it straight out: if you want to have a good time, go to New
Orleans. Which is exactly what Happy Pennington does in the
sixth Beauty Queen Mystery,
Ms America and the Naughtiness in New Orleans.
This next installment in the series will come out Tuesday,
January 17th—six weeks before Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday,
brings the raucous Carnival season to a close.
you’ve never been to New Orleans (which I hadn’t before my
research trip this year), you’re in for a treat. From the
scrumptious café au lait and beignets at Café du Monde to
the spectacular mansions of the Garden District to the
decked-out townhomes of the French Quarter to the raucous
splendor of a nighttime parade, nowhere else is like the Big
Easy. And it takes on an extra layer of excitement and
pageantry during Mardi Gras.
Happy and her BFFs Trixie and Shanelle experience it all, as
only they can, from the glamorous to the seamy. And I don’t
need to tell you they’ll encounter plenty of family drama
and mystery, too, in between the cocktails and the
What do you think? Will heartthrob Mario Suave show up in
the Crescent City, too? It would be a first if he didn’t.
But I’ll never tell …
Ms America and the
Naughtiness in New Orleans is now available for
and will appear wherever books are sold on January 17th. I
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