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Louisiana hat maker Miss DuBois is making a name for herself veiling Southern brides-to-be with her sophisticated designs. She’s also gaining a reputation for unveiling murderers…
Missy is shocked when she sees the asking price for the Sweetwater mansion…in a good way. With business thriving at Crowning Glory, it would be nice to set up shop surrounded by alabaster columns and gleaming mahogany. The Southern connections only deepen when it turns out the real estate agent is Mellette Babineaux, a college classmate and sorority sister. But when Missy drags her best friend Bo along to the mansion for a second look, they barely make it past the live oaks before they discover Mellette’s dead body in a shed. Now, for the sake of her college friend, Missy finds herself investigating everyone from a superstitious Cajun caretaker to a Rolls Royce-driving billionaire—and finding that lots of closet space can mean lots of skeletons, too…
1) What was the inspiration for the Missy DuBois Mystery series?
My husband and I traveled to the Great River Road in Louisiana several years ago, where I saw these beautiful antebellum mansions just dripping with intrigue. I remember thinking, “What better place for a mystery than a mansion full of nooks, crannies…and the occasional ghost?” That’s how it all began.
2) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Unbeknownst to me at the time, I married the world’s biggest travel junkie. Travel is a big part of our lives. I also have two daughters who fill my days (and my schedule). I do manage to work in some yoga classes, though, and I love to read books in other genres.
3) If you could write from anywhere in the world, where would you like to write from & why?
I’d write from Barcelona, because the city is one of the prettiest and the friendliest I’ve ever been lucky enough to see.
4) Do you have a favorite holiday movie?
My favorite movie is probably The Polar Express. My youngest daughter and I just watched it again the other night, and I’m always blown away by the beauty of the artwork.
5) What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Every year, my sisters and I get our families together, so the cousins can run around and basically ignore the parents. It’s the one chance for our families to all get together, and I cherish it.
6) What are you currently working on?
Missy’s next adventure. Book three is already written, but there’s still a lot of fun to be had on the Great River Road.
Thanks for having me here today; I’ve enjoyed chatting with you!
About Sandra Bretting
Sandra Bretting writes the Missy DuBois Mystery series for Kensington/Lyrical Underground. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, she’s written for the Los Angeles Times and the Houston Chronicle, among others.
The Missy DuBois Mystery series follows milliner and bona fide Southern belle Missy DuBois, who becomes entangled in several unfashionable murders on the Great River Road in Louisiana. The first book, Murder at Morningside, debuted in May 2016. The second installment, Something Foul at Sweetwater, will be available December 2016. Readers can connect with her at www.sandrabretting.com.
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