Ride along with the New Orleans Police Department as the officers work together to solve unusual happenings in this unique, historic city.
You'll meet Zack Nelson, a former police officer, now living in a retirement center because of his daughter-in-law's illness. While he's not keen to move, he does so temporarily to help his son, Tom, and Patty cope with the medical issues.
Zack still got a lot of detective in him and senses that something is wrong with all the supposedly natural deaths that are happening, not only to his family but with the older folks who are seemingly in good health. He works with the police officers to help untangle and solve several ongoing crimes that seem to surround and affect him.
Along with his new roommate Dave, and two engaging sisters, Pearl Ann and Emma Lou (genteel Southern women), the foursome are involved with touring New Orleans, getting involved in social events, tasting an amazing array of New Orleans food and drink, participating in shoot-outs, and creating a few hijinks of their own.
This fast-paced story is filled with mystery, humor, international black-market sales, Southern charm, and characters you won't soon forget. You'll visit the French Quarter, the Garden District, the Warehouse District, and be a guest at an unusual funeral held in a true New Orleans custom.
This is the first book in the True Blue Detective series. The author, Vito Zuppardo, is a former resident and New Orleans expert who helps create a visual tour through the Crescent City that makes it come alive for the reader.
About the Author
Encouraged by the feedback received from readers of his first book, based on true events of his years of dealing with high rollers in Las Vegas and by the interest displayed by the movie industry, Vito wrote an adaptation of his debut novel Alluring Lady Luck for the big screen. The novel was received well by critics and readers, and received inquiries from Hollywood.
Vito Zuppardo is the author of 5 novels and started writing in 2010. He spent 25 years in the casino business operating high limit gaming customers to various casinos around the world. It's his life adventures that make his books fun to read, and characters stand out.
Reviews state 'characters are very well defined' and 'the story captured me on the first page and then it got better with every page I turned.
Vito released the first novel Alluring Lady Luck in 2010 Inspired by a true story by the man behind the most exclusive high-stakes gaming party jets to casino around the world.
In 2011 Tales of Lady Luck a well-received book dug deeper into characters on the exclusives VIP list.
Vito, turned his attention to writing thrillers and the first novel True Blue Detective was a hit. Followed by Crescent City Detective, and a series called Voodoo Lucy, Tupelo Gypsy.
Vito was born and raised in New Orleans and moved to Baton Rouge, after Hurricane Katrina. Life is truly what you make of it.