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Louisiana Bigshot (2002) [Novel]
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Series: Talba Wallis
Part: 2

Summary (From the publisher):

By night the glamorous Baroness de Pontalba, by day New Orleans' hippest P.I., Talba Wallis is dumbfounded when she can't do a simple background check on an old friend — Babalu Maya just doesn't seem to exist on paper. Four days later, she doesn't exist at all.

As Talba threads her way backward through Babalu's short, difficult life, she finds an intricate pattern of violence and fear, and a shadowy Mr. Big with homicidal intent. Talba butts right into everybody's business in Clayton, Louisiana, a small town with a big, ugly secret, where being black, mouthy, and smart are the three qualities most likely to get her killed. As she uncovers dark truths, events and people spiral into nasty motion in a story that has more twists and turns than the Mississippi River.

Original title: Louisiana Bigshot
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives

Edition #1: Louisiana Bigshot

Louisiana Bigshot (2002)
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Language: English

  • "Can’t wait for the next Evanovich? Check out Louisiana Hotshot. It’s Stephanie Plum with Tabasco, dawlin’." The Clarion Ledger, Jackson, MS
  • "Julie Smith writes like jazz should sound—cool, complex and penetrating right to the heart." Val McDermid
  • "Julie Smith has created many wonderful characters, and private investigator Talba Wallis is the most complex and fascinating of them all. A lively supporting cast, a vibrant portrait of New Orleans, and a plot that’s sure to baffle make Louisiana Bigshot a standout. If you haven’t read Smith before, this is the time to start. If you’re a fan, you’re in for yet another treat." Marcia Muller
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Louisiana Bigshot (2002)

ISBN: 0765343800

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