Something Foul at Sweetwater
- Author: Sandra Bretting
- Publisher: Lyrical Underground
- Print Length: 186 pages
- Release Date: December 20, 2016
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- Genre: Cozy
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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 . . .
Something Foul At Sweetwater
Sandra Bretting was born in Southern California but now calls Houston home. She graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1985 and spent a decade in healthcare public relations and advertising before turning to writing full-time. She's written for several national newspapers and now regularly contributes to one of the largest in the nation. In addition to penning two hardcover books (UNHOLY LIES and BLESS THE DYING), she launched the MISSY DUBOIS MYSTERY series with MURDER AT MORNINGSIDE, which debuted in May 2016.
Book Review by Bree Herron
When it comes to southern mysteries, you are already thinking of Charlene Harris, but there is a new gal in town and she is bring the spice! Sandra Bretting is come in with the southern charm and sweet tea, in this charming book. Come travel down south and enter into Louisiana where, the gators aren’t the only ones biting.
Missy DuBois is a charming gal, making the hats of your wedding dreams. First of all, the imagery for the designs and the characters makes me feel as though I am flipping through my mental picture book. The charm doesn’t stop with Missy, but her friends and the other characters, are as charming and have the humor to have you laughing out loud!
The mystery is one that makes you think twice. I loved how there was the aspect of “Did I really just find a body?” and the quirky character that is assisting, well lets just say that there is some Bayou charm coming through and it makes the reader find this entire story to be five plus stars!
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**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.
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looking forward to reading this installment of Sandra Bretting.