Bristow, Virginia – March 29, 2014 – Author Ricardo M Fleshman has just released The Dying Dance, the first novel in a series that follows the dark, often mysterious cases of former New Orleans Police Department Detective and long-time Treme resident, Private Detective Moses Andre Byone.
The Dying Dance, not your typical private detective- noir fiction, picks up in early 1970’s New Orleans just after the real life horrific fire at the UpStairs Lounge in the French Quarter that claimed the lives of 32 young gay men and profoundly impacted a devastated community. Much of Fleshman’s work has a cultural influence- building upon the art, science, history, etc. from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to the Delta and down into the Crescent City.
“The voodoo and magic elements are easy- given the New Orleans history with those…but what makes a really good story is intelligently incorporating elements of art and art history, studies in cultural history, and elements of natural history. Teach the reader something while entertaining them,” says Michael deVry, venture capital writer and one-time collaborator with Fleshman.
The Dying Dance can be purchased at booksellers Trade paperback retails for $12.99 and in e-book format for $5.99.
About Ricardo M Fleshman
Ricardo Fleshman began his writing career with the publication of Further Proof That I Have Existed in 2002. He followed the success of Further Proof with two additional collections of dark themed short fiction, long verse poetry and spoken word with The Goodbye Days (2003) and Miles From Nowhere (2005). The Dying Dance, a Detective Moses Byone novel is the first in the series that follows the detective through dark and sinister cases set in New Orleans, LA and exotic worldwide locations. He was a longtime resident of Lynchburg, VA and is a graduate of Lynchburg College in Virginia with a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature. Fleshman resides in northern Virginia with his family where he continues to write more stories of Detective Moses Byone.
For more information about The Dying Dance or the subsequent Detective Byone novels, please visit http://www.abc.ricardomfleshman.com or contact Ricardo M Fleshman at 304.224.6889.