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Mean Woman Blues (Skip Langdon #9)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  343 ratings  ·  11 reviews
A Skip Langdon Novel

Nemesis: the rival fate never allows you to beat.

The nemesis of Skip Langdon, New Orleans police detective, is Errol Jacomine. This evangelical preacher has been leader of his own frenzied army of converts, has run for mayor of New Orleans, and now wants to become president of the United States. His campaign methods are rabble-rousing, theft, kidnapping
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 11th 2004 by Forge Books (first published August 2003)
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There are certain things that you can count on—death, taxes and that the Formosan termites will return to New Orleans every May to feast on that city's structures. And in Homicide Detective Skip Langford's life, there's one other given—that her enemy and nemesis, Errol Jacomine, oh so clever and oh so evil, will some day return and when he does, he will be out to kill Skip. She's thwarted his plans more than once; but she knows that she cannot underestimate the man and his clever ways
Jeannine Stewart
My least favorite Skip Langdon mystery so far. I hope this is the last of Earl Jacomine and his family members. I found them and the plot tedious and ridiculous. I want more New Orleans charm.
J. Ewbank
This is a good book by Julie Smit. The main characte, Skip Langdon is likeable and pretty realistic, not a superhuman person and I like that. The plot is one to keep you turning the pages to find out what is going to happen. What more do you want in a mystery?

J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the Isms" "Wesley's Wars" and "To Whom It May Concern"
Skip Langdon, New Orleans police detective, nemisis, Errol Jacomine, has shown up again. Will he be able to kill Skip this time, or will she triump? Great plot, good chemistry between characters, and lots of twists and turns. A good read.
Good mystery, but I had a little trouble keeping track of the characters.
Langdon and Jacomine tangle again. This time, he didn't get under my skin as much as he did in the previous novels. I also liked the secondary story about grave decoration robbery - I can so see that going on in New Orleans.
Marina Sofia
Not a bad book - Skip and her nemesis are intriguing characters, but I was hoping for more New Orleans atmosphere. I liked, for instance, the gravestone robbing incident.
Another fabulous Julie Smith adventure! I couldn't put it down! I love all her characters and the perfect flow of storyline and tension.
Terri Smith
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Didn't want it to end. Reading the Talba books now. Love this author.
Finished the series just in time for Lent!
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