Blood on the Bayou

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Pitfalls of Forensic Science
Posted November 21, 2022 Written by Claire

If you’re a fan of true crime, you’re likely familiar with many of the forensic methods police and detectives use […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: The Sultan’s Palace
Posted August 29, 2022 Written by Claire

New Orleans is known for a great many things.  High among them are lavish celebrations and a tradition of knowing […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: The New Orleans Vampires
Posted August 15, 2022 Written by Claire

My newest novel, Blood on the Bayou, is centered in New Orleans, one of the most unique cultures in the […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Minnie Wallace
Posted August 1, 2022 Written by Claire

Did you know that monetary gain is one of the top reasons that serial killers, and murderers in general, kill […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: New Orleans Trunk Murders
Posted July 18, 2022 Written by Claire

Continuing our true crime tour of New Orleans, next up is the gruesome murders of Theresa and Leonide Moity—more widely […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: The Axeman of New Orleans
Posted July 4, 2022 Written by Claire

From May 1918 to October 1919, the people of New Orleans found themselves terrorized by a serial killer who became […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Clementine Barnabet
Posted June 6, 2022 Written by Claire

New Orleans is a glamorous city known for its unique culture, from Cajun cooking to the raucous parties associated with […]

Things You Should Know But Don’t: Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Posted May 23, 2022 Written by Claire

If you live in the United States it’s likely you’ve at least heard of Mardi Gras, best known for its […]

The tomb of Marie Laveau in New Orleans. It is a plaster crypt covered in multiple sets of handwritten Xs. There are offerings such as flowers and books and small objects.
Things You Should Know But Don’t: New Orleans Voodoo
Posted May 9, 2022 Written by Claire

In my latest novel, Blood on the Bayou, the culture of New Orleans takes center-stage. Voodoo is of particular interest […]

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Blood on the Bayou
Posted April 11, 2022 Written by Claire

Today is the last day to pre-order Blood on the Bayou, my new crime thriller based in New Orleans. Head […]