Better Dead Than Wed A Mystery Featuring Maggie Suit and Kurt Van Doren What would the holidays and a homecoming be without a murder? That is what our resident sleuths wonder as they get themselves involved in finding the killer of Vince Packard, an old adversary of Kurtas which interrupts a lovely holiday party. Arriving home at Christmas from a lengthy training mission in Africa, Kurt finds Maggie dealing with her job, decorating their old Victorian, helping Holly with her wedding plans and trying to negotiate peace between her niece, Kelly and her husband. Vinceas murder at a luxurious New Yearas Eve bash hosted by a surgical start up venture stirs up Maggieas sleuthing genes. In this third installment of Kurt and Maggieas adventure Kurt shows a good instinct for guessing at secrets and Maggie does a great job of jumping to conclusions. Our hero tries to keep their sleuthing under control but his own investigation gets him involved in a meeting with one old flame and ather with a glamorous suspect . Our heroine fails to discern the killeras identity until she is confronted with her worse phobia. Mix in an overbearing CEO, a nasty retired politician, Vinceas mysterious mistress, the grieving widow, a local TV huckster and you have all the makings for a busy winter for our couple. Who killed Dr. Packard? Why is Kurt flirting? Are Maggie and Kurt drifting apart? What is the old Senatoras part in all of this? Does Holly get to the altar? A surprise wedding anuncement complicates the investigation. Better Dead Than Wed holds all the answers.