Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday Ebook Spotlight: 'Louisiana Hotshot'

Edgar Award-winning and New Orleans resident Julie Smith offers the first book in her Talba Wallis series as a free download. “Louisiana Hotshot,” a humorous New Orleans murder mystery, features Wallis answering an ad placed by confirmed grump Eddie Valentino: “Wanted: Hotshot P.I. with near super-human skills.”

Here’s the book description:

And thus was born the dynamic duo of New Orleans private detectives, one cynical, 65-year-old Luddite white dude with street smarts, and one young, bright-eyed, 21st century African-American female poet, performance artist, mistress of disguise, and computer jock extraordinaire. Think Queen Latifah and Danny DeVito.

In "Louisiana Hotshot," their job is to hunt down a sociopath and pedophile who’s molested the 14-old daughter of their client, hangs out on the ragged edges of the rap and recording industries, and has more powerful allies than a Cabinet member.

But both detectives have unfinished business from the past—in Eddie’s case, something he deeply regrets; in Talba’s, a personal mystery, one so frightening no one will help her investigate. But she knows she won’t sleep till she solves it—and the truth will change her forever.

The Clarion-Ledger wrote of the book: "Can’t wait for the next Evanovich? Louisiana Hotshot's Stephanie Plum with Tabasco, dawlin’.”

Louisiana Book News is written by journalist Chere Dastugue Coen, who writes Louisiana romances and mysteries under the pen name of Cherie Claire. The first books in her award-winning series are FREE as ebooks! For more information and to sign up for her newsletter visit www.cherieclaire.net.