Friday, April 24, 2015

101. Bill Loehfelm Interview

101.  This week we interview Bill Loehfelm about his detective novels.  “Bill Loehfelm is the author of four novels, most recently, The Devil in her Way, the next Maureen Coughlin adventure and Bill's first New Orleans-set novel, from Sarah Crichton Books. Meet Maureen for the first time in The Devil She Knows (2011).
  1. This week in Louisiana history. April 25, 1862. New Orleans falls to Admiral Farragut's US Fleet. April 24, 1877. Reconstruction ended in Louisiana.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. Federal troops captured New Orleans on April 25, 1862. Having fought past Forts Jackson and St. Philip, the Union was unopposed in its capture of the city itself, which was spared the destruction suffered by many other Southern cities. However, the controversial and confrontational administration of the city by its military governor caused lasting resentment. This capture of the largest Confederate city was a major turning point and an incident of international importance. Because a large part of the population had Union sympathies (or compatible commercial interests), the Federal government took the unusual step of designating the areas of Louisiana under Federal control as a state within the Union, with its own elected representatives to the U.S. Congress.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    1. Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Association
      May 1st, 2015 - May 3rd, 2015
      Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival
      1300 Rees St., 520 Parkway Dr, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
      337-332-6655 | 337-332-5917
      Website
    2. Louisiana Crawfish Gatorfest
      This is the 1st Annual Louisiana Crawfish & Gator Fest @The Ike in West Monroe, La. This is the biggest event to hit NorthEast Louisiana in years. Perfect event to bring your family and friends to enjoy great food, carnival rides, shopping, and live entertainment. This will be a funfilled 4 day event for all to remember from all areas 0f the ArkLaMiss to come enjoy the best crawfish and experience live Gators for your entertainment. So please come support and enjoy so we can make this the biggest event to hit this area, and continue to bring this event back every year.
      Venue:    Ike Hamilton Expo Center Arena
      Address:    501 Mane Street
      West Monroe LA, 71292
      Phone:    318-325-9160
      Web:    lacrawfishgatorfest.com
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