WorldCat Identities

Smith, Julie 1944-

Overview
Works: 57 works in 254 publications in 3 languages and 19,645 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Detective and mystery stories, American  Legal stories 
Classifications: PS3569.M537553, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Julie Smith
Jazz funeral : a Skip Langdon novel by Julie Smith ( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Jazz Funeral, Julie Smith once again takes us behind the scenes in New Orleans, with a multi-faceted story of murder, music, and family sorrow. This time, homicide detective Skip Langdon finds herself trying to solve the stabbing death of the universally beloved producer of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. To confuse the case further, the victim's sixteen-year-old sister has disappeared, and Skip suspects that if the young woman isn't herself the murderer, she's in mortal danger from the person who is. With her long-distance love, Steve Steinman, and her landlord, Jimmy Dee, to assist her, Skip trails an elusive killer through the steamy city that Julie Smith has claimed as her own fictional territory
House of blues : a Skip Langdon novel by Julie Smith ( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In New Orleans, a well-known restaurateur is killed and his family disappears. The case takes detective Skip Langdon on a tour of the seamy underside of the city's respectable society. By the author of New Orleans Beat
82 Desire : a Skip Langdon novel by Julie Smith ( Book )
17 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The disappearance of a prominent businessman in New Orleans sets off an investigation by three women, each with her own agenda. One is a journalist, another a black poet working undercover for a detective agency, and the third is series PI Skip Langdon. By the author of Crescent City Kill
New Orleans beat : a Skip Langdon novel by Julie Smith ( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lady detective Skip Langdon goes after the killer of Geoffrey Kavanagh, a computer genius. In the process, she learns to navigate The Original Worldwide Network, a country-wide bulletin board service
The kindness of strangers : a Skip Langdon novel by Julie Smith ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On leave from the police force, Skip Langdon embarks on a personal crusade to prevent churchman Errol Jacomine from being elected mayor of New Orleans. For Langdon, Jacomine is evil masquerading as the Christian right
Crescent city kill : a Skip Langdon novel by Julie Smith ( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lady detective Skip Langdon of New Orleans goes after a vigilante who murdered a wife killer that a jury failed to convict. Not an easy job for her as the town is on the side of the vigilante
Louisiana bigshot by Julie Smith ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Talba Wallis, hip and happening PI, a.k.a. the Baroness Pontalba, star of the New Orleans avant garde, was first introduced in Louisiana Hotshot and returns in this deft, well-written mystery about Babalu Maya, a "healer" who wants to know if her boyfriend is cheating on her. Shortly after Talba confirms her client's suspicions, Babalu dies of a heroin overdose the police are certain is a suicide. But both Talba and Jason, Babalu's contrite and confused boyfriend, find it such an improbable scenario that he hires Talba to find out what really happened. Unraveling the mystery takes the sassy sleuth with the attitude that's bigger than she is to the small Louisiana town where Babalu was born and to the prominent, influential family that turned its back on her a long time ago. While the plot isn't much more than a routine Southern gothic, the heroine is: Talba Wallis is a lively, engaging protagonist with family secrets of her own that are revealed in a secondary plot that's much more interesting than the primary one. Smith, the author of three other series, has a real winner in this one. --Jane Adams
Louisiana hotshot by Julie Smith ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Talba Wallis, fledgling detective by day and poet laureate by night, is haunted by near-memories as she works with Eddie Valentino to hunt a man who seduces teenage black girls and perhaps makes them disappear
Mean woman blues by Julie Smith ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Having chased corrupt evangelist and dangerous presidential hopeful Errol Jacomine for years, New Orleans detective Skip Langdon finds her loved ones targeted and realizes that Jacomine is so carefully disguised that nobody recognizes him
P.I. on a hot tin roof : a Talba Wallis novel by Julie Smith ( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Going undercover as a housekeeper in the home of a corrupt judge, who is suspected of setting up those who would expose his illegal activities, Talba Wallis locates evidence about a network of bribes and kickbacks
New Orleans mourning by Julie Smith ( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Skip Langdon, a socially connected New Orleans policewoman, is assigned to investigate the murder of the King of the Carnival during the Mardi Gras parade
Louisiana lament by Julie Smith ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When an arts patron is found shot to death, poet and detective Talba Wallis is entreated by her sister, who has been accused, to find the real killer, a case that reveals the victim to be a hated con artist who neglected her children
The Axeman's jazz by Julie Smith ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Skip Langdon, a New Orleans homicide detective, chases a serial killer who claims to be the legendary Axeman, a turn-of-the-century New Orleans murderer who would not kill in a house where jazz was being played
New Orleans mourning by Julie Smith ( )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A revealing glimpse into the hidden world of New Orleans high society and an intricately plotted murder mystery. The novel introduces rookie cop Skip Langdon, as she investigates a seamy Mardi Gras murder. Everyone in town is shocked when Chauncey St. Amant, a prominent citizen and this year's King of Carnival, is killed on his parade float by a shooter in a Dolly Parton get-up. Skip Langdon is assigned the case because of her own upper-crust background. Skip's investigation takes her deep into the Garden District to dig up the St. Amant family skeletons and a dangerous ancient secret
The Axeman's jazz by Julie Smith ( )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detective Skip Landon's latest case is to track down the 'Axeman', a cold and clever killer determined to copy the campaign of terror of his turn-of-the-century namesake
Sourdough wars : a Rebecca Schwartz mystery by Julie Smith ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rebecca Schwartz and her partner become caught up in a dangerous search for the killer of the owner of some prized sourdough starter, which also has disappeared
Tourist trap : a Rebecca Schwartz mystery by Julie Smith ( Book )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When out-of-state visitors are found murdered at a series of local San Francisco tourist attractions, Rebecca Schwartz, an attorney and amateur detective, decides to investigate
Huckleberry fiend by Julie Smith ( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Death turns a trick by Julie Smith ( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rebecca Schwartz is a fairly normal San Francisco attorney. But when she almost gets busted for playing piano in a bordello, and Kandi, a part-time student-prostitute is killed in her home, and then the killer stalks Rebecca, it's time to take action--which is just what she does
Other people's skeletons by Julie Smith ( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Even Rebecca Schwartz is nonplussed when she learns that Chris Nicholson, her law partner and best friend, is a suspect in a murder case. Chris says she has an alibi, but she won't say what it is. Rebecca has to wonder what could be so shameful that she can't even tell her best friend. She's amazed when she learns that her partner has a secret life as did the victim. One thing is certain: if Rebecca doesn't shake some skeletons from closets - and fast - Chris is going to prison
 
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Alternative Names
スミス, ジュリー
Languages
English (161)
Japanese (6)
German (3)
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