Laura Durham

Laura DurhamWelcome
Welcome to the home of the Annabelle Archer mystery series—books about a young Washington, D.C. wedding planner written by a (okay, not so young anymore) D.C. wedding planner. The first novel in the series, BETTER OFF WED, came out in 2005 and won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. It was followed by FOR BETTER OR HEARSE and TO LOVE AND TO PERISH.

After the third book (and two babies along the way), I took a little break from the crazy writing/touring schedule. It isn't so easy to juggle babies, brides and books! I haven't stopped writing (to assure those of you who have emailed me) but I am looking for a new home for the series. As a lot of you avid mystery fans know, the publishing industry is going through a tough time so publishers have cut back and sometimes eliminated entire mystery lines! Lots of us at Avon Books were displaced and some of my personal favorites have changed genres or stopped writing.

I have heard the cries from those of you who are anxious to see what happens to Annabelle and Richard and the rest of the crew (and who Annabelle ends up with), so I will be posting some new chapters of the next book in the series on my wedding blog. Check out www.bridalbubbly.blogspot.com for a sneak peek (and you can see what I'm up to in the wedding planning world, too). I'll be posting chapters every so often, although I can't promise a regular schedule when wedding season starts again. A huge thanks to all the loyal fans who have sent the sweetest emails telling me know much you miss the books. I really appreciate your support. Mystery readers really are the coolest people!

 

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Extra!
The third Annabelle Archer Mystery, To Love and To Perish, was published in February 2007.

Better Off Wed is the WINNER of the Agatha Award for Best First Novel of 2005!

For Better Or Hearse hit the IMBA bestseller list for March 2006!