So Small a Carnival

So Small a Carnival

New Orleans Mysteries – Book 1
by John William Corrington
and Joyce H. Corrington

Comments and Reviews
“Offers cause to shake the summer doldrums and rejoice. Here’s an irresistible first mystery with a distinctive voice… The Corrington’s have a feel for place and history… A classy debut.”
                ― Jean White, Washington Post Book World

“The Corrington’s show themselves to be masters of the small but telling detail in this gripping mystery.”
                ― Booklist

“If this ain’t the truth about Huey Long’s death, it ought to be. Aces.”
                ― New York Daily News

“What a grand old time the reader will have with the Corrington’s novel… First-class reading entertainment. Not only is there mystery, suspense, gore, and romance, but it’s literate to boot! What an unbeatable combination.”
                ― Baton Rouge Advocate

Book Description
Wes Colvin, a New Orleans reporter, receives an anonymous phone call from a man who wants to tell him a story. But when Wes goes to meet his contact at a French Quarter bar, he finds the place a bloody shambles and all its inhabitants machine-gunned to death just moments before. With the help of his friend “Rat” Trapp, NOPD Captain of Homicide, Wes investigates the motive for the slaughter. Among the suspects is an Uptown beauty, Denise Lemoyne, the granddaughter of one of the victims: Auguste Lemoyne, a former Louisianian politician. If he can survive, Wes will uncover the story of a lifetime: the truth behind the assassination of former governor and senator Huey Long.

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A Project Named Desire

A Project Named Desire

New Orleans Mysteries – Book 2
by John William Corrington
and Joyce H. Corrington

Comments and Reviews
“The setting for this dark, compelling murder mystery is New Orleans, and that exotic city has never been uglier or more fascinating… The Corringtons do this genre just right.”
                ― People magazine

“A terrific thriller. The violence is authentic, the feeling genuine, the setting true. In Captain Trapp New Orleans has found its Phillip Marlowe and he’s just as good.”
                ― Walker Percy

“[A Project Named Desire] seethes with energy and is laced with a hard-edged humor; the seamy, smoldering city of New Orleans pulses with life.”
                ― Publishers Weekly

Book Description
In this second of the New Orleans Mystery novels, NOPD Captain of Homicide “Rat” Trapp reencounters Camille Bynum, an old love Rat grew up with in the god-forsaken Desire project. Camille left Desire for Los Angeles twenty years ago but returns to New Orleans with her rock star son Danny, who comes to town for a performance at the Superdome. When Danny collapses on stage, Rat has to decide if Danny accidentally overdosed or is a murder victim. His friends, reporter Wes Colvin and assistant DA Denise Lemoyne, offer Rat backup as his investigation leads to nonstop violent action against the vicious drug dealers who infest Desire project.

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A Civil Death

A Civil Death

New Orleans Mysteries – Book 3
by John William Corrington
and Joyce H. Corrington

Comments and Reviews
“An earlier Corrington novel, A Project Named Desire, with the same leading characters, was a violent tale of poverty, drugs and a rock star. While A Civil Death is more conventional, the suspense builds nicely, and a surprising number of loose ends are neatly linked at the end. Mystery fans won’t find anything much better than this.”
                ― People magazine

“[A Civil Death is] richly atmospheric… strong on supporting characters and flavorsome talk.”
                ― Kirkus Reviews

Book Description
In this third of the New Orleans Mystery novels, assistant DA Denise Lemoyne, product of a distinguished and wealthy New Orleans family, is engaged to reporter Wes Colvin, a “redneck” from the northern part of Louisiana. But she is warned by her beloved godmother Madeline St. Juste that her own marriage to a New Orleans outsider, René St. Juste, hasn’t worked and is about to end in divorce. When Denise finds Madeline shot dead in her Uptown home, Rene becomes the obvious suspect. Denise believes in René, but proving his innocence becomes deadly.

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The While Zone

The White Zone

New Orleans Mysteries – Book 4
by John William Corrington
and Joyce H. Corrington

Comments and Reviews
“…the authors’ acrid writing gives [the main character's] adventures real grit.”
                ― Kirkus Reviews

Book Description
In this fourth of the New Orleans Mystery novels, Rat Trapp, a NOPD homicide detective, is summoned to Hollywood by his old flame Camille Bynum, only to witness her shocking death by electrocution. Is it a tragic accident or the latest of a series of murders being investigated by the Secret Service assigned to protect former President Reagan? To determine this, Rat has to go back to the days of Hollywood blacklisting to look for motive. As he investigates “the white zone,” a no-parking area at LAX airport, takes on a whole new meaning for a black detective in a very white town.

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Fear of Dying

Fear of Dying

New Orleans Mysteries – Book 5
by Joyce H. Corrington

Comments and Reviews
“Originally a native of New Orleans, La., I have had occasion to read several of the creative works of William and Joyce Corrington. Fear of Dying is amongst the best… a complete start-to-finish thriller with an unforgettable, and completely believeable, story-line. Trust that you will be delightfully caught off guard at the unexpected reality of the book’s ending.”
                ― A customer review on Amazon.com

Fear of Dying by Joyce H. Corrington is an entertaining book with plenty of twists and turns making it worthwhile reading. The author has included such elements as political corruption, resurrection of a lost lover, a few murders and lots of mysterious events. I found myself anxious to find the culmination of all these elements and I wasn’t disappointed.”
                ― A customer review on Amazon.com

Book Description
In this fifth of the New Orleans Mystery novels, reporter Wes Colvin, his finacée assistant D.A. Denise Lemoyne, and his friend N.O.P.D. Captain “Rat” Trapp reappear. When Wes confesses he has a fear of flying, Denise urges him to overcome it with psychiatric help. Under hypnotic regression, Wes recalls a past life as Paul Martin, who died thirty years before when a flight he was on was bombed. As Wes tries to find out who murdered his past life self, he has to contend with powerful Louisiana political figures and the violent racism of the KKK.

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You Trust Your Mother

You Trust Your Mother

New Orleans Mysteries – Book 6
by Joyce H. Corrington

Book Description
In this sixth of the New Orleans Mystery novels, Denise Lemoyne has inherited the New Orleans Item, the state’s largest newspaper, and persuaded Wes Colvin to become its managing editor. The two are happily planning their wedding until Denise receives shocking news from an old flame, Andre Landry. Her mother, who Denise thought had died, has in fact been confined for the past twenty-two years in a private New Orleans mental hospital. When all the hospital’s records are destroyed in a fire and its director is found shot to death, Captain “Rat” Trapp, of NOPD Homicide, has reason to think Denise’s mother is guilty of murder. Wes and Andre compete to help Denise, as she struggles to prove that her faith in her mother’s innocence is not misplaced.

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