Book Reviews of New Orleans Mourning (Skip Langdon, Bk 1)

New Orleans Mourning (Skip Langdon, Bk 1)
New Orleans Mourning - Skip Langdon, Bk 1
Author: Julie Smith
ISBN-13: 9780804107389
ISBN-10: 0804107386
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 54 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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Mystery thriller set in a great city
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This is the first book in the Skip Langdon series. Start at the beginning, when you read this great mystery series.
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The first in the series of the Skip Langdon novels. Pretty good, kind of gritty and realistic.
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Very well know mystery writer. Takes place in New orleans.
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The first in the Skip Langdon series set in New Orleans, in which Skip is a young police officer during Mardi Gras.
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This is an excellent mystery. The description of PreKatrina New Orleans is wonderful. The characters are very interesting and well described. Mystery is very good. Well written. One of my favorites.
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1st in Skip Langdon series. Amazon.com: "It's Mardi Gras in New Orleans... 1991 Edgar Award for best mystery novel."

From Publishers Weekly: "Though her plot careens with as many twists and turns as a car chase through the French Quarter, it is Smith's rotating focus on the complex viewpoints of her fully formed characters that gives her sixth novel its psychological and emotional depth. On Mardi Gras, civic leader and socialite Chauncey St. Amant is about to be crowned Rex, King of Carnival, when someone costumed as Dolly Parton shoots him dead from his best friend's balcony overlooking the parade. Is the killer aimless, promiscuous daughter Marcelle? Homosexual, mistreated son Henry? Helpless, alcoholic wife Bitty? Female rookie cop Skip Langdon uncovers a cast of intriguing characters, all as much Chauncey's victims as they are suspects in his murder, most of them inhabiting a "poison garden of corruption" and substance abuse where it's not just on Mardi Gras that everyone wears a mask. Praised for the local color she delivered in Huckleberry Fiend and Tourist Trap (set in San Francisco), Smith has researched the Big Easy exhaustively. While she does not paint its hues or diffuse its smells as vividly as she dissects its social strata, review getting wordy, tho well written/mc her rich, tightly structured narrative more than compensates." Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Winner of Edgar Award.
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Edgar Award Winner. Mardi Gras murder. "Great story about murder and history" per the Ocala Star Banner. Publishers Weekly: "Her plot careens with as many twists and turns as a car chase through the French Quarter."
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Mardi Gras in New Orleans and a killer hits the king of the parade. Policewoman Skip Langdon is on the case. Daughter of social climbing parents she is well acquained with the St. amants. this takes place in the hidden heart of New Orleans.