Lost River (Storyville, #4)
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Lost River (Storyville #4)

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The next heart-pounding chapter in Fulmer’s Storyville series featuring New Orleans detective Valentin St. Cyr Autumn 1913. Valentin St. Cyr has been absent from his Storyville stomping grounds for some months, trying to make it in the straight detective world and make a go of it with his longtime love, Justine. But then a man is found dead in a Storyville brothel.The mada...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published January 2nd 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (first published January 1st 2009)
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Trilby
This novel is one in a series of mysteries featuring Valentin St. Cyr, a multiracial detective working the seedy side of New Orleans. In this installment, however, St. Cyr has gone over to the Dark Side, that is, attorneys who work for the wealthy. But (and here the plot thickens), he is drawn back into Storyville, the red light district, because of the murder of a brothel client which looks suspiciously like a hit.

The evocation of time and place, 1913 Storyville, is done well: the underworld K...more
Randy
Apr 23, 2014 Randy marked it as to-read

The next heart-pounding chapter in Fulmer’s Storyville series featuring New Orleans detective Valentin St. Cyr Autumn 1913. Valentin St. Cyr has been absent from his Storyville stomping grounds for some months, trying to make it in the straight detective world and make a go of it with his longtime love, Justine. But then a man is found dead in a Storyville brothel.The madam immediately turns to the creole detective for help.He resists, but when several more bodies turn up in Storyville, Valentin

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Laura Cushing
The year is 1913, and someone's committed a series of murders in Storyville. This time though, Valentin St. Cyr isn't right on the case- he's retired and working for laywers, living a quiet life with Justine outside the District. But they can't stay away from their Storyville roots, and soon he and Justine are drawn back into the thick of things. Lovable rounder wannabe "Beansoup" is back, nearly grown up now and calling himself "Each." It's nice to see him get a bit of time and growing up in th...more
LJ
First Sentence: No one called him Buddy.

Ex-cop, ex-investigator for New Orlean’s Storyville red-light-district boss, Tom Anderson, Valentin St. Cyr has moved to River Road with Justine, ex-prostitute and long-time love. Justine wants them to stay out of Storyville, get married and have a real life. It seemed possible, with Valerian now working for up-scale attorneys, until someone started randomly killing. The victims, who are shot, marked with a cut and left to be found in Storyville. Valentin,...more
Tim Niland
It's 1913 in New Orleans, the local music called "jass" is well on its way to becoming the American artform "jazz" and Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr is making a go of it in the straight world, working for law firms and moving in with his long time love Justine. But St. Cyr's roots in the red light district of Storyville run deep, and when a killer begins stalking patrons of the districts bordellos, St. Cyr is drawn back in, risking everything to track down the killer. Fulmer's channeling of...more
Jay Cardam
Loved this mystery! Having read the previous three in the series, I was already looking forward to reading it, but it turned out to be the page turner that the others didn't quite do for me. By far the best of the series! I thoroughly enjoyed this four book series and hope there will be more.
Connie Grover
This is definitely "summer reading". I was enjoying the storyline and liking the characters right up to the climax of the book. What a letdown! The "sinister plot" turned out to be naive and totally unbelievable. The book was a worthwhile read in that it provides a wonderful description of turn of the century New Orleans red light district. The author really does know how to bring his setting alive with very colorful descriptions of sights, sounds and smells, but the climax was like air slowing...more
Bridget
This is my first time reading Fulmer and as such, my first experience with this series. I thought it was really enjoyable. Fulmer's writing and characters painted a wonderful sort of sepia-tone canvas of Storyville and New Orleans. I will definitely read other titles in the series. The book would have easily gotten four stars from me if the ending hadn't seemed a little weak. The strong thread of plot that had carried the reader through seemed to have frayed a bit at the very end. Otherwise, a g...more
Steve
Good mystery book set in New Orleans Autum of 1913. Valentin St. Cyr is a Creole detective who is solving a series of murders in the Storyville, Red Light district. We know who the villian is early on, but how the plot unwinds is still captivating. I will probably read more of this series, but the prior novel's villian is in this one so don't read them out of turn.
Martina
I love David Fulmer's books, and I was very excited when this came out because my favorites are his Valentin St. Cyr mysteries. I have to give this only 3 stars however, because the book kind of fell apart at the end. Most of the story was great, but the way it was wrapped up was pretty lame.
Paul Peden
Thank you David Fulmer. Thank you Valentin, Justine, Each/Beansoup, Tom Anderson and King Bolden. I loved every word of all four books. Just fantastic.
Becky
I had a really hard time getting into this. It just didn't hold my attention. Probably had nothing to with the writing.
Viccy
Series. Valentin St. Cyr is trying to move his life away from the Red Light District in New Orleans without much success.
Kelly
I really enjoyed this book. I checked it out of the library on a whim and now I will look for others by this author.
Jamie
A good, but predictable, Valentin St. Cyr book. Set in New Orleans, so of course I like it.
Beth
As always, a great read. The old New Orleans/Storyville location is always intriguing!
Tracey Richardson
Apr 01, 2012 Tracey Richardson rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes mysteries, and anyone who likes reading about old New Orleans
Recommended to Tracey by: Found it through a Google search for Rampart Street
I absolutely adore the Valentin St Cry character.
Alexandra McLeod
I love all the books in this series.
Debbie Maskus
#4 Valentin St Cyr
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David Fulmer has been a writer and producer for over twenty-five years.

Series:
* Valentin St. Cyr Mystery
* Eddie Cero Mystery
More about David Fulmer...
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