New Orleans prosecutor Ryan Murphy is back in the second of the Crescent City Mystery Series, Jambalaya Justice. As Ryan tries to settle into life as a Strike Force prosecutor and navigate the sometimes murky waters of being a Girlfriend, a hooker is murdered in a crackhouse, sending Ryan on a quest for to find the killer. Ryan has a secret connection to the hooker and will do whatever it takes to make sure the murder doesn’t end up as yet another unsolved New Orleans homicide. When she’s not hounding the detective on the case or following up on clues behind his back, she has her own cases to deal with, including a five victim mob hit, a nasty domestic violence case, and the armed robbery of a strip club. Ryan just wants justice for her victims. By the time the weekend ends, she’ll be lucky to stay alive.
Jambalaya Justice won first place for the 2011 PSWA Best Unpublished Novel and is the follow up to Gumbo Justice, first place winner of the 2011 PSWA Best Published Novel.