Louisiana Hotshot Can t wait for the next Evanovich Louisiana Hotshot s Stephanie Plum with Tabasco dawlin The Clarion Ledger The FIRST book in the Talba Wallis series by Edgar Award winning author Julie SmithWANTED H

  • Title: Louisiana Hotshot
  • Author: Julie Smith
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  • Can t wait for the next Evanovich Louisiana Hotshot s Stephanie Plum with Tabasco, dawlin The Clarion Ledger The FIRST book in the Talba Wallis series by Edgar Award winning author Julie SmithWANTED HOTSHOT P.I WITH NEAR SUPER HUMAN SKILLS.Confirmed grump Eddie Valentino placed the ad Hotshot twenty something Talba Wallis knew exactly how to answer it And thus w Can t wait for the next Evanovich Louisiana Hotshot s Stephanie Plum with Tabasco, dawlin The Clarion Ledger The FIRST book in the Talba Wallis series by Edgar Award winning author Julie SmithWANTED HOTSHOT P.I WITH NEAR SUPER HUMAN SKILLS.Confirmed grump Eddie Valentino placed the ad Hotshot twenty something Talba Wallis knew exactly how to answer it And thus was born the dynamic duo of New Orleans private detectives, one cynical, sixty five year old Luddite white dude with street smarts, and one young, bright eyed, Twenty First century African American female poet, performance artist, mistress of disguise, and computer jock extraordinaire Think Queen Latifah and Danny DeVito.In Louisiana Hotshot, their job is to hunt down a sociopath and pedophile who s molested the fourteen year old daughter of their client, hangs out on the ragged edges of the rap and recording industries, and has powerful allies than a Cabinet member.But both detectives have unfinished business from the past in Eddie s case, something he deeply regrets in Talba s, a personal mystery, one so frightening no one will help her investigate But she knows she won t sleep till she solves it and the truth will change her forever.Excerpt They were not eyes that cried, they were themselves the tears they were the fatal tip off that that mutilated and now aggressively ard soul needed to be kissed and made well That the imaginary tears must be wiped awa

    Louisiana Hotshot A New Orleans Murder Mystery Talba Louisiana Hotshot is fresh, fast and touching Just like New Orleans, it has a lot of tude, and a big heart The Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA Talba is one of Smith s best and boldest heroines, with a supporting entourage that alternates between making you Louisiana Hotshot Talba Wallis, by Julie Smith Hotshot twenty something Talba Wallis knew exactly how to answer it And thus was born the dynamic duo of New Orleans private detectives, one cynical, sixty five year old Luddite white dude with street smarts, and one young, bright eyed, Twenty First century African American female poet, performance artist, mistress of disguis Louisiana Hotshot A Talba Wallis Novel Smith, Julie LOUISIANA HOTSHOT A Talbar Wallis Mystery JULIE SMITH Review by Author Roy Murry New Orleans is the background city for a heartbreaking and thrilling story with an explosive ending Baroness, aka Talbar, aka Sandra, decides to become a private eye, a position she is overqualified to do She has cognitive skills and computer geek like abilities. Hotshot, Louisiana True Blood Wiki Fandom Louisiana Hotshot book by Julie Smith May , Louisiana Hotshot is no exception to this rule Another strength is her obvious love of New Orleans No other writer has ever painted such a perfect picture of New Orleans in their work it s quaintness and strangeness can be difficult to describe on paper. Louisiana Hotshot Julie Smith p. Global Archive A stroke of genius Louisiana Hotshot is fresh, fast, and touching Just like New Orleans, it has a lot of tude and a big heart The Times Picayune New Orleans Louisiana hotshot Smith, Julie, Free Download Sep , Louisiana hotshot Item Preview remove circle Share or Embed This Item EMBED EMBED for wordpress hosted blogs and archive item description tags Want Advanced embedding details, examples, and help No_Favorite share Hot Shot Trucking Louisiana HotShotTruckingLouisiana Shreveport Bossier Louisiana s Hot Shot Trucking Professionals When it comes to energy production in the United States, Louisiana is one of the leading states in the nation From crude oil to drilling, fracking and natural gas operations, Louisiana is a state with heightened activity. Hot shot loads in Louisiana LA Loadboard Find hot shot loads and available truck freight in Louisiana LA Our load board helps carriers and owner operators find loads to haul. HOTSHOT CARRIER If you are a Hotshot Carrier, you need a Oakdale, Louisiana Christian family owned and operated Hotshot company with TWIC card, ramps, chains and straps Out specialty is in the areas of Lumber, Nursery material, Grain sacks and Hay We operate a Dodge Ram with gooseneck flatbed max hauling capacity of , lbs.

