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:

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Publication Order of Rebecca Schwartz Books

Death Turns a Trick (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sourdough Wars (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tourist Trap (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dead in the Water (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Other People's Skeletons (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blood Types (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cul-de-Sac (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Paul MacDonald Books

True-Life Adventure (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Huckleberry Fiend (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Skip Langdon Books

New Orleans Mourning (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Axeman's Jazz (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jazz Funeral (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
New Orleans Beat / Death Before Facebook (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
House of Blues (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Kindness of Strangers (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Crescent City Connection / Crescent City Kill (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
82 Desire (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mean Woman Blues / Boneyard Blues (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Three Aces and a Queen (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Murder On Magazine (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Big Crazy (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Talba Wallis Books

Louisiana Hotshot (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Louisiana Bigshot (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Louisiana Lament (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
P.I. on a Hot Tin Roof (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Talba Wallis Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Writing Your Way: The Great American Novel Track (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Deadly Allies Books

Deadly Allies (With: Sue Grafton,Sara Paretsky,Jan Grape,Susan Dunlap,Margaret Maron,Nancy Pickard,Loren D. Estleman,Jeremiah Healy,Max Allan Collins,Benjamin M. Schutz,John Lutz,Robert J. Randisi,Carolyn Hart,Lia Matera,Michael Collins,Marilyn Wallace,Rob Kantner,Sandra Scoppettone,Sarah Andrews,Bob Randisi) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Deadly Allies II (By: Susan Dunlap,Loren D. Estleman,John Lutz,Robert J. Randisi) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Sisters in Crime 2(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Deadly Allies(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Poison That Leaves No Trace: With Mystery Jigsaw Puzzle(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
I'd Kill For That(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
New Orleans Noir(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Men of the Mean Streets: Gay Noir(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
USA Noir(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Silent Night, Deadly Night(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mojo Rising(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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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One Response to “Order of Julie Smith Books”

  1. Bink: 10 years ago

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


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