Death Comes to Dogwood Manor

· A Missy DuBois Mystery Book 4 · Lyrical Press
3 reviews

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A run-in with a real estate developer gets a bridal designer hitched to a murder investigation in this Southern mystery by the national bestselling author.
While driving to her bridal hat shop on Great River Road, Missy DuBois accidentally sideswipes a Rolls Royce parked in front of Dogwood Manor. Of course, the car belongs to the much-reviled property developer Herbert Solomon, who is converting the antebellum mansion into a high-end hotel. But Solomon is too busy berating his contractor and interior designer to worry about a little fender bender.
When Missy returns to check out the mansion’s chapel—where her latest client will be married—she finds Solomon’s dead body on the property. With poison found in his system, Missy starts stitching the clues together. But then her shop is flooded right before it’s supposed to be featured in a bridal magazine. Now before everything becomes sheer disaster, she’ll have to clean house while training her sights on a killer.

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3 reviews
Billie Jackson
November 14, 2018
Death Comes to Dogwood Manor is was a delightful mystery with easily relatable characters. I love books that center around the wedding business and the idea of someone who creates wedding veils and those fascinators that royal weddings have made popular offers a unique take on a favored cozy mystery sub-genre. In typical cozy fashion, Misty manages to trip over bodies at River Road mansions that her clients use as wedding venues. For a different feel, local law enforcement appreciates her input on the crimes. I know it is not realistic but I enjoy this different slant and, knowing how different life is in small towns, can image it happening with long time friends. He boyfriend Bo is great and the romantic element is sweet but you know that in the background things can get hot. It is wedding season and Misty is swamped so the last thing she needs is to stumble over another body but that doesn't keep her nosiness in check or keep her from turning up another body. The late owner of the current venue was a true grumpy old man so the number of suspects is almost endless. A frustrating bride, a magazine interview and disaster do not leave time for a murder investigation and a real life so it is the life that has to be sacrificed. Fortunately for Misty that is just a figure of speech but food, sleep, and romance are not things she wants to give up. This series is definitely for avid cozy readers to check out. I received a copy of this book from the author but it is the fun I had reading it that make me want to share it with my friends.
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About the author

Sandra Bretting has written for several national newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle and the Los Angeles Times. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, she currently lives with her family in Houston, Texas. Readers can visit her website at

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