See more ideas about new orleans, mystery and books. New orleans authors louisiana authors new orleans bookstores. Season 24 2010 of the real world was also set in new orleans. Cozy mystery house keepers, cleaners, maid services. It won the edgar for best novel, making smith the first american woman to win that category and it is the big prize since 1956. This article in an ongoing effort to list the books, movies, television shows, and comics that are set or filmed. Best new orleans books meet your next favorite book. As the air grows warm, i find myself listening to her music as she sings of summer in the city and selling butterflies on street corners. Since then ive started a series of books called best childrens books for a trip to which focuses on books to be used for getting kids excited about a trip. Discover why new orleans is known as americas capital of the mysterious and macabre on this ghoulishly entertaining haunted walking tour. Perhaps youll glimpse the apparition of a beloved figure, pere dagobert, at the st. Historical romance novels set in new orleans fiction 24 books 11 voters new orleans trip 2012 books.
Bayou on fire, set in a parish down river from new orleans, is a mystery novel. I was quite successful but clearly, didnt get through this many books. Hes already been recognized as a noteworthy member of the rural noir movement that includes the likes of daniel woodrell and frank bill. After gathering books of the citys contemporary writers, i set out to look. Pi vince delaney has had to forge a new future for himself after an encounter with heinous fellon julian boutte 6 years ago, which left his professional and personal life in tatters. An episode of jem and the holograms was set in new orleans. New orleans crime novels invariably have that in spades. I love books set in new orleans, i think it started for me with anne rices vampire chronicles and mayfair witches and my love has grown from there. Weve got fantasy, murder mystery, romance, and more to help you. A historical mystery set in new orleans a benjamin january mystery 9780727887986. Some of the best fiction about the city comes from matthew c. Twenty years of writings from the city by andrei codrescu. Interestingly enough, the city has also been mentioned in the plot of numerous novels which have been based upon new orleans and its citizen.
Oct, 2017 new orleans is the seat of decadence and hospitality, but even with all that, sometimes its necessary to kick it up another notch. Blue moon over new orleans by anna mayhall munding post wwii mystery novel set in new orleans blues and trouble. New orleans, louisiana and general vacinity by universal map firm new orleans, mon amour. Reason enough to make it one of the settings in my book. Take a walk through the dark streets of new orleans at night and discover its ghostly history with your guide. You will never read anything quite like these novels 7. Tim weavers shapely narrative is set in the vastness of. In fact, new orleans has averaged fiftysix murders per 100,000 people for the past decadenearly ten times the national average. When mobsters coerce sals father into helping them commit a crime, sal struggles to know what to do. It features pet boutique and organic treat bakery owner lacy marie crocker. Dan baum has immersed himself in new orleans, the most fascinating city in the united states, and illuminated it in a way that is as innovative as tom wolfe on hot rods and truman capote on a pair of murderers. Janets novels set in new orleans new orleans murder. Another book that takes place in this time period is claire dewitt and the city of the dead by sara gran. Enter the world of private dining in new orleans, complete with notable amenities like bourbon street balconies, special access to worldclass wine cellars, menus designed especially for the occasion, and vintage.
Jun 18, 2014 new orleans beloved version of don quixote albeit a constantly unemployed, hot dog guzzling one reilly even has his own statue on canal st, in the location of the former d. In the book the world that made new orleans from the spanish silver to congo square, ned sublette goes into great detail about the history of new orleans. Limpkin, professor of history at a college in georgia penelope williamson daman rourke. A reading list for new orleans the new york public library. Fieselers debut book has been awarded the 2019 edgar award in best fact crime by the mystery writers of america. Mardi gras and new orleans crime fiction today is mardi gras or fat tuesday. Hilda johansson mystery series in this historical mystery series, hilda moves from sweden and becomes a maid in indiana during the early 1900s. Sep 17, 2016 the first book in the series, a free man of color, showcases murder at the mardi gras as a notorious octoroon courtesan is strangled. Mysterious and terrible deaths, and an ecological disaster shock the people of new orleans. Novels set in new orleans new orleans message board. Jun 17, 2011 a reading list for new orleans by karen ginman, chatham square library june 17, 2011 regina spektors music, summer nights, and nyc are intertwined inside of me. Death by rum balls the new orleans go cup chronicles book 4 by colleen mooney 4.
