It’s a Red Hat Mystery by Joyce Caudel
The world’s largest social organization for women, the Red Hat Society, has over 50,000 registered members; and in Joyce Caudel’s new novel, The Hat Pin Murders, one of them ends up dead.
So begins a novel that is part mystery, part thriller, and part celebration of the Society. When a Hattie is stabbed at a gathering, it is up to her close friends to uncover the truth and discover what the police cannot—the identity of Mary’s killer. They must unravel the secrets of their newest member’s secret past and confront the murderer while staying true to their Hattie heritage of fun, fellowship, and love.
These Red Hat ladies find out that living with joy is not always easy, especially in the face of tragedy and mourning. But with the strength of their families and friendships, they learn they have the power to overcome even the most determined of criminals. Sure to appeal to any Society member or lover of an uplifting story, The Hat Pin Murders is a fine and beautiful book for anyone who believes in the power of love…and red hats.
Marie Reader was new to Sommer and living a lonely life before a thoughtful neighbor discovers her beautiful voice and presents her with a gift-a red hat. But when Marie's very first Red Hat gathering ends with the murder of a sister named Mary at the Sommerset Hotel, it's up to the Hatties to uncover the truth.
Join Maggie, Susan, Jessica, and the others on their quest to find Mary's killer. Armed with intuition, camaraderie, and their trademark headwear, the Mystery Mamas of Sommer, WA, must find the clues and trace the events that led to the death of their beloved friend. Along the way, they'll uncover the secrets of their newest member's hidden past, try to heal the wounds of relationships gone south, and dress spectacularly.
A crime boss's murder, a car chase in a classic Mustang, and the unwillingness of these exuberant women to leave any stone unturned all culminate in a showdown at a Red Hat fashion show in the town mall. Because the killer isn't finished, and one of these Red Hat ladies may be next...
About the Author
Joyce Caudell has been a member of the Red Hat Society since 2002. She is Queen of her chapter, Noble Babes in Red Hats. She is a proud mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She and her husband, George, have been married for 42 years. They lived in California until 1991 when they moved to Cheney, WA. The Hat Pin Murders is Joyce's first novel.
Joyce speaks to women's groups, encouraging them to dream the dream that God has placed in their hearts. She is an encouragement to seniors because it is never too late to go after your dream. At 69 years of age, Joyce has published her first novel, fulfilling her lifelong dream to be a writer.
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