Title: Baronne Street
Author: Kent Westmoreland
Publication Date: September 19, 2010
Paperback: 258 pages
Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery
About the Book:
Love means sometimes having to solve your ex‐girlfriend’s murder.
Burleigh Drummond, a fixer , ignores a voice‐mail plea for help from his ex‐girlfriend Coco Robicheaux. She broke his heart when she dumped him, so why should he care? He goes about his job of manipulating the imbroglios of New Orleans bluebloods and politicos. Still, Drummond misses Coco and regrets not answering her call.
The next morning he is rousted from bed by two extremely unpleasant homicide detectives with the news that Coco has been raped and bludgeoned to death. The detectives also share they have been instructed to do nothing about the case, but should he provide them with evidence…
Baronne Street by Kent Westmoreland is a fast-past, action packed thriller that takes the reader deep into New Orleans. Not only does Westmoreland give the reader and intimate feel for life in New Orleans he also creates extraordinary characters, vivid and eclectic enough to entertain any reader. Private Investigator Burleigh Drummond is an extremely well crafted and enjoyable character drawn unexpectedly into investigating the brutal rape and murder of his ex-lover. Working through the shady and corrupt side of New Orleans proves to be no small job for Drummond as he seeks answers in the murder. I am looking forward to reading more novels with him as the central character. Westmoreland has a gift for writing what I refer to as “old style” PI novels, which is a compliment. I was reminded often of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer, a series I enjoyed. Kent Westmoreland is an author to keep an eye on in the coming year. I would recommend Baronne Street to anyone who enjoys private investigator mysteries.
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I received a complimentary copy of Baronne Street by Kent Westmoreland from the author to review. Receiving a copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.