By Julie Smith
In Jazz Funeral, Julie Smith once more takes us behind the curtain in New Orleans, with a multi-faceted tale of homicide, song, and kinfolk sorrow. This time, murder detective pass Langdon reveals herself attempting to remedy the stabbing demise of the universally cherished manufacturer of the recent Orleans Jazz and background pageant. To confuse the case extra, the victim's sixteen-year-old sister has disappeared, and pass suspects that if the younger lady isn't herself the assassin, she's in mortal possibility from the person that is. together with her long-distance love, Steve Steinman, and her landlord, Jimmy Dee, to help her, bypass trails an elusive killer throughout the steamy urban that Julie Smith has claimed as her personal fictional territory.
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I Love a Mystery “Laura Levine’s hilarious debut mystery, This Pen For Hire, is a laugh a page (or two or three) as well as a crafty puzzle. A. will delight readers. ” —Deadly Pleasures “Thank you, Laura Levine. ” —Star-News (Pasadena) “Laura Levine has made murder funny again! Of all the writers I’ve worked with, no one knows how to keep a good story zipping along like Laura. com For Mark ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Thanks to my agent, Evan Marshall, and my editor, John Scognamiglio, for their faith and guidance.