Julie Smith
Julie Smith is an American author of mystery novels. She writes and has written the Rebecca Schwartz, Paul McDonald, Skip Langdon and Talba Wallis series. After Julie graduated from the University of Mississippi, she wroked as a journalist for the next 16 years in New Orleans and San Francisco. She has also worked as a copywriter and as a public information officer. She won the Edgar Award in 1991 for Best Novel for her novel New Orleans Mourning.

Julie Smith became a published novelist in 1982 when she had her novel Death Turns a Trick published. Below is a l;ist of Julie Smith’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Rebecca Schwartz Books


Death Turns a Trick(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sourdough Wars(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tourist Trap(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead in the Water(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Other People's Skeletons(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Paul McDonald Books


True Life Adventure(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Huckleberry Fiend(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Skip Langdon Books


New Orleans Mourning(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Axeman's Jazz(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jazz Funeral(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
New Orleans Beat(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
House of Blues(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Kindness of Strangers(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crescent City Kill(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
82 Desire(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mean Woman Blues(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Talba Wallis Books


Louisiana Hotshot(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Louisiana Bigshot(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Louisiana Lament(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
P.I. on a Hot Tin Roof(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


I'd Kill for That(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cursebusters!(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


Private Chick(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Mean Rooms(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


New Orleans Noir: Akashic Noir(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Writing Your Way: The Great American Novel Track(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Mean Woman Blues was also published as Boneyard Blues. New Orleans Beat was also titled Death Before Facebook. I’d Kill for That also contains contributions by Rita Mae Brown, Jennifer Crusie, Linda Fairstein, Lisa Gardner, Heather Graham, Kay Hooper, Katherine Neville, Anne Perry, Kathy Reichs and Tina Wainscott.

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Julie Smith Synopsis: In True-Life Adventure by Julie Smith, Paul McDonald is a mystery writer who ends up becoming what he writes about – a detective – when his boss is murdered, and Paul’s house is broken into and set on fire. Set in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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    I absolutely love Julie Smith’s books. My favorites are the Talba Wallis books!