A Rainy December

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic

There's a certain amount of urgency added to an investigation when lots of money is at stake - in this case, the largest lottery payout in Florida history. Charley Comstock got the money. But his first cousin (and sole heir) is convinced that Comstock is dead, and that the money belongs to him. For private investigator Jean-Marie Beauvais the matter is simple: how to prove that someone who's avoided social contact most of his life is alive...or dead

Table of Contents

Tulane University (August)


“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t going away.”—Elvis Presley (“The King”)
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The Garden District (December)

It was easy to think, during that long December, that reporting the weather in all the different ways it was reported—through all the... Read Chapter

St Charles Avenue (June)

Like an anthill, Hope Langdon thought. Except everyone’s speaking Spanish. She’d been five weeks unemployed now, hanging on to a ... Read Chapter

Magazine Street (December)

At the Magazine Street Police Station cops coming off shift were joking that they needed gills on a night like this. Rain had been comi... Read Chapter

St Charles Avenue (July)

The most famous of the New Orleans streetcar lines, theatrically speaking, was the Desire Line: which ended its run in the late 1940s. ... Read Chapter

Gainesville, Florida (December)

Beauvais had the cab driver drop him at the main entrance to the Mobile Home Estate (AKA, trailer park) and thought it best to send the... Read Chapter

St Charles Avenue (July)

Hope Langdon definitely felt her luck beginning to turn that July, as she finished her first full month working for Mr Galahad, who—d... Read Chapter

Gainesville, Florida (December)

When Benedicta Baker nodded off in her recliner, almost in mid-sentence, Jean-Marie took a moment to extinguish her cigarette and left ... Read Chapter

Columbus, Georgia (December)

Beauvais’ smartphone estimated that Columbus, Georgia, was only about five hours away from Gainesville. If there was anything more ... Read Chapter

Mississippi River (December)

There was nothing about the weather that night that Jimmy would have associated with the word “Sunbelt”. The wind was sweeping hard... Read Chapter

Tulane University (August)

With school starting in just a few days Malika Mehta was looking forward to a long air-conditioned grind through some calculus problems... Read Chapter

New Orleans City Hall (December)

Someone had gone to the trouble of decorating the office for Christmas. Maybe the same person standing on the opposite side of the coun... Read Chapter

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