Julie has written nine books about a female New Orleans cop Skip Langdon, including Mean Woman Blues.  She has written 20 mystery novels.

Winner of the 1991 Edgar Allen Poe Award for best novel, that being NEW ORLEANS MOURNING.
Former reporter for the New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE and the San Francisco CHRONICLE.

Recently licensed private investigator, and thereon hangs a tale.

Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Model Citizen! (With great criminal mind)
Listed here are Julie's available books.

Julie's Website


New Orleans Noir (Akashic Noir) Cover Image
By Julie Smith (Editor), Ace Atkins (Contribution by), Laura Lippman (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9781933354248
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Akashic Books - April 1st, 2007

Brand-new stories by: Thomas Adcock, Ace Atkins, Patty Friedmann, David Fulmer, Barbara Hambly, Greg Herren, Laura Lippman, Tim McLoughlin, James Nolan, Ted O'Brien, Eric Overmyer, Jeri Cain Rossi, Maureen Tan, Jervey Tervalon, Olympia Vernon, Christine Wiltz, Kalamu Ya Salaam, and Julie Smith. A sparkling collection of tales exploring the city's wasted, gutted naighborhoods, its outwardly gleaming "sliver by the river", it's raunchy French Quarter and other hoods so far from the quarter they might as well be on another continent.

Mean Woman Blues Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765305527
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Forge Books - August 1st, 2003

Julie Smith