Jazz funeral: a Skip Langdon novel

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Thorndike Press, 1993 - Fiction - 606 pages
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Review: Jazz Funeral (Skip Langdon #3)

User Review  - Beverly Mccollum - Goodreads

This is the third book in the series. I enjoy the New Orleans setting- it's truly a major character in the novel. Skip Langdon- main character- continues to amuse me in that she's strong and ... Read full review

Review: Jazz Funeral (Skip Langdon #3)

User Review  - Bruce Baker - Goodreads

character is cool. It is nice to relive my slight knowledge of NO. Smith gives us the perspective of several women. Pretty good and interesting for this man. A few man perspectives. If anything though there are too many switches to different characters in the novel. Read full review


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About the author (1993)

Julie Smith currently lives and writes in the Faubourg Marigny district of New Orleans, a neighborhood of nightclubs, restaurants and coffee shops where shady characters mix with artists. The author of nineteen novels, she was born and raised in Savannah before escaping to the University of Mississippi. After graduation, Smith became a reporter, first for the "New Orleans Times-Picayune" and later the "San Francisco Chronicle," She lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years before returning to New Orleans.
Smith abandoned reporting for writing mysteries in the early 1980s, writing a series featuring attorney Rebecca Schwartz and a second series starring Paul McDonald, a reporter turned mystery writer whose fate you wouldn't wish on a dog. A few years later, she launched a third series featuring New Orleans police detective Skip Langdon with "New Orleans Mourning," which won the Edgar Award for Best Mystery Novel in 1991. She currently alternates between writing about Skip Langdon and Talba Wallis, an African-American poet/private eye who debuted in "Louisiana Hotshot."