Best romantic suspense novels set in new orleans 6. At the opposite end of the mystery spectrum is barbara colleys. New orleans is the latest destination in our five great books set in. New orleans is a unique city rich in alluring charm and oldworld character, so it should be no surprise that the crescent city has been the setting for many of hollywoods best films in history. One of the longestrunning series set in new orleans is the benjamin. A reading list for new orleans by karen ginman, chatham square library june 17, 2011 regina spektors music, summer nights, and nyc are intertwined inside of me. Lisa jackson has written several series alone and some with her sister, nancy bush. I also love the sentinels of new orleans and there are many other books that i have read set there. The grit and culture of the city is as much a character as quentin archer, police detective and solange corday, voodoo priestess. Preferably taking place in the 19301950s and follows somebody trying to solve a crime case. The classic pulitzer prize winning novel, a confederacy of dunces by john kennedy toole. New orleans mysteries mystery readers international. They are available at amazon or create space as paperbacks or as e books.
New orleans is a city on the mississippi river, nicknamed as the big easy and known for its round the clock life. Winner of the 1991 edgar allan poe award for best novel and the first mystery in the highly acclaimed skip langdon series, new orleans mourning falls deliciously between the psychological suspense of laura lippman and the delicate drama of tennessee williams. A newly promoted detective, ginger walker, and her boss investigate whether there is a connection between the torching of the placquemine parish courthouse, a burglary of the sheriff office and the death of a local juges law clerk. Book takes place in new orleans about a mother and young son who run a boarding house for the elderly. In 1994, 421 people were murdered in new orleans, which translates into 85. New orleans the big easy, the birthplace of jazz, home of cafe du monde and what some call the most haunted city in america. The two most outstanding new orleans meals i had there were at restaurant august absolutely incredible and coquette. Strange new orleans history 9 weirdest things to ever. Mystery, magic, death, and life in new orleans 2010 is. Benjamin january investigates the murder of a mysterious englishman in this absorbing new orleans set mystery. Casting bones the quentin archer mysteries book 1 kindle. Beneath the indulgence and revelry of the crescent city lies a long history of the dark and mysterious.
He vows revenge for his partners murder and gets involved with an interesting set of people. Jun 01, 2017 thrill kill is the perfect followup to one of my favorite books set in new orleans, casting bones. Not to mention the many novels of vampire conjurer anne rice. Taking place three decades before the civil war, these historical mysteries have just about everything you could want in a new orleans story. Many locals and writers think that it is the best and most accurate depiction of the city in a work of ficti. Busy streets, crowds, costumes, drinking mix it all together, and. May 29, 2010 locked in time by lois duncan is set on a louisiana plantation creoles, cajuns, voodoo and trips into new orleans. The best mysteries set in new orleans criminal element. Located on the world famous canal street streetcar line and built in 1872, this new orleans mansion embodies traditional elegance with a modern edge. A moody novel set in southern louisiana that will appeal to lovers of literary fiction, with a good ol mystery thrown in to boot. Carol durand and summer prescott write the frosted love cozy mystery series which started in 2015 and is set in new orleans, louisiana and florida.
The original post included tips about teaching kids about mardi gras and four book recommendations for books set in new orleans. The hidden history of the haunted and beloved city of new orleans, told through the intersecting lives of nine remarkable characters. As part of my research when going to a new place, i like to read some novels set there to kind of get into the spirit of the place. Ten years after hurricane katrina made landfall in southeast louisianaon august 29, 2005journalist gary rivlin traces the storms immediate damage, the city of new orleans s efforts to rebuild itself, and the storms lasting affects not.
