The murder of a rare book expert leads New Orleans PI Neal Rafferty down a rabbit hole of Big Easy corruption in this “lean, smart” debut mystery (Kirkus Reviews).
Nothing is what it seems in New Orleans, but this murder was one for the books . . . two books to be exact; a missing set of William Blake rarities—and street-smart detective Neal Rafferty has been hired to find them.
Instead, what he finds is the body of a rare book dealer and a growing list of females—each with a pretty good reason to do him in. There’s his all too ready to confess wife, his unhappy, illegitimate daughter, and the beautiful, sensual Catherine—a woman who’s a lot easier to love than she is to believe.
What does a tough private eye do when he finds himself falling for the prime suspect in a murder case? The answers, and the truth, may be hiding in the steamy streets and sleazy bars of New Orleans, and Rafferty’s got to choose the right one . . . choose between a truth he can live with and one he could end up dying for.