Skip Langdon & Talba Wallis by Julie Smith
Skip Langdon is the protagonist in a series of mystery novels by American author Julie Smith. She works as a policewoman in New Orleans, Louisiana. The novel 82 Desire would introduce readers to a new character from Julie Smith, which was Talba Wallis (aka Baroness de Pontalba). Talba is a black poet and computer expert who also does some investigating on the side. Both series are set in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Julie Smith began her Skip Langdon series in 1990 with the novel New Orleans Mourning. The novel 82 Desire would debut Talba Wallis, who received her own spin-off starting in 2001 with Louisiana Hotshot. The latest Skip Langdon novel was Mean Woman Blues, published in 2003. The final Talba Wallis novel was P.I. on a Hot Tin Roof, which was published in 2005. Below is a list of both Skip Langdon and Talba Wallis books by Julie Smith in order of when they were first released (which is also their chronological order):

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

Notes: New Orleans Beat was re-published as Death Before Facebook. Mean Woman Blues is also known as Boneyard Blues.

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