Jazz Funeral

Author: Julie Smith

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780804112529

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 1305

During a sweltering summer, the popular producer of a New Orleans jazz festival is fatally stabbed and his young sister disappears, prompting detective Skip Langdon to investigate. By the Edgar Award-winning author of The Axeman's Jazz. Reprint.

New Orleans Mourning

Author: Julie Smith

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 0804107386

Category: Fiction

Page: 339

View: 7276

When the smiling King of Carnival is killed at Mardi Gras, policewoman Skip Langdon is on the case. She knows the upper-crust family of the victim and that it hides more than its share of glittering skeletons. But nothing could prepare her for the tangled web of clues and ancient secrets that would mean danger for her--and doom for the St. Amants.... "Smith is a gifted writer." THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD

Murder on Magazine

A Skip Langdon Mystery

Author: Julie Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999813102


Page: 256

View: 9846

In the NINTH installment of the Skip Langdon Mystery Series a teenage runaway escapes a serial killer. She's on the run because she thinks she's killed him. Meanwhile the killer stalks the city -- and her.

Crescent City Kill

Author: Julie Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780804113977

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 7860

Skip Langdon, a New Orleans police detective, encounters death in her own hometown when the local police superintendent is gunned down and then the murderer is killed by a group who goes by the name of "the Jury"

Love Me Deadly

Author: Alycia Linwood

Publisher: PublishDrive

ISBN: 1508074178

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

View: 6852

Destiny Melendez Ibarra is an ordinary college freshman with plenty of plans for a long and happy life. But then she dies... and comes back as a vampire. Soon she finds out that the supernatural world is full of rules that she doesn’t particularly like, she has to feed on human blood, and her maker—the famous and totally annoying supermodel Enrique—expects her to be at his beck and call. As if that isn’t enough, it turns out the handsome Nataniel, who she’s been eyeing, is more than just a bartender and is supposed to be her sworn enemy. But when a party goes wrong, she wakes up surrounded by corpses with no idea as to how that happened, and her maker refuses to help. Her only hope to find and stop the killer before more people—including her still very human family—die lies with Nataniel... if she’s willing to risk trusting him. Mature content and language. Not suitable for younger readers. The first book in the Deadly Destiny series.

No Applause--Just Throw Money

The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous

Author: Trav S.D.

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429930411

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 9113

A seriously funny look at the roots of American Entertainment When Groucho Marx and Charlie Chaplin were born, variety entertainment had been going on for decades in America, and like Harry Houdini, Milton Berle, Mae West, and countless others, these performers got their start on the vaudeville stage. From 1881 to 1932, vaudeville was at the heart of show business in the States. Its stars were America's first stars in the modern sense, and it utterly dominated American popular culture. Writer and modern-day vaudevillian Trav S.D. chronicles vaudeville's far-reaching impact in No Applause--Just Throw Money. He explores the many ways in which vaudeville's story is the story of show business in America and documents the rich history and cultural legacy of our country's only purely indigenous theatrical form, including its influence on everything from USO shows to Ed Sullivan to The Muppet Show and The Gong Show. More than a quaint historical curiosity, vaudeville is thriving today, and Trav S.D. pulls back the curtain on the vibrant subculture that exists across the United States--a vast grassroots network of fire-eaters, human blockheads, burlesque performers, and bad comics intent on taking vaudeville into its second century.

House of blues

a Skip Langdon novel

Author: Julie Smith

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780449909362

Category: Fiction

Page: 343

View: 2910

Finding local pressures rising when a crime wave peaks with the murder of a prominent restauranteur, New Orleans Homicide Detective Skip Langdon begins a detailed search for the killer, as well as for the victim's missing heirs. Tour.

New Orleans Beat

Author: Julie Smith

Publisher: Fawcett Books

ISBN: 9780804113366

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2233

Detective Skip Langdon believes that TOWN, a computer bulletin board community, holds the key to the "accidental" death of Geoff, a computer genius

The Kindness of Strangers

Author: Julie Smith

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780804112734

Category: Fiction

Page: 358

View: 8475

Traces Police Detective Skip Langdon's ongoing struggle to expose Errol Jacomine, a candidate for mayor of New Orleans with a reputation for civic spirit, as a psychopath

Other People's Skeletons

Author: Julie Smith

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345471642

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6914

"Nobody gets inside her characters like Julie Smith." Linda Barnes When Rebecca Schwartz learns that her best friend and legal partner Chris Nicholson is accused of murder and won't give an alibi, Rebecca gets curious. To her amazement, Rebecca finds that her partner has a secret life--and so did the victim, dashing critic Jason McKendrick. For that matter, so does everyone else in the case, causing Rebecca to wonder what planet she's stumbled onto. One thing she knows with certainty: She has to shake some skeletons from the closets--and fast--or Chris is going to prison.... "From the Paperback edition."


