(as of Aug 08,2018 18:55:39 UTC – Particulars)
SHE NEEDS A KID TO CATCH A KILLER…BUT HOW TO CATCH THE KID?
“Julie Smith writes like jazz ought to sound—cool, advanced, and penetrating proper to the guts.” -Val McDermid, best-selling writer of the Tony Hill sequence
The TENTH installment of the Skip Langdon sequence is a New Orleans feast for the senses, a canine love story, an action-packed police procedural made-to-order for readers who like their feminine sleuths daring, sensible, and refreshingly human. A serial killer is utilizing Airbnb items to stage his murders, however a teenage runaway has escaped his grasp and now she’s within the wind, believing she’s killed him. In the meantime the actual killer stalks town – and her.
Cody, the pink-haired sixteen-year-old, ought to be in class or on the mall texting her mates, not hanging out on the intersection of serial homicide and human trafficking. When the choices are: (1) Return to a lifetime of slavery (2) Go to jail for homicide (three) Be killed by a serial killer, Possibility four makes good sense – RUN! As imply because the streets of The Metropolis That Care Forgot could be, this baby attracts angels (typically unlikely ones) – and whole packs of canine – who come to her help.
She additionally finds a buddy in NOPD’s latest Sergeant – huge (six-foot!), stunning, powerful, and tender-hearted Skip Langdon. Skip is aware of her finest hope of discovering the killer is to search out Cody – plus she feels for the woman, in whom she acknowledges a youthful model of her plucky, resourceful, whip-smart self. The town’s hard-boiled; the detective has a coronary heart the dimensions of the Superdome.
Longtime Skip Langdon followers who’ve thirsted for #10 will likely be delighted to listen to the music of New Orleans in Smith’s prose. Followers of female-sleuth authors like Sue Grafton, Marcia Muller, and Linda Barnes, will love Skip Langdon’s pluck and allure. And those that notably favor feminine cop tales, particularly these by Nevada Barr, Lisa Gardner, Tana French, J.D. Robb, Karin Slaughter, Tess Gerritsen, and Anne Hillerman will discover a new fave right here.
“If you have not found Smith but, now’s the time to take action… Transfer over, Sara Paretsky.” –KPFA-FM (Berkeley, CA)
“If it’s gritty realism you’re craving, gently simmered with spicy suspense and marvelously memorable characters, Smith is the proper New Orleans tour information… –The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS)
“BRILLIANT.” –San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle