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A wedding without a groom leaves a lot to be desired. So when the wedding of Lee’s best friend is threatened by the arrest of the groom for murder, thirty-four-year old Lee Alvarez -- a combination of Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone and Janet Evanovitch’s Stephanie Plum - heads south of the border in search of the real killer. Not only is this half Latina, half WASP, and 100A wedding without a groom leaves a lot to be desired. So when the wedding of Lee’s best friend is threatened by the arrest of the groom for murder, thirty-four-year old Lee Alvarez -- a combination of Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone and Janet Evanovitch’s Stephanie Plum - heads south of the border in search of the real killer. Not only is this half Latina, half WASP, and 100% detective thrown into the well-organized world of plundered Mesoamerican relics, but she finds herself eating the best tasting tamales ever.With the help of the rest of the Alvarez Family, Never-Had-A-Bad-Hair-Day blueblood mother, Lila Hamilton Alvarez, brother and computer genius, Richard; favorite uncle, “Tío” Mateo; and Tugger, her energetic orange and white cat, Lee stumbles across the man of her dreams. But is he too good to be true? Probably. She tries to follow her own sage advice, ‘when Cupid’s wings start flapping, take cover.’ Good luck to her.A Wedding To Die For is the second novel in a series of humorous murder mysteries involving the Alvarez Family, owners of Silicon Valley’s successful Discretionary Inquiries....

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ISBN : 18304248
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Number of Pages : 505 Pages
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A Wedding to Die For Reviews

  • Rochelle
    2018-12-07 01:11

    A Note from Acey to Tugger:Hey Tugger, how ya doin’? Dusty’s family moved. Ah, well—more mice for me. I hear you don’t get out much. Yeah, Rochelle tries to keep me in when the weather’s bad, but I’ve got my safe spots out back at the auto museum. I tried everything the other night--even the eyes, but it was raining and she would not budge. Good thing, too. Had a BIG lightning bolt. I jumped up in her lap and she cuddled me. I think it scared her, too. There was a high-pitched wail even louder than the storm. Hurt my ears. I think Tink was hiding under the bed. She’s Rochelle’s other cat.Well, Tugger. Keep lettin’ Lee and Tio Mateo pamper ya. That’s what bein’ a cat’s all about. Watch this.“Mew…”“Oh, Acey, what is it?”“Mew…”“You have foodies.”“Mew…”“You want a treat? Let’s see… Oh! We have cat nip! There you go. Tink! You want some too? Now where was I? Oh, yes—reviewing Heather Haven’s book.”BLURB:A wedding without a groom leaves a lot to be desired. So when the wedding of Lee’s best friend is threatened by the arrest of the groom for murder, thirty-four-year old Lee Alvarez—a combination of Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone and Janet Evanovitch’s Stephanie Plum - heads south of the border in search of the real killer. Not only is this half Latina, half WASP, and 100% detective thrown into the well-organized world of plundered Mesoamerican relics, but she finds herself eating the best tasting tamales ever.With the help of the rest of the Alvarez Family, Never-Had-A-Bad-Hair-Day blueblood mother, Lila Hamilton Alvarez, brother and computer genius, Richard; favorite uncle, “Tío” Mateo; and Tugger, her energetic orange and white cat, Lee stumbles across the man of her dreams. But is he too good to be true? Probably. She tries to follow her own sage advice, ‘when Cupid’s wings start flapping, take cover.’ Good luck to her.A Wedding To Die For is the second novel in a series of humorous murder mysteries involving the Alvarez Family, owners of Silicon Valley’s successful Discretionary Inquiries.MY REVIEW:There’s more to being maid of honor than just planning the bridal shower. First you have to prove the groom is innocent of murder. Somehow, nothing is ever normal or easy for Lee Alvarez.After reading Murder is a Family Business, I couldn’t wait to read A Wedding to Die For, and I was not disappointed. Ms. Haven has created a wonderful ensemble cast in the Alvarez Family Murder mysteries. Liana (Lee) Alvarez is smart, and funny. The book is well-paced, building the tension from the first page to the last, as she and her family stalk the killer and almost become the next victims. If you have not read either of Ms. Haven’s books, please do so. I highly recommend both.

