Ladue News Saves the Day!

Apparently, that’s another distinction our publication can literally claim: A new mystery novel written by former St. Louis attorney Lisa Boero recently was named as a quarterfinalist in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. The book, Murderers and Nerdy Girls Work Late, is the first book in the Nerdy Girls series, described by the author as ‘Sherlock Holmes meets Bridget Jones.’

The story is engaging enough: Liz Howe is a Washington University Law School student who works as a summer associate for a law firm downtown. During a late night at work, Liz had the unfortunate incident of discovering a body in the stairwell. But what really got our attention happens on page 80, when Liz picks up an old copy of Ladue News at a neighborhood salon. Call it a turning point, if you will, but that’s when our amateur sleuth really begins to piece together the murder mystery.

Well, I won’t spoil the rest of the story for you. But it’s definitely a fun read for any St. Louisan, and especially if you’re a Ladue News reader.