Home
Cast
Gallery
Video
Episodes
Music
Quotes
Locations
Trivia
Links
News
Books
About

BigEasyFan logo

Big Easy - Books

Sorry - the Big Easy TV series never spawned any tie-in novels, so the mysteries listed here are unrelated - just mystery series set in New Orleans that I happen to own. Or hope to own.

New Orleans Mystery series
(from Detecting Women 2 (1996) and Detecting Men Pocket Guide (1997)
by Willetta L. Heising, 1996
The list of New Orleans Mysteries by Patrick Burnett and Amazon - and my bookshelves)

Find more New Orleans and Louisiana mysteries on the List of Louisiana Mystery Authors


James Lee Burke

Dave Robicheaux, Deputy Sheriff in New Iberia, LA - he occasionally visits New Orleans
1 The Neon Rain (1987)
2 Heaven's Prisoners (1988) - filmed with Alec Baldwin as Dave Robicheaux
3 Black Cherry Blues (1989)
4 A Morning for Flamingoes (1990)
5 A Stained White Radience (1992)
6 In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead (1993) - currently being filmed with Tommy Lee Jones as Dave
7 Dixie City Jam (1994)
8 Burning Angel (1995)
9 Caddilac Jukebox (1996)
10 Sunset Limited (1998)
11 Purple Cane Road (2000)
12 Jolie Blon's Bounce (2002)
13 Last Car to Elysian Fields (2003)
14 Crusader's Cross (2005)
15 Pegasus Descending (2006)
16 The Tin Roof Blowdown (2007) - about the aftermath of Katrina
17 Swan Peak (2008) - Dave visits Montana


Barbara Colley

Charlotte LaRue - maid in New Orleans -
1 Maid for Murder (2003)
2 Death Tidies Up (2004)
3 Polished Off (2005)
4 Wiped Out (2005)
5 Married to the Mop (2006)
6 Scrub a Dub Dead (2007)
7 Wash and Die (December 2008)



D.J. Donaldson

Kit Franklyn & Kit Broussard -
1 Cajun Nights (1988)
2 Blood on the Bayou (1991)
3 No Mardi Gras for the Dead (1992)
4 New Orleans Requiem (1994)
5 Louisiana Fever (1996)
6 Sleeping with the Crawfish (1997)


Sophie Dunbar

Claire Clairborne - The Eclaire Mysteries
1 Behind Eclair's Doors (1993)
2 A Bad Hair Day (1996)
3 Redneck Riviera (1998)
4 Shiveree (1999)
5 Senseless Ax of Beauty (2000) - may never have been published


Tony Fennelly

The Matt Sinclair series -
1 The Glory Hole Murders(1985)
2 The Closet Hanging (1987)
3 Kiss Yourself Goodbye (1986)


The Margo Fortier series
1 The Hippie in the Wall (1994)
2 1-900-DEAD (1997)
3 Don't Blame the Snake (2001)



Robert Skinner

The Wesley Farrell series, set in the 1930s
1 Skin Deep, Blood Red (1997)
2 Cat-eyed Trouble (1998)
3 Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (1999)
4 Blood to Drink (2000)
5 Pale Shadow (2001)
6 The Righteous Cut (2002)



Julie Smith

The Skip Langdon series -
1 New Orleans Mourning (1990)
2 The Axeman's Jazz (1991)
3 Jazz Funeral (1993)
4 New Orleans Beat (1994)
5 House of Blues (1995)
6 The Kindness of Strangers (1996)
7 Crescent City Kill (1997)
8 82 Desire (1998) (introduces Talba Willis)
9 Mean Woman Blues (2003)

The Talba Willis series
1 Louisiana HotShot (2001)
2 Louisiana Bigshot (2002)
3 Louisiana Lament (2004)
5 P.I. on a Hot Tin Roof (2005)


Daniel Woodrell

The Rene Shade series, set in St. Bruno, LA
1 Under the Bright Lights (1986)
2 Muscle for the Wing (1988)
3 The Ones You Do (1988)


More New Orleans and Louisiana Mystery series
(from Detecting Women 2 (1996) and Detecting Men (1998), both by Willetta L. Heising)

Burke, James Lee '87 - 9 Dave Robicheaux, deputy sheriff
Donaldson, D.J. '88 - 6 Kit Franklyn and Andy Broussard, criminal psychologist & medical examiner
Dunbar, Tony '94 - 3 Tubby Dubonnet, bon vivant defense attorney
Ennis, Catherine '91 - 2, featuring Dr. Bernadette Hebert, lesbian crime lab expert
Lochte, Dick '92 - 2 Terry Manion, private eye
Redman, J.R. '90 - 3 Michelle 'Mickey' Knight, lesbian P.I.
Sallis, James '92 - 3 Lew Griffin, black private eye
Wiltz, Christine '81 - 3 Neal Rafferty, third generation cop turned P.I.
Womack, Steve '90 - 3 Jack Lynch, PR man and problem solver
Woodrell, Daniel '86 - 3, Rene Shade, cop in a bayou town


Shopping for New Orleans mysteries

FantasticFiction
Bookfinder.com
Faulkner House Books in New Orleans - if you want signed first editions


Updated:
17 September 2008







 kb




No copyright infringement intended. All pictures © copyright the original owners.
Text copyright ©