"Whether you’ve been there or not, Laura Cayouette brings New Orleans to life. Her Charlotte Reade character isn’t just great at unraveling mysteries, she’s a terrific guide through the music, food and culture of the city." 
- Allison Leotta

I've created a YouTUBE Playlist that includes videos of music, parades and other events, places and people mentioned in The Haunted Heirloom.

The PINTEREST clipboard also includes photos of many of the people and places mentioned as well as clues.

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As Charlotte prepares for the biggest red carpet premiere of her career, Hurricane Isaac prepares to make landfall. Hoping to find answers to her own family mystery and the chandelier that moves inexplicably, Charlotte looks into the apparent haunting of a tour guide’s house.

After eighteen years of showbiz life in Los Angeles, Charlotte is becoming a local in her family home of New Orleans – even joining a Mardi Gras parade dance krewe. When she catches a tour guide telling the story of the eerie chandelier hanging in her Garden District window, Charlotte’s quest for answers about its origins leads her to Robert, a guide whose house is suddenly haunted. 

A sceptic of the supernatural, Robert doesn’t want to believe the activity is linked to a Mason jar of marbles recently returned to him after he’d left the heirloom at his family’s grave site. Charlotte tours historic cemeteries and tracks the story of “The Curse of the Lonely Boy” while looking for people who might want to fake a haunting. 

Charlotte and her beau celebrate her big break playing one of the “7 Sisters” in the latest Clarence Pool movie, a film destined for awards and box office success. But will the premiere even happen with Hurricane Isaac growing?