With my planned trip to New Orleans, I thought I would share some books set in the famous city. To me NOLA is a mecca for all things paranormal and mysterious. I have picked up books solely because they are set in this wonderfully rich historical city known as one of the most haunted cities in the world. A mix of wonderful cultures and religious beliefs have made this resilient city a popular tourist destination.
Cafferty and Quinn series
For those who like mystery, a dash of romance with a touch of paranormal woo-woo Heather Graham offers up the best of New Orleans in her Cafferty and Quinn series.
The Cafferty and Quinn series takes place right in the heart of New Orleans and features an antique shop that collects unique artifacts and objects. Each book offers a wonderful mystery, a little history and unique characters. She also offers other books with her Flynn Brothers series and Harrison Investigation series.
Sentinels of New Orleans
Author Susanne Johnson has a fantastic Urban Fantasy series the Sentinels of New Orleans
I adore this series from the characters to the authenticity Johnson brings to New Orleans and its history. The supernatural elements never cease to amaze me. It is filled with danger, wicked banter, snark and a subtle romance.
Set on the outskirts of New Orleans Nora Robert offers up a paranormal romantic suspense in a dilapidated old mansion known as Manet Hall.
The Feast of Saints
Anne Rice was born and raised in New Orleans and this has shown in many of her works particularity the Vampire Chronicles.
Set in New Orleans before the Civil War, Anne Rice takes us on a historical journey with paranormal elements. It shares the story of Free people who where half black and half white, including Voodoo queen Marie Laveau.
Ashes in the Wind
Kathleen E. Woodiwiss shares a historical romance that takes place during the civil War and a large majority of the story takes place in New Orleans.
Looking for More? Check out these titles
- Gone with the Wind by Margret Mitchell (honeymoon)
- The Pelican Brief by John Grisham
- Scent Of Darkness: A Novel By Margot Berwin
- All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
- The Missing by Tim Gautreaux
Disguised as a boy, our heroine flees from Yankee troops and ends in this engaging and vivid depiction of the south.
Klaus..yum The Originals one of my favorite vampire shows is set in the heart of NOLA. You can read books based on the series beginning with The Originals: The Rise by Julie Plec
What books have you read with a New Orleans setting?
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