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A Talba Wallis NovelBy 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 intricatA Talba Wallis NovelBy 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....

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  • Wench
    2019-04-29 17:26

    Fat hate, including "well obviously they're fat because of x", in the first five pages. Repeatedly. And trying to make the fat person sound ignorant. And "what is a fat person doing in THIS kind of job?" Etc. and so on. NOPE.

  • Jeanne
    2019-04-26 20:11

    I've found a new favorite woman's mystery author! A smart, sassy female detective AND a good story! I can't wait until the next one!

  • Rosemary
    2019-05-05 01:22

    This is the second book in a series. I didn't read the first. It seemed to me like this was a beginning- of- a- series book. The story is set in modern New Orleans and our narrator is Talba Wallis, new private detective. She is learning the ropes and makes lots of mistakes. I like her character and would read another installment.

  • Scherryat The Novel Lady
    2019-05-17 00:32

    I wasn't going to write a review for this book because I didn't finish it. Quite frankly, it was a struggle to make it halfway through Chapter 4. The story line was okay, but I couldn't get past the racial innuendos. Every single character was identified as to whether they were black or white. Why? What difference does that make? I don't care if the character is black, white, purple or green! When the main character said that she chose her name because she wanted to steal something from a white person, I ripped the earplugs out of my ears and deleted my Audible version of this book off my phone.This review will not be posted on my blog page because... like I said... I couldn't finish reading the book. I'm only posting it here because I feel like readers should know how racial this book is before they purchase it. This may not bother everyone, but it bothered me. Just my opinion.

  • James Minter
    2019-04-24 21:25

    Being British it’s sometimes difficult to get into the detail of American books – the language and cultural differences, never mind details of places. However, the writing in this book brings out the depth and complexity of the main character Talba Wallis even to us English. From TV we've a reasonable understanding of the workings of the US police system and Private Investigators, sufficient to know Talba, as one half of a detective duo, is pretty hot to use the vernacular. As with any fiction writer it’s necessary to inflate your characters but Julie Smith does so in a way that still has a degree of believability – and that’s the difficult thing to achieve. The relationship between Talba and her boss, Eddie is excellent; and the learning curve that Talba goes through to become a seasoned PI is fascinating since she makes some pretty dangerous decisions. Good series.

  • Mike French
    2019-04-26 01:26

    Very enjoyable read! First time I have read this author,but not the last.

  • Valerie Feth
    2019-05-12 17:19

    I really like Talba and Eddie’s relationship. He’s an old, tough white investigator who has seen it all, and she’s a young, intelligent black woman who becomes his assistant PI. They have a special bond, and while she sometimes drives him crazy, he also feels very protective and fatherly towards her. In this book, one of Talba’s friends dies under mysterious circumstances, and the more they find out, the deeper the mystery seems to go. Set in and around New Orleans, the author uses the setting to add flair and interest to the story. Can’t wait to read more!

  • Traci Ann
    2019-05-20 20:30

    I honestly couldn’t get into this. I thought I would love it and it would be the beginning of another favorite series for me. The plot sounded good, and it was a female PI, but 40% in and I just can’t, I can’t keep going! There is nothing in this book to draw me in or make me want to keep reading. It isn’t even an easy read for a plane or something. It takes work to read this because it is so dry and boring.

  • QueenTut72
    2019-05-15 21:23

    Not bad at all! I enjoyed this book a little more than the first one in the series. It seemed a little more thought went into this one. Looking forward to the next one!But, while I have enjoyed the stories in both books, the so called poetry is terrible. Just my opinion, and I've never been a fan of poetry anyway but...not a fan of Talba's poems.

  • Louise Pass
    2019-05-14 01:30

    Julie Smith and TalbaI have read more than a few of Me. Smith's books, and have enjoyed each and every one. I especially like Skip, but Talba has a great deal of charm. If you like a mystery with a strong narrative thread, interesting characters, and a believable plot, get acquainted with Ms. SMith's books.

