A woman of a certain age who has three cats underfoot, and has the dream of filling her passport with stamps. Books, classical music, tea, cats, movies, art, fancy needlework, and anything else I can think of.
A very good thriller set in pre-Civil War New Orleans. The setting is unusual, the characters compelling and the plot full of very interesting twists -- all told in lush prose without a lot of the inaccuracies to be found in most historical fiction, mysteries or otherwise.
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