Crime thriller that rings like true crime
What a great story in Murder at Mardi Gras by Doug Lamplugh. This is the first story that I've read of Lamplugh's. This author brings the story to life. The characters had a lot of depth and were very realistic. What I like in the beginning of the book is how Lamplugh tells the audience the background of Mardi Gras and how it came to America, and then New Orleans. The set up of the story is very unique and interesting, as it starts with the trial. Usually that comes at the end, so how this story is put together, is intriguing. Detective Boyett couldn't understand what made someone do something so horrible, even in all his years of working in law enforcement. The crime goes back to 2006. It was the largest Mardi Gras because everyone had something to celebrate, the rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. Now, the celebration was that for many, but for some, a way to hide. It's almost like the killer blamed the devil. "“Yeah, it seems during Mardi Gras season I get the urge to participate in the celebration. And when I do, especially if I’m drinking and with a slut, a demon inside me appears and tells me to rid the earth of her. That she’s an unworthy sinner." It’s definitely un-put-downable! The read seems impossible, but as with all killers, everyone is uniquely them, and uniquely full of depravity. An absolutely chilling thriller. Murder at Mardi Gras is a definite recommendation by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews. I look forward to reading many more books by this author.