Mortal sins - By Penn Williamson

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Mortal sins

Written by: Penn Williamson
Category: Fiction
Genre: Crime, Detective

Book Details:

ISBN 10: 0007102674
ISBN 13: 9780007102679
Format: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins
Date Published: 2000
Language: English
Edition: 1st Edition/1st Printing
Condition: Acceptable
Appearance: Picture is of actual book. Small section in middle of book has water damage and some foxing on outside otherwise Very Good

Synopsis:

1920s New Orleans: a city of bootleg gin, hot jazz, gangsters and voodoo. Slave shacks and swamps form the backdrop for gritty crime and dark, dark secrets...On a summer night in 1927, in a slave shack on his family estate, infamous lawyer Charles St Claire has been found brutally murdered. In the big house stands his wife. Remy Lelourie is a hometown girl made good -- a glamorous Hollywood filmstar and one of the most beautiful women in America. She is covered in bruises and soaked in her husband's blood. As in any small town, suspects, lawyers and the police all know each other -- and all of them know the prime suspect. Many, including the investigating detective, are her former lovers. As each works to his own agenda, the layers of deceit, entangled relationships and false pretensions build into a delicious and dark portrayal of unforgettable people, in a time and place like no other.

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