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message 1: by Lagniappe (new)

Lagniappe | 11 comments Greetings from the Big Easy! I've always been a voracious reader and, although I like most genres, mysteries and thrillers are my favorites. I'm looking forward to some great suggestions for new "reads".


message 2: by Thomas (new)

Thomas (Tom471) | 923 comments Welcome Lagniappe


message 3: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 6385 comments Mod
Hello, and welcome!!


message 4: by Bill, Co-Moderator (new)

Bill | 3730 comments Mod
Welcome to the group, Lagniappe.


message 5: by Skye (new)

Skye Skye | 2041 comments Welcome Lagniappe: How is New Orleans?


message 6: by Marian (new)

Marian | 239 comments Welcome to the groups:)


message 7: by Lynn (new)

Lynn (officerripley) | 101 comments Yes, welcome!


message 8: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 461 comments Do you watch NCIS New Orleans? Is their depictions accurate? Also, do locals do Marti Gras?


message 9: by Bill, Co-Moderator (new)

Bill | 3730 comments Mod
Have you read any of Julie Smith's mysteries set in New Orleans?


message 10: by Lagniappe (new)

Lagniappe | 11 comments Thomas wrote: "Welcome Lagniappe"
Thanks Thomas!


message 11: by Lagniappe (new)

Lagniappe | 11 comments Nancy wrote: "Hello, and welcome!!"

Thanks Nancy!


message 12: by Lagniappe (new)

Lagniappe | 11 comments Bill wrote: "Welcome to the group, Lagniappe."
Thank you Bill


message 13: by Lagniappe (new)

Lagniappe | 11 comments Skye wrote: "Welcome Lagniappe: How is New Orleans?"

Hot and rainy Skye - as usual.


message 14: by Lagniappe (new)

Lagniappe | 11 comments Marian wrote: "Welcome to the groups:)"
Thank you Marian!


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Lagniappe | 11 comments Lynn wrote: "Yes, welcome!"

Thanks Lynn!


message 16: by Lagniappe (new)

Lagniappe | 11 comments Wendy wrote: "Do you watch NCIS New Orleans? Is their depictions accurate? Also, do locals do Marti Gras?"
Hi Wendy! I don't actually watch NCIS New Orleans so I'm not sure about the accuracy. I know from experience that most Hollywood depictions of NOLA are laughable - but crossing my fingers that this one is different. As to Mardi Gras, most locals are absolutely fans. You should join us sometime!


message 17: by Lagniappe (new)

Lagniappe | 11 comments Bill wrote: "Have you read any of Julie Smith's mysteries set in New Orleans?"
Bill - I LOVE Julie Smith's New Orleans' mysteries - they are some of my favorites, and definitely some of the most "spot on" depictions of New Orleans that I have read. Ms. Smith is not a native, but she worked here as a reporter for the Times-Pic for several years - she knows her stuff. And I am actually a fellow alumna of Detective Skip Langdon's alma mater - which makes me love her just a little bit more. ;)


message 18: by Skye (new)

Skye Skye | 2041 comments Bill, Julie Smith? I need to find out more; I know a bit about the Big Easy.


message 19: by Thomas (last edited Jul 13, 2017 10:29AM) (new)

Thomas (Tom471) | 923 comments Both my wife and I enjoy Julie Smith books. Amazon frequently has flash sales on kindle versions of her books.
One of my reviews of book one Talba Wallis series.
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Second one New Orleans Mourning I read but didn't review.


message 20: by Skye (new)

Skye Skye | 2041 comments Thanks, Thomas!!!!!!


message 21: by Thomas (new)

Thomas (Tom471) | 923 comments Skye wrote: "Thanks, Thomas!!!!!!"
You're Welcome


message 22: by Jan C (new)

Jan C (woeisme) | 30128 comments I liked the Skip Langdon books. I think I left off in the middle of The Kindness of Strangers.

Some years ago my former office had a meeting in NOLA and I got hooked on gumbo. Still can't get enough of it. I think this ma have been 1-2 years after Katrina and it was one of the few times we got cheered (the IRS).


message 23: by Skye (new)

Skye Skye | 2041 comments I like Jambalya and fried chicken and of course, the New Orleans' folk eat rice,


message 24: by Thomas (new)

Thomas (Tom471) | 923 comments I don't work for the IRS, but I think they have gotten a bad rap. They collect the money that funds our government. I am a retired fed and some of my colleagues were transfers from IRS.


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