Hi PJ, I have to jump into this conversation. I cannot speak for Eric's interest in conspiracy theories or favorite books on 9/11 or the JFK continuing saga. However, I personally have some information which I'll share. I've lived in N.O. for most of my life. My older and classically-trained-musician brother brought me to Ohio (a while back) for a long visit to see friends and The Cyrus Erie Band. My brother also coincidentally became a long-time friend of N.O. businessman Clay Shaw. A new book just came out which was researched and composed by an acquaintance of mine - Don Carpenter. The title is: "Man of a Million Fragments: The Story of Clay Shaw." This book is an overview of a central figure, and assumed conspirator, during the N.O. JFK investigation by D.A Jim Garrison. Mr. Shaw's life story certainly stands out in N.O. 60s and 70s lore, and I believe Don does a good job of revealing many details of Shaw's life and trial with relative fairness. Two other books which I'd recommend are "Me and Lee" by Judyth Vary Baker and "Dr. Mary's Monkey" by Ed Haslem. The latter of these listed books is quite weird so be prepared...but we're talkin' New Orleans and a conspiracy theory right? M.E.