Barring the standard teenage pranks, all turns out peaceable at Philly Prep, the personal university in Philadelphia the place Amanda Pepper teaches English. without doubt the cash that looks to be lacking from money accumulated to assist sufferers of a catastrophic storm Down South will ensue. most likely the rumor that a few of Amanda's scholars have chanced on the thrills of playing is completely unfounded.
In any case, Amanda has different issues to contemplate. Her husband, deepest investigator C. okay. MacKenzie, is suffering to assist his Louisiana relations reconstruct their post-hurricane lives. Her good friend Sasha's stepmother has simply dedicated suicide―although, in response to Sasha, Phoebe Ennis might by no means have killed herself, particularly now not whereas having a drink and donning a pink silk shirt and crimson sandals with four-inch heels.
Amanda is not persuaded yet reluctantly is of the same opinion to assist examine the woman's loss of life, although the facts for foul play is narrow. actual, the middle-aged compulsive collector of knickknacks wasn't universally enjoyed. Phoebe's personal son hated her and she or he bored her neighbors to dying with tricks of her “royal” lineage. And with 4 marriages at the back of her, she was once already getting ready to announce her renewed availability on the internet. but if one other lady is located useless in Phoebe's residence, it turns into transparent that anything is certainly murderously amiss, and lots more and plenty in the direction of domestic than Amanda or someone else may have imagined.
All's good That Ends is the ultimate ebook in Gillian Roberts's acclaimed Amanda Pepper sequence. it is also the easiest, irresistibly clever, and richly interesting. Amanda's farewell event brings the genius of “the Dorothy Parker of poser writers” (Nancy Pickard) into complete flower, and the bloom is nice and a ask yourself to behold.
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