Louisiana Hotshot: A Talba Wallis Novel
Edgar Award-winner Julie Smith returns to the bewitching streets of New Orleans with the smartest, sassiest, hippest detective ever-the Baroness Pontalba.
Meet the snazziest P.I. in the land. Not by accident does she roam America's jazziest city, New Orleans. By day she is Talba Wallis: smart, sassy, ebony, and a fledgling detective. By night she is the Baroness Pontalba: poet laureate of the city's smoky rooms, matron saint of her town's exotic and multi-colorful café society.
Goaded into a day gig by her pushy mom, she finds herself employed by Eddie Valentino, and Talba is plunged into a world of fame, money, and power run amok, hunting a man who seduces teenage black girls and may be making them disappear. At the same time she is haunted by disturbing near-memories. Her forgotten past only emerges when violence enters her life-but not, she learns, for the first time.
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Review: Louisiana Hotshot (Talba Wallis #1)User Review - Julie Flaherty - Goodreads
The writing style of this book is exactly what I like reading. The characters have depth and I quickly became vested in their lives. I was impressed by Ms. Smith's ability to write so naturally about ... Read full review
Review: Louisiana Hotshot (Talba Wallis #1)User Review - Carol Hurtig - Goodreads
Talba Wallis is a great character. Read full review