By Gillian Roberts
Barring the standard teenage pranks, all turns out peaceable at Philly Prep, the non-public tuition in Philadelphia the place Amanda Pepper teaches English. doubtless the cash that looks to be lacking from money accrued to assist sufferers of a catastrophic typhoon Down South will occur. 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 contemplate. Her husband, deepest investigator C. ok. MacKenzie, is suffering to assist his Louisiana kin reconstruct their post-hurricane lives. Her good friend Sasha’s stepmother has simply dedicated suicide–although, in response to Sasha, Phoebe Ennis could by no means have killed herself, specifically no longer whereas having a drink and donning a crimson silk shirt and purple sandals with four-inch heels.
Amanda isn’t persuaded yet reluctantly has the same opinion to assist examine the woman’s dying, notwithstanding the facts for foul play is narrow. precise, the middle-aged compulsive collector of knickknacks wasn’t universally enjoyed. Phoebe’s personal son hated her and she or he bored her associates to demise 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 useless in Phoebe’s residence, it turns into transparent that whatever is certainly murderously amiss, and masses towards 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 easiest, 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 nice and a ask yourself to behold.
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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. “Northerners have no common sense. Isn’t it obvious? ” We sat at an hourglass-shaped wicker table, Sasha and I on stools, Mackenzie on a low sofa. To his credit, he had offered to switch, but we figured we’d be as Ethiopian as possible and let the male keep the comfiest spot.
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. ” “She wouldn’t use pills and booze? ” He’d spoken too loudly, so that people nearby turned to watch. “I mean she wouldn’t commit suicide,” Sasha said. “It doesn’t fit her. She was upbeat, looking forward—” “Wait a minute! ” Dennis’s face darkened as if his blood had been rerouted and was pounding its way toward the skin.
Suppose I have both of you collect all the homerooms’ donations, then count the money along with Mrs. Codd every day at the start of first period. I’ll write a note giving you permission to be late to my class this week. ” They both nodded. “Except that’s about the future,” Eddie said. ” The odds of finding that out were slim, but I didn’t want to sound hopeless. “We’ll keep working on that. Let’s find out where the money was when, and maybe that’ll show who could have taken it. ” Eddie squinted.
All's Well That Ends: An Amanda Pepper Mystery by Gillian Roberts