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The Devil Close Behind
A Jeri Howard Mystery
Janet Dawson
ISBN 978-1-56474-606-1
224 pages, trade paperback original, $15.95
Publication date: September 9, 2019


Private investigator Jeri Howard is on vacation in New Orleans when a friend asks a favor: her sister Laurette has disappeared with a boyfriend, and Jeri’s trip turns into a case. Slade, a mercurial musician, tends to strike out when thwarted, sometimes leading to deadly consequences. Jeri’s investigation takes her from French Quarter clubs to workaday NOLA, then back to California, into jeopardy—and an explosive conclusion.

Janet Dawson has written thirteen books about Oakland private eye Jeri Howard, including Kindred Crimes, winner of the St. Martin's Press/Private Eye Writers of America contest for Best Private Eye Novel, and a nominee for several best first awards. Her Jeri Howard book Bit Player was nominated for a Golden Nugget award for best California mystery. Her most recent Jeri Howard novel, Water Signs was published in April 2017. The California Zephyr series features protagonist Jill McLeod, who is a Zephyrette aboard the sleek streamliner train. The books are set in the early 1950s and the titles are Death Rides the Zephyr, Death Deals a Hand and The Ghost in Roomette Four. In addition, Dawson has written a suspense novel, What You Wish For, and a novella, But Not Forgotten, as well as numerous short stories, including “Voice Mail,” which won a Macavity award.

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