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The Storm Murders

Written John Farrow — Farrow is the pen name that acclaimed Canadian writer Trevor Ferguson selected when he decided to try his hand at writing genre fiction. It’s his fourth book featuring detective Émile Cinq-Mars and the first of the planned Storm Murders trilogy. In this mystery/thriller, prickly…
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The French Detective

Written by O’Neil De Noux — A jambalaya of factors go into your enjoyment of a crime novel, and this one is definitely a flavourful mix. Author O’Neil De Noux has selected a time and place ripe for drama. New Orleans is consistently intriguing on many…
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The Axeman’s Jazz

Based on the true story of a series of killings in post-WWI New Orleans, this book is a heady mix of soulful music, savage murder and the unique atmosphere of The Big Easy. In one sense it is a period police procedural, but as Detective…
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NTN: The Axeman’s Jazz

Written by Ray Celestin — Thirty years after Jack the Ripper stalked London’s foggy streets, a jazz-loving serial killer terrorised New Orleans. Between May 1918 and October 1919, eight people were murdered by the shadowy killer, who attacked his victims with their own chopper. The…
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The Axeman of Storyville

Written by Heath Lowrance — Now here is a book with some pedigree. In her top five crime novels of 2011, Eva Dolan (aka LoiteringWithIntent) picked as number five The Adventures of Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles, a collection of stories about two US Marshals….
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Galveston

Written by Nic Pizzolatto — What would you do if you were bagman for a New Orleans kingpin and you found out you had lung cancer. And what if your boss started sleeping with your girl? He then sends you on a mission to shake…
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The Devil in Her Way

Transplanted New Yorker Maureen Coughlin is making her way in post-Katrina New Orleans, and is in her final days as a probationer in the NOPD. A series of random events lead her on to the trail of Bobby Scales, a big-time criminal who has managed…
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