Dinner at Antoine's; Frances Parkinson Keys; 1948 first edition; very good condition of book; dust cover poor condition and was inserted in book.
"Orson Foxworth, the daring, unscrupulous president of the great Blue Fleet, celebrates his return to New Orleans, after a long absence in Central America, by giving a dinner in the unique 1840 Room at Antoine's world famous restaurant....serves as a springboard from which to renew Foxworth's own courtship of the beautiful widow, Amelie Lalande. At dinner Amelie's daughter, Odile, spills a glass of red wine down the front of her white dress; and though the incident is passed off lightly, it is tragically recalled thirty hours later when Okile is found dead in her bedroom, with a strange pistol and an ambiguous note on the floor beside her..."
Frances Parkinson Keyes (July 21, 1885 – July 3, 1970) was an American author who wrote about her life as the wife of a U.S. Senator and novels set in New England, Louisiana, and Europe. A convert to Roman Catholicism, her later works frequently featured Catholicthemes and beliefs. Her last name rhymes with "skies," not "keys."