The adventures of Happy Pennington continue!—this time in New York
City. I am so delighted finally to be releasing
Ms America and the Brouhaha on Broadway, the fifth
book in my Beauty Queen Mysteries series. This novel is full
of the mystery and high jinks (and fashion and exotic
cocktails) you’ve come to expect from the series, but in
this installment I also devote a great deal of attention to
the main character’s personal story lines. Perhaps that’s
why it took me longer than usual to complete this book. I
wanted to get every character’s personal story just right.
hope you’ll think I did.
Of course Happy is loving her reign as Ms. America, even though the
year is full of surprises. Who knew she’d turn out to be a
crack homicide investigator? Who knew her husband Jason would
land a job on a NASCAR pit crew and become a calendar
coverboy? And who knew that after all these months, the hunky
Mario Suave would still show up in every city where Happy makes
an official appearance? If I didn’t know better, I’d think that
man was following her. What could he be after?
But it’s not what Mario wants that intrigues me most. It’s what
Happy wants. She’s a beauty queen to her core, but she knows it
won’t be all that long before she must cede her tiara and her
title. And unless she wins the big upcoming international
competition, which of course she’ll try hard to do, what will
she do next with her life? Her best friends Trixie and Shanelle
face major changes, too. Trixie’s family is relocating from
Charlotte to Savannah. And Shanelle must confront an upheaval
in her mother’s life.
One thing is for certain with these beauty queens: life is never
dull. And if it slows down for even an instant, voilà!
Someone dies mysteriously. And Happy must figure out how. And
why. And by whose hand ...
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