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A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery in this rollicking romp of truth, lies, and troubled pasts.

New Year's Eve, 1929.

Millie is running the show at the Cloak & Dagger, a swinging speakeasy in the French Quarter, while her aunt is out of town. The new year is just around the corner, and all of New Orleans is out to celebrate, but
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: May 12th 2020 by Viking Books for Young Readers
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Mackenzi
Feb 03, 2020 marked it as to-read
Bring. This. Too. Me.
Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
Oct 03, 2019 marked it as tbr-unreleased
From the author's twitter:

"Quick facts about THE BOY IN THE RED DRESS:

MC Millie is bi (hello bi love triangle!)
Her BFF Marion is gay & performs in drag
Her aunt is a lesbian in a committed relationship w/ a woman
They all work in a queer-friendly speakeasy
A few people are straight I guess?"
Kristin Lambert

I NEED THIS
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McKelle George
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I forking love this book. Superb mystery in a setting that you basically smell on the pages. Speakeasies, drag, a sharp-witted heroine, and a twisty mystery. A++++
Anna Birch
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Do you love Veronica Mars? New Orleans? Drag queens? Good. This is the book for you.

Take it with you on a trip to New Orleans (or New York, or London, or your grandma's house, idc TAKE IT WITH YOU) and get ready for a fully immersive historical mystery in one of the most exciting cities in the world.

I can't wait to read the final version!
Kate
Feb 01, 2020 marked it as to-read
Excuse me! They said "Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries", and if that doesn't have me scrambling to the buy button nothing will. *fingers crossed*
Heather Cashman
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Characters you'll love to fall for, witty, dark, and rebellious. I loved this book from the first word to the last. The mystery kept me turning the pages, the characters made me laugh and cry, and the ending is so satisfying, it made me sad when there wasn't anymore left to read. Highly recommend.
noah
I WOULD DIE FOR THIS BOOK AND EVERYONE IN IT!

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Jul 08, 2019 marked it as to-read
I'M VERY VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS.
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Jun 18, 2019 marked it as to-read
Hi yes. Take my money. I need this now
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Kristin Lambert lives in a house littered with the remains of the many craft hobbies she learned just to procrastinate writing. Her husband, two daughters, two cats and a dog live there, too, somewhere. She has a BA in journalism and creative writing, and her most prized possessions are her childhood teddy bear Bubbles and a pair of red cowboy boots. The Boy in the Red Dress is her debut novel.