Reviews of P.I. On a Hot Tin Roof (2005)
Review by mojosmom (2006-02-22)
A Talba Wallis mystery. Typical New Orleans stuff: corrupt judges, eccentric night life, disappearing coastal shrimping. Said corrupt judge is found dead, an apparent suicide, and there are a lot of people who aren't crying, including some members of his own family. But they are blaming Talba, since she had been investigating him. And then it turns out it wasn't suicide after all.
In the process of solving the crime, Talba (in her incarnation as Baroness de Pontalba) also helps the judge's daughter work through her grief, and her often fraught familial relationships, through their shared love of poetry.