  • Els
    2018-11-16 02:20

    Wat moet je doen als je vriendin, Mira, je vraagt om te helpen bij de organisatie van haar huwelijk, je ondertussen ook undercover werkt om een zaak op te lossen, de bruid ziek wordt en de bruidegom, Carlos, verdacht wordt van moord? Juist, vooral niet in paniek raken. smile-emoticon Gelukkig kan Lee rekenen op haar moeder, broer, oom en een paar andere vrienden om haar bij te staan. De cover vind ik een beetje bizar. Ik geef toe dat hij wel weergeeft waar het in het boek om draait, maar naar mijn gevoel willen ze er een beetje teveel op zetten. De bovenkant duidt op de Meso Amerikaanse cultuur die een grote rol speelt en anderzijds natuurlijk ook het huwelijk. Misschien hadden ze beter de bruid in zo een historisch gebouw gezet? Ik vind hem niet zo aantrekkelijk. Wat de titel betreft, daar ben ik nog niet helemaal uit. Daarvoor moet ik mij nog eerst wat verder in het boek verdiepen.Het verhaal zelf dan. Dat begint met de nodige dosis humor en spanning en de radertjes in mijn hoofd beginnen al te draaien. Ik heb dan ook al een hele waslijst verdachten waar ik stilaan zal kunnen in gaan schrappen en hopelijk de juiste persoon zal uit overhouden. Benieuwd of ik slim genoeg ben deze keer smile-emoticonAlles lijkt te wijzen in de richting van een bepaalde persoon, maar door een ontwikkeling in een andere zaak, gaat er ineens een licht op, zowel bij Lee als bij mezelf. Toch is er nog steeds twijfel of niets is dat toch nog over het hoofd werd gezien. En wie die is knapperd die steeds opduikt? Is hij te vertrouwen of juist niet?Oh ja. De titel daar ben ik op het eind van het boek nog niet uit wat die er eigenlijk mee te maken heeft. Misschien ligt het aan mij of misschien vond de auteur het gewoon goed klinken? wink-emoticonMijn conclusieEen leuk tussendoor verhaal waarin humor en spanning en ook een dosis romantiek vermengd werden met elkaar. Jammer wel van de cover. Als apart boek, zou ik getwijfeld hebben om hem aan te kopen, maar deze maakte deel uit van een box. Ik heb het zeker met plezier gelezen en als ik nog boeken van deze auteur tegenkom, koop ik hem gewoon met mijn ogen dicht. wink-emoticonIk twijfel een beetje tussen de 2 en de 3 sterren, maar omdat sommige dingen net een beetje te ongeloofwaardig vind, hou ik het op 2

  • Marva
    2018-12-08 21:17

    This is the 2nd book in the Alvarez Family mysteries. I think Heather improved upon an already good series. The plot intricate, yet logically solvable. Lea Alvarez's voice in this book is funnier and more adept than the first one, which I also liked. The books just keep getting better, so I'll have no problem snagging the next one when it comes along.Heather writes a damned good mystery with a distinctive flair.One minor point and it's mostly me and my short attention span lately. I had trouble sorting out the several Spanish first names from each other. Most of them were too common for me to remember one from the other. Carlos, Julio, Miguel, etc. It was sort of like using the names John, Jim, Jack, Joe. My ear is not familiar enough with the Spanish names to sort them out easily. I kept thinking "is that the good guy or the bad guy?" and had to look back (not as easy to do on a Kindle) to figure out who was what.

  • Leslie
    2018-11-11 19:23

    This is the second book in a series which; luckily for me, doesn't require you to read in order. Lee is a PI working for her family's Detective Agency in Palo Alto CA. She's stuck on a terrible case requiring her to dress like a Walmart shopping, single mother, and ride public transport for 3 hours a day as well as helping to plan a massive wedding for her best friend. So when the groom to be; who is also a dear family friend, is arrested for murder she knows her 16 hour days are going to become 22 hour days. and neither her mother or brother seem sympathetic. A burglary, turned murder, turned international smuggling mystery. When Lee and her mom Lila head to Mexico to console the mother of the groom she uncovers a cache of antiquities and a mystery man who keeps popping up.

  • Rebecca
    2018-11-19 20:15

    This book would have earned 3.5-4 stars for being rather good for the genre, if only it hadn't relied on a serious flaw for the solution. The main character is led to her suspicions by something she only saw AFTER the murder. And if that something were relevant, it would have been in police storage as evidence when she saw it. Something much less significant bothered me as well. The book could also use a bit more or better copy editing. But it is rare for me not to make that complaint.If it weren't for this flaw breaking the book wide open and all my frustration over the repeated references to it, I would have liked it okay. I may give the author a chance and read another one. I did rather like the main character and the book reads more like a cozy than a PI mystery, probably at least in part because she isn't the kind of pi that normally works this kind of case.

