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Smith, Julie 1944-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 279 publications in 5 languages and 18,228 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories  Noir fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS558.L8, 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 )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,180 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 )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and German and held by 1,150 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
The kindness of strangers : a Skip Langdon novel by Julie Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,121 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
New Orleans beat : a Skip Langdon novel by Julie Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,115 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. By the author of Jazz Funeral
82 Desire : a Skip Langdon novel by Julie Smith( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,101 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
Crescent city kill : a Skip Langdon novel by Julie Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 1,000 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 )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Increasingly disturbed by her inability to uncover the true identity of an old friend, New Orleans private investigator and poet Talba Wallis takes on a suspicious new client and encounters an ugly secret in the small town of Clayton, Louisiana
Louisiana hotshot by Julie Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 883 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 2010 in English and held by 866 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
New Orleans mourning by Julie Smith( Book )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 835 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
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 833 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
The Axeman's jazz by Julie Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 806 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
Louisiana lament by Julie Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 788 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
New Orleans mourning by Julie Smith( )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 698 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( )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 660 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
The sourdough wars : a Rebecca Schwartz mystery by Julie Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and German and held by 588 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 )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 542 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 )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and German and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a burglar discovers an original manuscript for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in the closet of a stewardess who later turns up dead, he hires private detective Paul McDonald to find its rightful owner
New Orleans noir by Julie Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Julie Smith and cohorts divulge the dark secrets of a city traumatized long before the storm. New Orleans is a Third World country in itself, a Latin, African, European (and often amoral) culture trapped in a puritan nation. It's everyone's seamy underside, the city where respectable citizens go to get drunk, puke in the gutter, dance on tabletops, and go home with strangers, all without guilt. It's the metropolitan equivalent of eating standing up -- if it happened in New Orleans, it doesn't count. The city was always the home of the lovable rogue, the poison magnolia, the bent politico, the sociopathic street thug, and especially, the heartless con artist -- but in post-Katrina times it struggles against ... well, the same old problems, just writ large and with a new breed of carpetbagger thrown in. Combine all that with a brilliant literary tradition and you have New Orleans Noir, a sparkling collection of tales exploring the city's wasted, gutted neighborhoods, its outwardly gleaming 'sliver by the river,' it's still-raunchy French Quarter, and other hoods so far from the Quarter they might as well be on another continent. It also looks back into the past, from that recent innocent time known in contemporary New Orleans as 'pre-K,' to the mid-nineteenth century, the other time the city was mostly swampland. Brand new stories by: Ace Atkins, Laura Lippman, Patty Friedmann, Barbara Hambly, Tim McLoughlin, Olympia Vernon, David Fulmer, Jervey Tervalon, James Nolan, Kalamu ya Salaam, Maureen Tan, Thomas Adcock, Jeri Cain Rossi, Christine Wiltz, Greg Herren, Julie Smith, Eric Overmyer, and Ted O'Brien." -- Back cover
Death turns a trick by Julie Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and German and held by 431 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
 
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The kindness of strangers : a Skip Langdon novel
Alternative Names
Julie Smith Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Julie Smith Auteure américaine de romans policiers

Julie Smith US-amerikanischer Autor von Kriminalromanen

Джули Смит

جولی اسمیت نویسنده آمریکایی

ジュリー・スミス

スミス, ジュリー

Languages
English (160)

German (30)

Japanese (10)

French (8)

Italian (3)

Covers
House of blues : a Skip Langdon novelThe kindness of strangers : a Skip Langdon novelNew Orleans beat : a Skip Langdon novel82 Desire : a Skip Langdon novelCrescent city kill : a Skip Langdon novelLouisiana bigshotLouisiana hotshotMean woman blues