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Casting Bones

Written by Don Bruns — This current-day police procedural is the first of a new series set in New Orleans. Bruns – with five books in his Caribbean series and seven in the Stuff series – delights in the Big Easy’s atmosphere and culture in creating…
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Red Tide

Written by Jeff Lindsay — Dexter, the Miami-based forensics technician and vigilante remains one of crime fiction’s greatest characters. A serial killer with just enough self-awareness to know he wouldn’t be able continue to indulge his darkest desires without getting caught if he didn’t find victims that the…
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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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Bad Monkey

Written by Carl Hiaasen — Bad Monkey is another masterpiece by Carl Hiaasen, in his usual inimitable style. Hiaasen, longtime reporter and then columnist for the Miami Herald, is an astute observer of South Florida life and politics. His novels are steeped in the absurdities of…
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Little Green

Written by Walter Mosley — At the end of the 2007 novel Blonde Faith, the battle-scarred and world-weary Ezekiel ‘Easy’ Rawlins plunged to almost certain death as his car went over a cliff. After 11 books, the first being set in 1948, Easy Rawlins fans…
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Voodoo Eyes

Written by Nick Stone — PI Max Mingus has settled into his routine of investigating cheating spouses when what would usually be a fairly standard case turns decidedly not-so-standard. However, that case takes a swift back seat when Max gets a call from his old…
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The Beatitudes

Written by Lyn LeJeune — Take a well-known piece of New Testament scripture, add a liberal dose of Dante’s The Divine Comedy, and a crime fighting duo made up of a ghost and a Voodoo Gran Met, and you basically have all the key ingredients…
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