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    1. Julie Smith

      Author of 20 mystery novels and a YA paranormal adventure called BAD GIRL SCHOOL formerly CURSEBUSTERS Nine of the mysteries are about a female New Orleans cop Skip Langdon, five about a San Francisco lawyer named Rebecca Schwartz,two about a struggling mystery writer named Paul Mcdonald whose fate no one should suffer and four teaming up Talba Wallis, a private eye with many names, a poetic license, and a smoking computer, with veteran P.I Eddie Valentino In Bad GIRL SCHOOL, a psychic pink haired teen age burglar named Reeno gets recruited by a psychotic telepathic cat to pull a job that involves time travel to an ancient Mayan city Hint It HAS to be done before 2012 Winner of the 1991 Edgar Allen Poe Award for best novel, that being NEW ORLEANS MOURNING.Former reporter for the New Orleans TIMES PICAYUNE and the San Francisco CHRONICLE Recently licensed private investigator, and thereon hangs a tale.Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana

    194 thoughts on “Louisiana Hotshot”

    1. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars Talba Wallis is a smart, sassy, computer whiz who applies for a job with a private detective agency run by Eddie Valentino She shows off her computer skills by handing him a folder with his personal info Julie Smith writes well drawn characters across racial lines Talba is black and Eddie is white.One quote from the book that I liked a shrimp po boy was still finer than nightingales tongues This is book 1 of the series.


    2. Very enjoyable and entertaining read If you like mysteries and New Orleans, I feel you will enjoy this Julie Smith series.


    3. You like unusual, flamboyant, poetical, characters in your mysteries Meet Baroness Pontalba You like strong female detectives, willing to step in when it s required Meet Talba Wallis You want atmospheric, moody, exotic and even dangerous settings in your crime fiction Meet New Orleans Read Louisiana Hotshot Julie Smith, author of over a dozen good novels already, has fashioned a top notch story with a vast cast of eccentric, often lovable, sometimes dangerous, characters and put them into out of [...]


    4. Ummm, really good editing for the rest, where to start I understand it s billed as a humorous New Orleans Murder, but I seriously missed most of the humor She insults both the New Orleans police department and all Sheriff departments everywhere, saying that Sheriffs aren t real cops, and portraying the police department as thoroughly bought and paid for by a rich, local rapper to cover his brother s crimes I sure hope she never needs their assistance, in the future, or that none of them have rea [...]


    5. Ah, New Orleans The drug that is the heat and scents, the music and moans, life and death and destiny The heart of a world both magical and profane Where church ladies still wear hats and movements in the dark often presage the advent of violence and death.Julie Smith knows New Orleans She knows it beauty and it s darkness The sound of a young girls voice, raised in a pure gospel song The poverty, the loss, the scent of fresh blood and death Julie first caught my attention with New Orleans Mourn [...]


    6. Well, I quit Can t spend precious reading time on a book that s a chore I got to 26% and I couldn t take the dialogue What cha talking about I m here with ya over and over If it was used sparingly, I would still get that idea that this is supposed to be a New Orleans accent No need to bang me over the head with it.But importantly, I did not care about any of the characters I don t mean that they were too mean, but they just didn t come alive And I did not like reading about an older PI guy with [...]


    7. At one level a fun and over the top detective novel about a PI in New Orleans At another level, I found deeper elements that made a big impact What touched me the most was the vivid description of PI Talba Wallis s response to family her sense of outsiderhood, and the very keenly observed trajectory she followed when triggered into her shell Plus the way she slowly works herself out of the withdrawal.On the other hand, there were times when I felt as if some of her blackness was almost painted o [...]


    8. I liked this book But it felt like it ended too soon Talba Wallis is a complex character and too many things were left unexplained If this were not part of a series the book would have to be rated much lower It does not stand well on it s own It could if Talba was not so complex I suspect Miss Smith was asked to create a series on this character not a single novel I must decide if I am willing to commit to the series Right now, just finishing the book, I am irritated because the story is not fin [...]


    9. I liked this strange little New Orleans mystery starring Talba Wallis, aka The Baroness, who lives with her aging but still scary mother and does computer work during the day and poetry at night At first for a lark, but then seriously, she becomes the assistant to a cantankerous but lovable middle aged Italian American private detective Their two New Orleans his, Italian American, hers, African American are both explored as they collaborate on their first case I liked the way their detecting se [...]


    10. Cant put it down Smith s poetic PI in training does everything her new boss is afraid she ll do and still gets the case wrapped up and tied with a bow Storyline flows well no lags or redundancy She is going to be a hit for readers of call shades and colors I am certain the Baroness, herself, thanks me


    11. Louisiana HotshotTrue, Louisiana Hotshot is an enjoyable humorous murder mystery as billed, but the plot is fear less lightweight than expected It seems to be somewhere between hard core murder mystery and cozy mystery with a generous dose of humor tossed in An entertaining read.


