Skip Langdon Mysteries (Skip Langdon, #1-3) Julie Smith

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Published: May 20th 2014

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Skip Langdon Mysteries (Skip Langdon, #1-3)  by  Julie Smith

Skip Langdon Mysteries (Skip Langdon, #1-3) by Julie Smith
May 20th 2014 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | | ISBN: | 8.74 Mb

An Edgar Award-winning murder mystery and two of its thrilling sequels at a killer price!Save almost 50% on the first three Skip Langdon Mysteries!Follow the remarkably bold, smart, and refreshingly human New Orleans detective Skip Langdon throughMoreAn Edgar Award-winning murder mystery and two of its thrilling sequels at a killer price!Save almost 50% on the first three Skip Langdon Mysteries!Follow the remarkably bold, smart, and refreshingly human New Orleans detective Skip Langdon through the twists and turns of New Orleans at she investigates the shooting of a loathed Uptown socialite at Mardi Gras, the stabbing of the well-loved director of the famed New Orleans Jazzfest, and a series of mysterious deaths at the hand of a terrifying serial killer in the swampy summertime.“Gritty, witty, & mesmerizing!

Langdon is a splendid female heroine.” –People Magazine“Smith finds secrets and potential in nearly all corners of New Orleans.” –NPRFans of Ace Atkins, Tana French, Sue Grafton, and Marcia Muller will love Skip Langdon’s pluck and charm in this bundle, which includes the first three books in the series: New Orleans Mourning, Axemans Jazz, and Jazz Funeral.NEW ORLEANS MOURNINGIts Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and civic leader and socialite Chauncy St. Amant has been crowned Rex, King of Carnival. But his day of glory comes to an abrupt and bloody end when a parade-goer dressed as Dolly Parton guns him down.

Is the killer his aimless, promiscuous daughter Marcelle? Homosexual, mistreated son Henry? Helpless, alcoholic wife Bitty? Or some unknown player? Turns out the king had enemies...Enter resourceful heroine Skip Langdon, a rookie police officer and former debutante turned cynic of the Uptown crowd. Using her white glove contacts, the post-deb rebel cop encounters a tangled web of brooding clues and ancient secrets that can only mean danger for her—and doom for the St.

Amants.AXEMANS JAZZWhats the perfect killing field for a murderer? A place where he (or maybe she) can learn your secrets from your own mouth and then make friends over coffee. A supposedly safe place where anonymity is the norm. The horror who calls himself The Axeman has figured it out and claimed his territory—hes cherry-picking his victims in the 12-Step programs of New Orleans.Who better to take him out than tall, funny, social-misfit Skip Langdon, now a homicide detective on the Axeman team, a gig that takes her into the 12-Step groups to meet the suspects (giving author Julie Smith a chance for gentle satire).JAZZ FUNERALSkip Langdon just happens to be on hand when Ham Brocato, director if New Orleans Jazzfest, is discovered dead on the kitchen floor in the middle of his own party the evening before the Fest.

To complicate the already murky case, the victims sixteen-year-old blues musician sister has disappeared, and Skip suspects that if the young woman isnt the murderer, shes in mortal danger from the person who is.As she probes the victims tangled relationships, Skip finds a Southern family to rival any in Tennessee Williams, including Hams live-in lover, feisty and swiftly rising star Ti-Belle Thiebaud- his father George, enmeshed with family members in a bitter disagreement over the familys lucrative Po Boy chain- and Patty, his distraught stepmother. In this tale of southern kinships gone awry, shes assisted by her long-distance love, Steve Steinman, and her gay landlord, Jimmy Dee.

Meanwhile, Melodys dangerous yet exhilarating journey tugs at the heart and raises the pulse rate.



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