THREE GREAT BOOKS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE... INTRODUCING THREE OF NEW ORLEANS' BEST-LOVED DETECTIVE SERIES
"Great mysteries about New Orleans, at a great price. Two of my favorite New Orleans series are here, written by Julie Smith and by Tony Dunbar. Characters are interesting and believable, and the city is a character, without being a cliche." -- Amazon reviewer JayJay2
Includes an Edgar-winner, an Edgar nominee, and a perennial Amazon best-seller. How can you go wrong?
STEP RIGHT UP AND meet NOPD Detective Skip Langdon; quasi-honest gourmet lawyer Tubby Dubonnet; and poet/computer nerd/PI Talba Wallis.
As a bonus (or lagniappe, as we say on Frenchmen Street) we have a hilarious short story starring glamorous drag queen detective Diva Delish.
And that's what this package is: simply Delish!
HERE'S THE BREAKDOWN:
NEW ORLEANS MOURNING by Julie Smith -- The King of Carnival is shot off his throne during the fanciest parade of Mardi Gras, and, for reasons she'd rather forget about, rookie cop Skip Langdon is assigned to the case. Rich in New Orleans lore and characters. Won the Edgar for best novel.
CROOKED MAN by Tony Dunbar -- Lawyer Tubby Dubonnet's honesty is tested--and found wanting--when he finds a gym bag full of money. But how to keep it and stay alive? Tubby's Mr. New Orleans--laid back to a fault, yet everywhere at once. His riffs on New Orleans food will make you want to race right out and find the nearest oyster po' boy. Creole Foodie Noir. (But funny.)
LOUISIANA BIGSHOT by Julie Smith -- Odd couple PIs Talba Wallis and Eddie Valentino dodge bullets as they unravel a crime and cover-up so shocking it has an entire town clammed up. Half the fun is in Talba and Eddie's tentative relationship-- if this were a movie, they'd be Queen Latifah and Danny de Vito.
PRIVATE CHICK by Julie Smith -- this short story introduces drag queen detective (and mixologist) Diva Delish. In the Marigny, the most fun neighborhood in New Orleans, Diva rules. Really, her name says it all!
So...if you feel like a trip to New Orleans...
...complete with the requisite steamy romance, succulent food, colorful characters, and delicious danger, this is your digital ticket. Danger in the Big Easy comes in so many forms - you could meet a stranger and never want to go home again, or maybe the wrong guy in a dark alley; or discover a penchant for po'boys that puts ten pounds on before you've finished your Abita amber.
Every bit of that - and so much more! - is guaranteed to happen within these digital pages (except the unseemly weight gain).
"If you haven't discovered Smith yet, now is the time to do so . . . Move over, Sara Paretsky." - KPFA-FM (Berkeley, CA)
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