    12. TerribleWhy does the writer feel the need to constantly bring up someone s color or race A really great writer with a good story wouldn t spend time doing this unless it has is relevant to the story and in this case the race of these characters has nothing to do with, and actually deterred us from following what could have been a great story.


    13. My problems with this book are that I just found it, it is the first of what seems to be an abandoned series, and I really like it Love the NO setting The characters are believable, engaging, multidimensional, and fit into their setting The plot is altogether too believable Well I have at least three to look forward to.


    14. This is a fun book with a delightful and complex leading lady from an author who specializes in multi leveled, complex female characters While it is described in reviews as a humorous book, there is a darker, serious side to it that makes it a wonderful mystery on many levels Recommended.


    15. Julie Smith has written a thrilling mystery with great characters She deals with the psychological characteristics of individuals who have their personal secrets Her plot is multifaceted and a page turner.


    16. I think I read another novel by Julie Smith, and didn t enjoy it nearly as much as this one This was the perfect light read for a New Orleans vacation, and I would read another in the Talba Wallis series.


    17. Hey, it s a pretty good readI spent three hours listening to this book while driving from the middle of Kentucky to somewhere in Ohio Not only did it make the time fly, it sucked me deep enough into the story that I sat down and read the rest after I arrived.


    18. Loved this book and all the characters Once I started reading, I couldn t put it down A few chuckles and a lot of drama later, I had to say wow, what a story I can t wait to read of Julie Smith s stories.


    19. A poet Or private investigator Talba, aka The Baroness, a poet famous in New Orleans, has taken a job with a private detective as his apprentice She s smart and sassy and gets right into a case of a young girl in trouble.


    20. This book was funny, exciting, and even sorta nutty A total blast from first to last Would recommend for anyone with a boring afternoon to kill Can t wait for the sequel It also promises answers I hope


    21. Ms Smith delivers a great story.I have read quite a few of Ms Smith s books and they all deliver a enough twist and turns to keep you guessing.No need for traveling to New Orleans Just read this book and you will feel the vibe of the city.


    22. Couldn t put it downI ve read a number of whodunits and have to say that this one is one of the best Well rounded characters and a plot that kept you guessing.


    23. Loved itMix crawfish and fried chicken, Italians and blacks to come up with a great New Orleans duo Loved the characters and the story Great job


    24. Love Julie Smith and this was a really good one I am living in Nola right now so enjoy reading books that are set there Great characters too.


    25. This is a read one get one free type of crime novel with lots of humor delivered by dialogue First there is the primary mystery from page one to page 328 I read on a Kindle, your page numbers may vary Cassandra Scott is a fourteen year old molestation victim Who did it Even when we find out she was molested by Toes a name, not an appendage there are lots of questions remaining Hero, poet, and almost private detective Talba Wallis wants to pursue and develop any leads to bring Toes to justice Cas [...]


    26. As I said on FridayReads Talba is a firecracker She has jumped in on this job, not really knowing what she is doing Driving Eddie completely crazy, and making him like her all at he same time This woman has something every woman on this earth should have.idence in herself With a strong female role model in her mom, an uppity brother, and a never knew dad, Talba is trying to find answers to questions she never knew she had On top of that, dealing with her new job as a private investigator She is [...]


    27. I wanted to like this book because I love New Orleans The thing that irritated me was the dialogue Would have been better written in third person rather than a 70 author trying to sound like a twenty year old


    28. AUDIOBOOK EDITIONFirst up, just a little warning, this book is described as a Humorous Mystery but if you are expecting a cozy, just be aware that there is some strong language flying around It all begins with Talbas mother, Miz Clara, thinking it about time her daughter got herself a job, she scans the ads and discovers this gem Nerd wanted Nerdette wouldn t be too bad Young hotshot, under thirty, 5 yrs computer, 10 yrs investigative exp Harvard ed no visible piercings Must play the computer li [...]


    29. I ll be looking for from Julie SmithI love Talba Willis The New Orleans patois is perfect Lived in Gretna in the 60 s and it felt like I was home again


    30. Talba Wallis thinks she s all that, and she exudes an air of baroness, like the persona she uses to perform her poems Her mom thinks she needs to get a job, and so she doese muscles her way into Eddie Valentino s PI agency when he places an ad and she fits the bill.He s not so sure, but she s so convincing he gives it a whirl at the behest of his wife and daughter In between their caseload, Talba s past and Eddie s past come to light and threaten to blow up their respective lives There s so much [...]


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