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The Boy in the Red Dress by Kristin Lambert
Young adult

The Boy in the Red Dress

Debut
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by Kristin Lambert

Quick take

Step inside a New Orleans speakeasy and buckle up for a twisty whodunnit with a cast of swoonworthy characters.

Good to know

  • LGBTQ+ friendly

  • Forbidden love

  • Teens

  • Whodunit

Why I love it

In the last few weeks, governors and other municipal leaders have been calling off pride-related festivities in response to ongoing public health concerns around COVID-19. To which I say: um fine, but actually, pride can never be cancelled. Pride is not just a parade—it’s an ongoing celebration around LBGTQ+ lives and culture, and in my humble opinion, what better way to safely tap into that spiri...

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Synopsis

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 even wealthy partiers' diamond earrings can't outshine the real star of the night: the boy in the red dress. Marion is the club's star performer and his fans are le...

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