as well. I consoled myself with the idea that I might be able to combine the two acts of friendship by interviewing Phoebe’s neighbors while I was also housecleaning there today.
I stifled a yawn. “Something is very wrong,” Margaret said with dramatic flair. “The bulletin this morning was wrong,” Eddie said, his eyes wide and his expression still solemn. “Our homeroom teacher read it to us, but it was wrong. ” “We asked her to read it again. And then we asked her to check if there was a typo,” Margaret said. I shook my head, still not sure what their point was. ” Margaret prompted me. ” Eddie cleared his throat. “Me and Margaret—” “Margaret and I,” I said before I could censor it.
All's Well That Ends: An Amanda Pepper Mystery by Gillian Roberts