Blue Bayou (Terry Manion Mystery) (Paperback)
Perfect Crime Books, 9781935797333, 254pp.
Publication Date: April 30, 2012
"A darkly comedic New Orleans primer--with the food, music and heat interrupted by bullets." (Kirkus). Dick Lochte, whose debut mystery won the Nero Wolfe Award, casts a dark eye on the Big Easy in this fast-moving tale of crime, sex, and revenge. Terry Manion, a private eye just out of rehab, doubts that his mentor J.J. Legendre's death is a suicide. Teamed with a former whorehouse madam, Manion takes on bent cops, a local crime family, and an opera-loving hitman in a wild romp through New Orleans. This new edition includes a never-before-published Afterword by the author. "Memorable . . . compelling." (Los Angeles Times)
About the Author
Dick Lochte, author of crime novels and screenplays, is a native of New Orleans. His recent books include a collaboration with the Today show's Al Roker (The Talk Show Murders) and a new novel, Blues in the Night. His debut mystery, Sleeping Dog, won a Nero Wolfe Award. Lochte is a past president of the Private Eye Writers of America.