African-American private investigator Talba Wallis goes undercover as a housekeeper to investigate a shady New Orleans judge and his crumbling-genteel household, but then His Honor is found murdered and the action shifts from proving the judge is dirty to finding his killer.
Judges -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Justice, Administration of -- Corrupt practices -- Fiction.
New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction.
Wallis, Talba (Fictitious character)
Wallis, Talba (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Women poets -- Fiction.
Women private investigators -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Fiction.