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Murder has a family tree . . . especially in New Orleans!
Nick Herald, professional genealogist and amateur sleuth, delves into the murder of a fellow genealogist, a curmudgeonly old friend with many enemies and perhaps too much knowledge. Who killed Woodrow Bluemantle in his posh French Quarter hotel room?
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Someone is willing to risk everything to hide damaging facts—the killer strikes again and again! What is the mystery at the heart of the lineage society based on the passenger list of a ship that sailed into French colonial New Orleans? Nick's research acumen, unerring intuition, and affinity for danger and romance lead to deadly secrets buried deep within the history of New Orleans and Louisiana.

Nick and his disabled assistant, Hawty Latimer, must discover if and how modern-day murders relate to the legendary ship. They put their lives on the line for genealogical truth as they fight to bring the culprits to justice! (Available in trade paperback, hardcover, and e-book editions.)

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   nearly 100% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   "All in the family" murder Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   life in that culture Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scholar Age:    -   40's-50's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   clairvoyant    -   is very quick Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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