BOOK ONE: DANCE ON HIS GRAVE
Sidra Smart, disillusioned ex-wife of a fundamentalist preacher, never imagined herself running a PI business, that is until she
inherits her late brother's detective agency.
Soon, a woman stumbles in with vague flashbacks of a 30-year-old murder. Intrigued by the story, Sid takes the case and soon
plunges into a surreal world where the flames of Creole superstition and passion burn as hot as the memories of child abuse, arson, and murder.
BOOK TWO: KATE'S GHOST (working title)
Bloody Ax Slaying. Headlines shout the front page story of Abe and Cherrie Collins' death. Middle-aged couple, faithful members
of local Baptist church, dead at the hands of Tilly Durwood, local artist. Motive: unknown. Evidence: fingerprints on the murder weapon, bloody shoe prints at the foot of the Collins' bed, and
Durwood's apparent suicide on the railroad tracks behind the Collins house.
BOOK THREE: CATCH A FALLEN STAR
Boo Murphy paddles her pirogue through mosquito-infested swamp, the taste of stewed squirrel already on her tongue, her
410 gauge shotgun by her side. Spellbound by a peculiar low tide, she maneuvers the boat around a bend when a sunken ship looms in front of her, the brass bow poking eight feet up out of
the water. After she overcomes her surprise, the old woman climbs out onto the bow of the ship, and for a brief time, she imagines she’s her ancestor, pirate Anne Bonny, sailing the Gulf of
Mexico with Calico Jack.
News of the schooners resurrection spreads like a grassfire throughout the small southeast Texas
town. Sid Smart, owner of THE THIRD EYE private detective agency, hears it's a slave trader, the
souls of slaves in the vessel's belly, slaves stolen and transported to the area from Barbados in the 1800s. Human cargo, sequestered in shacks near the Louisiana border, awaiting shipment east.
Others dream the sunken ship is Jean Lafitte's brass-bowed Hotspur, long suspected sunk in the area. Or perhaps the schooner carries the lost bars of silver removed from the Santa Rosa before it
sank. Todays estimated value, more than $6 million.
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