Monday, December 19, 2022

Seven top New Orleans crime novels

T. G. Herren is the pen name of an award winning author who has published over thirty-six books and over fifty short stories under various names. Herren is a long time resident of New Orleans, where every day is Anything Can Happen Day. Herren has also worked as sports/fitness journalist, an editor, and spent far too many years working in the airline industry.

His new novel is A Streetcar Named Murder.

At CrimeReads Herren tagged seven top New Orleans crime novels, including:
The Devil’s Muse by Bill Loehfelm

Choosing one book to recommend in Bill Loehfelm’s Maureen Coughlin series is difficult—all five books are superb—but decided to go with the Mardi Gras volume. A cocktail waitress on Staten Island in her debut, Maureen has since relocated to New Orleans and become a cop. Working the parade route as a rookie, Maureen is dealing with a half-naked man who throws himself on the hood of a car in the parade when she hears gunshots—and a twisty, fascinating story begins to unfold. Maureen is an engaging heroine—flawed sure, but likable—and Loehfelm’s wild and crazy Carnival season is one of the best in fiction.
Read about other entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue