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Herren, Greg

Overview
Works: 44 works in 113 publications in 1 language and 3,069 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories  Noir fiction  Young adult works  Thrillers (Fiction)  Ghost stories  Short stories, American  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3608.E77, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Greg Herren
New Orleans noir by Julie Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Julie Smith and cohorts divulge the dark secrets of a city traumatized long before the storm. New Orleans is a Third World country in itself, a Latin, African, European (and often amoral) culture trapped in a puritan nation. It's everyone's seamy underside, the city where respectable citizens go to get drunk, puke in the gutter, dance on tabletops, and go home with strangers, all without guilt. It's the metropolitan equivalent of eating standing up -- if it happened in New Orleans, it doesn't count. The city was always the home of the lovable rogue, the poison magnolia, the bent politico, the sociopathic street thug, and especially, the heartless con artist -- but in post-Katrina times it struggles against ... well, the same old problems, just writ large and with a new breed of carpetbagger thrown in. Combine all that with a brilliant literary tradition and you have New Orleans Noir, a sparkling collection of tales exploring the city's wasted, gutted neighborhoods, its outwardly gleaming 'sliver by the river, ' it's still-raunchy French Quarter, and other hoods so far from the Quarter they might as well be on another continent. It also looks back into the past, from that recent innocent time known in contemporary New Orleans as 'pre-K, ' to the mid-nineteenth century, the other time the city was mostly swampland. Brand new stories by: Ace Atkins, Laura Lippman, Patty Friedmann, Barbara Hambly, Tim McLoughlin, Olympia Vernon, David Fulmer, Jervey Tervalon, James Nolan, Kalamu ya Salaam, Maureen Tan, Thomas Adcock, Jeri Cain Rossi, Christine Wiltz, Greg Herren, Julie Smith, Eric Overmyer, and Ted O'Brien."--Back cover
Murder in the Rue Chartres : a Chanse MacLeod mystery by Greg Herren( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, private detective Chanse MacLeod returns to a different, shattered New Orleans in an attempt to rebuild his own life. He soon discovers that Iris Verlaine, his last client before the storm, was murdered the very night she hired him to find her long-missing father. Compelled to solve the murder amidst a devasted city, Chanse finds himself immersed in the Verlaine family's deadly web of intrigue and secrets, one where money--and bodies--are tainted with blood.--Back cover
Bourbon Street blues by Greg Herren( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the drug-fueled dance floors of New Orleans's hottest bars, to the body-worship of its packed gyms and the slow, hungry crawl through streets where danger lurks behind every beautiful smile, "Bourbon Street blues" takes readers on a dizzying tour of gay life in the French Quarter and introduces an unlikely investigator whose ironic, lusty, tell-it-like-it-is take on things is as cool as the city he loves
Jackson Square jazz by Greg Herren( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buff blonde Party-boy/psychic/former-GoGoBoy/turned-private-investigator "Scotty" Bradley is back (from his introduction in Herren's earlier "Bourbon Street Blues"), and he quicky becomes involved in a murder plot involving a 19y/o gay male figure skater, a fire at a museum, a reverend involved in a theft, a crazy stepmother, a kidnapping, and a high speed chase resulting in an accident. Readers who love New Orleans (where this and the previous novel are based) will especially like the local color provided by the author, who obviously holds a fondness for the city as well
Sleeping angel by Greg Herren( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Eric Matthews wakes up in the hospital, he discovers that he has no memory of his accident. The body of a classmate was found in his car, shot to death. But nothing makes sense to Eric. He and Sean weren't friends. In fact, they disliked each other-- Sean was gay and Eric is ... well, he's not sure of much right now! And now Eric is having psychic flashes about the people around him-- including the real murderer!