  • Mjuneb
    2018-12-06 03:16

    Wedding NightmareA short planning time for a wedding because the much-in-demand church became available gets complicated. The bride-to-be has pneumonia, a "worthless" artifact is stollen and the thief is found dead after an anonymous call to 911 says the groom-to-be is bending over the body and his prints are on the knife when the police find the body.Thus starts another Alvarez family adventure. Liana must use her P.I. skills to save a family friend and the wedding she has had to plan for the bride. Clues from California and Mexico need to be checked out and put together to for a finished puzzle in less than the 3 weeks before the wedding.Great work!

  • Linda
    2018-12-08 03:28

    Lee Alvarez, A Private Investigator For a Family Owned Agency, Was Forced To Take Over When Her Best Friend Caught Pneumonia To Ensure That Mira's Wedding Would Flow Smoothly. In Addition To Working Under Cover To Catch A Thief Selling Their Client's Encoding She Was Worked Pretty Thin. On Top Of It All The Groom Was Charged With Murder And It Was Up To Her Her To Help Carlos Garcia, But The Deck Was Stacked Against Carlos And It Wasn't Looking Good..............Wow, I Must Live In A Cave As I've Never Heard Of This Very Talented Author! It Was A Pleasure To Get Caught Up In The Daily Life And Giggle At Lee!! Book Two Was So Good That I MUST Read The First!!

  • Gail
    2018-11-21 20:24

    Heather Haven writes a great story. Her characters are like part of my family or good friends. They feel like I know them. They feel so real like good friends who I want to learn more about. This is my 3rd Heather Haven novel. I have enjoyed all of them. I was given this book by the author but would have read it even if it hadn't been given to me. I'm looking forward to reading more books in this Series.

  • Lester Allen
    2018-11-29 23:17

    When you frame one of us you get us all.Liana is planning a huge wedding for two of her favorite people. Then trouble comes know king and the wedding is on hold. Liana and her family must find out who is behind this murder and why it happened. I love Liana because she is not super women but she can take care of herself and get the bad guy

  • Maggie
    2018-11-17 02:15

    Sex in the City meets The Rockford Files.While trying to clear a friend from a murder charge, private detective Lee Alvarez stumbles across a smuggling ring and the man of her dreams. Lee gets an “A” for attitude and fashion sense, and an A+ for sleuthing.A humorous mystery with a chick lit flare.

  • Elizabeth Coldwell
    2018-12-10 00:34

    I really rate it three-and-a-half, but Goodreads doesn't seem to like half stars ;) An engaging mystery - think something along the lines of the Stephanie Plum books, with a wacky cast of family members providing help and hindrance to Lee Alvarez as she tries to solve a mystery involving ancient artefacts and fight off the attentions of a handsome hunk who may or may not be on her side...

  • Suzanne Montigny
    2018-11-28 22:27

    Heather Haven is hilarious! I laughed out loud several times while reading this book. Her writing is witty, to the point, and she doesn't belabour. It took me a while to read this, but only because my boys kept interrupting me. I wished I could have sat down and read the whole thing in a couple of days.

  • Lillie
    2018-11-26 21:13

    Lee Alvarez works in the family PI business. Several interwoven subplots kept the story moving and reader interest high as Lee and her quirky family solve murders and thefts of archaeological treasures to save a friend from a murder charge in time to meet his bride at the altar.

  • Christine
    2018-11-20 19:17

    Although the mystery killer wasn't too tough to figure out, this author writes a very good "cozy" mystery. The main character, Lee, is likable and believable. The only disappointment was the action in the denouement by a secondary character.

  • Vicki
    2018-11-25 21:18

    Fast paced mystery Lee and her family run an investigation firm. As Lee plans a wedding for her friend the groom to be is arrested for murdering the thief that broke into their home the night before. It is a very fast paced story that is very fulfilling. I enjoyed the book.

  • Sue
    2018-11-19 00:19

    Book two in the series - and another winner! I really like our heroine, and her family. The story is strong and worth reading.

  • Linda Cole
    2018-11-22 22:14

    GreatWonderful story I enjoyed the whole thing from the beginning to the end. Well written and memorable characters and the descriptions of Mexico were beautiful

  • Judy
    2018-12-08 00:14

    I enjoyed this solid mystery with lots of interesting characters and settings ranging from California bay area to San Miguel de Allende.

  • Lynda
    2018-11-21 00:40

    Am really liking this series.