DEAD ON THE DELTA
In Dead on the Delta, a post-Katrina New Orleans infested with mutated, parasitic fairies provides the backdrop for a smart murder mystery. Well-fleshed-out characters and excellent visual description are highlights, but the best part is author Jay’s creative, and bloodthirsty, concept of fairies. Unfortunately, the cause of the fairies’ mutation is never fully explained, a major oversight, and the ending is rather muddled. But otherwise this is an absorbing read.