➶ [Read] ➲ The Axeman's Jazz By Julie Smith ➾ –

It was just ok Too many characters at times I was totally confused as to who was who. Easy to read female homicide detective mystery A real who dun it Enjoyed. What S The Perfect Killing Field For A Murderer A Place Where He Or Maybe She Can Learn Your Secrets From Your Own Mouth And Then Make Friends Over Coffee A Supposedly Safe Place Where Anonymity Is The Norm The Horror Who Calls Himself The Axeman Has Figured It Out And Claimed His Territory He S Cherry Picking His Victims In TheStep Programs Of New OrleansAnd He S Had The Gall To Name Himself After A Historical Serial Killer He Just Needs To Go Down, And Fast, Because This Is New Aw Lins, Dawlin Half The Town Is Either Alcoholic Or Co Dependent Who Better To Take Him Out Than Tall, Funny, Social Misfit Skip Langdon, Now A Homicide Detective On The Axeman Team, A Gig That Takes Her Into TheStep Groups To Meet The Suspects Giving Author Smith A Chance For Gentle Satire As Skip Threads Her Fascinated Way From One Self Help Group To Another, She Finds She Has In Common With The Twelve Steppers Than Just The Murder Her Mother, For One Thing, Whom She Encounters At Overeaters Anonymous And She Knows What They Do Not That Among Their Anonymous Numbers Is A Murderous, And Dangerously Attractive Psychopath Intense and absorbingSo glad to have found Julie Smith s Skip Langdon series So well written and edited, with a setting that is perfect and a story that has me going until the final reveal in a powerful ending I became involved with the characters as if they were real and won t soon forget the chilling story Would make an incredible film with the right casting. Some murders in New Orleans seem to be connected to support groups, so Skip and her team delve into them, especially those addressing codependency The book introduces us to a number of possible killers that appear to be using Axeman murders in the early 1900 s as a template The plot is well conceived and keeps readers in the dark about who the real murderer is until the end of the story There is some content related to the city and a lot related to support groups I enjoyed reading the book. I absolutely love this author, and especially this series Over the years I d read most of them, but not in order Now I ve decided to go back and read them in order and I m so glad I did Even though each novel stands alone, each builds on the one before and things make so muchsense I adore the New Orleans backdrop, a city I ve never had the fortune to visit but love reading about In this novel I learned so much about 12 step programs In this one the killer is so gut wrenchingly tragic Pity for a killer isn t the norm, but the author did it so artfully, it broke my heart. A is for Axeman HE is for Highly Entertaining I needed to read this book Skip Langdon and New Orleans were just what the doctor ordered The city simmered and pouted and enthralled you in equal measure The characters were wacky, self centered, extreme, psychotic and somehow likeable This was a mystery within a mystery I can t understand how I ve never stumbled upon Julie Smith before I hope our paths cross again soon. THE AXEMAN S JAZZ G Smith, Julie 2nd in Skip Langdon seriesNew Orleans detective Skip Langdon must track down the brutal Axeman a serial killer who preys on the city s hundreds of twelve step recovery groups and who will spare anyone in whose home a jazz band is playing on the night of his rampage.Introduced to me by members of the East Bay Mystery Readers Group, I like the character Very enjoyable. This is my second Julie Smith mystery, also conveniently the 2nd in the Police Inspector Skip Langdon mysteries, set in New Orleans It s been awhile between my enjoyment of the 1st book and this one I m glad I decided to read her again as it was most enjoyable Julie Smith has a different style, not sure exactly how to describe it Skip Langdon seems to almost float through the investigation into the murders of two different people, seemingly linked to the various 12 Step Self help organizations that permeate the city It seems as thought the murderer, one who seems to be using similar methods to a much earlier serial killer, The Axeman, might be linked somehow to the groups, either choosing victims from the groups or as a member himself herself Skip inserts herself into the groups to investigate the members and follows various members around The basics are there to make the story flow murders, an investigation, a resolution, but this seems to be almost peripheral to just being with Skip as she wanders through her story I liked it and want to readof Skip Langdon s stories as I find it an interesting style and I like the location. Another good book Julie Smith really knows New Orleans and when reading you feel like you are in the scene.I really recommend this book, makes me want to readof the series, and I am