It’s up to Miss Julia to sort out the murder of a hoity-toity newcomer in the latest addition to the New York Times bestselling series. Look out for the newest in the series, Miss Julia Raises the Roof, coming from Viking in April 2018.
Miss Julia fans both new and old will be especially keen to get their hands on the sixteenth in the series, Miss Julia Lays Down the Law, guaranteed to be the steel magnolia’s most exciting adventure yet.
It’s November and Miss Julia is looking forward to some quiet time before the holidays. That is until snobby Connie Clayborn and her rich husband move to town. At first, Miss Julia and the other ladies are pleased to be invited over for coffee, but the afternoon turns into a slap in the face when their hostess spouts nonstop criticism about Abbotsville. Why, how dare she? Days later, Miss Julia decides to confront Connie woman to woman, but when she arrives, Connie is lying on the kitchen floor—lifeless in a pool of blood. Who could have done this? Miss Julia will need to find out fast—particularly because her fingerprints are now all over the crime scene. . . .
In bestseller Ross's pleasing 16th Miss Julia novel (after 2014's Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover), Connie Clayborn, a newcomer to Abbotsville, N.C., and the well-traveled wife of a top business executive, invites Miss Julia Murdoch and a dozen other socially prominent ladies over for coffee at her house in the county's only gated community. At the gathering, Connie proceeds to berate and belittle her guests, about whom she appears to know a lot. Needless to say, the ladies of Abbotsville aren't pleased. At the urging of a local pastor, Larry Ledbetter, Miss Julia agrees to have a word with Connie. But when Miss Julia calls on Connie, she discovers the woman lying dead in a pool of blood on her kitchen floor. Did Pastor Ledbetter have some ulterior motive for sending her to a crime scene? Miss Julia wonders. Cozy fans who appreciate genteel Southern manners will be enthralled. Ten-city author tour.
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I find i read a miss Julia novel slower and slower toward the ending, as i know it'll be awhile before miss Julia and her entourage "visit" again..i loooove this series..thank you ann b ross