FICTION: Who Buries the Dead, by New Orleans author C.S. Harris, follows the chilling investigation of Sebastian St. Cyr and his wife Hero as they delve into the gruesome murder of a West Indies slave owner. Set in London in 1813, this is the 10th installment in the author’s Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery series. Harris is just one of the nom de plumes of Candice Proctor (the other is C.S. Graham), historian, former academic, former archaeologist, former partner in a business consulting firm and, of course, former and current prolific writer of fiction and nonfiction. Meet the author during her March 3 reading at the Garden District Bookstore, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
JAZZ: If you’re jonesing for a fix of the Jazz manouche stylings of Frenchman Street stalwarts the New Orleans Swinging Gypsies, now you don’t even have to leave your house – unless you want to. The group released its self-titled album New Orleans Swinging Gypsies, but be advised that its la pompe-filled eight tracks serves more as an amuse bouche than an entrée, and likely will send you in search of the dimly lit corner of a Marigny jazz club for another hot helping.
COOKING: In Fun, Funky & Fabulous: New Orleans’ Casual Restaurant Recipes, by Jyl Benson, get the recipes for favorite dishes from some of the city’s tastiest and most affordable neighborhood haunts. Benson is a journalist, community affairs curator for the Southern Food and Beverage Institute, food and dining editor for St. Charles Avenue magazine and food columnist for Acadiana Profile (both published by New Orleans Magazine publisher, Renaissance Publishing LLC).
ROCK: Cranston Clements, heralded as one of the most sought-after guitarists in New Orleans, released his new CD What’s the Rush? Clements is known for his work with greats including Boz Scaggs, Dr. John and Cyril Neville, Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders and as a founding member of the guitar collective Twangorama.