New Orleans, childhood bonds, voodoo and gangsters, all kick up heat and mystique in Mickie Turk's debut vel. After a long absence, Dr. Dominique Doucette returns to her hometown to open a reform prison for violent male offenders. Immediately, bullying by a local sherif and a backlash of community resentment threaten to shut down the facility. But when a series of assaults occur in nearby New Orleans, Dominique is forced to confront twin devils: the evil lurking inside the walls of the antebellum institution, and the disturbing secret that haunts her own past. The Delilah Case is an atmospheric and gripping thriller, marking the advent of an impressive new writer.
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Mickie Turk has worked independently and commercially in film, photography and journalism, for the past 20 years. She wrote, directed and produced several films, both short and feature-length narratives and documentaries. Wayward Girls, which appeared in festivals and on PBS, can be found in libraries across the United States and Canada. Between 1992 and 2004, Mickie traveled extensively to photograph and film. Included were four trips to Cuba-during the last expedition she brought back a rare Cuban shorts film festival to show at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design-a gazillion times to New Orleans and the south generally, and to visit family in Russia and Ukraine. In the past eight years, Mickie completed three novels, several feature-length screenplays, a variety of short stories and memoirs, and continues to write for a number of Minnesota journals. One of Mickie's favorite activities is keeping up with her globetrotting daughter, whose travels have included Peace Corps service in Bulgaria and teaching English in South Korea.