On the Rocks (A Top Shelf Mystery)
Ricki snoops again! The Top Shelf has their first big catering job—a wedding reception. But nothing ruins a wedding reception like a pirate taking a dive off a third floor balcony. Well, the best man dressed as a pirate—it’s Halloween, after all, and the wedding reception is a masquerade event. When the groom is arrested for the murder, the bride and her father beg Ricki to help prove his innocence, but Ricki soon finds more questions than answers. Is the groom as innocent as he seems? The bride and the best man used to be a couple. Could the groom have killed him either accidentally or on purpose? Would he have ruined his own wedding reception and missed his honeymoon in a fit of jealous rage? Both men played football for their college, and both were headed for the pros. Was someone trying to coerce the victim into a point-shaving scheme and things got out of hand? For that matter, who was the actual target? Just before the murder, the groom and best man switched costumes as a joke. Was the best man the intended victim or was it the groom? And the biggest question of all—who was the killer clown?