In this third of the New Orleans Mystery novels, assistant DA Denise Lemoyne, product of a distinguished and wealthy New Orleans family, is engaged to reporter Wes Colvin, a “redneck” from the northern part of Louisiana. But she is warned by her beloved godmother Madeline St. Juste that her own marriage to a New Orleans outsider, René St. Juste, hasn’t worked and is about to end in divorce. When Denise finds Madeline shot dead in her Uptown home, Rene becomes the obvious suspect. Denise believes in René, but proving his innocence becomes deadly.
About the Author
The Corrington also published a series of mystery novels laid in New Orleans and employing the unique ambiance of that colorful city they know so well: So Small a Carnival, A Project Named Desire, A Civil Death and The White Zone. All feature the same three main characters: Wes Colvin, a newspaper reporter; Ralph “Rat” Trapp, a black NOPD captain of homicide; and Denise Lemoyne, an assistant district attorney. Each of these stories primarily focuses on one character and is narrated from his/her point of view. Recently Joyce Corrington published as an e-book a fifth volume in the series, Fear of Dying. She is currently living in New Orleans and working on a sixth book to be titled You Trust Your Mother.