Write To Murder . . . Literary Skulldruggery . . .
In my novel, Write To Murder, The Bayou Bards, a fledgling writers' group in the south Louisiana town of Sans Souci has a killer in its midst. When Mary Lamb, writer of children's books is murdered, Detective Lee Fontaine is called from the graveyard of deskwork to work the case. Lee had been reduced to deskwork because of his drunken and violent reaction to his wife Rhonda walking out on him. That she left to go with a man Lee had put in prison was almost too much for him to take.
While happy to be back solving crimes, Lee soon learns that he has been saddled with a new partner, Farla Charlet. Lee is positive she has been assigned to him as a watchdog. From the start Farla and Lee don't exactly meld into a workable team. To Lee's way of thinking Farla is too short, too muscular and too political for his taste. Farla thinks Lee is a cretin.
To further complicate matters there is the taxi driver cum prostitute who also belongs to The Bayou Bards and has a sensuous, uncanny way of getting under Lee's skin. The players in Write To Murder are diverse; from Numa Richards, a man harboring a festering literary grudge to the black reactionary, Vonzell St. Germaine.
Hope Springs and her son Adam round out this strange and somewhat unholy writer's group. Hope is the literary equivalent of a stage mother and is determined to mold and shape Adam into America's next great writer. All he needs is a firm hand and that is something Hope has in spades.
Write To Murder is a book which will titillate and amuse you until the wee hours of the morning . . .