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Lineages and Lies: A Nick Herald Genealogical Mystery

by Jimmy Fox

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Excellent addition to the genealogical mystery genre. Nick Herald is based on a real certified genealogist and the story shows that part of life. Nick (in the book) is a disgraced English Professor who turns to genealogy as a 2nd career. He finds out he's pretty good at it and survives in a field that is often a plaything for the rich. Set in New Orleans, Nick gets involved in the murder of an old friend and mentor who seems to have gotten involved in a genealogical mystery that is lethal. There are a couple of societies involved including one called Allegorie or la Allegorie, which is where Nick's friend had been working.

There are plenty of twists and turns to this one but I really enjoyed the ride and will continue reading this series. ( )
  bookswoman | May 27, 2014 |
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LINEAGES and LIESMURDER HAS A FAMILY TREE . . . especially in New Orleans!Nick Herald, professional genealogist and amateur sleuth, delves into the murder of a fellow genealogist, a curmudgeonly old friend with many enemies and perhaps too much knowledge. Who killed Woodrow Bluemantle in his posh French Quarter hotel room?Someone is willing to risk everything to hide damaging factsthe killer strikes again and again! What is the mystery at the heart of the lineage society based on the passenger list of a ship that sailed into French colonial New Orleans? Nicks research acumen, unerring intuition, and affinity for danger and romance lead to deadly secrets buried deep within the history of New Orleans and Louisiana. Nick and his disabled assistant, Hawty Latimer, must discover if and how modern-day murders relate to the legendary ship. They put their lives on the line for genealogical truth as they fight to bring the culprits to justice!Also by Jimmy FoxDeadly PedigreeTHE FIRST AWARD-WINNING NICK HERALD GENEALOGICAL MYSTERY

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