Dying on the Vine by Marla Cooper: A Visual Guide

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This week, a rival wedding planner turns up dead, and Kelsey McKenna must investigate to clear her name! Take a visual tour of Marla Cooper's 2nd Kelsey McKenna Destination Wedding Mystery, Dying on the Vine, with GIFnotes!

When wedding planner Kelsey McKenna goes to the Wine Country Wedding Faire, the last thing she expects to do is take on new clients.

After all, she’s just there to help out her friend Brody and maybe score some free cupcakes.

But when a young couple in a pinch asks for her help, she just can't say no.

There’s only one problem…

They’d been working with Babs Norton, the self-proclaimed Queen of Wine Country Weddings―and things did not end well.

Kelsey wants to make sure there are no hard feelings.

But unfortunately she never gets the chance.

When she goes to Babs’s office, she finds the wedding planner dead on the floor.

Babs's high-strung assistant Stefan knows exactly who killed Babs: Kelsey.

At least, that's what he very publicly accuses her of at Babs's funeral.

When Kelsey decides to do a little sleuthing to clear her name, she uncovers a myriad of secrets and lies.

And when a second wedding planner is attacked, Kelsey begins to wonder if she might be next.

Set against the stunning backdrop of California wine country, Marla Cooper's Dying on the Vine is a mystery brimming with gossip, wine, and, of course … murder.

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Marla Cooper is the author of the Kelsey McKenna Destination Wedding Mysteries. As a freelance writer, Marla has written all sorts of things, from advertising copy to travel guidebooks to the occasional haiku, and it was while ghostwriting a guide to destination weddings that she found inspiration for her series. Originally hailing from Texas, Marla lives in Oakland, California, with her writer husband and her polydactyl tuxedo cat.


  1. Marla B. Cooper

    I love this so much! It’s like a movie trailer I want to watch again and again. (And whoever came up with GIFnotes = genius.)

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