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Contact us

Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

SEND US EMAIL
(225) 219 - 9503
Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Mary Manhein
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Mary H. Manhein is the author of The Bone Lady: Life as a Forensic Anthropologist. The director of the Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services (FACES) Laboratory at Louisiana State University, she lives in Baton Rouge with her husband.

Floating Souls: The Canal Murders

Watery graves, iconic tatoos and ancient bones come together in the novel Floating Souls: The Canal Murders.

When the bodies of young women are found floating in New Orleans drainage canals, Maggie Andrepont, local forensic anthropologist, is called in to help find a pattern to the homicides and to profile a perpetrator. Complicating matters, an old flame from graduate school, now Minister of Antiquities in Rome, asks for her immediate assistance to sort out the mystery of ancient bodies found in a famous campanile in Venice, Italy. Juggling work on corpses on two continents challenges Maggie in ways no one could have predicted. Though confident in her professional expertise, Maggie is not as secure in her personal life. A secret history with the parish coroner, an overeager amateur archeologist, and intrusions by a documentary producer are distracting her from her mission. When it turns out that someone is stalking Maggie, the tension ratchets up -- leading to a startling conclusion to this taut and fascinating sleuthing experience.

 

2:30 PM – 3 PM

House Committee Room 1

Book Talk

Floating Souls: The Canal Murders

 

3:15 PM – 4 PM

Barnes & Noble Tent

Book Signing