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The Devil Close Behind by Janet DawsonPrivate investigator Jeri Howard is on vacation in New Orleans when a friend asks a favor: her sister Laurette has disappeared with a boyfriend, and Jeri’s trip turns into a case. Slade, a mercurial musician, tends to strike out when thwarted, sometimes leading to deadly consequences. Jeri’s investigation takes her from French Quarter clubs to workaday NOLA, then back to California, into jeopardy―and an explosive conclusion.

“This love letter to New Orleans has a great sense of place.”
Publishers Weekly

“This story of intrigue is an engrossing tale that will delight mystery readers who like atmospheric stories spiced with personal involvement and psychological twists.”
Midwest Book Review

“A ripping and gripping novel of mystery and suspense from beginning to end, The Devil Close Behind showcases author Janet Dawson’s skill set as a writer in general, and master of the genre in particular.”
Wisconsin Book Watch

The Devil Close Behind was published in 2019 by Perseverance Press.

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