Axeman's Jazz

Axeman's Jazz

Julie Smith / Jul 15, 2019

Axeman s Jazz What s the perfect killing field for a murderer A place where he or maybe she can learn your secrets from your own mouth and then make friends over coffee A supposedly safe place where anonymity is th

  • Title: Axeman's Jazz
  • Author: Julie Smith
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  • What s the perfect killing field for a murderer A place where he or maybe she can learn your secrets from your own mouth and then make friends over coffee A supposedly safe place where anonymity is the norm The horror who calls himself The Axeman has figured it out and claimed his territory he s cherry picking his victims in the 12 Step programs of New Orleans.AndWhat s the perfect killing field for a murderer A place where he or maybe she can learn your secrets from your own mouth and then make friends over coffee A supposedly safe place where anonymity is the norm The horror who calls himself The Axeman has figured it out and claimed his territory he s cherry picking his victims in the 12 Step programs of New Orleans.And he s had the gall to name himself after a historical serial killer He just needs to go down, and fast, because this is New Aw lins, dawlin half the town is either alcoholic or co dependent Who better to take him out than tall, funny, social misfit Skip Langdon, now a homicide detective on the Axeman team, a gig that takes her into the 12 Step groups to meet the suspects giving author Smith a chance for gentle satire As Skip threads her fascinated way from one self help group to another, she finds she has in common with the twelve steppers than just the murder her mother, for one thing, whom she encounters at Overeaters Anonymous And she knows what they do not that among their anonymous numbers is a murderous, and dangerously attractive psychopath.

    THE AXEMAN S JAZZ prairieghosts One of the most mysterious, and still unsolved, frenzies to grip the city of New Orleans came in the early s with the arrival of the enigmatic Axeman. The Serial Killer Who Loved Jazz The Infamous Story of If you are a fan of American Horror Story you might remember a character in Season Three Coven played by Danny Huston, brother of actress Anjelica, son of director John He was called The Axeman, and if you were not particularly steeped in New Orleans lore or serial killer history The Axeman serial killer of New Orleans During a period of several years in the early s, New Orleans teetered on the brink of panic after a string of murders that were as gruesome as they were terrifying Reminiscent of an American version of Jack the Ripper, the ax wielding serial killer known as Axeman , broke into homes across New Orleans in the middle of the night and savagely hacked his sleeping victims to death Samuel Hodder Blake Friedmann Samuel graduated in Psychology from University of Warwick, and completed a Masters in Publishing, before working for several years as an editor for psychology research. DEAD MEN DO TELL TALES HISTORY HAUNTINGS OF CRIME Welcome to our official site for Dead Men Do Tell Tales, an unusual combination of history hauntings associated with American Crime Mystery.The reader will find all sorts of weird tales here, from horrible murders to mysterious vanishings. Episodes Myths and Mysteries Podcast Bell Island is a small rocky piece of land off the coast of Newfoundland, with a population of about , Yet it s known to conspiracy theorists around the globe because of a mysterious event that happened in a massive explosion in the sky that destroyed electrical devices and wires across the island and it only get weirder from there. Serial Killers Who Did The Last Thing You d Expect Jun , When talking about serial killers, you are prepared for the creepy, the depraved, and the insane But when you dig through the lives of these men, you ll also find incidents where they re disarmingly human, disturbingly influential, or even wickedly funny Out of all real life killers, Ted Bundy Sterling Books The English bookshop in the heart of Sterling Books takes privacy seriously, and we only take the very limited information we need We never pass data to advertisers, and you can request, amend or delete your information at any time. Fiona Goode American Horror Story FX Wikia FANDOM Fiona Borgia Vandenheuvel Goode is a character on American Horror Story She first appears in the first episode of the story Coven She is portrayed by starring cast member Jessica Lange and guests star Riley Voelkel Kate Paige At Miss Robichaux s Academy, a Fiona is approached by Anna Leigh When The Saints Go Marching In The Vampire Diaries Wiki When The Saints Go Marching In is the thirteenth and final episode of the fifth season of The Originals and the ninety second episode of the series overall It is also the series finale ALWAYS AND FOREVER Intent on saving Hope s life, Klaus plan will change the lives of the Mikaelson family

