Nick Herald, professional genealogist and amateur sleuth, delves into the murder of a fellow genealogist, a curmudgeonly old friend with many enemies and perhaps too much knowledge. Who killed Woodrow Bluemantle in his posh French Quarter hotel room? Someone is willing to risk everything to hide damaging facts-—the killer strikes again and again. What is the mystery at the heart of the lineage society based on the passenger list of a ship that sailed into French colonial New Orleans? Nick’s research acumen, unerring intuition, and affinity for danger and romance lead to deadly secrets buried deep within the history of New Orleans and Louisiana.
Nick and his disabled assistant, Hawty Latimer, must discover if and how modern-day murders relate to the legendary ship. They put their lives on the line for genealogical truth as they fight to bring the culprits to justice.
Original title: Lineages and Lies
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives