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Gumbo Justice
Gumbo Justice
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  • Paperback
  • Jun.05.2009
  • 9781892343512

Holli gives an overview of the book:

Nights in New Orleans can be as dangerous as they are steamy. Especially for a smart-mouthed, competitive Assistant District Attorney like Ryan Murphy. If the criminals she prosecutes aren't trouble enough, she has an overprotective police captain daddy and four cop brothers to contend with, as well as a possible romance with a hot detective-- or two. And then there's the small problem of a psychotic serial killer, who may or may not be trying to help her on her way to the top. At first, Ryan isn't worried when the defendants on cases she lost end up murdered- after all, street justice has a way of catching up with the bad guys in New Orleans. But when the killer turns his attention to her, she realizes she has more at stake then her climb to the top. Set against the backdrop of pre-Katrina New Orleans, Gumbo Justice is the first in the Crescent City Mystery...
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Nights in New Orleans can be as dangerous as they are steamy. Especially for a smart-mouthed, competitive Assistant District Attorney like Ryan Murphy. If the criminals she prosecutes aren't trouble enough, she has an overprotective police captain daddy and four cop brothers to contend with, as well as a possible romance with a hot detective-- or two. And then there's the small problem of a psychotic serial killer, who may or may not be trying to help her on her way to the top. At first, Ryan isn't worried when the defendants on cases she lost end up murdered- after all, street justice has a way of catching up with the bad guys in New Orleans. But when the killer turns his attention to her, she realizes she has more at stake then her climb to the top.

Set against the backdrop of pre-Katrina New Orleans, Gumbo Justice is the first in the Crescent City Mystery Series, following the tumultuous life of prosecutor Ryan Murphy.

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Ryan couldn't keep her thoughts from drifting back to the homicides on the short drive home. L'Roid Smith had been killed in a way common among gangs members - beaten, shot in the head execution style and left naked. It was the ultimate humiliation, and the same way he had committed his own gang murders, including the one Ryan had tried to prosecute. And Jeremiah had been beaten, the same way he had beaten his wife on the case Ryan had handled.

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Gumbo Justice is the first in the Crescent City Mystery Series and won the PSWA 2011 First Place for Best Published Novel.

About Holli

I grew up with two semi-crazy parents and a typical annoying older sister.  My father thought it was funny to tell us things like his hernia scar was a scar from where my mother shot him. Having no real point of reference, we believed this and told our teachers, friends...

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Author's Publishing Notes

Published by Oak Tree Press, June 2009.