When a serious bout of writer’s block threatens to delay mystery author Drew Daniels’s newest book, his aunt offers her New Orleans apartment in the heart of the French Quarter as a writing retreat. She neglects to mention that it’s occupied by the enigmatic and sexy Finn Murphy, a cemetery tour guide with a penchant for Victorian attire and a Cajun accent.
A body discovered in an open crypt forces reclusive Drew to deal with Finn’s eccentric group of friends and his underlying attraction to the hot Cajun—despite warnings about Finn’s violent past. Drew might write this stuff, but he’s never had to solve a real-life murder. With a deadline looming and a killer on the loose, this retreat is proving to be anything but helpful for Drew’s novel. Drew can only hope he won’t end up a tragic tale for the Ghostly Legends & Lore, Inc. haunted tour.
This is a murder/mystery set in New Orleans. Drew is a writer who travels to NO to get some inspiration to write. His aunt lets him use her flat, but ‘forgets’ that she’s sublet the flat to a handsome ghost tour operator – Finn.
The story is well written; there is a lot about the food, history of NO. The characters are well developed, though I found Drew to be a little tiresome as he spent a lot of time in the opening chapters pining after Finn. The story is mostly an Agatha Christie-like murder mystery, where all the major characters have a motive for murder. I say mostly, because the is an undercurrent of the supernatural – the crow/Marie Laveau and the protection amulet.
This was an enjoyable read, especially for Halloween.
3.5 stars out of 5
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