Mardi Gras mambo by Greg Herren( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotty Bradley loves to have a good time and where else but Mardi Gras to have it. However, things get complicated when Scotty's drug dealer, Misha, turns up dead, he is a suspect
Murder in the Garden District by Greg Herren( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Behind the beautiful facade of a Garden District mansion, a powerful political family's secrets end in murder. With another major hurricane heading towards the Katrina-ravaged city of New Orleans, it's up to Chanse MacLeod to dig through decades of murders and cover-ups to find the truth before more lives are ruined ... including his own and those close to him"--Page 4 of cover
Murder in the Rue Ursulines : a Chanse MacLeod mystery by Greg Herren( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As New Orleans continues to rebuild in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Chanse MacLeod becomes involved in a high-profile case involving a Hollywood golden couple who have committed themselves to helping New Orleans recover. It's up to Chanse to find out who is sending them threatening e-mails, but the secret they are keeping lead to murder. With his own life now at risk, Chanse has to catch a diabolical killer before the body count escalates..."--Back cover
Love, Bourbon Street : reflections of New Orleans( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people of New Orleans have always enjoyed a love affair with their city, and only when they came close to totally losing it-in the wake of Hurricane Katrina-did they truly give voice to their love. Now, two noted editors have called upon their friends from the Big Easy's literary establishment to pen this remarkable book-a "love letter" that takes us into this crazy and wonderful patchwork quilt of a city. With contributions from Poppy Z. Brite, JM Redmann, Victoria Brownworth, and many others, this is a book not just to be read, but to be treasured
Murder in the Rue St. Ann : a Chanse MacLeod mystery by Greg Herren( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When sexy gay private eye Chanse MacLeod investigates the financial shenanigans of club promoter Mark Williams, he discovers that not only does Williams have ties to the New Orleans judiciary, he also has ties to Chanse's lover, Paul-a connection that reveals secrets about Paul's past that Chanse had never guessed and now wishes he didn't know. When Paul disappears, it seems his past has caught up with him in a terrifying way
Murder in the Rue Dauphine by Greg Herren( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For gay New Orleans private eye Chanse MacLeod, it seems like a simple case: find out who is blackmailing his pretty-boy client's rich closeted boyfriend, collect a nice fat check, and take some much-needed time off. But then the pretty boy turns up dead in what appears to be a hate crime. In the stifling heat of a Big Easy summer, Chanse follows the killer's trail through a gay rights organization, boys for hire, and the exclusive ranks of the city's high society. With a killer set to strike again and a city about to explode, Chanse can't afford any mistakes
Vieux carré voodoo by Greg Herren( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an old family friend apparently commits suicide from his French Quarter balcony, Scottys life accelerates from boring to exciting again in a nanosecond. Why would anyone want the old man dead, and what were they looking for in his ransacked apartment? Its up to Scotty, Frank, his crazy family, and friends to get to the bottom of this bizarre mysteryand when an old, all-too-familiar face turns up, its not just Scottys life thats in danger, but his heart
Shadows of the night : queer tales of the uncanny and unusual( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A bone-chilling anthology of gay and lesbian psychodrama, Shadows of the Night brings you face-to-face with the best in queer fear, breaking through to the other fiction. Short stories that are equal parts haunting and disturbing tremble with tantalizing prose that's inventive, imaginative, and provocative - pulp fiction with a twist."--Jacket
Florida happens : tales of mystery, mayhem, and suspense from the sunshine state( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it comes to Florida, no crime is too unusual and no criminal too peculiar to be impossible. Florida is the one state where fiction has to catch up to the headlines, and the contributors to FLORIDA HAPPENS: Tales of Murder, Mayhem, and Suspense from The Sunshine State do not hold back!
Murder in the arts district by Greg Herren( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When neither the cops nor their insurance company believes a wealthy gay couple's valuable art collection was stolen, they hire Chanse MacLeod to track down the thieves and the missing art. Chanse isn't entirely sure he believes the couple either-- especially when it turns out some of the art may have been Nazi loot. The trail of the art leads him to a new gallery on Magazine Street in the Arts District opened by a couple new to town that seem to have a rather sordid past. When one of them turns up dead and the other vanishes, it's now up to Chanse to find not only the missing art, but a ruthless murderer who will kill anyone who gets in the way"--Back cover
Murder in the Irish Channel by Greg Herren( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It begins as a simple missing persons case--a young MMA fighter's mother has mysteriously disappeared. But as New Orleans private eye Chanse MacLeod starts digging around, he discovers that she is the leader of a group fighting the powerful Archdiocese of New Orleans over the closing of two churches. As the trail leads from corrupt church officials to powerful real estate developers to the world of cage fighting, Chanse soon realizes there are a lot of powerful people who want to make sure she stays gone--and don't have a problem with getting rid of a pesky gay private eye"--Page 4 of cover
Who dat whodunnit by Greg Herren( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Super Bowl Carnival looks grim for Scott Bradley yet again when his estranged cousin Jared, who plays for the Saints, becomes the number one suspect in the murder of his girlfriend, the homophobic beauty queen, Tara Bourgeouis
Baton Rouge bingo by Greg Herren( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A simple trip up to Baton Rouge to bail his mother out of jail takes a dire turn when her best friend from college, animal rights activist Veronica Porterie, turns up murdered -- and Mom hires the boys to find out who killed her!"--Cover
Lake thirteen by Greg Herren( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It seemed like a good idea at the time ... Every summer three families take a trip together -- this year it's to a remote resort in the mountains of upstate New York. Scotty, a teenager who's just come out, is nervous about how his friends will react to him. A late night visit to an old nearby cemetery seems like a great idea to the bored teens, but the old cemetery holds dark secrets hidden for almost a century -- secrets that might have been better left undisturbed. And what originally seemed like a boring week in the mountains gradually becomes a nightmare of terror for the teens and their families ..."--Page 4 of cover
Men of the mean streets( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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New Orleans noir
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Murder in the Rue Chartres : a Chanse MacLeod mysteryBourbon Street bluesJackson Square jazzSleeping angelMardi Gras mamboMurder in the Garden DistrictMurder in the Rue Ursulines : a Chanse MacLeod mysteryLove, Bourbon Street : reflections of New Orleans
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