St. Martin's Press Minotaur
On Sale: February 6, 2007
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Mystery Woman Sleuth
With the acclaimed novel Penumbra, Carolyn Haines
branched out from the cozy Southern mysteries that made
her name and moved into more ominous, more literary
territory. She continues that exploration of the darker
side of the South with Fever Moon.
Â Set in New
Iberia, Louisiana, during World War II,Â Fever
MoonÂ begins when Deputy Raymond Thibodeaux discovers
Adele Hebert covered in blood and hovering over the
brutally eviscerated body of Henri Bastion, a wealthy
plantation owner. In the aftermath of the murder, Adele
claims to be the loup-garou, a legendary Cajun
shape-shifter that traditionally takes the shape of a
wolf, and panic ensues in this small town that already has
been livingÂ under the pressures of wartime rationing and
poverty. Raymond is determined to restore order, but to do
so heâ€™ll have to prove that Adele isnâ€™t a murderer or a
Â In this dark and swirling literary thriller,
Carolyn Haines tells the story of a town that is caught up
in the frenzy of a murder and a killer who feeds its
terror to suit his own purposes.Â
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