FROM THE BOOK JACKET: PI Jake Longly and Nicole Jamison head to New Orleans at the behest of Nicole's uncle, movie producer Charles Balfour, when his megastar, A-list actor Kirk Ford, awakens in his hotel bed with the body of Kristi Guidry, a local college coed. Ford, in the Big Easy for a location shoot, remembers little of the evening and nothing of the murder. And, to make matters worse, Kristi is the niece of a local mafioso-type who will do whatever is necessary to avenge her death. Balfour is losing money every day the filming is stalled--he needs his actor cleared, and quickly.
Surrounded by glitzy Hollywood stars and intimidated by seedy underworld characters, Jake and Nicole encounter nothing but obstacles. Something isn't right. The facts don't fit. Who would want Kristi dead? Why frame Kirk for the murder? Everyone has an opinion, including Kristi's friends and ex-boyfriend, the local homicide detectives, and a fortune-teller. The clock is ticking as Jake and Nicole struggle to decipher who's lying, who's telling the truth, and exactly who schemed to murder Kristi Guidry. Nothing is easy in The Big Easy.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
D. P. Lyle, M.D. is the Macavity Award-winning and Edgar Award-nominated author of both fiction and nonfiction books. As a forensics expert, he has worked with the writers of popular television shows such as Law & Order
, CSI: Miami
, Diagnosis Murder
, Judging Amy
, Cold Case
, Womens Murder Club
, The Glades
, and Pretty Little Liars
. He is a frequent speaker and radio and TV guest as well a valued forensic consultant to crime novelists. He lives in Orange County, California. A-List
is his second Jake Longly novel.