The Axeman's Jazz

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Ivy Books, 1992 - Fiction - 353 pages
23 Reviews
"Julie Smith not only firmly establishes her claim to the New Orleans crime scene, but she explores an intriguing new franchise for the serial killer."
Sue Grafton
For detective Skip Langdon, the murder of a multiple self-help group member is no fun. Even if the guilty character is claiming the mantle last held by the Axeman, a notorious New Orleans serial killer of seventy years ago. Yet as Skip threads her fascinated way from one self-help group to another, she finds she has more in common with the twelve-steppers than just the murder. And she knows what they do not: that among their anonymous numbers is a deadly murderous, and dangerously attractive -- psychopath....

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Review: The Axeman's Jazz (Skip Langdon #2)

User Review  - Nolan - Goodreads

This is a fast-paced look at New Orleans--its charming and its gritty side. A serial killer is methodically picking off people whose only common ground is that they attend 12-step programs in New ... Read full review

Review: The Axeman's Jazz (Skip Langdon #2)

User Review  - Laura Kalista - Goodreads

Good suspenseful mystery. Good female cop that is good at her job, but still sensitive. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
12
Section 3
32
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About the author (1992)

Mystery author Julie Smith was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1944. She graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. After graduation, she moved to New Orleans and wrote features for the New Orleans Times-Picayune. After a year, she moved to San Francisco and got a job at the San Francisco Chronicle. Fourteen years later, she left to form a freelance writing firm called Invisible Ink with two other women. In 1982, her first novel, Death Turns a Trick, was published. Since becoming a full-time author, she has written over twenty novels including the ones in the Rebecca Schwartz Mystery series, the Paul McDonald Mystery series, the Skip Langdon Mystery series, and the Talba Wallis series. Her novel, New Orleans Mourning, won the 1991 Edgar Allen Poe Award for best novel. She currently lives in New Orleans with her husband.

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