Gumbo Justice (Crescent City Mystery)

4.03 avg rating
( 36 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781892343512: Gumbo Justice (Crescent City Mystery)

Gumbo Justice won the 2011 PSWA First Place award for Best Published Fiction in the Novel category.

New Orleans prosecutor Ryan Murphy likes her Tequila cold and her cops hot. Battling demons from her past and checking her self-destructive streak take a back seat to her ambition, and she's not above skating the line just a little to get what she wants. If she snags a detective or two in the process, well, that's just a little lagniappe for her trouble. Life should be good.  Enter a demented psycho, with a plan to ruin Ryan's life before he ultimately kills her.

Set against the backdrop of pre-Katrina New Orleans, Gumbo Justice is the first in a series that follows the tumultuous life of prosecutor Ryan Murphy, eventually bringing her through hurricane Katrina and into the post-storm world of the Big Easy.

About the Author: Holli Castillo is a Louisiana Appellate Public defender and former New Orleans prosecutor. She was born and raised in New Orleans, where she lives with her husband, two children, dog, and deaf cat.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Author:

Ryan Murphy is a character I've had immense pleasure creating.  She's smart and aggressive, but has a softer side when you really get to know her.  Not above using theatrics or sexuality to get her way, depending on what method will best accomplish her goal, she's also got a good heart and can be counted on in a pinch.  

Most of Ryan's court cases and life experiences sprung from ideas I had while handling my own cases as an assistant district attorney in New Orleans, by contemplating "what ifs."  Most criminal court cases, even murders, rapes and robberies, are somewhat mundane.  Of course, there's the occasional 'fed a body to an alligator' case, but for the most part, there's nothing spectacular about every day crime.  

So I took ordinary cases and asked myself how they could be made more interesting.  For instance, what if a serial killer was a suspect, or what if a victim lied about a crime taking place, or what if a series of murders was linked to an assistant district attorney?  And thus Gumbo Justice was born.

Ryan's adventures after Gumbo Justice continue in Jambalaya Justice, released July, 2011, where Ryan once again insinuates herself into a murder investigation that she might be better off avoiding.  Questions from Gumbo Justice will be answered, but maybe not quite the way Ryan had hoped, and of course, she'll continue to find trouble whether she's looking for it or not.  

The third in the series, Chocolate City Justice, is underway, and takes Ryan through Hurricane Katrina, quite literally.  Stay tuned for more mystery in New Orleans.
      --From the Author

From the Back Cover:

New Orleans can be a dangerous place. Especially for a prosecutor.  Ryan Murphy is an assistant district attorney who likes her Tequila cold and her cops hot. With a mouth that doesn't know quite when to stop, her attitude plays well in front of a jury, but has a tendency to tick off judges, defendants, and other attorneys alike.

Battling demons from her past and checking her self-destructive streak take a back seat to her ambition, and she's not above skating the line just a little to get what she wants.  It seems her hard work is just about to pay off.  If she snags a detective in the process, well, that's just a little lagniappe for her trouble.  Life should be good.

Enter a demented psycho, with a plan to ruin Ryan's life before he ultimately kills her.  Set against the backdrop of pre-Katrina New Orleans, Gumbo Justice is the first in a series that follows the tumultuous life of prosecutor Ryan Murphy. --Back cover

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 14.95
US$ 12.28

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Holli Castillo
Published by Dark Oak Mysteries (2009)
ISBN 10: 1892343517 ISBN 13: 9781892343512
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dark Oak Mysteries, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.New Orleans can be a dangerous place. Especially for a prosecutor. Ryan Murphy is an assistant district attorney who likes her Tequila cold and her cops hot. With a mouth that doesn t know quite when to stop, her attitude plays well in front of a jury, but has a tendency to tick off judges, defendants, and other attorneys alike. Battling demons from her past and checking her self-destructive streak take a back seat to her ambition, and she s not above skating the line just a little to get what she wants. It seems her hard work is just about to pay off. If she snags a detective in the process, well, that s just a little lagniappe for her trouble. Life should be good. Enter a demented psycho, with a plan to ruin Ryan s life before he ultimately kills her. Set against the backdrop of pre-Katrina New Orleans, Gumbo Justice is the first in a series that follows the tumultuous life of prosecutor Ryan Murphy. Review Blurb: Holli Castillo has the pulse on law enforcement beyond the headlines in pre-Katrina New Orleans. Her background as a public defender lends her debut novel authenticity and a strong voice to prosecutor Ryan Murphy. Part police procedural, part legal drama, Castillo is a welcome addition to both genres.-Sunny Frazier, author of WHERE ANGELS FEAR and others in the Christy Bristol Mystery Series. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781892343512

