Rampart Street

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jan 15, 2007 - Fiction - 352 pages
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As the third Storyville mystery begins, Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr has just returned to New Orleans. Having only recently solved the case of the jass murders, he is drawn reluctantly into the investigation of a new murder—that of a well-to-do gentleman on seedy Rampart Street. When another wealthy society man turns up dead, the detective learns that the two victims were acquainted years ago. In a spider’s web of coincidence, the second murder has been witnessed—or has it?—by the man who’s now keeping Justine, Valentin’s old girlfriend, as his paramour. Valentin probes deeper even as the city’s most powerful leaders pres­sure him to drop the investigation. What could he be getting close to, and what nerves might he unwittingly strike?   David Fulmer has created a heart-pounding mystery in this, his soulful detective’s most dangerous case yet.

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RAMPART STREET

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Murder in turn-of-the-century New Orleans: sex, secrets and an array of voluptuous temptresses.Wealthy John Benedict is found murdered on Storyville's seamy Rampart Street, known for its saloons and ... Read full review

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User Review  - citygirl - LibraryThing

Now here’s a mystery with literary aspirations, noir aspirations, and it’s almost good. It’s one of those books where I wonder if the problem isn’t editorial in origin rather than authorial. Mostly, I ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

DAVID FULMER's first novel, Chasing the Devil's Tail, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Mystery/Thriller Book Prize and the winner of the Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel. Fulmer lives in Atlanta.

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