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Louisiana Bigshot
Forge, Aug 2002, 24.95, 304 pp. ISBN 0765306591 Talba Wallis now has her private detective's license and works for E.V. Anthony Investigations. When her day job is finished she writes poetry and reads it in her persona as the Baroness de Pontalba. One day when she is tailing a cheating husband she gets into a car injury and feels pretty banged up. She pays a visit to healer Babalu Moya who make Talba feel as good as new. The next time she h...
Louisiana Lament
Forge, July 2004, 24.95, 304 pp. ISBN 0765305534 By day, she is Talba Wallis, ace private detective and junior partner in the E.V. Anthony Investigations Agency; by night, she is the Baroness de Pontalba. Dining Hurricane Carol, Talba receives a call from her hysterical half-sister Janessa, whom she met only once. Janessa wants Talba to meet her at her employer's house. When she arrives there, Talba sees a dead woman in the swimming pool with ...
Mean Woman Blues
Forge, August 2003, 24.95, 304 pp. ISBN 0765305526 At one time he was the head of a church group that he turned into his own cult of personal assassins who were willing to commit any crime he asked them to do. He ran for mayor of New Orleans before Detective Skip Langdon exposed him as a murderer, kidnapper, and con artist. Before he could be arrested, he disappeared and one of his main goals has become to destroy Langdon. After extensive pl...