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Holli Castillo
Published by Dark Oak Mysteries (2009)
ISBN 10: 1892343517 ISBN 13: 9781892343512
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dark Oak Mysteries, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. New Orleans can be a dangerous place. Especially for a prosecutor. Ryan Murphy is an assistant district attorney who likes her Tequila cold and her cops hot. With a mouth that doesn t know quite when to stop, her attitude plays well in front of a jury, but has a tendency to tick off judges, defendants, and other attorneys alike. Battling demons from her past and checking her self-destructive streak take a back seat to her ambition, and she s not above skating the line just a little to get what she wants. It seems her hard work is just about to pay off. If she snags a detective in the process, well, that s just a little lagniappe for her trouble. Life should be good. Enter a demented psycho, with a plan to ruin Ryan s life before he ultimately kills her. Set against the backdrop of pre-Katrina New Orleans, Gumbo Justice is the first in a series that follows the tumultuous life of prosecutor Ryan Murphy. Review Blurb: Holli Castillo has the pulse on law enforcement beyond the headlines in pre-Katrina New Orleans. Her background as a public defender lends her debut novel authenticity and a strong voice to prosecutor Ryan Murphy. Part police procedural, part legal drama, Castillo is a welcome addition to both genres.-Sunny Frazier, author of WHERE ANGELS FEAR and others in the Christy Bristol Mystery Series. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781892343512

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Holli Castillo
Published by Dark Oak Mysteries (2009)
ISBN 10: 1892343517 ISBN 13: 9781892343512
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dark Oak Mysteries, 2009. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9781892343512

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Castillo, Holli
Published by Dark Oak Mysteries
ISBN 10: 1892343517 ISBN 13: 9781892343512
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dark Oak Mysteries. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1892343517 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.78. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-Y-9781892343512

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Castillo, Holli
Published by Dark Oak Mysteries (2009)
ISBN 10: 1892343517 ISBN 13: 9781892343512
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dark Oak Mysteries, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9781892343512

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Holli H. Castillo
ISBN 10: 1892343517 ISBN 13: 9781892343512
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 240 pages. A Dark Oak Mystery. . . . New Orleans can be a dangerous place. Especially for a prosecutor. Ryan Murphy is an assistant district attorney who likes her Tequila cold and her cops hot. With a mouth that doesnt know quite when to stop, her attitude plays well in front of a jury, but has a tendency to tick off judges, defendants, and other attorneys alike. Battling demons from her past and checking her self-destructive streak take a back seat to her ambition, and shes not above skating the line just a little to get what she wants. It seems her hard work is just about to pay off. If she snags a detective in the process, well, thats just a little lagniappe for her trouble. Life should be good. Enter a demented psycho, with a plan to ruin Ryans life before he ultimately kills her. Set against the backdrop of pre-Katrina New Orleans, Gumbo Justice is the first in a series that follows the tumultuous life of prosecutor Ryan Murphy. Review Blurb: Holli Castillo has the pulse on law enforcement beyond the headlines in pre-Katrina New Orleans. Her background as a public defender lends her debut novel authenticity and a strong voice to prosecutor Ryan Murphy. Part police procedural, part legal drama, Castillo is a welcome addition to both genres. Sunny Frazier, author of WHERE ANGELS FEAR and others in the Christy Bristol Mystery Series This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781892343512

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Castillo, Holli
Published by Dark Oak Mysteries (2016)
ISBN 10: 1892343517 ISBN 13: 9781892343512
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dark Oak Mysteries, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9781892343512_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.13
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Holli Castillo
Published by Dark Oak Mysteries (2009)
ISBN 10: 1892343517 ISBN 13: 9781892343512
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dark Oak Mysteries, 2009. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Bookseller Inventory # GM9781892343512

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.53
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Holli Castillo
Published by Dark Oak Mysteries (2009)
ISBN 10: 1892343517 ISBN 13: 9781892343512
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dark Oak Mysteries, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1892343517

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Holli Castillo
Published by Dark Oak Mysteries (2009)
ISBN 10: 1892343517 ISBN 13: 9781892343512
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dark Oak Mysteries, 2009. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # LQ-9781892343512

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book