Baronne Street by Kent Westmoreland
Genre: Murder Mystery
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Love sometimes means having to solve your ex‐girlfriend’s murder.
Burleigh Drummond, a fixer, ignores a voice‐mail plea for help from his ex‐girlfriend Coco Robicheaux. She broke his heart when she dumped him, so why should he care? He goes about his job of manipulating the imbroglios of New Orleans bluebloods and politicos. Still, Drummond misses Coco and regrets not answering her call.
The next morning he is rousted from bed by two extremely unpleasant homicide detectives with the news that Coco has been raped and bludgeoned to death. The detectives also share they have been instructed to do nothing about the case, but should he provide them with evidence…
What they're saying about it:
"BARONNE STREET is a stunning debut. Indeed, Westmoreland writes with the confidence and polish of someone well into their career, not a first time author. The New Orleans setting and compelling lead in Burleigh are ripe for further adventures, and I for one certainly hope to see Burleigh Drummond blossom into a long-lived series. "--Elizabeth White in the Savannah Morning News
"BARONNE STREET by Kent Westmoreland is a fast-past, action packed thriller that takes the reader deep into New Orleans. Not only does Westmoreland give the reader and intimate feel for life in New Orleans he also creates extraordinary characters, vivid and eclectic enough to entertain any reader."--Jennifer Higgins at Rundpinne Book Reviews