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A MINI-MYSTERY ANTHOLOGY: TWO SKIP LANGDON SHORT STORIESBack when the first Skip Langdon mystery won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel, Skip was a six-foot post-deb cop with authority issues. She was supposed to be a doctor or a lawyer, butMoreA MINI-MYSTERY ANTHOLOGY: TWO SKIP LANGDON SHORT STORIESBack when the first Skip Langdon mystery won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel, Skip was a six-foot post-deb cop with authority issues. She was supposed to be a doctor or a lawyer, but say the word “supposed to” and she was outta there. But now she IS the authority, the most famous cop in New Orleans and one of the most engaging female sleuths in the mystery genre. If you haven’t met her, now’s the time, in this mini-anthology composed of two short stories, both mysteries, both starring Skip.In ALWAYS OTHELLO, clever detective work leads to the killer of an acquaintance, someone Skip feels kind of personal about. You know how every neighborhood has its characters, the people you see every day but don’t really know? Well, Franny Futura was one in Skip’s French Quarter neighborhood—a Tarot reader who dressed in a ladylike silver suit with a spaceship hat. Was it true she was really a man? Where did her money come from? And why were none of her fellow fortune-tellers surprised at her death? The trail leads right to The question, the ONLY question anyone ever asks a Tarot reader.THE END OF THE EARTH just might be the only mystery short story ever written that’s set in Antarctica! Detective Skip Langdon of the New Orleans Police Department and her long-time beau Steve Steinman find themselves sailing the Southern Ocean after winning a trip to the least populous continent, but not staying in fancy hotels because there’s no place to build any! The whole vacation’s a cruise, providing the perfect background for a cozy country house mystery—except the country home’s the ship. Agatha Christie and Ellery Queen fans will enjoy this unusual take on their favorite writers favorite trick, as well as fans of police procedurals and strong women sleuths.