Moved by the success of her debut crime novel, twenty-seven-year-old BJ Donovan can’t handle the thought of being a one-hit wonder and never feeling special ever again. Using her position as the executive chef and owner of a popular restaurant in the French Quarter to blend in with the community, she embarks on a killing spree, by means of voodoo magic, and uses details of the murders to help maintain her best-seller status with an upcoming episodic thriller series.
Virgil awoke late at night to find his wife gone. He kicked off cold and clammy bedcovers, box springs screeched when he got up. A steady breeze, weighed down with humidity, carried the vanilla-like fragrance of Joe-Pye weed and the barely audible sound of laughter through an open window.
New Orleans, Louisiana