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Roots of Misfortune


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A likable dual private eye novel set in sultry, sordid, atmospheric New Orleans.

A private eye series set in steamy, unforgettable New Orleans, featuring jaded, hard-drinking ex-policeman David Melancon and his inexperienced youngster partner, Felix Herbert, is always welcome, and Roots of Misfortune, the second instalment, rattles along from a funky start to a blood-soaked climax. Young girls are going missing and the reek of voodoo is in the air. The plotting is tight, if a touch predictable, and the evolving cast of characters works well. The occult flavor of the tale is atmospherically unfolded. Author Seth Pevey writes in a slightly self-conscious style that suits the story. All up, an enjoyable read.

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After a global finance career, Andres Kabel returned to his hometown of Melbourne to write. His Gentle & Tusk mystery series is two books strong, with a third on the way. Far from crime fiction, his stirring nonfiction tale of the history of nuclear reactors nears publication.


About the author

Seth Pevey worked as a teacher and journalist in Asia for many years, and now writes both fiction and non-fiction from his country home outside of New Orleans. Favorite authors include McCarthy, Faulkner, King, and Ishiguro. You can learn what he's up to at view profile

Published on March 29, 2019

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70000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Mystery & Crime

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