By Gillian Roberts
Barring the standard teenage pranks, all turns out peaceable at Philly Prep, the non-public institution in Philadelphia the place Amanda Pepper teaches English. doubtless the money that looks to be lacking from money accrued to help sufferers of a catastrophic typhoon Down South will take place. most likely the rumor that a few of Amanda’s scholars have found 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 pal Sasha’s stepmother has simply devoted suicide–although, based on Sasha, Phoebe Ennis might by no means have killed herself, in particular no longer whereas having a drink and donning a crimson silk shirt and pink sandals with four-inch heels.
Amanda isn’t persuaded yet reluctantly consents to assist examine the woman’s loss of life, notwithstanding the facts for foul play is slender. real, the middle-aged compulsive collector of knickknacks wasn’t universally enjoyed. Phoebe’s personal son hated her and he or she bored her associates to demise 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 lifeless in Phoebe’s residence, it turns into transparent that whatever is certainly murderously amiss, and masses toward domestic than Amanda or a person else may have imagined.
All’s good That Ends is the ultimate novel in Gillian Roberts’s acclaimed Amanda Pepper sequence. It’s additionally the easiest, irresistibly clever, and richly interesting. Amanda’s farewell event brings the genius of “the Dorothy Parker of puzzle writers” (Nancy Pickard) into complete flower, and the bloom is nice and a ask yourself to behold.