The Boy in the Red Dress

Category: YA

Genre: Historical Mystery

Publisher: Viking

Release date: May 12, 2020

When her drag queen best friend is accused of murdering a young socialite, a Jazz Age misfit must use her sharp wits and sharper tongue to search for the real killer through the seedy speakeasies and glittering debutante balls of 1930 New Orleans. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more secrets she uncovers.

Seventeen-year-old Millie Coleman wears her hair short, her trousers cuffed, and her chin squared against the world. She works as a jill-of-all-trades in her aunt’s drag club, where her best friend Marion is the star performer. But when a socialite from Marion’s past appears at the club looking for him — and then turns up dead — the police are quick to point the finger at Marion.

Millie and Marion team up with a charming bootlegger and a sharp-eyed waitress to track down all the socialite’s secrets in hopes that one will lead them to her killer. But the killer has more to hide than murder and is willing to kill again to protect their identity. Millie must solve the mystery before it’s too late — for her, or someone she loves.

Kristin Lambert

Kristin Lambert grew up the perpetual new kid in a series of small Southern towns, singing Disney songs in the shower and getting bitten by lots of mosquitoes. She attended the University of Alabama, where she made a detailed study of local speakeasies. (Also, journalism.) She adores live music, red shoes, David Bowie, and rainbows. She still lives in the South with her husband, two daughters, two cats, a sewing machine, and a truly absurd amount of creepy old dolls.

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