From the Publisher:
When the smiling King of Carnival is killed at Mardi Gras, policewoman Skip Langdon is on the case. She knows the upper-crust family of the victim and that it hides more than its share of glittering skeletons. But nothing could prepare her for the tangled web of clues and ancient secrets that would mean danger for her--and doom for the St. Amants...
"Smith is a gifted writer."
THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD
Julie Smith: New Orleans Mourning. Ivy Books, ISBN: 0804107386 (February, 1991), 352 p., $6.99