Louisiana Hotshot

Louisiana Hotshot

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Talba Wallis--African American poet, leader of New Orleans' cafâe society, and fledgling private detective--is hired by veteran sleuth Eddie Valentino to find a dangerous lothario who seduces teenage black girls who then mysteriously vanish.

McMillan Palgrave
Edgar Award-winner Julie Smith returns to the bewitching streets of New Orleans with the smartest, sassiest, hippest detective ever-the Baroness Pontalba.

Meet the snazziest P.I. in the land. Not by accident does she roam America's jazziest city, New Orleans. By day she is Talba Wallis: smart, sassy, ebony, and a fledgling detective. By night she is the Baroness Pontalba: poet laureate of the city's smoky rooms, matron saint of her town's exotic and multi-colorful café society.

Goaded into a day gig by her pushy mom, she finds herself employed by Eddie Valentino, and Talba is plunged into a world of fame, money, and power run amok, hunting a man who seduces teenage black girls and may be making them disappear. At the same time she is haunted by disturbing near-memories. Her forgotten past only emerges when violence enters her life-but not, she learns, for the first time.


Blackwell North Amer
Meet the snazziest P.I. in the land. Not by accident does she roam America's jazziest city, New Orleans. By day she is Talba Wallis: smart, sassy, ebony, and a fledgling detective. By night she is the Baroness Pontalba: poet laureate of the city's smoky rooms, matron saint of her town's exotic and multi-colorful cafe society.
Goaded into a day gig by her pushy mom, she finds herself employed by Eddie Valentino, a crusty old detective who thinks he doesn't like anyone young, female, or black. He also doesn't realize his life is unraveling. Taking up the slack, Talba is plunged into a world of fame, money, and power run amok, hunting a man who seduces teenage black girls and may be making them disappear. At the same time she is haunted by disturbing near-memories, but the more she pursues them, the more the road-blocks go up. Her forgotten past only emerges when violence enters her life - but not, she learns, for the first time.

Baker
& Taylor

Talba Wallis--fledgling African-American private detective, poet laureate, and leader of New Orleans's cafT society--is hired by veteran sleuth Eddie Valentino to find a dangerous lothario who seduces teenage black girls who then mysteriously vanish. 45,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Forge Books, Tom Doherty Assoc., c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765300584
0765300583
Branch Call Number: F SMI
Characteristics: 335 p. ; 24 cm

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