Born in the dying years of the 19th Century Aaron Mayfair has presided over some immense changes in New Orleans. The reclusive patriarch of the Mayfair family is a mystery to many in the city. Some say he is an old man, in the twilight years of his life …
Stella is not just the beautiful, 20 something young woman of the pre-eminent New Orleans family. She is a lot more than that. First of all she is dead, or at least her animating spirit died when she committed suicide in the 1920s.
What possesses her …
The long suffering wife of Jacob. Early in their marriage she got used to her husband’s absences, due to his commitments as a travelling salesman. She barely noticed when his visits became strictly nocturnal. She had long ago surrendered to the image …
The flesh and blood of Jacob Cross. His only son. Perhaps, the only thing he really, truly cares about.
Alphonse ‘Al’ Marcello is a Capo in the New Orleans Mafia and has climbed as far as he is ever going to get. A trusted lieutenant he wields his own crew that collects extortion money and runs prostitution and gambling dens across the city.
He is a one …