The Next New Orleans Mystery & Jingle Parade

The local-bestselling Charlotte Reade series is back with another food and music soaked mystery! In this third installment, Charlotte lands the role of a lifetime and tracks down a restaurant thief. But don’t panic if you haven’t read The Secret of the Other Mother or The Hidden Huntsman – each book stands alone. Settling into her family home in New Orleans after 18 years of showbiz life in Los Angeles, Charlotte is chosen to play one of the “7 Sisters” in the latest Clarence Pool movie. Even as her days become filled with her old lifestyle and friends from L.A., Charlotte continues her love affair with New Orleans. 

While egos flare up on the set of “7 Sisters,” the burglary of a hip, new restaurant has the city talking about the identity of the person who broke-in just to steal recipes. As Charlotte trains for martial arts fight scenes and dialogue with award winners, she gets pulled into the whodunnit and continues down the path to her own family’s secrets and the eerie chandelier with a mind of its own.

The first book searched for the identity of a birth mother against the backdrop of the Saints winning the Super Bowl during Mardi Gras in 2009-10. The second book had us searching for a stalker with Mad Men‘s Bryan Batt during French Quarter Fest and Jazz Fest. This time the story takes us deep behind the scenes of Hollywood South and through some of the city’s restaurant culture.

Many of the details of the events in the series are based on this blog and some of the characters are actual members of our community, like Bryan Batt. This book’s cast includes, among others, Margie Perez and DancingMan504 as well as food and music from Satchmo Fest, White Linen Night and Galatoire’s.

The fabulous Trashy Diva dress shop and Garden District Book Shop came together to host a special signing event with champagne, uniformed Pussyfooters and some of the “characters” from the book. If you weren’t able to make it, you can always order signed copies of any of my books from Garden District Book Shop and all books are available on Amazon and Kindle.

I’ve also built a PLAYLIST of videos of music and other events, places and people included in this story on my YouTube channel. And I’ve created a clipboard of photos on Pinterest.

I hope this goes some distance in explaining why I haven’t been blogging as often. But I have still been enjoying the city and it’s many events including the Krewe of Jingle parade. The weather was perfect and my Pussyfooters sister and I had an amazing time dancing through the city kicking off the holiday season.

Enjoy the short book promo!


Filed under Culture, decorations and costumes, free events and lagniappe, parade

2 responses to “The Next New Orleans Mystery & Jingle Parade

  1. Ed Blazek

    I really enjoyed The Missing Ingredient. I love New Orleans, great food, and movies. All rolled into one fun mystery story.

    I highly recommend all of the Charlotte Reade Mystery books by actress/author Laura Cayouette. So much fun!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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