In Braided Shame a suave college fundraiser scores the really big gift only to have his heiress donor turn up dead, and he himself becomes the chief suspect. This cozy whodunit featuring a triangle among gay men is set on a small Southern campus filled with secrets. Braided Shame is about art and life, lies and truth, loneliness and family, treachery and revenge, forgiveness and redemption. The author, Louis Briel, is a nationally known portrait painter. In Braided Shame he paints with words on the page instead of pigment on canvas, bringing to the novel a wealth of experience from his career as a college fundraiser in the 1970's and his long association with art and artists.For the latest information, reviews and signings, please go to http://braidedshame.blogspot.com.