Ballard is a Baton Rouge-based writer.
Detective Michael Sprague comes to New Orleans to solve the murder of a Cajun Chef during Mardi Gras.
- With Extreme Prejudice (1994).
A suffragette is working to close down the infamous New Orleans brothel, Storyville, while one of her relatives becomes involved with it.
Four short stories by various authors. Each deals with the limitations on women's freedom as well as gambling, fraud, and deception.
Romantic suspense set in Louisiana. African American characters.
McCall Sayer has discovered a very valuable secret: the formula for sexual attraction. A killer is after McCall and she must rely on New Orleans casino manage Jake Donovan for assistance. Romantic suspense.
Trapped in an unhappy marriage to a plantation owner, Mercedes de Dreux meets a federal agent avenging his wife. Romantic suspense.
New Orleans law professor Chloe Plum is transported, through hypnosis, to Victorian London where she becomes involved in mystery and murder.
Private eye Kelly Garritson partners with Detective Chance Reitchelle in the investigation of several stolen racehorses. Set in New Orleans. Romantic suspense.
Anton Reichard was living a hermit's life deep in the Louisiana bayou until reporterDani Coroneaux invades his privacy and uncovers fraud. Romantic suspense.
When Clint Jessup disappeared 2 weeks before his marriage to Sherry, she never expected to see him again. But now he has arrived in her life again and is asking for the biggest favor of all: to trust him while the truth of his disappearance unravels.
Erin Russell narrowly escapes piloting an airplane that crashes, killing her good friend Mick Hammon in the process. Now she must fight to clear his name and find out the true nature of the accident.
First book in a series of Contemporary Christian romances by this author. Laney gave up her daughter for adoption six years ago, yet she is driven to locate the girl and assure herself that her baby is being loved. When Laney discovers the actual situation, conflict with the adoptive father ensues, forcing him to reconsider his faith.
The sleepy little town of Newpointe, Louisiana, is shaken to its core by a serial killer who is targeting wives of the local firemen.
Celia Shepherd hoped that tragedy lay behind her. Her first husband had died of poisoning, leading Celia to be arrested and tried for murder. Now, ten years later, her second husband also lays deadof arsenic poisoning. It seems to be a reoccurring nightmare for Celia, until attorney Jill Clark and Pastor Nick Foster start studying the evidence more clearly.
Blake, James Carlos
Set in 19th century Louisiana. Katrine and Giles come from two of the most prominent families in the region, yet their marriage is not filled with love. Pressure mounts to produce an heir, and Giles comes up with an intriguing solution. Romance fiction.
Young widow Elise Laffont is managing her Louisiana farm alone until a Natchez Indian uprising forces her to make an unlikely alliance with Reynaud Chavalier, son of a French nobleman. Romance fiction.
Laurel Bancroft has lived a solitary existence for many years in a small town that has branded her a murderer. Her love of gardening takes on a new level when she hires young Alec Stanton to assist her. Romantic suspense.
Julie Bullard is a beautiful Hollywood director, filming on location in Louisiana when she meets a Creole man, Rey. As murder and mystery invade the set, Julie and Rey work together to save their lives. Romantic suspense.
Initially, Kane is forced to spend time with Regina because he suspects her of trying to put his grandfather out of business. But, all to soon, he starts feeling more for her and the situation becomes complicated as he must choose between love and family, desire and duty. Romantic suspense.
Cyrene Nolte has lived a very sheltered existence on the Louisiana waterfront, until she rescues Rene Lemonnier from certain death. His presence changes her narrow world and introduces her to things that her two brothers had tried to protect her from. Romance fiction.
Riva Staulet has acquired all the material things she was denied in her impoverished upbringing. Now, a handsome man from her past has his eye on the governor's mansion and she has not forgotten his cruelty. Historical romance fiction.
A case of mistaken identity at an exotic New Orleans ball leads to marriage for Rafael Navarro and the beautiful Catherine Mayfield. But, their new life is wrought with the weight of past tragedies and present danger. Historical romance fiction.
Anya Hamilton stops a fatal duel by taking creole Ravel Duralde prisoner on her Louisiana plantation. But, after time passes, she wonders who is the true prisoner. Historical romance fiction.
Another in the series about men of Louisiana (see also Luke and Kane). Romantic suspense.
Reid Sayers returns to his small Louisiana hometown and is entangled in a web of intrigue and desire Romantic suspense.
Angelica Carew's life was saved by Reynold Hardenbut at what price? She is forced to marry him and move to his sugar plantation. Historical romance fiction.
Jennifer Blake and Emilie Richards weave two contemporary stories with all the intrigue of the old South, involving the true identity of one criminal and the mystery behind a woman's bad marriage.
