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  • Title: New Orleans Mourning
  • Author: Julie Smith
  • ISBN: 9780804107389
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Paperback
  • New Orleans Mourning By Julie Smith None
    New Orleans Mourning By Julie Smith

    New Orleans Mourning A Gripping Police Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best novel and the FIRST mystery in the highly acclaimed Skip Langdon series, New Orleans Mourning falls deliciously between the psychological suspense of Laura Lippman and the delicate drama of Tennessee Williams. New Orleans Mourning Skip Langdon, Mystery by Julie Smith Jan , It s Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and civic leader and socialite Chauncy St Amant has been crowned Rex, King of Carnival But his day of glory comes to an abrupt and bloody end when a parade goer dressed as Dolly Parton guns him down Is the killer his aimless, promiscuous daughter Marcelle Homosexual, mistreated son Henry New Orleans Mourning Skip Langdon Novels Smith, Julie New Orleans Mourning won the Edgar Award for best mystery novel Review Julie Smith will stroll you through the Garden District and treat you to a muffuletta at the Napoleon House. Death shocks New Orleans community NationNews Barbados Sep , The New Orleans, St Michael community is mourning the loss of Danrade Wayne Moise, one of their most promising youths According to police, a report was made around a.m yesterday that New Orleans Mourning book by Julie Smith Jan , NEW ORLEANS MOURNING was the first novel in the Skip Langdon series The Mystery Writers of America gave it the Edgar Award for best novel in There are now at least nine titles in the Skip Langdon series Skip Langdon is a young, tall, New Orleans Mourning by Julie Smith Signed First New Orleans Mourning by Julie Smith First Edition, First Printing Signed by the Author By Julie Smith The Dead Past First edition, first printing St Martin s Press, New York, Hardcover with dust jacket . x . inches, pages Signed by author on title page Like new condition. day old endangered gorilla baby dies at New Orleans zoo Sep , The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Less than a week after celebrating the birth of a critically endangered gorilla, the zoo in New Orleans is mourning its death The baby western lowland gorilla born Friday died on Wednesday, Audubon Zoo spokeswoman Katie Smith said Thursday. Revisit the Edgar Awards s New Orleans Mourning by Sep , New Orleans Mourning is certainly a mystery, and there s plenty of space devoted to police procedural and posturing as Skip tries to prove herself, harbors the traditional rookie fantasy of cracking the case, and spars with the homicide detectives, Tarantino and O Rourke, officially assigned to the investigation. Death and Mourning Traditions of the New Orleans, LA Nov , New Orleans has always had a very intimate relationship with death and one historic house in the French Quarter is inviting total strangers to the wake of a deceased individual We re all

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    1. Joyce on said:

      Re reading this Edgar Award winner made me nostalgic for the 1990 s As part of the cultural ascendency of my own grumpy, surly, suspicious Gen X along with grunge and Riot Grrls there was a boom in mysteries with strong, independent, not particularly feminine female protagonists Nowadays every new series written by a woman seems to feature a young, beautiful vampire but 20 years ago, it was all about the lone female protagonist who worried about whether having any kind of human relationship othe [...]

    2. Nikki on said:

      New Orleans Mourning is one of the relatively rare Edgar Best Novel winners that I had already read, shortly after its publication I ve gone on to read all Smith s New Orleans books for some reason, I didn t get into her earlier San Francisco based series.Rereading the first book in a long running series is a bit like reconnecting with an old friend, but it s also a bit like time travel In this first book, Skip Langdon, Smith s protagonist, is still feeling her way as a police officer and as an [...]

    3. Gail on said:

      This book was full of miserable, unlikeable characters I don t think I ll be reading the next in the series too many good books to read

    4. Denise Link on said:

      It may not be fair for me to rate this book, because I didn t get very far into it before I gave it up By a few chapters in, I didn t care about any of the characters and actively disliked most of them I didn t care at all who killed the guy The roving first person POV was not done well, so instead of being interested enough to sort out whose head I was in, I was just confused PERHAPS if one was from NOLA or really a cultural insider, one might enjoy being part of the in group and understanding [...]

    5. Scot on said:

      Okay, I like the pun in the title, and I love the setting I have been lucky enough to have to go to NOLA on business twice in the last year, and I had wonderful times there as I always inevitably do so I was excited to revisit the French Quarter in particular in this novel, and was pleased to get an insider s insights into the class system there and the rules and traditions of Mardi Gras.However, I just couldn t come to care for the main character, Skip Langdon She is presented to us as the gang [...]

    6. Allison on said:

      Well written and an interesting story but not exactly the cozy mystery I thought I was getting I really didn t like Skip as a character Come to think of it, none of the characters in this, with the exception of Steve, had any redeeming value at all I wasn t sad or upset over the deaths of any of the people and the ones who were left didn t give me anything to grieve over either Just a bunch of sad, social climbers with nothing better to do than perpetuate old social s And the ending Don t get me [...]

