Doing the Devil's Work


"This is True Detective country . . . and Loehfelm reaches a new level of lyrical, site-specific noir." --Boris Kachka, Vulture (A Must-Read Book of the Month)

Maureen Coughlin is a bona fide New Orleans cop now, and with her training days behind her, she likes to think she's getting the lay of the land. Then a mysterious corpse leads to more questions than answers, and a late-night traffic stop goes very wrong. The fallout leaves Maureen contending with friends who are not what they seem, fraying loyalties, cop-hating enemies, and a murderous new nemesis, all while she tries to navigate a city and a police department polluted by dysfunction and corruption.

Taut and fiery, vibrant and gritty, and peopled with unforgettable characters, Doing the Devil's Work is the sinuous, provocative story of a flawed woman struggling to become a good cop.