Code Ezra

Code Ezra

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DUNBAR’S INVENTED A NEW GENRE: CALL IT CREOLE-FOODIE-NOIR.
For the discerning reader who enjoys a knowing chuckle, a sazerac, a bit of pompano en papillote, and a running travelogue of New Orleans along with his murders…
Medical lab janitor Cletus Busters is caught red-handed in a restricted area with the frozen head of Dr. Whitney

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DUNBAR’S INVENTED A NEW GENRE: CALL IT CREOLE-FOODIE-NOIR.
For the discerning reader who enjoys a knowing chuckle, a sazerac, a bit of pompano en papillote, and a running travelogue of New Orleans along with his murders…
Medical lab janitor Cletus Busters is caught red-handed in a restricted area with the frozen head of Dr. Whitney Valentine, one of the lab's most prestigious researchers. Busters won't say much, except that he's innocent. But given his conspicuous record and past as a voodoo guru, all signs point to life in prison.
Calling Tubby Dubonnet!
With the trial less than a week away, Busters' lawyer has made exactly two motions—heading to the bar for several rounds of Wild Turkey and begging Tubby for help. Meanwhile, Tubby's taken on a new client - a female boxer with an abusive boyfriend - and also has to referee the romantic entanglements of his ex-wife and three teenage daughters.
But as Buster's trial proceeds, and the jury savors the startling evidence (alongside Dunbar's succulent descriptions of Crescent City cuisine), the danger mounts. Revealing the murderer could prove to be Tubby's biggest triumph—or his last case ever.

Editorial Reviews

John Barkham
“A superior, multilayered espionage and betrayal…Intense, ambitious…it never relaxes its grip on the reader!”
Leola Floren
“A captivating thriller…timely and fast-paced.”
Clay Tucker
“Exciting…brilliant…superior…recalls John LeCarré’s The Little Drummer Girl…a pleasure to read."
Andrea Lee Shuey
"...Held this reader's attention and can be recommended as a fictional view of Israeli intelligence from the in side from 1939 to 1979."
Kathleen Christison
"It has an indefinable quality that all novelists strive for: Something about it makes the reader want to get back to it when it's been put aside."
Barkham Reviews - John Barkham
“A superior, multilayered espionage and betrayal…Intense, ambitious…it never relaxes its grip on the reader!”
Detroit News - Leola Floren
“A captivating thriller…timely and fast-paced.”
Nashville Tenneseen - Clay Tucker
“Exciting…brilliant…superior…recalls John LeCarré’s The Little Drummer Girl…a pleasure to read."
Library Journal - Andrea Lee Shuey
"...Held this reader's attention and can be recommended as a fictional view of Israeli intelligence from the in side from 1939 to 1979."
Christian Science Monitor - Kathleen Christison
"It has an indefinable quality that all novelists strive for: Something about it makes the reader want to get back to it when it's been put aside."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617500268
Publisher:
Egret E-Book Editions
Publication date:
11/09/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
607
Sales rank:
850,795
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Tony Dunbar started writing at quite a young age. When he was 12, growing up in Atlanta, he told people that he was going to be a writer, but it took him until the age of 19 to publish his first book, Our Land Too, based on his civil rights experiences in the Mississippi delta. For entertainment, Tony turned not to television but to reading mysteries such as dozens of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe stories. Among his favorites are: Dashiell Hammett, author of The Maltese Falcon, and Tony Hillerman, and John D. MacDonald, and Mickey Spillane. He has lived in New Orleans for a long, long time, and in addition to writing mysteries and more serious fare he attended Tulane Law School and continues an active practice involving, he says, "money." That practice took a hit in the Hurricane Katrina flooding, but the experience did produce a seventh Tubby Dubonnet mystery novel, Tubby Meets Katrina. The Tubby series so far comprises seven books: The Crime Czar, City of Beads, Crooked Man, Shelter from the Storm, Trick Question, Lucky Man, and Tubby Meets Katrina. The series has been nominated for both the Anthony Award and the Edgar Allen Poe Award.

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