The Skip Langdon Series by Julie Smith:

“Julie Smith writes like jazz should sound- cool, complex, and penetrating right to the heart.”— Val McDermid, best-selling author

“Like a good Grisham: taut, fast, and thrilling, but with a lot more heart and soul …Whether she’s concocting delectable murder and mayhem in the Golden City or stirring it up Cajun style in the City that Care Forgot, Julie Smith is still the best tour guide going.”— The Clarion-Ledger

“The Axeman’s Jazz is the kind of book that leaves you torn between running out and devouring all the other mysteries in the series, or spacing them out as periodic special treats. Julie Smith garnered great attention, including an Edgar for Best First Mystery, with her initial entry in this series, the 1990 publication of New Orleans Mourning featuring police detective Skip Langdon … in New Orleans, of course. The Axeman’s Jazz is the second of the series and even better than the first.” -BookLoons Reviews

“Jazz Funeral is a genuinely moving mystery … It’s always a pleasure to spend time with Skip, a no-nonsense, level-headed heroine in a wild and reckless city.” -The Baltimore SunDeath Before Facebook: “A peek into the sometimes dangerous world of the computer-obsessed, set in the sultry heat of New Orleans and tempered with just the right dose of Southern humor.” —USA Today

House of Blues: “One 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-Dispatch

The Kindness of Strangers: “A breathless thriller . . . Smith pushes her protagonist to the breaking point and the series to a new high water mark of suspense.” -Los Angeles Times

“Excellent entertainment … 82 Desire is fresh and fast paced, gently funny and often touching. In it, Skip Langdon and her creator, Julie Smith, are at their peak” —New Orleans Times-Picayune 

Praise for the Cooper Family Saga:

“A powerful and emotional story of a Jewish family here in America.”
— Life in Review

“Her original quirky voice never falters, imbuing this novel with a very Southern, rich and comic singularity.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Patty Friedmann may be the greatest New Orleans author of the past quarter century. If you like New Orleans, if you’re interested in its Jewish community or Southern life or simply the rhythms of America’s most unique city, you’ll love Too Jewish. And even if you don’t give a hoot about NOLA and its Jews, buy Too Jewish for another reason: it’s a great read.”— Failed Messiah 

The Tubby Dubonnet Series by Tony Dunbar:

Crooked Man: “A lighthearted, fast-moving, comic mystery … In this well-written, entertaining first novel, Tubby’s luncheon menus are as engaging as the plot.” -Library Journal

City of Beads: “Dunbar weaves together the many strands of his highly entertaining tale with much skill and wit, as well as some relaxed local color.” -Publishers Weekly

“A charming guide to a side of New Orleans few see.” -Wes Lukowsky, Booklist

“A treat… wry humor, stylish writing, and authentic New Orleans flavor.”— Baltimore Sun

“Dunbar catches the rich, dark spirit of New Orleans better than anyone.”— Publishers Weekly 

Praise for M.A. Harper and the Jolie Blonde series:

“The romantic plot is sweet, hot, and well-paced…quiet but momentous scenes of growing affection create a deep-down satisfying novel.”— San Francisco Chronicle

“There’s a genuine ghost story here, but it’s the human story here that sets off shivers.”— Kirkus Reviews 

Praise for the Jake Samson series:

“Jake Samson is sensitive and funny, a little wise, a little wary and pretty wonderful.”— Publishers Weekly

“Jack and Rosie are worth the book. They are personable characters who charm us with their affection…With Samson’s Deal she joins the elite sorority of Bay Area women who’ve made their fictional debut with novels that overtly pay homage and subtly parody the conventions of the mystery story.”— San Francisco Chronicle

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