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Title: Lost River

Author: Avid Fulmer

Group Leader: Mary Beth Logas         


By David Fulmer



A probable serial killer brings sleuth Valentin St. Cyr out of self-imposed exile.

New Orleans, 1913. In the red-light district known as Storyville, Mary Jane Parker’s bordello threatens to spin out of control when regular client Mr. Allan Defoor is shot through the heart. Parker sends a girl to fetch Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr, but he demurs. He’s trying to spend more time with his voluptuous ladylove Justine, once a high-class prostitute; to move up to more reputable cases; and to get away from Tom Anderson, the notorious “King of Storyville” and Valentin’s ex-boss. The murder of acclaimed opera singer Lawrence Deveaux only a few days later, however, draws Valentin’s attention. Could the two deaths have been related? A cool reunion with Anderson prompts Valentin to clarify his status as an independent detective. When more murders follow, charting them on a makeshift map of Storyville gives him a fervor to solve them, although Captain Picot of the New Orleans police is less sanguine about Valentin’s return. Justine, meanwhile, feels the allure of male admiration even as she struggles to create a normal domestic life with her man. When Valentin is jailed for yet another shooting, Anderson must decide whether to make the first move toward a rapprochement


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ISBN: 9780998643137
Published: Crescent City Books - September 5th, 2017


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