Carroll & Graf (1989)
It is 1927 and New Orleans-born novelist Jeff Caldwell is called back to that most colorful of American cities by a frantic letter from Dave Hobart, a boyhood friend. Dave owns a fabulous and foreboding 16th century English manor house moved from England to New Orleans at the whim of his eccentric grandfather. But Delys Hall has been nicknamed Deadly Hall. Some pretty awful things have happened there, including murder, and there are rumors of hidden treasure and a ghost.