    7. Marilyn Groves on said:

      I m not rating this one because it wouldn t be fair I made it less than 10% into the book.Perhaps I don t have enough interest about New Orleans, or care enough about the Mardi Gras history or events, but not even the characters introduced captured my attention enough to continue.Sorry

    8. Jon on said:

      I like the author I like the lead character Skip Langdon And, of course, I love NOLA So I m a happy camper This was 1 in the series, so I went back to the beginning I m now reading book 2.

    9. Kelly on said:

      I read this when it first came out and loved it Miss this series.

    10. Jay Williams on said:

      After reading a later book in this series I decided I wanted to start at the beginning, and I m so happy that I did This book is written in a lush style that beautifully captures the essence of New Orleans The psychological makeup of all the principal characters is portrayed in great detail while adding to the progress of the story Even a person who has never experienced New Orleans will appreciate the atmosphere developed as the story progresses Having experienced the New Orleans of the 80s, I [...]

    11. Bob on said:

      The first of the Skip Langdon series set in New Orleans has Skip as a regular new cop assigned to the Homicide squad because of her connections to the murdered King of the Carnival The plot is rife with the lives and machinations of some of the most prominent citizens and Skip as the daughter of the doctor of many of these people has somewhat of a friendship with some and is at least known to others Twists abound as she works the clues and is barley accepted by the two detectives she is working [...]

    12. WK on said:

      I was expecting from this book because I knew it had won the Edgar Award I gave it 4 stars just in case the 3 I wanted to give it was misguided by over expectations It a good mystery, but I was hoping for Great and didn t get it But don t let my judgment prevent you from trying it, I also don t agree with 8 out of 10 Pulitzer Prise winning selections.

    13. Jan C on said:

      This was an enjoyable book Matter of fact, this was one I read twice It wasn t until I was halfway in that I remembered that I had read it before i knew I liked the character of Skip Langdon but had forgotten the title.

    14. Christi Nash on said:

      I think this is the beginning of an excellent series, and I am surprised I never discovered until coming across a copy in used books for sale for a dime at a college library The series began around 89 90, is apparently out of print, and beautifully captures the late 20th century South, with nods to the great Southern writers including John Kennedy Toole.I have found that I usually don t like mystery novels in the cozy section, as they tend to be puerile and shallow, the literary equivalent of a [...]

    15. chrissie on said:

      Found the book very confusing at the start as there were so many characters I kind of got lost.Very descriptive of New Orleans and the characters were ok but I felt that Skip could have been developed a little stronger maybe this happens as the books go on.I listened to the end and by then half way through I was pretty much hooked.I wouldn t necessarily tell others to buy this book but as a get something cheap to read at the moment it is not too bad.Will read from the author just to see if the [...]

    16. Carolyn (in SC) C234D on said:

      I really cannot recall this book, but what I wrote back in 2008 good mystery, featuring New Orleans police officer Skip Langdon, as well as the city of New Orleans The King of Mardi Gras is murdered in plain sight, and Skip is called on to help, as she is from a family in the same social class as the victim Lots of possibles, a cast of many The wife, the son, the old family friend, the bastard daughter Interesting local color.

    17. Tina Alosa on said:

      New Orleans is a starring characterSo many twists and turns in this story Just when I thought AhHa another piece would fall into place, proving my theory wrong again Great mystery, but getting to know some pre Katrina details of this city was just as satisfying Can t wait to visit Skip again.

    18. Joyce McKune on said:

      Murder on Fat Tuesday.Skip was on parade detail when king Rex was shot on his float right in front of her She saw someone in a Dolly parton costume on the balcony holding pistols.

    19. Larry Fountain on said:

      very convoluted understanding new Orleans is tough but well written.

    20. John Brissette on said:

      Fun little read as the skip Langdon books always are New Orleans provides a natural setting for drama even if it does sometimes get a bit cliche But a great read for beach or pool.

    21. Kathy Starling on said:

      great bookaracters developed to point you think they are their best friend can t wait to read next book you can smell the carnival season from King Cake to Cup to go

    22. Jewett on said:

      A good read good characters and an interesting look at the society people in New Orleans.

    23. Karen Klink on said:

      Read about sixty pages and could not get into this I love books about New Orleans, but this one is too much like a cheesy daytime soap for me.

    24. Annie on said:

      I tried twice to get into and enjoy this book I couldn t like anyone in it, I don t know why this won an Edgar

    25. Carol A Chase on said:

      Slow going but an okay read.The story moved very slow and I was ready to put it down at times However, I kept reading and was rewarded with a good finish I will read of Smith s books.

    26. Donna McBroom-Theriot on said:

      The author began the book with a prologue about the history of Carnival, which I thought was quite interesting Having been raised just outside of the city, and living in Southern Louisiana my entire life, I have to confess to never having studied or researched the beginning of a tradition so large, that the entire Southern half of the state declares it a holiday Some even think Carnival known as Mardi Gras to be bigger than Christmas I have included some of the history on my blog where you can r [...]

    27. Peggy White on said:

      Great StoryExcellent story with twist and turns with an ending very unexpected Couldn t put the story down A great read for anyone

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