The irresistible, razor-sharp second book in the
post-Katrina New Orleans crime series featuring unforgettable and gutsy reporter
Early one morning, Times-Picayune
crime reporter Nola Céspedes goes for her regular run in Audubon Park. More
than the heat of the dawning New Orleans day, she’s trying to outrun her growing
unease with the man she’s seeing, who is pushing her to get more serious.
Instead, Nola finds herself at the scene of a crime when she discovers a dead
body. Worse, Nola recognizes the victim: Judith Taffner, her former journalism
professor at Tulane.
Not convinced Dr. Taffner’s murder was the random work of a
psychopath, and not one to put much trust in the good ol’ boys of the NOPD,
Nola takes it upon herself to investigate. She discovers that Dr. Taffner was
working on two explosive stories, both of which would shock even this
notoriously corrupt city. And when an apparently related murder occurs in the
middle of New Orleans’ packed Jazz Fest, Nola realizes it’s only a matter of
time before she becomes a ruthless killer’s next target.
Rich with details of New Orleans and featuring an original,
tough heroine as fascinating as the city itself, Nearer Home is the perfect follow-up to Joy Castro’s Hell or High Water, confirming her
status as a talented new crime writer to watch.
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