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Title: A Ticket to Somewhere
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A dark mystery in the spirit of the early Dashiell Hammett and James M. Cain. The setting is New Orleans in 1994, when the Big Easy was known as the murder capital of the U. S. A.; police corruption had reached a point where a local tour guide advised visitors not to take their problems to the police. Former boxer Eddie Leblanc, involved in a vendetta against Mafia boss Adolph Corfu, begins an affair with Corfu's estranged wife Erica. Black detective Micah Loggins, who once faced Eddie for the welterweight championship of the city, becomes involved with Corfu's Haitian mistress Cecille Soulemon. Corfu disappears and Eddie is accused of his murder. As Micah struggles to free his old friend, he finds himself involved in a complex plot that involves not only the Corfu family but the New Orleans Police and the federal government as well.About the Author:
Walter Taylor has published stories, articles and reviews in a variety of journals, including Southern Review, North American Review and American Literature. His Faulkner's Search for a South is a career study of Faulkner and race. His story "A Way of Dying" explores the impact of the Kennedy assassination on one individual who saw it happen. Born in Clinton, Mississippi, Taylor worked as a seaman in the Merchant Marine with New Orleans as his home port. During the Korean occupation he served in the 6th Infantry Division and as truck driver and permanent post guard with the 42nd Engineers. A graduate of Ole Miss, he received his Ph.D. from Emory University. Taylor has taught American literature at nine universities, including Georgia Tech, LSU, SUNY Buffalo, Louisiana Lafayette and Hawaii. He now lives in El Paso, where he is Professor of Emeritus at the University of Texas at El Paso. His favorite sports team is the 1966 Texas Western Miners. He is married to actress Nancy Seward of Bloomington, Indiana. They share eight children.
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