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Marsh Gator Mystery

Murder in Cameron Parish

A Suzette Benoit Murder Mystery with The Holy Trio and Auntie Marie

By Nola Mae Ross

Sheriff Suzette Benoit of Cameron Parish is set to marry her fiance’, Deputy Phil Theriot, when an aircraft crash in her front yard, with a load of drugs on board, stops her dead. In addition, her fiance’ disappears in “The Big Swamp”, the most dangerous swamp in the parish. It is also the base for the drug runners who are using alligators to hide their drug supply.

This time the three old men, Grandpere, Father John and Louie, known as the Holy Trio, are joined by an old woman, Auntie Marie, unbeknownst to Sheriff Suzette, to help solve the case. They use weapons like Rosaries and Strawberry Kool Aid to stave off the killers until the Sheriff Department arrives.

Ten Cajun Recipes from the best cooks in Cameron Parish are included in this book, ranging from Crab Casserole and Stuffed Shrimp to Fig and Old Fashioned Tea Cake.

Marsh Gator Mystery

Murder in Cameron Parish

A Suzette Benoit Murder Mystery with The Holy Trio and Auntie Marie

By Nola Mae Ross

 

$15.00

About the Author

Nola Mae Ross is a native of Lake Charles, LA. She has written a number of books about the history of Louisiana and has won several awards for her writing.

ISBN # 978-1-887144-15-3

Publisher: Wise Publications

Released: 2004

Size: 4 1/8 x 7 • Paperback

Pages: 252 • 10 Cajun Recipes

Other Titles by Nola Mae Ross: Southwest Louisiana Veterans Remember Volumes I and II; The Devastation of Hurricane Rita; Louisiana Homes, Volumes I and II; Jean Laffitte - The Louisiana Buccaneer; Lost at Sea; Diaries of Louisiana Circuit Riders; Mardi Gras in Calcasieu Parish; Crimes of the Past; Hurricane Audrey; Louisiana Acadian Homes; My Name is Shane and I Have a Mental Disorder; Food, Faith, & Family; Airplanes for Breakfast; Pioneers of Calcasieu Parish, Volumes I, II, and III; Marsh Music; Footprints of the Kilties; Cameron Pioneers

Marsh Music

A Suzette Benoit Murder Mystery with The Holy Trio

By Nola Mae Ross

Marsh Music is set along the Gulf of Mexico Coast, in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. It's a quiet spot, with many Cajun people of Acadian heritage-living in this rather isolated marshland. There's always excitement there, especially in the vast marshes and swamps that are home to alligators, moccasins, nutria, birds and waterfowl. They each have their own voice and together they make The Music of the Marsh.

Sheriff Suzette Benoit is a much-respected public figure, but someone is out to get her. They don't want her to find Pierre Babineaux's killer and be led to a gunrunning operation using shrimp boats.

Always nearby are three old men, jokingly called The Holy Trio, who manage to get involved in Suzette's cases, even though she repeatedly warns them to bug out. The Holy Trio includes Grandpere, Suzette's grandfather, Father John, their beloved neighbor, and Louie, the church custodian, who is never seen without his trusty trumpet.

When The Holy Trio finds out that their close friend, Pierre Babineaux is missing they get restless. When they find out that his body is hanging on a cypress stump, they get involved.

This novel is strictly fiction, although some events and names of the little towns are true.

Marsh Music

A Suzette Benoit Mystery
with The Holy Trio

By Nola Mae Ross

 

 

$15.00

ISBN # 1-887144-14-5

Publisher: Wise Publications

Released: 2002

Size: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 • Paperback

Pages: 222

About the Author

Nola Mae Ross is a native of Lake Charles, LA. She has written a number of books about the history of Louisiana and has won several awards for her writing.

Other Titles by Nola Mae Ross: Southwest Louisiana Veterans Remember Volumes I and II; The Devastation of Hurricane Rita; Louisiana Homes, Volumes I and II; Jean Laffitte - The Louisiana Buccaneer; Lost at Sea; Diaries of Louisiana Circuit Riders; Mardi Gras in Calcasieu Parish; Crimes of the Past; Hurricane Audrey; Louisiana Acadian Homes; My Name is Shane and I Have a Mental Disorder; Food, Faith, & Family; Airplanes for Breakfast; Pioneers of Calcasieu Parish, Volumes I, II, and III; Marsh Music; Footprints of the Kilties; Cameron Pioneers

From Hard to Hallelujah!

