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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 a hilariously rocky relationship—yet with enough detective chops between them to find Atlantis..5.0 out of 5 stars Julie Smith’s Triumphant Return
Long time fans of Julie Smith’s witty mysteries will not be disappointed by this new title.
Spinning off a character from her latest Skip Langdon mystery “82 Desire”, Talba Wallis, this book definitely ranks up there with Smith’s Edgar Award winning “New Orleans Mourning”.

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Julie’s publishing company, booksBnimble, has almost 100 titles to suit everyone’s taste!

From cozy mysteries, international thrillers, and steamy Southern romances, to hard-boiled heroes, kick-ass heroines, vampire battles… and a meditation manual!

booksBnimble celebrates the world of books!

We strive to produce enjoyable, well-written books of high quality. Every book is guaranteed: If you find more than five errors, we’ll give you your money back! Or for any other reason. That’s how strongly we feel about the quality of our authors and their stories.

Our bookshelf is a book lover’s fantasy of award winners!

Image5 Looking for a committed relationship? Julie Smith’s 9-volume Skip Langdon series includes her Edgar-winning New Orleans Mourning.
image025 M.A. Harper’s shimmering, spellbinding Diamonds in the Sky is a 2015 Digital Book Award finalist.
image027 Tony Dunbar is a Lillian Smith Book Award winner whose mysteries have been nominated for the Anthony and the Edgar Allen Poe Awards
“Julie Smith writes like jazz should sound– cool, complex, and penetrating right to the heart.”–Val McDermid, best-selling author
“Like a good Grisham: taut, fast, and thrilling, but with a lot more heart and soul … Whether she’s concocting delectable murder and mayhem in the Golden City or stirring it up Cajun style in the City that Care Forgot, Julie Smith is still the best tour guide going.” —The Clarion-Ledger
Praise for the TOO JEWISH Trilogy:
“A powerful and emotional story of a Jewish family here in America.”
  • Life in Review

“Her original quirky voice never falters, imbuing this novel with a very Southern, rich and comic singularity.”

  • — Publishers Weekly

“Patty Friedmann may be the greatest New Orleans author of the past quarter century. If you like New Orleans, if you’re interested in its Jewish community or Southern life or simply the rhythms of America’s most unique city, you’ll love Too Jewish. And even if you don’t give a hoot about NOLA and its Jews, buy Too Jewish for another reason: it’s a great read.”— Failed Messiah

Praise for the TUBBY DUBONNET series:“A treat… wry humor, stylish writing, and authentic New Orleans flavor.”

  • Baltimore Sun

Dunbar catches the rich, dark spirit of New Orleans better than anyone.”— Publishers Weekly

Praise for M.A. Harper and the Jolie Blonde series:“The romantic plot is sweet, hot, and well-paced… quiet but momentous scenes of growing affection create a deep-down satisfying novel.”

  • — Kirkus Reviews

“There’s a genuine ghost story here, but it’s the human story here that sets off shivers.”San Francisco ChroniclePraise for the Jake Samson series:“Jake Samson is sensitive and funny, a alittle wise, a little wary and pretty wonderful.”Publishers Weekly“Jack and Rosie are worth the book. They are personable characters who charm us with their affection….With Samson’s Deal she joins the elite sorority of Bay Area women who’ve made their fictional debut with novels that overtly pay homage and subtly parody the conventions of the mystery story.”


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