House of Blues

House of BluesONE OF THE BEST OF THE SKIP LANGDON SERIES In The Fast Growing Field Of Fictional Female Police Officers, New Orleans Homicide Detective Skip Langdon Stands Tall St Louis Post DispatchAfter Prominent New Orleans Restaurateur Arthur Hebert Is Murdered In His Beautiful Garden District Home, Three Family Members Suspiciously Vanish Hebert S Daughter, Who Was Soon To Have Taken Over The Management Of His Restaurant, His Ex Addict Son In Law, And His Small Granddaughter All Missing Without A Trace A Kidnapping Gone Wrong Homicide Detective Skip Langdon Thinks It S Possible, But Why Should The Kidnappers Have Taken Three Hostages When One Would Have Been Enough Skip S Hunt For A Murderer And The Missing Hebert Heirs Embraces Worlds Within Worlds The Elegant, Dangerous Garden District, The French Quarter, The Seedy Treme, Broken Down Projects, Exclusive Mansions, And Lowdown Bars It Takes Her Into Places Where The City S Dirty Business Is Transacted, And Those Where Life Is Mostly Madness, Sadness, And Badness It May Even Take Skip To Her Death SMITH BRINGS THE CITY STRIKINGLY ALIVE The Boston Sunday Globe 2nd time around I read this as part of a collection of Skip Langdon stories a couple of years ago, and enjoyed it all over again. Skip Langdon is a different kind of detective a six foot tall, tough but, attractive, intelligent cop in a different environment New Orleans, a one of a kind type of city I was struck by the character of the city especially when compared to my only other exposure during the Katrina Hurricane crisis a couple of years ago The expectation of larceny being part of any encounter with government and crooks being scattered among the righteous in the police departments also was an awakening for me If you can handle or perhaps even enjoy shadowing a strong women with a well developed sense of what is right, this is a chance for your passions to be whetted Julie Smith presents her characters as tough and invincible with a rough and tumble plot much like a Chamberlain detective story of old If that is the type of character and story you enjoy, get your fix with one of the stories from the Skip Langdon Series Julie Smith knows her way around a good police procedural exercise The review to this point ignored the special food and drinks aspect of this deep south city, just an additional reason to peruse this book to garner a cultural understanding of this area. This was my first Skip Langdon mystery I only bought it because I got a good deal on it thanks BookBub and only read it because I was in a New Orleans mood I m glad I did Very engaging and entertaining book The author occasionally wrote from other not main characters perspectives and it was very effective and believable Bottom line Good, deep characters nice twists well done, evolving plot line thorough knowledge of the city definitely not my last Skip Langdon book. 01 28 19 currently free in Badass Broads

Author of 20 mystery novels and a YA paranormal adventure called BAD GIRL SCHOOL formerly CURSEBUSTERS Nine of the mysteries are about a female New Orleans cop Skip Langdon, five about a San Francisco lawyer named Rebecca Schwartz,two about a struggling mystery writer named Paul Mcdonald whose fate no one should suffer and four teaming up Talba Wallis, a private eye with many names, a poetic

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 340 pages
  • House of Blues
  • Julie Smith
  • English
  • 17 June 2019
  • 9780804113427

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