A Southern Ladies Mystery
Miranda James is the Agatha Award-winning author of the New York Times bestselling Cat in the Stacks series, including Arsenic and Old Books, The Silence of the Library, and Out of Circulation.
The New York Times bestselling author of Bless Her Dead Little Heart and the Cats in the Stacks mysteries brings back the Ducote sisters, two spry Southern sleuths.
An’gel and Dickce Ducote tend to stay put in Athena, Mississippi, but a wedding is a good reason to say a temporary farewell to Charlie Harris’s cat Diesel and go visit relatives. But while their stay in Louisiana is scorching hot, the atmosphere at the wedding is downright cold, with bride-to-be Sondra Delevan putting her trust fund above little things like love and loyalty.
When a violent storm supposedly sweeps Sondra off a balcony to her death, the sisters discover that many of the guests attending the wedding had major reasons to object to Sondra’s marriage. Now, it’s up to An’gel and Dickce to use their down-home instincts to expose dubious alibis, silver-plated secrets, and one relentless murderer who lives for till death do us part.”
Praise for Bless Her Dead Little Heart
“A classic and classy whodunit but also a romp filled with Southern charm, Southern eccentrics and, of course, the antics of the engaging Diesel.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“James is a master at character development, as well as, weaving a complex and well-layered mystery. Filled with tons of Southern charm and humor…James pulls it off with style.”—Debbie’s Book Bag
“This series gets off to a brilliant start…Filled with humor, realistic dialogue and oozes with charm…Excellent from beginning to end.”—Socrates’ Book Reviews
“James’ characters are perfect…Bless Her Dead Little Heart kicks off a charming series with humor and heart.”—Lesa’s Book Critiques
“You won’t want to miss this debut in a brand-new series, and you’ll fall in love with Diesel and want to read all of the Cat in the Stacks books, too.”—MyShelf.com