“Simply the Best” – A Mystery by Mary P. Karnes

Simply the Best

by Mary P Karnes


Grace Mc Kenna is a spunky, beautiful wedding planner in exclusive Santa Barbara, California. It’s not easy being ‘wedding planner to the rich and famous’, but someone has to do it.  Grace’s seemingly ideal life is complicated by a handsome cop ex-husband, a mischievous 11 year old daughter, and oh yes, a murdered assistant who just happens to be the Maid of Honor in her latest wedding. Grace wants to solve the case when her best friend is accused of the murder, but is the cost too great?


Grace Mc Kenna is a spunky, beautiful wedding planner in exclusive Santa Barbara, California. She’s always wanted to expand her business and score the big society weddings. Grace’s big break comes when her part-time employee, Kelly Delany, is tapped to be Maid of Honor at the Santa Barbara society wedding of the year. But Kelly is not the model Maid of Honor, and is caught by Grace in a compromising position with the groom at the rehearsal dinner. The situation goes from naughty to deadly when…

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About the author

Mary P Karnes received her Bachelor of Arts in Writing from the University of Redlands in Redlands, California. She currently resides with her family in New England. “Simply the Best” is the first book in the “Grace Mc Kenna” series.

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  • Details

    Genre: FICTION
    SubGenre: Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
    Language: English
    ISBN-13: 9781483519630
    Publisher: BookBaby
    Publish date: 2/5/2014
    Series title: “Grace Mc Kenna Series”
    Edition number: 1
    Pages: 242


    3 thoughts on ““Simply the Best” – A Mystery by Mary P. Karnes

    1. Simply the Best took some twists & turns that I hadn’t anticipated making this a “couldn’t put down” read. Can’t wait to see what wedding planner Grace McKenna is in store for next.

    2. This book is exactly my type of summer reading. It’s setting is dreamy yet there is some action. It is light and easy to read, but I was surprised by the twists and turns. Often times I am able to predict the ending, but not after reading Simply the Best. If this turns into series, I’ll be a loyal customer!

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