 

By Lela Gholar Tizano

From Hard to Hallelujah!

By Lela Gholar Tizano

 

$15.00

ISBN #: 978-978060-22-4-0

Publisher: Wise Publications

Released: 2013

Size: 6 x 9 • Paperback

Pages: 226

 

From Hard to Hallelujah!

By Lela Gholar Tizano

A woman has no business looking for a good man; he should find her.

If Shoney Dixon is to ever open up her heart to another man it will have to be under those circumstances. Shoney thinks loving again will be hard after a nasty break up with her abusive boyfriend sends her running to the home of her Grandmother, Ezola. When Ezola is stricken with an illness, Shoney admits her to a nursing home facility owned and operated by Nevel Packson.

Shoney’s encounter with Nevel sends her on an unexpected journey, finally discovering what real love feels like until the stress from an unforeseen circumstance clouds her judgment. In a moment of weakness, Shoney makes a mistake that could cost her the potential love of her life.

Will Nevel give her another chance or will his new love interest persuade him to forget about Shoney? After all she’s been through, is it possible for Shoney’s testament to change from “loving again is hard,” to “hallelujah, a good man has found me?"

 

About the Author

Lela Gholar Tizano is also the author of Unconditional Love? a Christian novel. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Grambling State University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from McNeese State University. She is a behavior facilitator in the Calcasieu Parish school system and resides in Lake Charles, La. with her husband and two sons.

 

Other Titles by Lela Gholar Tizano: Unconditional Love?

Sugar Cane Justice

By Darrell Spencer

Sugar Cane Justice is Darrell Spencer’s sophomore fictional effort as a follow up to his initial offering, If I Can Dream. In Sugar Cane Justice, he puts you in the middle of a horrific crime in Sucre, Louisiana, a town built upon the sugar cane industry. Readers will tag along with Monroe Evermont from his jury selection, sequestration, and ultimate determination of the fate of an accused murderer, Robert E. Lee Breaux.

 The book is written from the perspective of the jury but the reader is also thrust into the lives of the criminal alliance of Breaux, Isaiah Washington, and Tommy Theriot. What would you do and how would you feel if you were the foreman of a jury deliberating over the fate of a man’s life? Would you be able to administer Sugar Cane Justice?

 

Sugar Cane Justice

By Darrell Spencer

 

$15.00

Publisher: Wise Publications

 Released: 2014

Size: 8 x 5 • Paperback

Pages: 252

About the Author

Darrell Spencer is a local author from Lake Charles, LA. He is currently employed as the Director of Operations for a local company, but his real passion is to develop a story and then creatively bring it to life for the reader. All three of his books are distinctly different in content and style. Please visit www.bigdnlc.com for more information on Darrell and his previous works

Other Titles by Darrell Spencer: Lagniappe in Little Florida and If I Can Dream

If I Can Dream

The Ride of your Life

By Darrell M. Spencer

If I Can Dream takes you on the ride of your life with three motorcycle enthusiasts. The ride is only part of the journey as their trip takes an unexpected detour. When their motorcycles break down in a sleepy little town in Alabama, our three characters meet some very interesting people. Their encounter provides a dilemma as to what they do with their new found knowledge of the local town folk. The outcome will challenge you as to what you believe to be reality or just a dream.

