Big Easy Bonanza
is an omnibus with three novels (two by Julie Smith and one by Tony Dunbar) and a short story (by Smith). All set, of course, in New Orleans. It's $3.99 at Amazon.
The two novels by Smith have been freebies in the past, and her books do seem to sort of rotate through being occasional freebies, so if you are patient, they might be free again. Info on this in this MR thread
Right now all three novels are $2.99 individually at Amazon and the short story is $0.99, so if you already have a couple, the omnibus is not a bargain, but if you don't have any of them, and you don't want to wait and see if the Smith novels go free again, $3.99 might not be bad.
Here's the info on the books/short story:
FEEL LIKE A TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS….?
...complete with the requisite steamy romance, succulent food, colorful characters, and delicious danger? Danger in the Big Easy comes in so many forms—you could meet a stranger and never want to go home again, or maybe the wrong guy in a dark alley; or discover a penchant for po’boys that puts ten pounds on before you’ve finished your Abita amber.
Every bit of that—and so much more!—is guaranteed to happen within these digital pages (except the unseemly weight gain). BIG EASY BONANZA introduces three of New Orleans' best-loved detective series, featuring NOPD Detective Skip Langdon; quasi-honest gourmet lawyer Tubby Dubonnet; and poet/computer nerd/PI Talba Wallis.
As a bonus, or lagniappe, as we say on Frenchmen Street, we have a hilarious short story starring glamorous drag queen detective Diva Delish.
And that’s what this package is: simply Delish! Includes an Edgar-winner, an Edgar nominee, and a perennial Amazon best-seller. How can you go wrong?
HERE'S THE BREAKDOWN:
NEW ORLEANS MOURNING by Julie Smith -- The King of Carnival is shot off his throne during the fanciest parade of Mardi Gras, and, for reasons she's rather forget about, rookie cop Skip Langdon is assigned to the case. Rich in New Orleans lore and characters. Won the Edgar for best novel.
CROOKED MAN by Tony Dunbar-- Lawyer Tubby Dubonnet's honesty is tested--and found wanting--when he finds a gym bag full of money. But how to keep it and stay alive? Tubby's Mr. New Orleans--laid back to a fault, yet everywhere at once. His riffs on New Orleans food are particularly compelling.
Creole Foodie Noir.
LOUISIANA BIGSHOT by Julie Smith-- Odd couple PIs Talba Wallis and Eddie Valentino dodge bullets as they unravel a crime and cover-up so shocking it has an entire town clammed up. Half the fun is in Talba and Eddie's tentative relationship-- if this were a movie, they'd be Queen Latifah and Danny de Vito.
PRIVATE CHICK by Julie Smith-- this short story introduces drag queen detective (and mixologist) Diva Delish. In the Marigny, the most fun neighborhood in New Orleans, Diva rules. Really, her name says it all!
"If you haven't discovered Smith yet, now is the time to do so . . . Move over, Sara Paretsky." —KPFA-FM (Berkeley, CA)
And the link: http://www.amazon.com/Big-Easy-Bonan...dp/B00AS0UW32/