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Julie Smith


USA flag (b.1944)

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 license, and a smoking computer, with veteran P.I. Eddie Valentino.

In Bad GIRL SCHOOL, a psychic pink-haired teen-age burglar named Reeno gets recruited by a psychotic telepathic cat to pull a job that involves time travel to an ancient Mayan city. Hint:It HAS to be done before 2012!


Winner of the 1991 Edgar Allen Poe Award for best novel, that being NEW ORLEANS MOURNING.

Former reporter for the New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE and the San Francisco CHRONICLE.

Recently licensed private investigator, and thereon hangs a tale.

Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana
 

Genres: Mystery, Cozy Mystery
 
Series
Rebecca Schwartz
   1. Death Turns a Trick (1982)
   2. The Sourdough Wars (1984)
   3. Tourist Trap (1986)
   4. Dead in the Water (1991)
   5. Other People's Skeletons (1993)
   Blood types (2014)
   Cul-de-Sac (2014)
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Paul Mcdonald (with J Paul Drew)
   1. True Life Adventure (1985)
   2. Huckleberry Fiend (1987)
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Skip Langdon
   1. New Orleans Mourning (1990)
   2. The Axeman's Jazz (1991)
   3. Jazz Funeral (1993)
   4. Death Before Facebook (1994)
     aka New Orleans Beat
   5. House of Blues (1995)
   6. The Kindness of Strangers (1996)
   7. Crescent City Kill (1997)
   8. 82 Desire (1998)
   9. Mean Woman Blues (2003)
     aka Boneyard Blues
   10. Murder On Magazine (2018)
   11. The Big Crazy (2019)
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Talba Wallis
   1. Louisiana HotShot (2001)
   2. Louisiana Bigshot (2002)
   3. Louisiana Lament (2004)
   4. P.I. on a Hot Tin Roof (2005)
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Novels
   I'd Kill for That (2004) (with others)
   Cursebusters (2011)
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Collections
   Mean Rooms (2000)
   Redneck Riviera (2014)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Private Chick (2012)
   Hotwalking (2014)
   Kid Trombone (2014)
   Let's Go Knock Over Seaside (2014)
   The One That Got Away (2014)
   Fresh Paint (2015)
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Series contributed to
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Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Julie Smith recommends
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Kindred Crimes (1990)
(Jeri Howard, book 1)
Janet Dawson
"A superior P.I. novel."

Anthologies containing stories by Julie Smith
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Deadly Anniversaries (2020)
(Mystery Writers of America Presents)
edited by
Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
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Silent Night, Deadly Night (2016)
Classic Christmas Carols with a Twist of Crime
edited by
Otto Penzler

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