And thus was born the dynamic duo of New Orleans private detectives, one cynical, 65-year-old Luddite white dude with street smarts, and one young, bright-eyed, 21st century African-American female poet, performance artist, mistress of disguise, and computer jock extraordinaire. Think Queen Latifah and Danny DeVito.
In Louisiana Hotshot, their job is to hunt down a sociopath and pedophile who's molested the 14-year-old daughter of their client, hangs out on the ragged edges of the rap and recording industries, and has more powerful allies than a Cabinet member.
But both detectives have unfinished business from the past - in Eddie's case, something he deeply regrets; in Talba's, a personal mystery, one so frightening no one will help her investigate. But she knows she won't sleep till she solves it - and the truth will change her forever.
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By Megan P. on 31-12-16
Not at All What It Seems
What disappointed you about Louisiana Hotshot?
I wanted a fun mystery. I wanted interesting leads. I wanted relatable characters. I got none of that. Instead, the lead female character is whiny and entitled. The lead male is a curmudgeon and not in any endearing sense. And the mystery is hardly what I'd call intriguing.
Has Louisiana Hotshot turned you off from other books in this genre?
In the genre? No. In this series? Yes.
Any additional comments?
I wanted to like it. I really wanted to like it. There aren't a ton of mysteries out there with a young WOC as the lead character but I just couldn't do it. I'll be returning this one and not reading anything else in this series.
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By Angela on 09-05-17
fast paced, comical, Louisiana based detective story. New Orleans is the perfect setting for this story.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful