Murder in the Bayou

Small town corruption, the intersection of race and class, and the hidden world of trafficking converge in this journalistic expose of the Jeff Davis 8. Between the years of 2005 and 2009 the bodies of eight women were discovered around Jennings, LA. Ethan Brown suggests that these women were not murdered by a single serial killer but where a small part of a large ring of crime that seems wholly unimaginable in a town of only 10,000 people. This book has been very polarizing and a lot of controversy has sprung up around it – definitely one to be read and discussed.

Miss Ella of Commander’s Palace

"I don't want a restaurant where a jazz band can't come marching through." – Ella Brennan The foodie culture of New Orleans is just as irresistible and storied as the nightlife. The Brennans are a big part of that culture, and now Miss Ella is telling her story. Meet Ella Brennan: mother, mentor, blunt-talking fireball, and matriarch of a New Orleans restaurant empire, famous for bringing national attention to Creole cuisine. In this candid autobiography, she shares her life. From childhood in the Great Depression to opening esteemed eateries, it's quite a story to tell.

Leaving Orbit and Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures and Leaving Orbit are two new releases that will take you from the beginnings of the space race to the modern state of NASA and space flight. Hidden Figures follows the lives of four African American mathematicians who participated in many of NASA’s greatest successes from WWII to the Cold War. Leaving Orbit centers around the shuttle launches in 2011 that marked the end of the shuttle program; through those launches we get the story of space flight’s past and what can be expected of its future.

We Are Open!

Cavalier House Books is open! We are so lucky that our storefront did not flood. Thank you to everyone who got in touch with us to make sure we were okay. We got about 2 feet of water in our house, 4 feet in our warehouse, and Victoria got a few feet in her house as well. Everyone is doing great but we know that getting back to some semblance of normalcy will take a while. We would love to hear from all of you! Stop by anytime to chat, let us know how you are doing, and just be for a while!


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