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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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Jon
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
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.
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Damian Serbu
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!
Swhite
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.
Drianne
I liked this one. The 'twist' was not much of a surprise, though.
Mark Macatee
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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