No one cares when a couple of street whores in 1914 New Orleans are murdered in the same fashion. But when a third sporting woman turns up dead, Tom Anderson, now beginning his third decade as “the King of Storyville,” summons Valentin St. Cyr. The detective steps grudgingly into the mystery that propels The Iron Angel, the fifth novel in the acclaimed Storyville series by David Fulmer.
The killer, using the moniker Gregory, taunts Valentin and the police. At first, he keeps several steps ahead, but soon Valentin is checking him and his bloody campaign at every turn. With the detective closing in on him, he offers Valentin’s old enemy Lieutenant Picot a deal with the devil that involves a mysterious woman named Evangeline who is tucked away in a backwoods convent. But instead of keeping the bargain, he goes after the mystery woman on his own. As Valentin races to save Evangeline, a storm sweeps across the bayou, heading for New Orleans and driving the tale to a wild climax.
With The Iron Angel, David Fulmer revives an extraordinary time and place with the same deeply evocative skill that earned the four previous novels critical acclaim. THE IRON ANGEL is published by Crescent City Books