"Castro’s prose is clean and to the point, and she shows considerable affection for New Orleans."
"The highlight here is in Nola’s personal relationships, which show her to be funny, flawed and formidable."
"Waiting for the new season of “Treme”? Castro’s second post-Katrina New Orleans crime novel may help you pass the time... Set during the city’s annual Jazz Fest, this novel strikes just the right note."
—New York Post, Required Reading
Praise for Hell or High Water:
“A terrific mystery . . . I can’t wait to see what Joy Castro does next.”
—Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Mystic River
"So thick and rich with authentic New Orleans details that you’ll be wiping sweat off your brow and smelling the crawfish étouffée. Joy Castro has crafted a complex, conflicted, and hauntingly real heroine with Nola Céspedes."
—Alex Kava, New York Times bestselling author of The Maggie O’Dell series, Whitewash and One False Move