Garden District Books will host the book launch for Bill Loehfelm’s latest novel, Let the Devil Out, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, at their storefront (2727 Prytania St). The event is free and open to the public, and there will be refreshments of the alcoholic variety.
Megan Abbot calls the book’s protagonist, NOPD officer Maureen Coughlin, “a hero with whom we will go anywhere.” Let the Devil Out raises the bar for sharp-witted, compelling cop fiction. As The New York Times says of Maureen, “She finds herself wrestling with ethical issues that fictional cops, especially fictional female ones, rarely talk about, leaving that stuff to real-life cops–and smart guys like Bill Loehfelm.”
Bill Loehfelm is the author of Doing the Devil’s Work, The Devil in Her Way, The Devil She Knows, Bloodroot, and Fresh Kills. He lives in New Orleans with his wife, the writer AC Lambeth, and plays drums in a rock-’n’-roll band.