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Killer Wedding (Madeline Bean #3)

3.74  ·  Rating Details  ·  269 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Although not about to say "I do" anytime soon, hip party-planner Madeline Bean is no stranger to the phenomenon known as the LA wedding; the good, the bad and the kind where the party lasts longer than the marriage. Still, Maddie never expected to be the guest of Vivian Duncan, the West Coast's grande dame of wedding consultants, at a lavish affair held amidst the dramatic ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 7th 2000 by Avon Books (first published March 1st 2000)
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Debbie Maskus
My first impression of this series was that it is too silly. Now I feel the need for a little humor between the grisly mystery novels. In this installment of the Madeline Bean series set in Los Angeles, The reader learns about the mining of emeralds in Africa. I always enjoy learning new data. The only flaw in Farmer's story is the answer of the riddle of the real father of the bride. The cooking smells delicious, but Madeline uses a lot of fish. I would kill right now for the lemon curd cake.
Mark Baker
Mar 09, 2014 Mark Baker rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, 2002
Madeline attends a wedding at the LA Nature Museum. The company putting it on wants Madeline to buy it out, but then the owner is killed during the reception. Another fun book filled with great characters and a strong story. The ending scene is a bit of a cliche, but it is still fun.

Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.
Dharia Scarab
Jul 12, 2014 Dharia Scarab rated it liked it
Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.

4 sta
Monica L Christopherson
Fun read.

This story is engaging. It told a bit about the history of emerald smuggling from Zimbabwe, which I found interesting. A good beach read.
Sep 08, 2007 Cindy rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: chick lit/mystery fans
Shelves: mysteries, cozy
I think the cue that something was wrong was the dead body in the dinosaur skeleton, but maybe that's just me.

I really wanted to enjoy this book. Reading the fabulous care they took over the meals they created certainly got my appetite going, but I wasn't really attracted to the characters and the plot was hard to swallow. I'm not sure I'll bother with any more in this series.
Feb 11, 2012 Suzanne rated it really liked it
Recommended to Suzanne by: Emily, Ginny
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
I love this series! I was a little bummed that Wes and Maddie weren't doing any actual catering or event planning this book, but the Vivian Duncan wedding made up for it.
Mar 28, 2011 Patty rated it really liked it
A fun frolic through a crazy "safari" themed wedding and lots of tantalizing foodie references.
Sep 17, 2012 Danise rated it liked it
3.5 stars. Cute, easy read.
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Jerrilyn Farmer, the author of the acclaimed, award-winning Madeline Bean novels, is a TV writer who has written for game shows such as Jeopardy! and Supermarket Sweep, and sketch comedy specials for Dana Carvey, Jon Lovitz, Timothy Stack, Cheri Oteri, Tim Meadows, and others. Farmer also teaches mystery writing at the UCLA Extension's Writers Program.

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