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Jackpot Blood: A Nick Herald Genealogical Mystery Paperback – March 4, 2004
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In Jackpot Blood, Nick Herald, professional genealogist, is hired to identify both ancestors and descendants of six core families in the recently recognized Katogoula Indian tribe. Someone, however, wants the tribe's past and present kept a secret. Tribe members are murdered one by one as non-Indians stake out a reservation and casino bosses wine and dine the tribal council. As Nick digs further into the tribe's history, old tribal beliefs resurface and Nick must determine if the killings are human, animal, or spiritual. As an author Fox does his job so well in this book I suspected everyone and everything of having a motive to kill.
Although few of us have the resources to pursue a genealogy to the extent Herald does, genealogists will be enthralled with the genealogical hunt as the story progresses. As Nick explores the tribe's history readers will experience the thrill of rooting out answers in long-forgotten sources and share his triumph when he breaks down a brick wall because he took good paper and pencil notes. Fox also has Nick deal with the everyday annoyances of researching in libraries and old courthouses. Anyone who has ever spent long hours looking at a census will chuckle at Fox's description of a squabble that takes place between Nick and another library patron concerning the use of a microfilm reader.Read more ›
Jackpot Blood is rich with Louisiana imagery. Author Jimmy Fox exhibits an almost poetic quality in his descriptive ambiance. The quirky characters are 3-dimensional and ripe with spicy flavor--Louisiana 'Hot Sauce' to an avid reader! WARNING: Read carefully, so that you don't miss a single detail! Jackpot Blood makes the reader yearn to research their own past, the lost generations before them. But then again, maybe a skeleton or two could be found in that closet too!
Hit 'pay-dirt' with Fox's newest novel in The Nick Herald Genealogical Mystery series. Take a gamble on this book; you won't be disappointed. In fact, after reading Jackpot Blood, you'll be ready to shout "JACKPOT!" I give it...three cherries!
~ Cheryl Kaye Tardif
Author of Divine Intervention
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nick Herald, genealogist, is more crime, murder solver than genealogist. I finished it because I wanted to know what happened, but it was not among the better novels that I have... Read morePublished 13 days ago by M. K. Maynard
Ory. The main character Nick sure get himself in a pack of trouble and not even have to go to the hospital!!!Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
A real page turner. Exciting mystery whether you're interested in genealogy or not.Published 3 months ago by F. mize
The book itself was good and would probably encourage me to read others however I CAN NOT support someone who advocates stealing and damaging historical books and maps. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mary
Couldn't finish reading this book. It jumps around too much and I got frustrated.Published 5 months ago by Socorro Siqueiros
I do appreciate good writing. I am familiar with Nick and Hawty and their genealogy investigations and it is interesting to see the connections come together. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Rebecca Richardson
Still a good mystery, If you want to know what happens, read this book that ends the trilogy.Published 11 months ago by Dianne H. Lundy, Author of The Girl from Nip 'n' Tuck
When the Katagoula Tribe of Indians of Louisiana decide to open a casino, they decide to hire a genealogist to check the lineage of the tribe members. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Terry Mulcahy