Louisiana hat designer Missy DuBois has had a longstanding love affair with antebellum architecture. So when the Sweetwater mansion goes on the market for a fraction of what she’d expect, she’s tempted to set up shop surrounded by alabaster columns and gleaming mahogany. The Southern connections only deepen when the real estate agent turns out to be Missy’s old sorority sister Mellette Babineaux.
But when Missy drags her best friend Bo along to the mansion for a second look, they barely make it past the live oaks before they discover Mellette dead in a shed. Now, for the sake of her college friend, Missy starts investigating everyone from a superstitious Cajun caretaker to a Rolls Royce-driving billionaire—and finding that lots of closet space can mean lots of skeletons, too.
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 www.SandraBretting.com.