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        Author of 20 mystery novels and a YA paranormal adventure called BAD GIRL SCHOOL formerly CURSEBUSTERS Nine of the mysteries are about a female New Orleans cop Skip Langdon, five about a San Francisco lawyer named Rebecca Schwartz,two about a struggling mystery writer named Paul Mcdonald whose fate no one should suffer and four teaming up Talba Wallis, a private eye with many names, a poetic license, and a smoking computer, with veteran P.I Eddie Valentino In Bad GIRL SCHOOL, a psychic pink haired teen age burglar named Reeno gets recruited by a psychotic telepathic cat to pull a job that involves time travel to an ancient Mayan city Hint It HAS to be done before 2012 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


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    1. I enjoyed this mystery set in New Orleans around 1990 (when it was first published). Our detective, Skip Langdon, possesses a mix of self-confidence and self-doubt that I find very relatable. This serial killer is trolling 12-step meetings, and the book portrays the 12-step community in a way that is very different from other books I've read. There is a good pool of suspects in the meetings, and each of them is broken and interesting in his or her own way. I did guess the right perpetrator early [...]


    2. This is my second Julie Smith mystery, also conveniently the 2nd in the Police Inspector Skip Langdon mysteries, set in New Orleans. It's been awhile between my enjoyment of the 1st book and this one. I'm glad I decided to read her again as it was most enjoyable. Julie Smith has a different style, not sure exactly how to describe it. Skip Langdon seems to almost float through the investigation into the murders of two different people, seemingly linked to the various 12-Step Self help organizatio [...]


    3. Another good book! Julie Smith really knows New Orleans and when reading you feel like you are in the scene.I really recommend this book, makes me want to read more of the series, and I am!



    4. THE AXEMAN'S JAZZ - G+Smith, Julie - 2nd in Skip Langdon seriesNew Orleans detective Skip Langdon must track down the brutal Axeman--a serial killer who preys on the city's hundreds of twelve-step recovery groups and who will spare anyone in whose home a jazz band is playing on the night of his rampage.Introduced to me by members of the East Bay Mystery Readers' Group, I like the character. Very enjoyable.


    5. I absolutely love this author, and especially this series! Over the years I'd read most of them, but not in order. Now I've decided to go back and read them in order and I'm so glad I did! Even though each novel stands alone, each builds on the one before and things make so much more sense. I adore the New Orleans backdrop, a city I've never had the fortune to visit but love reading about. In this novel I learned so much about 12-step programs. In this one the killer is so gut-wrenchingly tragic [...]


    6. I was really enjoying this book and looking forward to giving it many stars, and then all of a sudden it just ended. The detective didn't figure it out, the key chapter told her, and then the killer confessed. Worse yet, the killer actually confessed to someone else and the detective overheard; the detective was t even instrumental in the confession. Having said that, I did enjoy the ride up to that point.


    7. Really enjoyed this book - not sure why I haven't read the first one! Skip is a great character, and I appreciated the way her character was developed throughout the book. An interesting premise, and I was engrossed from about the third page until the very final page - which I actually found a bit of a let-down. Overall though, a great book, and I will definitely be reading the others in the series.


    8. Liked this almost as much as the first book. Would have gone a 4.5 star. It is so of its place, I see the Deep South shining out of these people's lives and the way the society shapes and responds to them. Obviously not everyone down there is disturbed and there are people mentally like that everywhere. But it is the way they, and normal people, interact with society that makes the region totally unique. Love the south.


    9. Insider outsider, which are you?These are pretty complex mysteries, told with a lot of internal dialogue. Most of us have have moments of self doubt and insecurity, these stories expose a lot of negative thinking, even by the most rational individuals. The book is really a good one.


    10. Good storyThis one kept me guessing. I was a little blindsided by who-done-it. Not who I was expecting at all. Still dragged a little bit in the beginning. But a good sorry overall.


    11. Psychological thrillerGood beginning, liked the characters. Got a little bogged down in the psych stuff. Felt at times like I was doing a 1:1 with a patient.Rip roaring ending tied everything together.



    12. Axeman Jazz Skip is a good cop. This book kept me guessing right to the end. This is the second Skip Langdon mystery I've read and enjoyed




    13. Good storyLiked the story line and the suspense. The build up was timely, it was hard to really be sure who did it!


    14. Holds you til the endJulie Smith is one of my "go to" writers. She has never disappointed. Have read 5 of the Skip Langdon series.



