This is the revision to my original query. This one was a lot tougher to write and I’m just not happy with it, but I’m out of time!
Moments before the guests of an exclusive gala for Hollywood’s latest ingénue are danced into an authentic New Orleans second line for a late night in the French Quarter, the co-owner of the Andrade House Hotel finds that her unique gift of sight must be used to solve a murder.
Portia Andrade has known since her early teens that the scenes which played before her eyes like a movie were instances woven in the fabric of Time. Unfortunately, she couldn’t tell if the haunting depictions occurred hundreds of years ago or yesterday. As an adult, she has tried everything from meditation to medication to quell the visions. However when her feisty sister is the most likely suspect in the murder of the young actress found stabbed to death in the courtyard of the Andrade House Hotel, Portia draws upon her complete arsenal of weapons – her gift, the research skills of her current boyfriend and the investigative knowledge of her ex-husband – to keep her sister out of jail amid a media storm of bad press.
Upon an Oyster-Shelled Path, a completed 25,000 word novella introducing the Andrade House Mystery series as well as providing insight into the language and culture which makes New Orleans unique. This work can be included in an anthology or made available as a stand-alone title for readers of cozy mysteries looking for a culturally diverse amateur sleuth in an exciting setting.
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