Sunday, August 11, 2013

Nearer Home, by Joy Castro

The Nola Céspedes series is a lot about friendship, a little about the fits-and-starts growth of love, and a bit about family.  New Orleans and its corruption, crime, and perversions set the scene.  In this instance, crime reporter Cespedes is looking into the murder of a much unloved former journalism professor and the two stories she was investigating at her death:  an unjustified police shooting and some strange political goings on. 

1 comment:

  1. Joy Castro is turning into a must-read writer for me. Nola, not the easiest person to get along with, has the most wonderful best friends and mother. I was missing them as a group until they appeared together later in the story. I forgot about the ritualistic aspects of the first murder until the end, when of course they were brought up again. I think the story hung together well. Good read!