No Southern wedding is complete without a special veil designed by Louisiana hat maker Missy DuBois. But it’s hats off to Missy DuBois when she tries to save her town from a bayou killer . . .
When Ruby Oubre asks Missy to advise her grandson on a business idea, the successful owner of Crowning Glory is happy to oblige. After a quick jaunt down the river, Missy meets with eighteen-year-old Hollis about the viability of opening an alligator farm for tourists. But it isn’t an alligator Missy finds floating at the mossy bottom of the Atchafalaya River. It’s Ruby, and her death wasn’t caused by accidental drowning. It seems everyone from local tour boat operators to the chief of police and the mayor of Bleu Bayou had an eye on snatching up Ruby’s riverbank property. If Missy doesn’t unveil a greedy killer soon, her hat-making career could be bogged down for good . . .
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Sandra Bretting’s All Hats on Deck
Blue Bayou, Louisiana is where Missy
DuBois runs the Crowning Glory boutique.
She is a milliner plus amateur sleuth. Her
finance is Ambrose ‘Bo’ Jackson who
designs wedding dresses. They work in
the same complex.
Ruby Oubre, an elderly Cajun grandmother
requests Missy to come to her mobile home
on the Atchafalaya River to teach Hollis, her
grandson how to start and run a business.
Upon arrival, Missy is greeted by Jacques
who is the vicious dog that guards the dock.
Ruby is not home so Missy begins to tudor
Hollis. He has no formal knowledge of
business practices. When they finish, Hollis
goes to find Ruby.
Hollis discovers Ruby......dead!!
Accidental or was foul play involved?? Who
would want to kill Ruby?
The characters are three dimensional, quirky,
multifaceted, colorful, some with interesting
backstories plus your locals. You will meet
Christophe d’Aulnay, Mayor Zephirim Turcott,
Captain Remy Gaudet who are all interested
in buying Ruby’s property.
Talented writing with palpable energy and
danger always lurking.
The story takes off very quickly and keeps
up at an invigorating pace with plenty of
twists and turns.
The proficient detailed description made
the reader part of the southern way of life.
You can taste the jambalaya, the sweet
rolls, smell the southern fried chicken and
drink a tall cool glasses of southern sweet
This is book # 5 in A Missy DuBois Mystery
series. It can be read as a stand alone. My
opinion is voluntary and my own.
It is a page turner!!!