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✓ Read ó Jazz Funeral by Julie Smith ✓ In Jazz Funeral, Julie Smith Once Again Takes Us Behind The Scenes In New Orleans, With A Multi Faceted Story Of Murder, Music, And Family Sorrow This Time, Homicide Detective Skip Langdon Finds Herself Trying To Solve The Stabbing Death Of The Universally Beloved Producer Of The New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival To Confuse The Case Further, The Victim S Sixteen Year Old Sister Has Disappeared, And Skip Suspects That If The Young Woman Isn T Herself The Murderer, She S In Mortal Danger From The Person Who Is With Her Long Distance Love, Steve Steinman, And Her Landlord, Jimmy Dee, To Assist Her, Skip Trails An Elusive Killer Through The Steamy City That Julie Smith Has Claimed As Her Own Fictional Territory This third outing was pretty meh for me Though I enjoyed the setting and music, I never cared about the characters The resolution of the mystery was ok, but I struggled to keep reading to get there.
Perfectly adequate summer read There was very little suspense and it wasn t too thrilling The mystery wasn t too surprising to anyone who watches Law and Order SUV It wasn t engrossing enough for me to want to read in the series It was just an okay book and my Kindle edition contained lots of typos.
I started reading this while in New Orleans for Jazz Fest While I enjoyed the overall setting of the book, New Orleans during Jazz Fest, the plot and characters never drew me in to caring much about them This was my first Skip Langdon novel and I d be willing to give another one a chance but I m not rushing out to get one.
I enjoyed the New Orleans ambience and like Skip Langdon, the ian female homicide detective Smith gives the reader a chance to hear the thoughts of various characters including suspects in a way that allows you to get a feeling for their personalities without tipping her hand about who is the guilty one.
I wanted to love this book, as I love New Orleans and Jazz Fest The setting was great with local color, the characters were interesting, but somehow it just seemed to drag I felt like I was slogging through a humid NOLA day without much energy I would give the author another try, though, especially as she has a couple books set in San Francisco I have read ten books this year that I have gotten free for my Kindle and four of them have been mysteries I think that the publishers hope that once they hook readers into a mystery series, we will purchase the others in the series I suspect this works for some readers, but I am an omnivore and there is only one mystery series that I actually try to keep up with I do really like listening to Laurie R King s Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell series Otherwise, one or two books by a mystery author usually has to suffice I just have too many other authors that I want to experience.
I had read at least one mystery by Julie Smith before and remembered liking it So when this one became a freebie, I was happy to add it to my reading queue It turned out to be a perfect book for a day that I was not feeling well Jazz Funeral is entertaining, the settin Sixteen year old Melody is a talented vocalist and composer, but she has problems her parents don t understand her and her boyfriend dumped her in favor of her best friend Things just got worse her brother, the well known head of JazzFest, was murdered Her young life is shattered and she runs away from home with no money, no place to stay, and no plans Six foot tall Ship Langdon is a homicide detective in the New Orleans Police Department, but she has problems her insecurities, a long distance boyfriend, and a boss that makes her life miserable.
When Skip is assigned to the murder she wants to find the killer, of course, but she is determined to find Melody She interviews many and follows leads but there are many lies, half truths, and omissions As the days go by she s frantic to find the girl even though her boss wants her to focus This book was OK, but I had a hard time warming up to it and then another hard time getting myself to finish it The first chapter did a very poor job of making the reader want to continue, and I actually wished I d abandoned it at that point On the other hand, the quality of the writing is better than many police mysteries so at some point in the future, I might give another one in this series a try to make sure I m evaluating it fairly.
great read one of the suspects is completely CRAZY in a funny kind of way Some typos, but toward the end too many typo s to count could use a few pair of eyes to read before it is released in a e format to have caught all these errors It could have been a 4 star book if not for all those errors, which disrupts the reading flow for me Other wise a very good book and alot of things to learn about New Orleans, which I have never had the pleasure to visit, even though I am from and live in the south.

Julie Smith

✓ Read ó Jazz Funeral by Julie Smith ✓ pamyatnik.pro 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