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Murder In The Garden District (Chanse MacLeod #5)

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A leading candidate for the upcoming senatorial race and a scion of a Louisiana political dynasty is shot to death in his Garden District mansion, and the prime suspect is his much younger second wife with a checkered past. Detective Chanse MacLeod enters a world where nothing is as it seems, and uncovers the dark secrets of the state’s first family—secrets someone is will ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Alyson Books
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Ije the Devourer of Books
Aug 11, 2015 Ije the Devourer of Books rated it it was amazing
The fifth book in the Chanse Macleod series and just as brilliant as the first four.

I think this is my favourite this time although I am sure I said that about book four. Each book is just fabulous with an excellent mystery and great characters.

Of course the main character Chanse Macleod is my favourite and I like him so much because he is very real, and very human. He isn't a super man or a brilliant PI, he is simply tireless in the way he investigates, examining every possibility and discount
Jul 01, 2016 Jon rated it it was amazing
6.0 Stars! Reading one of Greg Herren’s Chanse MacLeod mysteries is akin to curling up in bed with knees tucked beneath the covers and sipping a cup of hot cocoa. In order words – for me at least – reading a book in this this series is like a homecoming, comfortable, homely…and, incredibly addictive. Herren’s #5 entry in the series of six mysteries thus far has become one of my favorites. I read this one out of sequence since I had to wait until Murder In The Garden District was released in eboo ...more
Nathan Burgoine
Apr 22, 2012 Nathan Burgoine rated it really liked it
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I fear I'm going to repeat myself quite a bit, if you've read any of my previous reviews of the Chanse MacLeod mysteries, but with that warning in mind I'll first say MURDER IN THE GARDEN DISTRICT was a fantastic, confounding mystery with real bite. If you've not read any of the previous books, you owe it to yourself to start at the beginning.

Now for the parts where I'm repeating myself.

First, if there's one single thing that drives me crazy in the mystery world, it's the lack of lasting effect.
Dan Mitton
Nov 25, 2015 Dan Mitton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(Originally reviewed for Love Bytes Same Sex Book Reviews. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars)

I’m going to be honest right up front and tell you that this installment in the Chanse MacLeod stories didn’t really do it for me. It was too much a political family, mainstream murder mystery for me. Although Chanse is still gay, there was very little mention of it in the story and the plot of the book made it almost negligible. And why would they put a picture of a young white guy in ropes on the cover? There isn’t
Damian Serbu
Nov 19, 2010 Damian Serbu rated it it was amazing
Greg writes wonderful mysteries that captivate you from the very beginning and keep the suspense going. The only disappoint is that I end up reading them too quickly because I can't put them down, and it's all over before you know it!
Chanse finds himself trapped in a dangerous game of New Orleans high society politics gone deadly wrong, were secrets are kept within the family and taken to the grave. Wendell Sheehan is found dead by his powerful and influential mother, Cordelia and abused wife, Janna, (a woman from a poor family). Chanse is hired to prove that it was someone else responsible for Wendell‘s death, not Cordelia, because no Sheehan will spend one night in jail. Evidence goes missing from the police station. (view ...more
Sep 17, 2015 J.D. rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
This series has gotten progressively better since the first book. I'm glad I stuck with them. There's a difference between a "gay book" and a book with gay characters and that's how I've perceived the books in this series to have grown and changed. I'm a little sad there's only one left now. It's time for another visit to New Orleans.
Eric Gittins
Dec 15, 2015 Eric Gittins rated it liked it
Interesting story
Apr 27, 2012 Swhite rated it did not like it
one of the silliest murder myteries i have ever read. people running around in the rain, etc....just silly. no substance in my humble opion.
May 26, 2013 Drianne rated it really liked it
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I liked this one. The 'twist' was not much of a surprise, though.
Mark Macatee
Apr 06, 2013 Mark Macatee rated it it was amazing
Best one yet. Great characters.
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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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