Melanie hoped to avenge the death of her grandfather and the loss of her fiancÚ when she married Roland Donavan. But in his fashionable New Orleans mansion, she is plunged into a world of seduction and intrigue. Historical romance fiction.
Jessica Meredith is acting as head of her grandfather's shipping company when her attendance at a party puts her in danger. The man who comes to her rescue turns out to be a ruthless shipping tycoon. Romantic suspense.
A New Orleans masquerade ball is the setting for this compilation of three stories, each revolving around a couple at the ball. Top authors Jennifer Blake, Janet Dailey and Elizabeth Gage contribute to stories of mystery, deceit and intrigue. Romantic suspense, romance fiction.
Boland, John C.
Set on a Louisiana plantation during the 1860s, this novel explores racial issues in this tumultous period of history.
Journalism professor Mitch Stevens travels to Louisiana to attend to the affairs of his recently deceased mentor, Tom Cantwell. In continuing the research of Cantwell unfinished final work, Stevens wonders if his friend's death was an accident.
Writer Zoey Prescott finds mystery and romance in Charity, Louisiana. Romantic suspense.
When several pages are stolen from a Gutenberg Bible housed in the Sheldon Library, the main suspect is the head librarian, Quentin Ullman.
Margaret Chisholm, a young New Orleans debutante, finds herself in the middle of a mystery. Filmed as The Ninth Guest (1934).
The Mardi Gras Murders (1932)
This gritty thriller follows a deranged serial killer through the French Quarter. Andrew Compton has recently escaped from prison and is ready to take his "art" of murder to a new level.
Jared Poe is has precious little time left on Louisiana's Death Row. This controversial photographer was wrongly convicted of killing his lover and must wait until after death to discover the truth.
Shelton Lafleur is now an old man, looking back on his life and interpreting the events that led him to be adopted, abandoned and crippled.
Burke Basile is an honest cop in New Orleans whose life is shattered by the death of his partner. He vows revenge for his partner's murder and gets involved with an interesting set of people. Romantic suspense.
Claire Laurent is a successful New Orleans lingerie businesswoman. When an outspoken critic of her work, a televangelist, is murdered, she becomes a prime suspect. Romantic suspense.
A woman fights to save her family's logging business from destruction. Romantic suspense with some environmental law background.
Ex-cop Dave Robicheaux's wife has been murdered and now his little girl is in danger. He must face the demons from his past and from within himself in this thriller that takes us from the Louisiana bayou to the tribal lands of Montana.
Dave Robicheaux is helping the family who helped raise him as a child, the Fontenots. When he discovers a link between their eviction from their home and the murder of a New Orleans woman, he is pulled into the mystery. Set in New Iberia, Louisiana.
Dave Robicheaux is working to convict red neck Aaron Crown in the 1960s murder of a civil rights leader. This task is difficult in the inbred politics of New Iberia.
A collection of nine award winning stories set along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas.
Dave Robicheaux and his family are put at risk as he investigates sunken German submarines from WWII in the Gulf Coast waters.
Burke's first novel follows the lives of three Louisiana men, who are involved in difficult circumstances.
Dave Robicheaux has turned in his detective's badge and leaves New Orleans with his wife for the tranquility of the Louisiana bayous. But a plane crash on the Gulf pulls him back into the game.
A chance meeting with an actor filming in New Iberia sets Dave Robicheaux on the path to an unsolved murder, one that he witnessed in 1957.
Joli Blon's Bounce (Simon & Schuster, 2002)
Last Car to Elysian Fields (2003)
Iry Paret is a young blues musician who has served his time for killing a man in a fight. Just as his new life starts, he becomes involved with an old prison buddy.
Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux is wounded, and his partner is killed, while transporting two prison inmates. The door to a past he would have liked to kept closed is opened.
Dave Robicheaux is faced with the fight of his life as a Nicaraguan gang wreaks havoc on the city of New Orleans.
Purple Cane Road (2000).
A new Dave Robicheaux novel.
Dave Robicheaux is drawn into a world of insanity, incest and murder when an assassination attempt is made on a former Klansman who is running for state office.
Dave Robicheaux searches for answers in a decades old murder of a local labor leader and his now grown up daughter.
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A young woman must marry to secure finances to repair her family's estate.
A historical romance set in New Orleans at the time of the Louisiana Purchase. Follows the romance of a young Creole woman named Micaela Dupree and Hugh Lancaster and the mystery involving embezzlement from the family business and murder.
In order to receive the trust fund which is rightfully hers, a young Louisiana woman must to marry before her brother's twenty first birthday.
The daughter of an English nobleman makes a marriage that changes her fate forever.