eBook House of BluesAuthor Julie Smith – Betadvice.es

2nd time around I read this as part of a collection of Skip Langdon stories a couple of years ago, and enjoyed it all over again. 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.The characters are so complex, they feel like real people to me This book held me riveted from beginning to end. ONE OF THE BEST OF THE SKIP LANGDON SERIES In The Fast Growing Field Of Fictional Female Police Officers, New Orleans Homicide Detective Skip Langdon Stands Tall St Louis Post DispatchAfter Prominent New Orleans Restaurateur Arthur Hebert Is Murdered In His Beautiful Garden District Home, Three Family Members Suspiciously Vanish Hebert S Daughter, Who Was Soon To Have Taken Over The Management Of His Restaurant, His Ex Addict Son In Law, And His Small Granddaughter All Missing Without A Trace A Kidnapping Gone Wrong Homicide Detective Skip Langdon Thinks It S Possible, But Why Should The Kidnappers Have Taken Three Hostages When One Would Have Been Enough Skip S Hunt For A Murderer And The Missing Hebert Heirs Embraces Worlds Within Worlds The Elegant, Dangerous Garden District, The French Quarter, The Seedy Treme, Broken Down Projects, Exclusive Mansions, And Lowdown Bars It Takes Her Into Places Where The City S Dirty Business Is Transacted, And Those Where Life Is Mostly Madness, Sadness, And Badness It May Even Take Skip To Her Death SMITH BRINGS THE CITY STRIKINGLY ALIVE The Boston Sunday Globe HOUSE OF BLUES GoodSmith, Julie 5th in Skip Langdon seriesFinding local pressures rising when a crime wave peaks with the murder of a prominent restaurateur, New Orleans homicide detective Skip Langdon begins a detailed search for the killer, as well as for the victim s missing heirs.I love books set in New Orleans It wasn t great, but it was good. House of BluesI thoroughly enjoyed reading this book The characters were interesting and believable The plot was intense and complex I look forward to reading the next book in the series. Intrepid detective solves the next mysteryThis series just gets better and better Kindle provides the opportunity to read thru an entire series, starting with the first book, even if it is out of print, and allows you to continue to the end When you really enjoy the work of an author, it is wonderful to be able to do that These books are worth reading. MehThis book was just okay for me I ve read enjoyed the Skip Langdon series but not so much with this one I skimmed through a lot of mediocre pages to get to the end Hopefully, the next book will be better. Engaging, convoluded and unpredictable at least, I didnt predict correctly I enjoyed the New Orleans history, especially the background on the Kru organization I wish there had beencharacter development up front, but then that might have made itpredictable This was my first Skip Langdon mystery I only bought it because I got a good deal on it thanks BookBub and only read it because I was in a New Orleans mood I m glad I did Very engaging and entertaining book The author occasionally wrote from other not main characters perspectives and it was very effective and believable Bottom line Good, deep characters nice twists well done, evolving plot line thorough knowledge of the city definitely not my last Skip Langdon book. 01 28 19 currently free in Badass Broads