“Though written before Katrina hit, ‘Rampart Street’ eerily captures
the sense of disorientation when someone returns to a beloved place
and feels himself a stranger… the elegiac tone in which Fulmer
views the city’s fabled amusements feels sadly prescient.”
-- The New York Times
"A bittersweet trip to New Orleans… A blues-drenched pleasure."
-- The Christian Science Monitor
"Fresh Air Listeners Best Beach Reads"
2007 Benjamin Franklin Award
Adult Fiction [Audiobook]
Selected for New York Magazine’s
“Best Novels You’ve Never Read”
“The sense of place is so palpable you can almost hear the music. Fulmer’s writing is crisp and nuanced. Valentin is a hero for
whom it’s easy to cheer."
-- The Detroit Free Press
"St. Cyr is a great character, and the fascinating city and its larger-than-life denizens intrigue as much as the complicated plot."
-- Publishers Weekly
"Fulmer improves with each outing in this ambience-drenched series, displaying a subtle touch with human relationships,
especially those that traverse New Orleans' fluid color line. "
“You can almost taste the gumbo…Fulmer’s languid, conversational style perfectly matches the Crescent City setting with its
complex web of murder, corruption, and betrayal.”
-- The San Francisco Chronicle
“Fulmer’s plotting is spot-on, his dialogue laden with period slang and his characters multi-faceted and interestingly motivated.”