WHAT HAPPENED ON BEALE STREET
A cryptic plea for help from a childhood friend sends cousins Nate and Nicki Price from New Orleans to Memphis. When these two private investigators arrive at Danny Andre`s last known address, they discover signs of a struggle and a lifestyle not in keeping with the choirboy they fondly remember.
Danny`s sister, Isabelle, reluctantly accepts their help. She and Nate aren`t on the best of terms due to a shared past. Can they get beyond painful memories to find her brother?
And what on earth was Danny involved in besides becoming a rising star as a sax player? Nate and Nicki follow clues into dim and smoky clubs, trail potential stalkers, and challenge dangerous men with connections to underworld drug trafficking. to complicate things, the hotel they are staying in has its own secrets. Confronted with murder and mystery in the land of the Delta blues, the cousins and Isabelle will have to rely on their faith and investigative experience to solve the case and not lose their lives.
New Orleans comes to life in this second book in the Secrets of the South Mysteries series. This one reads well has a standalone though it continues the story of the main characters. I haven't read Midnight on the Mississippi and I had no problem following the slight overlap. Mind you, I will definitely be catching up with that first book!
Absolutely love the southern setting. Ellis brings all aspects of Memphis to life and even throws in a little history just for fun. Awesome stuff. And Nicki and Nate are faced with three mysteries to solve as they juggle life-threatening along with the light-hearted. Makes for an interesting mix and a fast paced story that doesn't let up until the final page.
A host of fascinating characters drew me in and kept me reading. Nate, the stalwart pro, Nicki and her rookie 'go in with all guns blazing' enthusiasm and Isabelle trying so hard to hold it all together. Not to mention the secondary characters -- both good and evil -- that flesh out the story into something truly spellbinding.
Murder, mayhem and sweet romance. Doesn't get any better than that, does it?
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