Something Foul at Sweetwater by Sandra Bretting is the second book in the “Missy DuBois” mystery series. Publisher: Lyrical Underground, December 2016
Louisiana hat maker Miss DuBois is making a name for herself veiling Southern brides-to-be with her sophisticated designs. She’s also gaining a reputation for unveiling murderers . . .
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 . . .
I had a good time reading this. The mystery was nicely done and the characters were pleasantly appealing. This book is built on southern charm which made this a comfortable and fast read. The author did a good job in presenting this story with plenty of suspects and a few twists that added to the telling of this tale. Overall, I enjoyed this book and I’m looking forward to more adventures with Missy and her friends.
FTC Full Disclosure – I received a digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley.