Saturday 22 October 2011
Keeper of the Dead Nola Series by Alexandrea Weis
Date published: 04th November 2011
The NOLA Series,part of the Trestle Press Cliffhanger Digital Story Series:
As Director of Cemeteries for the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans, Angele Soule is jokingly known around town as The Keeper of the Dead. But Angele’s quiet job is turned upside down when a coworker’s body parts begin appearing in front of the tomb of the famous Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau. During the investigation Angele meets Lou Glapion, a NOPD Homicide Detective, who is convinced the woman’s murder is the work of a deranged individual and not related to the notorious voodoo practitioner.
But Angele is not entirely convinced and begins to probe into the dark art of voodoo. But when someone threatens Angele by ransacking her home, she turns to the handsome detective for help. Falling for Angele, and desperate to protect her, Lou Glapion insists she move in with him until the murder is solved. However, when another woman from her office is found dead, Angele feels she may become the killer’s next victim. But all is not as it would seem, until one night when Angele discovers the truth behind the murders. Suddenly trapped in the sinister world of voodoo, Angele finds her fate resting in the hands of the dead Marie Laveau.
For Angele Soule, being The Keeper of the Dead is about to take on a whole new meaning.
The Keeper of the dead grabbed my attention from the begining to the end. I found her descriptions about New Orleans very well done, and for someone who has never been there like me, it was nice to see all that. I enjoyed reading from the first page, Angele's friends turning up dead to the voodoo practices to the very end which was quite unexpected turn of events. All in all, it was a very good read. I'm looking forward to the next book in these series.