Cherie Claire


Cherie Claire is the award-winning author of a paranormal mystery series and several Louisiana romances. She is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, who works as a travel and food writer by day under her birth name of Cheré Dastugue Coen. Her mystery, Ghost Lights, is the latest in her popular series featuring New Orleans ghost sleuth Viola Valentine.




10:00 am to 11:15 am
House Committee Room 4
Figuring It Out: Amateur Sleuths on the Case
with Danielle Arceneaux, Ellen Byron, Cherie Claire, Claudia Gray, and Caroline Haines

11:30 am to 12:15 pm
Cavalier House Books Tent
Book Signing


Ghost Lights

The Last Frontier may be Viola's last breath.

Psychic sleuth Viola Valentine can't seem to escape those on the Other Side. As she attends the Alaska wedding of her cousin Tabitha and her best friend FBI Agent Clayton Ginsburg, ghosts thrust her into one of Clayton's murder cases. Clayton warns her to stay clear of the covert investigation, but her journalistic instincts demand otherwise. Will this be the case that finally turns Viola into an apparition herself?

Book Eight in the Viola Valentine Paranormal Mystery Series.


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