They’d be Queen Latifah and Danny DeVito if this were a movie. In Louisiana Lament, they’re P.I.s Talba Wallis and Eddie Valentino. Talba’s young, African-American, computer-brilliant, bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and a noted poet by night; Eddie’s pushing seventy, white, hopelessly tech-challenged, and pretty much burned out. Somehow, they make it work—with Talba’s tech-and-street smarts, and Eddie’s old-school hard-earned savvy, they even complement each other.
Murder, Mayhem, and Mysticism follow Fr. Raff Rafferty and his daughter Fatima as they travel with a diverse group of pilgrims along the Santiago de Campostela Way to the tomb of St. James in the Basque territory of northern Spain. Can the skills of former police detective turned priest protect this band of pilgrims as death stalks the holy trail?