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 many publications, including the Los Angeles Times and the Houston Chronicle. The Missy DuBois Mystery Series follows milliner and bona fide Southern belle Missy DuBois as she solves several unfashionable murders on the Great River Road. The latest installment--All Hats on Deck--released in September. Connect with her at SandraBretting.com.
2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Senate Committee Room F
Building a Mystery: Creating a Series in Genre Fiction
3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
All Hats on Deck: A Missy DuBois Mystery
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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