Can anyone recommend fiction books or novels set in new. Some on the list feature the city more than others, but to be considered, new orleans must. Im currently looking for a mystery book, could be anything murder, robbery, etc that is set in a place like new orleans. New orleans voodoo is connected to the primarily haitian religion, vodou, a syncretic belief system that originated amongst enslaved peoples of largely west african in the french slave colony of saintdomingue what is today the republic of haiti. The latest and best in crime fiction the new york times. Errata is a phantasmagorical work that has more in common with james joyce than james ellroy. Set in 1890s new orleans, chopins the awakening was one of the first novels to take on womens issues from the perspective of a woman. It features melissa gladstone missy, who owns missys muffins and more, a family muffin and cupcake. Five great books set in new orleans blog tripfiction. Visit the most spinechilling spots in the french quarter while a guide shares tales of murder, voodoo rituals, bloodsucking legends and reports of undead residents roaming the storied streets.
Julie smith is unquestionably the most successful new orleans mystery writer at work today. The benjamin january mysteries are set in and around new orleans during the 1830s, and focus primarily on the free black community which existed at that time and place. Oil heiress alison baumann pens mystery novel set in new orleans diane cowen nov. The book is famous for its rich depiction of new orleans and the citys dialects. Nov 19, 2015 when an entire harem was murdered, creating the tale of the nola sultan massacre house seriously, there is a whole ton of spooky history in new orleans, and this one is one of the more infamous. Featuring a 500pound, bloodsucking taxi driver named jules duchon, this story set in new orleans is as entertaining as it is audacious.
Feb 24, 2017 set in 1830s new orleans, trammells beautiful heroine, lalin bonheur, calls herself a cafe au lait woman. Burke basile is an honest cop in new orleans whose life is shattered by the death of his partner. Maybe this is why new orleans has been the setting for so many great stories. Nevada barr born march 1, 1952 is an american author best known for her anna pigeon series of mystery novels set in national parks in the united states. Dec 16, 2010 trying to find this book i read about 1980, it was the first book published by this man, his name was jonathan and i cannot remember his last name. After some modest successes with mysteries set in san francisco, smith scored a breakthrough with her first skip langdon book, new orleans mourning ivy books, 1990. Dunbar once again brings us to the crazy and colorful city of new orleans. Aug 15, 2016 five new orleans spots for channeling the supernatural erzulies authentic voodoo. Baum reveals all the grit and glamour ok, mostly the. The second installment of a scrapbooking mystery series was entitle photo finished and was published in the year 2004 by the berkely prime crime publishing house.
Learn about the legacy of the infamous marie laveau, dubbed the voodoo queen of new orleans. This time its mardi grasand a violent storm drenches the city in chaos. In new orleans, they are at the garden district bookstore and at a new store, tubby and coos on. The benjamin january mysteries is a series of historical murder mystery novels by barbara hambly. Frosted love cozy mystery series carol durand and summer prescott write the frosted love cozy mystery series which started in 2015 and is set in new orleans, louisiana and florida. Deadly hall 1971 the ghosts high noon reprint 1990 this mystery is set in turn of the century new orleans, where the politics, love and murder take center stage. The chronicles of the new orleans carnival, errol laborde and michael osborne photog. Mardi gras and new orleans crime fiction this list is by janet rudolph. He describes this culturally rich world, a melting pot of people, and describes how each group was brought together creating the city we know today as the city of new orleans. Michael allen zell set his debut novel, errata, one hundred years later, during the 1984 new orleans world fair. Following is a list of the best movies set in new orleans. Charlotte runs a maid service in new orleans and is kept busy cleaning and solving. Set in a small town in 1925 louisiana, this book is an awardwinning coming of age story. The series is named after the main character of the books.
Crime mystery set in new orleans the perils of the american pageant. Before heading to new orleans, i compiled a giant list of all the best books about new orleans with the intention of reading several of them before and during the trip. The charlotte larue series cozy mystery by barbara colley are also set in new orleans, along with villere house by c. Louis cathedral, one of the great landmarks of the city. Mystery, magic, death, and life in new orleans 2010 is the story of the city and its denizens between hurricane betsy, which transformed new orleans in the 1960s, and the devastation of katrina in 2005. New orleanslouisiana authors, book stores 58 authors. Mystere mansion is new orleans newest and most unique special event venue. In each series, she has nurtured characters that hr readers easily fall in love with. Were pleased to have him join us at opal divines on june 7th, 7pm for noir at the bar. Mystery books that take place in louisiana the cozy.
