Sidra Smart, disillusioned ex-wife of a fundamentalist preacher, never imagined herself running a PI business, that is until she inherits her late brother's detective agency.
Soon, a woman stumbles in with vague flashbacks of a 30-year-old murder. Intrigued by the story, Sid takes the case and soon plunges into a surreal world where the flames of Creole superstition and passion burn as hot as the memories of child abuse, arson, and murder.
So begins a very exciting book that takes place in good - ole Orange, Tx. As some of you know, Orange was my home for 14 years. I moved down to Texas from the hustle and bustle of north central New Jersey in 1988 and settled in the small town swamp that really became home for many years. While there I met many good friends and became part of a family with an exciting history in its own right.
Saturday was the first time I've been back to the Orange area since I moved to Houston in 2002. I got to catch up with the in-laws and the out-laws. The occasion was the launching of this novel set in Orange, the first of a series by non other than my loving Mother-in-law.
This is an interview with the author from February. Dance on His Grave is now available at any online or brick & mortar bookstore. If you can't find it on the shelf, your bookseller will be happy to order it for you. It is also available on Mobipocket.
Sylvia is also a fellow blogger and can be read at her blog and also her website.
So in a shameless case of unabashed commercialism I take this break from weather and tropical systems to mention this other part of the Gulf Coast that I gained- FAMILY - and to say
BUY THIS BOOK!!!
Buy 2 copies. Buy it for your friends (adult friends - it's not for kids). And if your neighborhood bookstore doesn't have it in stock yet, ask them to order it a keep a few copies on the shelf.
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