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Lost River (Storyville #4)

3.86  ·  Rating Details  ·  118 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
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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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
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

Laura Cushing
Sep 01, 2011 Laura Cushing rated it liked it
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
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,
Feb 19, 2015 Patricia rated it did not like it
I picked up this books because all mystery readers get in ruts and I was trying to find some new authors to explore. I also love New Orleans so the setting was appealing. Oh no. I trudged through this book and it took two weeks to finish it. A new league record. I'm a 24 hour mystery reader. I cared nothing about this characters and the mystery seemed too tortured to be convincing. The villainess did have an interesting feminist perspective but the author did little to exploit it.
Feb 08, 2016 Istiningdyah rated it really liked it
Shelves: detectives, series
Lost River is the fourth book in the Storyville series, which follows the adventures of Detective Valentin St. Cyr. Valentin finally decided to stay away from Storyville. He stopped being Anderson’s right hand man. Instead, he worked for several law firms and did their dirty works, keeping those rich white people reputation clean. However, his retirement plan changed when a series of murder was happening (again) at Storyville. At first, he declined the request to help solving the mystery. But in ...more
Tim Niland
Feb 06, 2009 Tim Niland rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009-reads
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
Julie Barrett
Jan 04, 2015 Julie Barrett rated it it was amazing
The 4th & final -for now : ( St Cyr/Storyville Mysteries!
Go ahead & read them, in order, & I promise you'll enjoy them!
I've been waiting patiently for 6 years now for book 5 -at least I hope there will be a book 5!

Connie Grover
Jun 21, 2011 Connie Grover rated it liked it
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
Jun 01, 2012 Bridget rated it liked it
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
Jan 10, 2015 Donna rated it really liked it
I have really enjoyed David Fulmer's Storyville series. He creates a fine mystery and does a wonderful job of capturing early 1900s New Orleans in this series. I had the pleassure of reading this during a trip to New Orleans, so the locations and history of the city were all fresh in my mind, making the reading that much more enjoyable! I am sad to see this series end.
Jan 24, 2009 Steve rated it liked it
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.
Jay Cardam
Oct 17, 2015 Jay Cardam rated it really liked it
Shelves: mysteries, historical
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.
Jun 16, 2009 Martina rated it liked it
Shelves: new-orleans
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.
David Isgur
Sep 09, 2014 David Isgur rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love these characters, including the City of New Orleans. Author David Fulmer makes the city a true living, breathing part of this story. This series has been a joy to read!
Paul Peden
Sep 12, 2013 Paul Peden rated it it was amazing
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.
Nov 13, 2012 Becky rated it liked it
I had a really hard time getting into this. It just didn't hold my attention. Probably had nothing to with the writing.
Jun 22, 2009 Viccy rated it really liked it
Series. Valentin St. Cyr is trying to move his life away from the Red Light District in New Orleans without much success.
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.
Mar 15, 2009 Jamie rated it liked it
A good, but predictable, Valentin St. Cyr book. Set in New Orleans, so of course I like it.
Mar 09, 2009 Beth rated it liked it
As always, a great read. The old New Orleans/Storyville location is always intriguing!
Tracey Richardson
Apr 01, 2012 Tracey Richardson rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 04, 2009 Alexandra McLeod rated it really liked it
I love all the books in this series.
Debbie Maskus
Jul 26, 2009 Debbie Maskus rated it liked it
#4 Valentin St Cyr
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