The Curse of the Bridal Chamber

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What to expect

In Hunter Murphy’s follow-up to Imogene in New Orleans, the indomitable senior sleuth and her outrageously endearing Alabama family find themselves in hot water while on a family vacation at a mermaid convention in sunny Florida. When Imogene and her brood, including Goose the bulldog, encounter a dead body floating in the fresh-water springs beneath their glass-bottom boat, the local police immediately arrest one of the Alabama visitors for the crime.

Now the aging amateur crime solver must exonerate her own family, but unearthing a killer among the park’s past and present mermaids and employees promises to be no easy task, since so many of them are thrilled that the victim is sleeping with the fishes. And a decades-old curse that has deposited more than one dead body in the Bridal Chamber spring now seems focused on Imogene and her kin, who are wading into dangerous waters indeed. Witty and colorful, The Curse of the Bridal Chamber will keep you enthralled until the final surprising revelation.

Critics Review

  • “An exceptionally well-crafted mystery replete with unexpected plot twists and turns.”

    Midwest Book Review
  • “The settings are humid, vivid, and have their own quirky character…I wanted to spend my entire summer with Imogene.”

    Liberty Press
  • “There is a touch of genius in the character of Imogene, an elderly, salty, down-to-earth woman—think Wife of Bath meets Miss Marple, but with an Alabama accent…This book is simply a delightful read.”

    Ambush Magazine
  • “Imogene is a whip-smart senior citizen who may have missed her calling as a detective.”

    Deep South Magazine

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