“Katharine was drunk at the funeral. She had downed
three bottles of chardonnay the night before, and I was
willing to bet she polished off a couple of glasses
before getting in the car that morning. She had no
intention of showing up to the services sober.”
– frankie Fairholm
Just because I kill people, doesn’t make me a bad person…
On the eve of her high school graduation, proper socialite Francesca “Frankie” Fairholm rebelled against her elitist and controlling family to pursue the dark lifestyle of a contract killer for the enigmatic Osiris Corporation. Years later, with her training complete, she believes she’s doomed to the life of a sociopathic lone gun until a botched hit brings two unlikely allies, her cousins Addison and Katharine.
Using Katharine’s etiquette school, Elegance, Inc., as a front, the trio weave through Frankie’s dark underworld, carrying out contracts, drinking too much wine, and trying not to get each other killed.
Trouble follows the team home when the death of the cruel Fairholm matriarch reveals more than they ever wanted to know about their family. As the funeral preparations play out, the trio begin to realize there is much more to their employer than meets the eye and their family connections run deeper than they ever imagined.
Elegantly Wasted is published through v22 Design LLC. (2022)
Luna Station Press; 1st edition (July 29, 2012)