Peter farris has gained much attention with his debut last call for the living, a gritty crime drama that incorporates his georgia background. After all, her mother hasnt even been gone for a year yet, and theres something odd and sinister about chucks new wife, lisette. One of the longestrunning series set in new orleans is the benjamin january mystery series by barbara hambley. From the famous queen of voodoo, marie laveau, who is said to. In a 2001 episode of seven days, parker goes to new orleans to prove that his friend, who is scheduled to be executed, is innocent. Delaney and so it began by owen mullen, crime mystery set in new orleans, louisiana. Andy, brian and megan decide to solve this bizarre mystery, but can they find the important document. The headless palm, a post katrina novel, and the bad assignment, a murder mystery are both set in new orleans. Novels set in new orleans new orleans forum tripadvisor. Unsolved mysteries of new orleans new orleans, usa. So, too, is ray celestins the axemans jazz 2014, set in 1919 new orleans.
This is an intensive history of mardi gras in new orleans overall. It would be hard to find another nonfiction book offering a more thorough tour through 40 years of new orleans sometimestragic recent history from hurricane betsy in 1965 to katrina. Some of these have been hot favorites amongst their readers drawing attention. New orleans is featured in a number of works of fiction. Blue moon over new orleans by anna mayhall munding post wwii mystery novel set in new orleans. She is deeply in love with etienne legendre, a handsome white man, who is the. French silk 1996 claire laurent is a successful new orleans lingerie businesswoman. Many locals and writers think that it is the best and most accurate depiction of the city in a work of fiction. Mardi gras or carnivale, whatever you call it, is a great setting for murder. Darkness in the sunshine state 9 essential crime novels set in florida. New orleans has an impressive literary tradition, spawning countless topnotch writers and serving as the colorful setting for classic novels like the moviegoer by walker percy and a confederacy of dunces by john kennedy toole, as well as tennessee williams play a streetcar named desire. Historical mystery set in new orleans a benjamin january mystery book 15 by barbara hambly 4. When british spymaster sir john oldmixton offers benjamin january a hundred dollars to find the murderer of an englishman whose body has been found floating in the new basin canal, benjamin turns him down immediately.
Julie chase writes the kitty couture mystery series which started in 2016 and is set in new orleans. So can anyone suggest some novels they have enjoyed that are set in new orleans. Officer johnny leroy was a decorated veteran of the nopd with a stellar record and few known enemiescertainly no one whod be aggrieved enough, or bold enough, to shoot him as he sat behind the wheel of his parked cruiser. Jacklyn brady aka sherry lewis writes the piece of cake mystery series which is set in new orleans, and features rita lucero, a pastry chef. Season 9 2000 of the real world was set in new orleans. Mystery novels set in the golden age of hollywood this is an article by mollie cox bryan in crime reads, may 8, 2019. Oil heiress alison baumann pens mystery novel set in new. Her new orleans series is composed of 7 books with detectives rick bentz and reuben montoya as the major characters.
The 20 best new orleans fictional characters thrillist. This novel is also set in new orleans, louisiana, united states and depicts the main character carmela bertrand along with her friend ava grieux and bartholomew hayward. James salliss brilliant six book lew griffin series is set in new orleans mostly but its less the city and more the soul of a man. Janets novels set in new orleans new orleans murder mysteries. Grandeur and opulence are everything in the famed new orleans garden. Thirteenyearold sals family are immigrants from italy trying to make it as strawberry farmers. The best private dining rooms in new orleans eater new orleans. This week, ive compiled a list of five of the best books set in our home state so you can do just that. There are many delights and a few dangers in new orleans, but despite everything, it is a place where the impossible can seem probable. As the air grows warm, i find myself listening to her music as she sings of summer in. The tagline for fat white vampire blues says it all. There is corruption in the local government and voodoo too. Its the 1920s, and our troubled hero is sam simoneaux, nicknamed lucky, whos working in new orleans as a department store security guard when a little girl goes missing on his shift.727 640 420 999 565 1472 694 1005 1417 419 1355 242 1361 1516 1090 401 870 228 1195 820 690 703 593 811 1486 636 1433 1036 470 1309 360 429 1139 739 598 1306 1032 1429 147 796 1332 873 1276