The Wedding Caper
(Bridal Mayhem Mystery #1)
by Janice Thompson
Join Annie Peterson, mother of the bride, as she solve crimes on her way to the wedding. In book one (The Wedding Caper) a $25,000 night deposit mysteriously disappears from the Clark County Savings and Loan, and Annie Peterson takes on the role of amateur sleuth to solve the mystery.
Only one problem. . .she knows nothing about crime solving! With loads of humor and just enough of a mystery to make you wonder whodunit, this story is perfect for a cozy read.
Annie Peterson’s twin daughters are getting married, and they need more than $25,000 to finance the event. Meanwhile, a burglary takes place in a Loans Bank and about $25,000 deposit has gone missing. The next day, Annie’s husband and bank employee, Warren comes up with $25,000 and tells her they finally have the money they need for their twins nuptials. In cold cash. Something smells fishy around here, doesn’t it?
This book was a pleasure to read, easy and very light. I loved that the main character, Annie, was very relatable and funny at times. But what I loved the most was her willingness to solve a crime to help out someone in need, even though she first and foremost suspect her own husband. Armed with no crime-fighting experience nor sleuthing techniques, Annie did her best to uncover the mystery and always made sure that her faith in the Lord did not waver.
The author, Janice Thompson, was a breath of fresh air. She brings out the best in you when you read her novels. Her characters are easy to love and her stories are light-hearted and distinctly clean contemporaries. I would definitely read her other Wedding series.
Award-winning author Janice Thompson also writes under the pseudonym Janice Hanna. She got her start in the industry writing screenplays and musical comedies for the stage. Janice has published over 100 books for the Christian market, crossing genre lines to write cozy mysteries, historicals, romances, nonfiction books, devotionals, children’s books and more. She particularly enjoys writing light-hearted, comedic tales because she enjoys making readers laugh.
She lives in Spring, Texas, where she leads a rich life with her family, a host of writing friends, and two mischievous dachshunds. When she’s not busy writing or playing with her eight grandchildren, Janice can be found in the kitchen, baking specialty cakes and cookies for friends and loved ones. No matter what she’s cooking up—books, cakes, cookies or mischief—she does her best to keep the Lord at the center of it all. You can find out more about Janice at http://www.janiceathompson.com.