- Crescent City Mystery Series

Crescent City Mystery Series

# 1- Gumbo Justice

New Orleans can be a dangerous place.  Especially for a prosecutor.

Ryan Murphy is an assistant district attorney who likes her Tequila cold and her cops hot.  With a mouth that doesn't know quite when to stop, her attitude plays well in front of a jury, but has a tendency to piss off judges, defendants, and other attorneys alike. Battling demons from her past and checking her self-destructive streak take a back seat to her ambition, and she's not above skating the line just a little to get what she wants. It seems her hard work is just about to pay off.  If she snags a detective in the process, well, that's just a little lagniappe for her trouble. Life should be good.

Enter a demented psycho, with a plan to ruin Ryan's life before he ultimately kills her.

Set against the backdrop of pre-Katrina New Orleans, Gumbo Justice is the first in a series that follows the tumultuous life of prosecutor Ryan Murphy.

# 2- Jambalaya Justice

When the body of a hooker is discovered in a crackhouse, the case is destined to become yet another unsolved homicide until New Orleans prosecutor Ryan Murphy takes an interest in the case.  She has a connection to the victim and won’t back down until the murder is solved, even if it means working undercover and dressing up like a hooker herself.  And if she hides her involvement from her detective boyfriend, it’s only because he’s busy working late nights on a secret case of his own. 

When Ryan isn’t hounding the homicide detective for information or investigating the murder behind his back, she’s juggling her Strike Force cases, including a four-victim mob hit, a nasty domestic violence assault, and the armed robbery of a strip club.

At first, Ryan’s only concern is getting justice for her victims.  By the time the weekend ends, she’ll settle for staying alive.


# 3 Chocolate City Justice

Coming 2012

New Orleans prosecutor Ryan Murphy has every intention of evacuating with her family when Hurricane Katrina is still in the gulf.  But trouble has a habit of following Ryan, some of it self-induced, and when she does an unexpected favor for a friend, she ends up the target of a gang and misses her chance to escape the storm.  But she's not worried.  She's handled some of the worst criminals the city has to offer, and hurricanes never hit New Orleans. Right?