Red Harvest Hoedown
Violet de Valois
Well-known singer and gangster's girlfriend - deceased.
A singer whose star was rising, Violet de Valois was becoming famous for her soft tones. She was also the paramour of Black Hand leader “Silver Dollar” Sam Carolla. She died recently under mysterious circumstances and was laid to rest in Metairie Cemetery.
The investigators were at the funeral, which was a large affair and a veritable Who’s Who of local major criminal, business and entertainment figures. It was later disrupted by an attack – purple flowers that one of the funeral clowns had been handing out began to exude clouds of toxin that gave the attendants difficulty breathing. The perpetrator escaped, but the investigators managed to help get a number of the attendants to safety.