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Murder in the Irish Channel (Chanse MacLeod #6)

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It begins as a simple missing persons case-a young MMA fighter's mother has mysteriously disappeared. But as New Orleans private eye Chanse MacLeod starts digging around, he discovers that she is the leader of a group fighting the powerful Archdiocese of New Orleans over the closing of two churches. As the trail leads from corrupt church officials to powerful real estate d ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 20th 2011 by Bold Strokes Books (first published December 1st 2011)
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I was trying to read this during my school's SSR period, but wasn't getting very far in such a limited time frame, so I took it with me on my jaunt up to San Francisco during Spring Break. I'm so glad I did.

I read this book because it was written by one of my former New Orleans neighbors whom I often find myself missing. I've read a handful of Greg's books, and I've enjoyed each of them. This book, like the rest of his Chanse Macleod Mysteries that I've had the pleasure of reading, is an easy we
Milena Benini
A really good mystery, with a classic first-person-PI-narrator, but with a twist, since the narrator is gay. However, that isn't a big deal, and it's one of the things that I really liked about the book: gay or black, the characters are just characters, not symbols - which is as good as it is, unfortunately, rare, so that counts as a big plus in my view. Also, the hard-boiled style was done well without going over the top: occasionally, a cold look could 'sterilize a lizard', but it never goes o ...more
Sharon Cox
If I ever get to visit New Orleans I'm not going to take a tourist guide with me. Instead I am going to be armed with copies of Greg Herren's books. I love the city and the people that he describes and I want to see it and them for myself one day.
'Murder in the Irish Channel' is another first class mystery from an author who knows how to spin a good story. He had me from the start so I read the book in one day. The mystery, which features gay detective Chance MacLeod and is the latest offering
Heidi Gonzalez
There are many twists and turns in this book and I have to say I didn't see the outcome. This series just gets better and better. While this series isn't as racy as his Scotty series seems to be, its just as entertaining. I appreciate that Chanse's character isn't written over the top. His life is just as complex and mundane as the rest of us. His assistant and occasional stripper Abby is a fabulous addition to this series. I love her spunk and drive.

The story takes place in New Orleans, post K
Wow, Mr. Herren, you've done it again - completely stumped me!!! I didn't see the end coming...and I was looking for the clues throughout...excellent addition to the series!!! Awesome! I really enjoyed Murder in the Irish Channel by Greg Herren
This could've been a mainstream mystery except for the fact that the main character is gay. Not much of a romance, but a pretty good mystery.

Main bother: Parts of this read like a New Orleans tourist guidebook.
I always enjoy Greg Herren and this one is no exception. Good writing, good characters, good twists and turns that keep you guessing and a very satisfactory conclusion to it all.
Lacks a connection with the life of the PI, Chanse MacLeod, and the rest of the characters were not fully formed enough to involve me in the mystery.
Damian Serbu
ALWAYS love me some Greg Herren mystery!! He's done it yet again, with a captivating story that is well written and engaging.
another great Chanse McLeod story from Greg Herren. Total surprise ending, and a great paced book.
Okay. The solution was too convoluted, and many elements are getting too formulaic.
Mark Macatee
This was okay. Definitely not his strongest work. But I do still love the characters.
Michael Adam
Another excellent mystery by Greg Herren.
Danny Pasichnyk
A little slow but overall an enjoyable read.
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Greg Herren is a New Orleans-based author and editor. Former editor of Lambda Book Report, he is also a co-founder of the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, which takes place in New Orleans every May. He is the author of ten novels, including the Lambda Literary Award winning Murder in the Rue Chartres, called by the New Orleans Times-Picayune “the most honest depiction of life in post-Katrina ...more
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