The Dying Dance : Detective Byone

  • by Ricardo Fleshman
  • Narrated by Nicholas Patrella
  • Series: Detective Byone
  • 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

How do we reconcile the beauty in death?
The Dying Dance is the story of retired New Orleans police detective turned private investigator Moses Andre Byone, self-proclaimed skeptic who uncovers an underworld of voodoo, dark magic, and betrayal in the shadows of the human heart as he searches to understand the death of a wealthy white lawyer from Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. On his journey to solve the case, Mose discovers a mysterious silver box that may hold the secrets to the darker human behaviors of greed, lust, and power. He must find a way to not only protect himself, but also his beautiful young Creole ward, Lisette St. Germain, lest they meet with their own gruesome end. Filled with a wonderful cast of complex and unforgettable characters set against the alluring, grimy but mysterious backdrop of 1970s' New Orleans, the story is sure to thrill and entertain as Mose searches to discover the truth of the dying dance.

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A captivating mystery with a New Orleans twist

The book begins by introducing a few different plot lines which all run at the same time with different characters & players in the overall big story. I knew that at one point they would intertwine one another, but I wasn't sure when or how, and that's what held my attention throughout as I tried to guess and put together the pieces. The backdrop of New Orleans with its voodoo and mystical dark magic set the perfect stage for this captivating story that's riddled with twists and turns to pull you in. If you enjoy a mystery that will take you on an adventure then this book is perfect for you, it was a highly enjoyable twisty great.

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- Christina "A lover of cozy mysteries, contemporary romance and getting lost in the world of audiobooks"

The Dying Dance

I lived in Louisiana for 4 years & am always looking for new books set there, especially in New Orleans. I also enjoy reading noir-type detective stories. This book fit the bill on both counts!

Moses Byone is a retired NO police detective who has been hired to find Jefferson Collingwood's killer. While on the trail, he encounters a stereotypical art/antique dealer, a drag queen or two, a voodoo practioner & a beautiful Creole girl.

I was gifted an audio version of this book by the narrator & chose to review it. Nicholas Patrella does an excellent job with the pronunciations of NO streets & draws you into the story.

I look forward to more adventures with Mose, Lisette & Armand.
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- Neesie315

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-01-2016
  • Publisher: Ricardo M Fleshman