Miss Julia Lays Down The Law, by Ann B. Ross

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2014 was a milestone year for Ann B. Ross and her beloved Miss Julia series: the fourteenth installment, Miss Julia’s Marvelous Makeover, debuted at #10 on the New York Times bestseller list, making it the first in the series to hit the printed list. In April, Ross returns with the newest addition, MISS JULIA LAYS DOWN THE LAW (Viking/Strict On-Sale Date: April 7, 2015/ ISBN: 978-0-525-42709-4/ $26.95), which is sure to keep climbing to fantastic success. This time, a hoity-toity newcomer disrupts Miss Julia’s peaceful autumn by insulting Abbotsville, sending the town ladies into a frenzy, and then suddenly is discovered dead by Miss Julia herself.

Connie Clayborn has recently taken up residence with her wealthy husband in a gated community on the outskirts of Abbotsville, and invites Miss Julia and other A-list ladies over for coffee. Their eagerness to make a new friend is quickly snuffed out when the snobby woman begins spouting insensitive ideas on how to improve Abbotsville, including the town park with the statue of Lady Justice which Miss Julia and her friends personally helped create. Everyone leaves shaken, especially Emma Sue the pastor’s wife, who afterwards will barely leave the house. Pastor Ledbetter confides in Miss Julia and asks her to go talk to Connie to persuade her to change her ways — but when she arrives at the sprawling home, she finds Connie lifeless and bloody on the floor. Miss Julia needs to find out who the murderer is and fast, now that her fingerprints are now all over the crime scene. Luckily Miss Julia has two excellent lawyers at her disposal: her husband and Binkie.

Miss Julia Lays Down The Law arrives just in time for Mother’s Day and summertime beach reading, jam-packed with the mystery, laughs, and Southern charm readers have come to love.

About The Author: Ann B. Ross holds a doctorate in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has taught literature at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She is the author of fifteen previous novels featuring the popular southern heroine Miss Julia, and a stand-alone novel also set in Abbotsville, Etta Mae’s Worst Bad-Luck Day. For more information, please

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