An Annotated Guide to Novels in Series

Author: Janet Husband,Jonathan F. Husband

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838909671

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 782

View: 2989

A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

Dead in the Water

Author: Julie Smith

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780804108553

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

View: 5592

On vacation in Monterey with her girlfriend, Marty, attorney and exotic fish lover Rebecca Schwartz discovers the body of Marty's boss--a woman who had been sleeping with Marty's husband--floating in the water

The Agatha Christie Book Club

Author: C. A. Larmer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992474317


Page: 282

View: 9406

Bored with her stodgy old book club, Alicia Finlay decides to start a new one-dedicated to her favourite crime writer Agatha Christie. And so she gathers seven quirky members together, including dashing Dr Anders, a poisons expert, socialite Barbara Parlour, librarian Missy (as ditzy as Miss Marple and just as sharp) and fashionistas Claire and Perry who both bear an eerie resemblance to Hercule Poirot. As the new club sip cups of Darjeeling and happily dissect Evil Under the Sun, little do they know they're about to stumble upon a real-life mystery of their own. Barbara suddenly vanishes and her husband seems oddly unperturbed. When he shows up murdered soon after, the group decide to do as the meddling Miss Marple would do, and investigate. So begins a real-life mystery adventure for the Agatha Christie Book Club (ACBC), a motley collection of amateur sleuths who use Christie as their guide. Following in the footsteps of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, the group must sort the clues from the red herrings to solve the murder of Arthur Parlour and the mystery of his missing wife. In this fun, fast-paced adventure, C.A. Larmer shows us, yet again, why she's one of the best-selling contemporary cozy crime writers out there today.

The Age of Spiritual Machines

When Computer Exceed Human Intelligence

Author: Ray Kurzweil

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439504413

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 388

View: 920

The creator of the Kurzweil Reading Machine, the Kurzweil synthesizer, and the Windows 95 voicerecognition program offers logical and readable forecasts about twentyfirst century technology. Reprint.

No Boyz Allowed

Author: Ni-Ni Simone

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758280122

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8159

Simone tells authentic stories of teen life in the 'hood better than any other author currently writing contemporary YA street lit. --Library Journal on Teenage Love Affair (starred review) True story: I'm Gem, G-E-M, like a precious jewel, and my life has been nothing like my name. I've been on my own since I was nine and now I'm sixteen. But so what. I'm good, and so is my little brother. So why the state won't let us do our own thing is beyond me. Instead, we've been forced to live with a foster family who wants to love us, but I'm not beat--I'm just trying to do me. To make matters worse, I've been checking for this guy, Ny'eem. But my new clique has an unbreakable rule--no boyz allowed to come between our friendship--which is forcing me to keep my relationship with Ny'eem a secret. Though not for long. . .because in high school secrets are always exposed, scandals always rewrite the rules, and friendships are never what they seem. . . . "Excitement, drama, and life lessons. . .. Upgrade U is sure to be a classic." --A.J. Byrd, author of Losing Romeo "A new series with a pair of drama-fueled stories about girls looking for love in all the wrong ways." --Publishers Weekly on The Break-Up Diaries

Mean Woman Blues

Author: Julie Smith

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765305527

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8019

Having chased corrupt evangelical preacher and dangerous presidential hopeful Errol Jacomine for years, New Orleans police detective Skip Langdon finds her loved ones targeted and realizes that Jacomine is so carefully disguised that nobody recognizes him. 30,000 first printing.


Author: Walter Dean Myers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823421732

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4867

Illustrations and rhyming text celebrate the roots of jazz music.

The Beatles and Sgt. Pepper

A Fans' Perspective

Author: Bruce Spizer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983295747


Page: N.A

View: 8779

This new book from Beatles author/historian Bruce Spizer explores the Beatles landmark album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" from the perspective of Beatles fans.

The Gullah People and Their African Heritage

Author: William S. Pollitzer

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820327839

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

View: 4091

The Gullah people are one of our most distinctive cultural groups. Isolated off the South Carolina-Georgia coast for nearly three centuries, the native black population of the Sea Islands has developed a vibrant way of life that remains, in many ways, as African as it is American. This landmark volume tells a multifaceted story of this venerable society, emphasizing its roots in Africa, its unique imprint on America, and current threats to its survival. With a keen sense of the limits to establishing origins and tracing adaptations, William S. Pollitzer discusses such aspects of Gullah history and culture as language, religion, family and social relationships, music, folklore, trades and skills, and arts and crafts. Readers will learn of the indigo- and rice-growing skills that slaves taught to their masters, the echoes of an African past that are woven into baskets and stitched into quilts, the forms and phrasings that identify Gullah speech, and much more. Pollitzer also presents a wealth of data on blood composition, bone structure, disease, and other biological factors. This research not only underscores ongoing health challenges to the Gullah people but also helps to highlight their complex ties to various African peoples. Drawing on fields from archaeology and anthropology to linguistics and medicine, The Gullah People and Their African Heritage celebrates a remarkable people and calls on us to help protect their irreplaceable culture.

The Literature Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465454551

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 2476

A global look at the greatest works of Eastern and Western literature and the themes that unite them, for students and lovers of literature and reading. The Literature Book is a fascinating journey through the greatest works of world literature, from the Iliad to Don Quixote to The Great Gatsby. Around 100 crystal-clear articles explore landmark novels, short stories, plays, and poetry that reinvented the art of writing in their time, whether Ancient Greece, post-classical Europe, or modern-day Korea. As part of DK's award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, The Literature Book uses infographics and images to explain key ideas and themes. Biographies of important authors offer insight into their lives and other writings, and a section on Further Reading details more than 150 additional works to explore. Discover masterpieces from the world's greatest authors, and explore the context, creative history, and literary traditions that influenced each major work of fiction with The Literature Book.