This is one of the books I read in preparation for my trip to New Orleans last week. Antoine's is the oldest restaurant in New Orleans, and the opening scene of the novel is set there. It was originally published in 1948, so the writing style is very different from today, and so are the customs that are described. It is a murder mystery, and while I don't read many mysteries, I enjoyed this book for the glimpse into life in New Orleans. I rate it 3 out of 5.