So … Creole Belle. This book is another chapter in the continuing saga of Dave Robicheaux and Clete Purcel, two flawed souls, yet striving to walk the straight and narrow while carrying the many ghosts of their respective pasts and present, ghosts who can bring tears and heartbreak, or sometimes a smile.
Creole Belle begins where a previous book left off, with Dave in hospital, “and the demons fighting for space in his head.” He “can’t be sure whether his latest visitor is flesh and blood or a spectral reminder of his Louisiana youth. Tee Jolie Melton, a young woman with a troubled past, glides to his bedside and leaves him with an iPod that plays the old country blues song ‘My Creole Belle.’”
The chase is on, and by the time it ends he’s exposed the slimy underbelly of the city he loves and hates, New Orleans, with its equally slimy politicians, its good guys and bad guys … and its women.
So run, don’t walk, to your local library or bookstore and begin your own life-changing adventures, lived vicariously through Dave and Clete.