    15. QuirkyHard to follow, disjointed plot, needs a good editor. The book never captured me, never got intriguing. Just page after page of drivel with no compelling action, insights or characters. Don't waste your time


    16. Skip Langdon’s life is looking up. After an excellent job on her previous case, she has been promoted from being a rookie cop to a homicide detective. She still has an enemy in the anti-feminist Sergeant O’Rourke, but a new colleague, the respected psychologist Cindy Lou Wootten, can put him in his place and does. Work is going great.Her personal life is looking up. Her new romance – though long distance – makes her happy. In fact, the only thing troubling her now is the new case. What a [...]


    17. This second book in a series was a significant improvement over the first book. The main character behaves much more like a real cop now, and doesn't make the kind of stupid mistakes she did in the first book. I plan to keep reading the series.


    18. Edgar award, I read several years ago and liked it very much. This second one-not so much. Skip finds herself chasing a killer who is preying on members of New Orleans' various 12-step programs. A murderer is on the loose in the city claiming to be the Axeman, a serial killer who stalked the city 70 years before. The only link between the victims is that they belonged to self-help groups, most with an Alcoholics Annonymous 12-step approach. But the anonymity that protects their participants is n [...]


    19. Murder mystery centered around people in a codependency groupI found it disturbing that these codependency groups were being used as pickup joints- and the intimation- no outright statement- that most of the members of the group were faking just to get attention. I found it scary that people who actually needed this support would potentially be opening themselves to people that would take advantage of them. All the main characters though were disturbed in their own way - probably more than a sim [...]


    20. Truth be told, mystery is not my genre. I picked this book up for a dollar at a local book sale, intrigued by the title. The Axeman of New Orleans is a fascination and I was willing to take a chance on this interesting premise. I had a hard time getting through this book. I found the characters all unlikable and unrelatable. There was very little keeping me interested in finishing the book, and eventually my boredom won out. That's not to say it isn't well written and a vaguely enjoyable read. I [...]


    21. Who needs Mardi Gras. New Orleans has plenty of reasons to celebrate, and when a serial killer sends a letter to the press indicating that he is ready to kill again, but will pass over any home hosting a jazz band, the city responds with parties city-wide. The police are concerned as they have already started looking for the killer after two people with almost no human connections are strangled and a large red "A" is left on the wall. The connection seems to be 12-step meetings, and the police, [...]


    22. I started this series a little backwards, starting with book #9. This past week, I backed it up and read New Orleans Mourning (#1) and Axeman's Jazz (#2). It was good to start with Offficer Margaret "Skip" Langdon on the streets of the French Quarter. Although she was ready to throw in the towel by the end of book #1, just a few months later, she has been moved to the homicide squad. Hunting down a killer in the Quarter, Skip continues to deal with her own issues of growing up in a dysfunctional [...]


    23. This mystery follows the first Skip Langdon book, New Orleans Mourning, featuring detective Margaret "Skip" Langdon. The hot, humid August weather is almost a character in a book which introduces so many characters that it took a while before I could see how they were related. The main suspects in this mystery each seem like a possible murderer until you read more about another suspect. It kept me guessing until the last few pages.Skip doesn't quite fit in--she grew up in a privileged society wi [...]


    24. This is a fast-paced look at New Orleans--its charming and its gritty side. A serial killer is methodically picking off people whose only common ground is that they attend 12-step programs in New Orleans. At one point, the killer mimics historic killings in New Orleans. He issues an ultimatum that people will die who are not listening to jazz on a specific night. Enter Detective Skip Langdon. She's perfect for the job of infiltrating the city's 12-step programs, even finding her mother involved [...]


    25. This wasn't a bad book. Not extraordinary, but not bad. The plot involves a serial killer who uses the legend of Axeman, a killer from the past, to carry on his evil deeds. The legend goes that the killer would pass by any house playing jazz on the nights he went out to kill. Being set in New Orleans, this was just another reason to party. The killer finds his victims in 12 step programs, and once the police figure this out, they begin to narrow down the suspects. i wouldn't call this edge-of-yo [...]


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