Murder in the Rue Chartres by Greg Herren
A Chanse MacLeod Mystery (An Alyson Mystery)

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Life--and death--don't stop for disaster in the Big Easy.

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina,, Chanse MacLeod struggles to reclaim his life in a shattered New Orleans. Unfortunately, his last client before the storm was murdered the very night she hired him to find her long-missing father. Determined to see the case through, he is drawn into a web of intrigue and evil that proves to be as devastating as Katrina.
 

About Greg Herren

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Greg Herren is a New Orleans-based author and editor. Former editor of Lambda Book Report, he is also a co-founder of the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, which takes place in New Orleans every May. He is the author of ten novels, including the Lambda Literary Award winning Murder in the Rue Chartres, called by the New Orleans Times-Picayune "the most honest depiction of life in post-Katrina New Orleans published thus far." He co-edited Love, Bourbon Street: Reflections on New Orleans, which also won the Lambda Literary Award. He has published over fifty short stories in markets as varied as Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine to the critically acclaimed anthology New Orleans Noir to various websites, literary magazines, and anthologies. His erotica anthology FRATSEX is the all time best-selling title for Insightoutbooks. Under his pseudonym Todd Gregory, he published the bestselling erotic novel Every Frat Boy Wants It and the erotic anthologies His Underwear and Rough Trade.
 
Published April 1, 2012 by Bold Strokes Books. 201 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Post-Katrina New Orleans provides the engrossing backdrop for Herron's third Chanse MacLeod whodunit (after 2004's Murder in the Rue St. Ann ).

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The quote from 'Suddenly Last Summer' gives us a clue as to where the story is going, and the first sentence, "It was six weeks before I returned to my broken city" gives us a clue that this book is partially autobiographical, since Greg and his partner did leave New Orleans the day before Katrin...

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