  • C.A. Knutsen
    2019-05-02 18:35

    Well written, entertaining, serious MysteryThis is the first Julie Smith book that I've read. It was very well written and the mystery itself was for more serious and life-threatening for the characters than any other mystery that I've read that was called Cozy mystery. Great characters solid plot and very well written.

  • Gale
    2019-05-19 19:27

    Talba rocksI like the what she thinks. She's smart and sassy. Great combo . It's very interesting to see behind the eyes of the main characters. Makes them more real. I like the fact that the end of the stories aren't always neat and pat but there is some resolution. Not all bad people get what they deserve but maybe, down the line, they do. Who knows?

  • Trudi Berglin
    2019-05-21 19:14

    Excellent"To everyone there is a season, a time to live and a time to die." Woven throughout this story is this one sentence. A well written story weaving past with present. How a crime in the past affected so many in the present. And how racism in the past still unfortunately resides in the presence.

  • Meg
    2019-05-07 17:26

    3.5* I'm not quite sure about the 'humorous' category, but it was a interesting mystery written with a light touch about a serious issue and was a good read. I would read other books in the series, too.

  • Barbara George
    2019-04-27 23:11

    Very southern.Tales is beautiful, witty, fairly smart, and determined. She is deep south with the language to fit. Interesting reading for outsiders. A little reverse racist but funny. Loved this book and it's bridge between cultures.

  • Joanne
    2019-04-21 17:39

    This second book in the series was hard to get into. I started reading and stopped many times before I could read more than just a few pages at a time. When I finally got into the story, I had a hard time putting it down.

  • Leigh Roberts
    2019-05-08 22:18

    Great page turner!I just loved this book. It will keep you guessing until the end when all is revealed. The characters come to life you can see them and hear them speaking with their hometown accents. I would highly recommend this book.

  • Kathy
    2019-05-16 20:14

    Love this readThe telling of this story kept me captivated. A very enjoyable read. I do believe I have found another great author and look forward to reading more about Ms Wallis and Skip Langdon as well.

  • James H. Jaqua
    2019-05-09 17:25

    I am hooked.This author and her characters have me quite involved in their activities. My interest has been piqued and I will continue to follow this author. The story lines move right along and contain enough light spots to keep a pleasant pace.

  • Janet Swiftbird
    2019-05-17 00:22

    Hang on to your seat, wild ride aheadFollow Talba on another wild ride through Louisiana as she investigates the death of her friend.Fast action, suspense and some laughter thrown in.

  • Kathryn Gregor
    2019-05-20 20:25

    Hooked meEnjoyed the story, the characters were clear and lively, looking foreword to the next book in the series. A fun read that made me want more. Good style of writing, very personable.

  • Michelle
    2019-04-23 17:26

    Good bookYou people should just read this book yourselves and write your own review on this novel yourself and I really enjoyed reading this book very much so . Shelley MA

  • Sandra Olson
    2019-05-13 19:32

    WowThe Baroness is up to her neck it danger and she drags Eddie into it, too. Hard to put this book down.

  • Michelle Padilla
    2019-05-02 17:27

    Good storyI enjoyed this mystery it made me second guess myself on who I thought had done the crimes. It made you think

  • Heather Clowes
    2019-05-14 22:10

    BrilliantLoved every minute of this book. Looking forward to reading more. Had me on the edge of my seat at some points.

  • Pat Beard
    2019-04-22 18:37

    Very good. Page turner. On to the next in the series.

  • Pxipenguin
    2019-05-17 18:36

    very good, but with a cast of thousands and intricate! It was a marathon race from the first page to the last! Five stars.

  • Paula Alles
    2019-05-15 21:22

    Excellent readI liked the honesty about ongoing race relations in the south. The interactions between generations in the family also seemed very believable.

  • Joan Cameron
    2019-05-15 18:20

    Excellent ReadGreat characters and plot. Really liked the "Baroness" and her boss Eddie. Interesting though numerous other characters. Looking forward to next book.

  • janice mcdonald
    2019-05-21 22:23

    Not the best!Not the best book on the market...wasn't even that funny. I really have no desire to continue with the series. Keep trying lady