If you are part of the baby boomer generation or someone who simply has an interest in music, this book will be a must read. You can’t help but be thrust into the lives of our motorcycle riders and their fantastic encounters

 

If I Can Dream

The Ride of your LIfe

By Darrell M. Spencer

 

$15.00

Publisher: Wise Publications

Released: 2013

Size: 8 x 5 • Paperback

Pages: 148

 

About the Author

Darrell Spencer is a local author from Lake Charles, LA. He is currently employed as the Director of Operations for a local company, but his real passion is to develop a story and then creatively bring it to life for the reader. All three of his books are distinctly different in content and style. Please visit www.bigdnlc.com for more information on Darrell and his previous works

Other Titles by Darrell Spencer: Lagniappe in Little Florida and Sugar Cane Justice

Going Home

One Sailor's Inner Search During the Turbulent Early 1970s

By Scott E. Raymond

In 1972, with the U.S. nearing an exit from a protracted and unpopular Vietnam War, twenty-two-year-old American sailor Ben Bradford continues his quest for the long sought after close father-son relationship with Pop, a decorated World War II veteran. In an unusual dream one night aboard ship, Ben sees into the past of 1943 and a life-changing experience in Pop’s life that sets in motion a swift series of transformational events in the life of the young idealist.

Set in the early 1970s, the story’s backdrop spans America’s closing combat role in Vietnam; a national, political scourge called Watergate and an international oil embargo. In epic style, Going Home brings together a powerful message of faith, family, comradeship and love during a unique time of national trial in American history.

 

Going Home

One Sailor's Inner Search During
the Turbulent Early 1970s

 

$18.00

ISBN #: 978-0-9675107-2-9

Publisher: Wise Publications

Released: 2016

Size: 6 x 9 • Paperback

Pages: 224

About the Author

Scott E. Raymond has written numerous magazine articles and authored one non-fiction book about veterans, Voices Behind the Bricks . His career in public information and communications covered parish law enforcement and state and local government. He served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CVA-64) during two WESTPAC/Vietnam combat cruises in 1972 and 1973 and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1977. A graduate of McNeese State University, he lives in southwest Louisiana with his wife Sherrie. This is his first novel.

 

Other Titles by Scott E. Raymond: Voices Behind the Bricks

The Delver and the Hole

in the Ground

By Elton Wayne Brindley

Illustrations By Peyton Spain

 

$18.00

Publisher: Wise Publications

Released: 2006

Size: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 • Paperback

Pages: 258

The Delver and the Hole in the Ground

By Elton Wayne Brindley

Illustrations By Peyton Spain

Out of the lichen covered quicksands of Southwest Louisiana, a monstrous being, it is rumored, walks this earth in search of the legendary Letitia—then takes the life of a young man’s mentor.

Inattentively, the young man loses his Rozette to another. Presumed killed in the Korean War, he lies unknown in a coma, only to be awakened by the lovable Shawley.

Although she loves him, she is not convinced that he can give up his past for her.

He and the quicksand being become combatants. Once again, presumed dead, he is fortuitously found by his daughter.

Although analogous to the author’s being, the essence of this story is fictitious. Only the personae of the author’s immediate family are permitted. Any events, or the names of persons, living or dead, are coincidental.

Daylight was stubborn in yielding to night, and lingered behind with thin rays of crimson, as the sun lost itself below the western horizon. A full moon made its entrance into the early night sky—fireflies welcomed this with their phosphorescent winking. A whip-poor-will began its mournful call to its mate—but the cry was wasted by the songs of a million katydids.

Their chirping hushed for a moment as the old delver and his mount rode by—then the crescendo increased in concert—following behind like a wave

 

About the Author

Elton Wayne Brindley was born on March 16, 1933 in Starks, Louisiana. Work was hard to come by and the old timers would sit around in the dark of night talking of finding hidden money and buried treasures. He was mesmerized by the stories he heard from the lips of these tellers of tales.

His dad made whiskey, wine, and beer during these trying years. He can still recall the smell of fermenting mash and the taste of the bubbling liquid. Elton soon became a true member of wine making and can still make a breathtaking glass of the potent elixir.

Elton’s dad made him work during the months that school was out. At the age of fourteen he made seven dollars a day peeling piling--his dad gave him one dollar a day and he felt like a rich lad on the weekends.

He decided one day to write down the story that drifted in and out of his mind for years. Having no typewriter or computer, Elton would stretch out on his bed with his pen and notebook and write for hours, sometimes laughing as the words began to flow from an unseen hand and other times crying from a lost love that he had let slip away.

Elton has a wife, Shirley Mae, a daughter, Patti, two granddaughters, Jaclyn and Amber, and five great-grandchildren, Kolton, Ashlynn, Sophia, Ava, and Bodie.

