Sandra Bretting's Books
SOMEONE'S MAD AT THE HATTER
The Missy DuBois Mystery series, Book 3
October 24, 2017
Missy DuBois’s Louisiana hat studio is the destination for Southern brides who want to make a fashion statement. But designing headpieces isn’t her only talent, she’s also got a head for solving murders . . .
It’s not uncommon for folks to live it up a little too much on New Year’s Eve. But when Missy walks into her parking lot at Crowning Glory on New Year’s Day and discovers professional wedding planner Charlotte Deveraux inside a whiskey barrel, the poor woman isn’t just hung over . . . she’s dead. Since the murder weapon was an old hat stand that belonged to Missy, her customers are cancelling appointments and everyone in town seems to be turning up their noses at her. Despite plenty of intrigue to motivate a hatful of suspects, suspicion keeps falling squarely on Missy. All the more reason to clear her name—or the next veil she designs will come in a shade of black . . .
SOMETHING FOUL AT SWEETWATER
The Missy DuBois Mystery series, Book 2
December 20, 2016
Missy is shocked when she sees the asking price for the Sweetwater mansion . . . in a good way. With business thriving at Crowning Glory, it would be nice to set up shop surrounded by alabaster columns and gleaming mahogany. The Southern connections only deepen when it turns out the real estate agent is Mellette Babineaux, a college classmate and sorority sister. 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’s dead body in a shed. Now, for the sake of her college friend, Missy finds herself 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.
MURDER AT MORNINGSIDE
The Missy DuBois Mystery series, Book 1
May 24, 2016
The Missy DuBois Mystery series takes place among the majestic plantations of Louisiana. Missy is a bona fide Southern belle who moved to the Great River Road to create custom veils for the brides who flock there each summer. She’s hired to work one weekend at Morningside Plantation, where she dreams of relaxing under old oaks and sipping juleps in the gilded ballroom. Those plans go south, though, when the bride she's hired to dress is murdered the night before the big event.