We’re happy to say that all nine of Julie Smith’s Skip Langdon books are now available digitally and, if we do say so, highly inexpensively. In fact, you could get the entire collection for the cost of one hardcover book!
The last in the series, Mean Woman Blues, just went up. It pits Skip against her most dangerous adversary to date—Rev. Errol Jacomine, crazy as a fox that just ate a loon. After one near-miss and several nasty threats, Skip is driven by fear that she’ll lose the people dearest to her. Despite finding herself disgraced in her own home town (seems Jacomine knows how to frame as well as kill), she goes on the hunt for the kind of maniac with a gift for conning people and the extreme makeover to make it work.
But by now Jacomine’s madness has escalated to the point that he’s finally gone too far with too many people. Before it’s over, more than one person’s stalking him, and some are women feeling as mean as their quarry. If Langdon doesn’t get there first, there’ll be a bloodbath. If she does, only one person will walk away—and Jacomine’s as lucky as he’s ruthless.
In case you’re not up-to-date with Skip’s daring adventures, the series begins with New Orleans Mourning, winner of the 1991 Edgar Allan Poe Award for best novel. It opens on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans, and civic leader and socialite Chauncy St. Amant has been crowned Rex, King of Carnival. But his day of glory comes to an abrupt and bloody end when a parade-goer dressed as Dolly Parton guns him down. Is the killer his aimless, promiscuous daughter Marcelle? Homosexual, mistreated son Henry? Helpless, alcoholic wife Bitty? Or some unknown player? Turns out the king had enemies…
You can grab your digital copy of each of Skip’s outings by clicking on the titles below: