About H. Max Hiller

H. Max Hiller’s relationship with New Orleans began with his job as a cook on Bourbon Street at the age of seventeen. His resume now includes many of New Orleans’ iconic music and dining destinations. A devoted reader of detective and crime novels, Max has worked as a chef on a boat traveling the inland waterways since Hurricane Katrina and began writing in his spare time. He now divides his time between the water and the home overlooking the Mississippi River that he shares with his wife and their rescue pets, which include a neurotic wolfhound/terrier mix and too many cats, while living by the NOLA ex-patriate pledge to ‘Be a New Orleanian wherever you are.”

H. Max Hiller’s Books

Ghosts and Shadows

The award-winning “Cadillac” Holland Mysteries are equal parts compelling mystery, travelogue, and insightful looks at one of America’s favorite destinations through the eyes of a detective as battered as the city he patrols. Detective Holland has returned home as a retired Special Forces and Intelligence operative and brings those specialized skills to bear on investigations… [Read More]


Every story must have a beginning and the story of State Police Detective Cooter Holland began with what should have been a simple fugitive arrest. Nothing is ever simple with Detective Holland. Detective Holland lived a life of unintended consequences while working as an Intelligence operative tracking down terrorists. It taught him how to resolve… [Read More]

Cant Stop The Funk

Louisiana State Police Detective Cooter Holland’s sense of justice tends to come with unintended consequences. NOPD’s Chief of Detectives wants to know who is trying to buy the new home the Make It Right Foundation built for his favorite sous chef.  The Lower Ninth Ward has suddenly become the hottest place to build a house… [Read More]

The Blue Garou

Set in post-Katrina New Orleans, The Blue Garou mixes commentary of the city’s troubled recovery with an introduction to a ficitional Louisiana State Patrol Investigator  named Cooter ‘Cadillac’ Holland. Cooter served as an intelligence field officer in the Middle East until he was nearly killed in a fire fight, and returned to the city of… [Read More]

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