The Resource Louisiana bigshot, Julie Smith

Louisiana bigshot, Julie Smith

Label
Louisiana bigshot
Title
Louisiana bigshot
Statement of responsibility
Julie Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Talba Wallis, hip and happening PI, a.k.a. the Baroness Pontalba, star of the New Orleans avant garde, was first introduced in Louisiana Hotshot and returns in this deft, well-written mystery about Babalu Maya, a "healer" who wants to know if her boyfriend is cheating on her. Shortly after Talba confirms her client's suspicions, Babalu dies of a heroin overdose the police are certain is a suicide. But both Talba and Jason, Babalu's contrite and confused boyfriend, find it such an improbable scenario that he hires Talba to find out what really happened. Unraveling the mystery takes the sassy sleuth with the attitude that's bigger than she is to the small Louisiana town where Babalu was born and to the prominent, influential family that turned its back on her a long time ago. While the plot isn't much more than a routine Southern gothic, the heroine is: Talba Wallis is a lively, engaging protagonist with family secrets of her own that are revealed in a secondary plot that's much more interesting than the primary one. Smith, the author of three other series, has a real winner in this one. --Jane Adams
Member of
Cataloging source
ZAB
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1944-
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Smith, Julie
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.M537553
LC item number
L67 2003
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Talba Wallis
Series volume
#2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women private investigators
  • African American women
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Women poets
  • African American women
  • Women poets
  • Women private investigators
  • Louisiana
Label
Louisiana bigshot, Julie Smith
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
1st mass market ed.
Extent
1 online resource (309 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1036615538
Label
Louisiana bigshot, Julie Smith
Link
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
1st mass market ed.
Extent
1 online resource (309 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1036615538

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