Rannah Gray



Rannah Gray is an international award-winning writer whose first book, Familiar Evil, won 13 book awards and is the basis of a true crime network television program. Her great-nieces, nine-year-old twins Madelyn and Katherine Tom, are her co-authors for Case of the Missing Poodle, a junior mystery named Best Chapter Book of 2019 by the Independent Press Awards and the National Indie Excellence Awards. Gray earned her BA and Master’s degrees in Journalism from LSU.




9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
State Library, Fifth Floor Capitol View Room
Book Talk
Case of the Missing Poodle

10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


Case of the Missing Poodle

When twin sisters Adeline and Victoria Paxton encounter a grumpy man with a frightened little dog at a Mardi Gras parade, something doesn't seem quite right. Learning that Mrs. Constance Delacroix's white poodle is missing from her stately St. Charles Avenue home, the girls are convinced they witnessed a dognapping. But is it just a coincidence? National award-winning author Rannah Gray wrote this first story in the Louisiana Mystery Series for young readers with great-nieces Madelyn and Katherine Tom. In the spirit of Nancy Drew, visit your favorite spots in New Orleans and help our junior detectives solve the Case of the Missing Poodle! Part I of the Louisiana Mystery Series! By Rannah Gray with Madelyn and Katherine Tom.


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