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Friday, June 8, 2012

HARDBOILED CORNER: MURDERS IN THE VIEUX CARRE!

HARDBOILED CORNER: MURDERS IN THE VIEUX CARRE!

RICHARD HELMS

FOUR PAT GALLEGHER NOVELS IN ONE VOLUME (JOKER POKER, VOODOO THAT YOU DO, JUICY WATUSI, WET DEBT) . . .

$2.99 FOR YOUR KINDLE

I'm enjoying these New Orleans-based tales by three-time Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award nominee, and two-time Short Mystery Fiction Society Derringer Award winner Richard Helms.

The main character in this series is Pat Gallegher, a failed seminarian, retired forensic psychologist, disgraced college professor, and now a jazz cornetist in a dive bar located off Toulouse Street in New Orleans' French Quarter. 

Gallegher is also a hulking presence who sidelines as a collector for loanshark named Leduc to pay off his own sizable gambling debt. To balance the shaky scales of his own brittle karma, he also performs 'favors' for friends, and friends of friends.

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