Elton is also a legendary fiddle player and songwriter known throughout Louisiana and East Texas. His hobbies include Southern and Cajun cooking, and he can cook up the meanest batch of homemade Louisiana hotsauce he calls Great Balls of Fire, and his homemade steak sauce called Saucey Shirley Mae.

Other Titles by Elton Brindley: No Christmas This Year

Murder Once Removed

By Carolyn Mello

 

$20.00

ISBN #: 978-1-4759-4724-3

Publisher: iUniverse

Released: September 7, 2012

Size: 6x9 • Paperback

Pages: 319

Murder Once Removed

By Carolyn Mello

Celeste D'Angelo disappears from her marriage to Sam Anderson. Detective Doyle Holiday suspects foul play, but nobody's talking--not even the evidence.

When Sam Anderson meets Celeste D'Angelo in 1969, he charms her with his virile magnetism. Once the ring is on her finger, she discovers she married a "red-neck control freak" who is driven by "testosterone crazed" behavior. Sam uses emotional blackmail to control Celeste. Celeste wants to pursue an education and a career more than her marriage, but Sam is determined to continue the Anderson name and have a son.

After four years of marriage, Celeste feels trapped and betrayed. She decides it's time to hit the road; she packs a bag and writes a note to Sam saying that she's leaving. Before she can escape; however, Sam returns home unexpectedly--and Celeste disappears.

When Celeste "turns up missing," in Sam's words, Detective Doyle Holiday is wary from the beginning. Sam no longer controls Celeste nor himself. Is he a victim of circumstantial evidence or a mastermind of deception? Something just doesn't sit right with Holiday. Holiday is torn between Sam's story and his suspicions as he doggedly pursues a hunch in this Texas thriller.

Carolyn Mello is from Orange, Texas. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from Lamar University and master's degree from McNeese State University. The author of several articles, she also wrote, produced, directed and performed in The Misadventures of Handsome and Grumble in London-land , which was presented at the Hampstead Brittania in London, England

About the Author

Carolyn Mello, the author of  Murder Once Removed  is from Orange, Texas. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Lamar University and a master’s degree from McNeese State University. The author of several articles, she wrote, produced, directed, and performed in  The Misadventures of Handsome and Grumble in London-land , which was presented at the Hampstead Brittania in London, England

 

Other Titles By Carolyn Mello: Reprisal; Murder Unmasked

Reprisal

By Carolyn Mello

ISBN #: 978-1-934060-34-6

Publisher: Wise Publications

Released: 2013

Size: 6x9 • Paperback and Hardcover

Pages: 20

Paperback

$20.00

Hardcover

$26.00

Reprisal

By Carolyn Mello

Holiday and his partner trail a sadistic, vicious murderer who will stop at nothing. They could be the next targets. Their first case together could be their last.

 The compromised hero, Detective Doyle Holiday, is a middle-aged, burned out, drug addicted cop who washes down Vicodin and Demerol with Crown. His complicated life spirals downward, with nobody to save him until he gets a new partner. Knowing Holiday doesn’t get along with anybody, Chief Moran saddles him with inspired rookie, Miss Steve Boudreaux. She vows to catch The Blue Moon Killer and find her biological father.

Holiday and Boudreaux form a thorny union. Beyond the slayings, these cautiously crafted humans, motivated by love, envy, revulsion, regret, and desire, bring readers into the action. When Boudreaux confronts the perp, the pace moves mercilessly toward the dance that could lead to her death.

  "Like a Hitchcock movie, Reprisal makes the audience nervous….even when nothing bad is happening, and ties itself to various audiences by age, interests, and life experiences."

 Jimmy Emerson, Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year 2011.

About the Author

Carolyn Mello, the author of Murder Once Removed is from Orange, Texas. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from Lamar University and a master's degree from McNeese State University. The author of several articles, she wrote, produced, directed, and performed in The Misadventures of Handsome and Grumble in London-land, which was presented at the Hampstead Brittania in London, England.

 

Other Titles By Carolyn Mello: Murder Once Removed; Murder Unmasked

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