House of Blues
"ONE OF THE BEST OF THE SKIP LANGDON SERIES. . . In the fast-growing field of fictional female police officers, New Orleans Homicide Detective Skip Langdon stands tall."
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch
After prominent New Orleans restaurateur Arthur Hebert is murdered in his beautiful Garden District home, three family members suspiciously vanish: Hebert's daughter, who was soon to have taken over the management of his restaurant, his ex-addict son-in-law, and his small granddaughter--all missing without a trace. A kidnapping gone wrong? Homicide Detective Skip Langdon thinks it's possible, but why should the kidnappers have taken three hostages when one would have been enough?
Skip's hunt for a murderer and the missing Hebert heirs embraces worlds within worlds--the elegant, dangerous Garden District, the French Quarter, the seedy Treme, broken-down projects, exclusive mansions, and lowdown bars. It takes her into places where the city's dirty business is transacted, and those where life is mostly madness, sadness, and badness. It may even take Skip to her death. . . .
"SMITH BRINGS THE CITY STRIKINGLY ALIVE."
--The Boston Sunday Globe
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gpangel - LibraryThing
I checked this one out of the kindle libary. It's the fifth in the Skip Langdon series. This was another look into the lives of the upper classes in New Orleans. A prominent citizen in gunned down in ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JosephLYoung - LibraryThing
Skip Langdon is a different kind of detective (a six foot tall, tough but, attractive, intelligent cop) in a different environment (New Orleans, a one of a kind type of city). I was struck by the ... Read full review