Glory be

Danielle Arceneaux

Book - 2023

"It's a hot and sticky Sunday in Lafayette, Louisiana, and Glory has settled into her usual after-church routine, meeting gamblers at the local coffee shop, where she works as a small-time bookie. Sitting at her corner table, Glory hears that her best friend--a nun beloved by the community--has been found dead in her apartment. When police declare the mysterious death a suicide, Glory is convinced that there must be more to the story. With her reluctant daughter--who has troubles of her own--in tow, Glory launches a shadow investigation into Lafayette's oil tycoons, church gossips, a rumored voodoo priestess, nosey neighbors, and longtime ne'er-do wells. As a Black woman of a certain age who grew up in a segregated Loui...siana, Glory is used to being minimized and overlooked. But she's determined to make her presence known as the case leads her deep into a web of intrigue she never realized Lafayette could harbor."--Amazon

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Detective and mystery fiction
New York, NY : Pegasus Crime 2023.
Main Author
Danielle Arceneaux (author)
First Pegasus Books cloth edition
Physical Description
266 pages : 23 cm
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Arceneaux's delightful debut cozy introduces Glory Broussard of Lafayette, La., a self-described "old, fat, black woman" whose weeks revolve around churchgoing and her gig as a small-time bookie. One Sunday, while she's crunching numbers at her usual table in CC's Coffeehouse, Glory strikes up a conversation with police officer Beau Landry, whom she used to babysit. Partway through their chat, he's called to a crime scene at the home of Amity Gay, an activist nun and Glory's best friend. Glory insists on coming along, and when they arrive, the pair finds Amity strangled by her habit--one end is knotted around her neck, the other tied to a doorknob. The police are quick to declare it a suicide, but Glory's not convinced. Determined to find justice, she employs the help of her daughter, Delphine, a high-powered New York City lawyer, and launches an investigation that takes them through Lafayette's elite circles in search of answers. Arceneaux successfully avoids a mountain of cozy clichés--no bookshops, baked goods, or love interest for Glory--and works potent critiques of Southern racism into her well-oiled plot. Readers will be eager to spend more time with Glory in future installments. Agent: Alice Speilburg, Speilburg Literary. (Oct.)

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