New Orleans, 1914. No one cares much when a street whore is the victim of a bloody murder. Nor when a woman in a crib on the dirty back end of the red light district is found slain. But then a third ravaged body turns up in a house along one of the better streets, and an ailing Tom Anderson, the "King of Storyville," reaches out to Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr, who has left the scarlet streets behind. Against his own instincts and his wife Justine's wishes, Valentin heads back onto his old turf and into the investigation that propels The Iron Angel, the fifth novel in the award-winning series by David Fulmer.
"Fulmer is both a fine plotter and a marvelously evocative writer, with an eye for character." - The Washington Post
David Fulmer is the author of seven critically-acclaimed and award-winning novels. He has been nominated for a Shamus Award for Best Novel, a LA Times Book Prize, a Barry Award, and a Falcon Award, and has won a Benjamin Franklin Award, an AudioFile Earphones Award, and a Shamus Award for Best First NOvel. In addition to audiobook releases, his novels have been translated into Italian, Japanese, French, and Turkish. His previous novel, Will You Meet Me in Heaven? was published in 2014. All five books in the Storyville series have been optioned for television.
Come celebrate, it’s Halloween.
Sinful, Louisiana, really knows how to throw a party, and it goes all out for Halloween. The weeklong celebration kicks off with a maze of horror in the park built of hay bales. And Fortune has the perfect assignment—the executioner. Her scene comes complete with a head block, a hatchet, and a fake body with removable head. It’s the perfect setup…for a crime.
When Fortune returns from break and realizes the body in her scene is a real one and not the prop, she knows trouble is coming. Before she can shake a broomstick, Celia Arceneaux has raised the alarm and the state police show up to take over the investigation. With Carter on the sidelines and Fortune the prime suspect, Swamp Team 3 sets out to catch a real monster.