Lew Griffin, a detective in New Orleans, flashes back to the 1960s, when a sniper is terrorizing the city.
Featuring Lew Griffin, a New Orleans detective. Griffin searches for answers after a woman he meets in a bar apparently drugs him.
Featuring Lew Griffin, a New Orleans detective. Griffin investigates a missing child case, motivated by his own missing son.
Ghost of a Flea (2001). Series finale.
Featuring Lew Griffin, New Orleans detective. Griffin searches for well known black leader Corene Davis.
Featuring Lew Griffin. Griffin searches for the run-away daughter of an ex-girlfriend.
- A female physician is involved in mystery and murder. Romantic suspense.
The Last Mayan (2001)[as Malcolm Shuman].
Past Dying (2000) [as Malcolm Shuman].
Skinner is also the author of several works of literary criticism and biography including The Hard-Boiled Explicator: A Guide to the Study of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Ross Macdonald (1985) and Two Guns From Harlem: The Detective Fiction of Chester Himes (1989)
One of Julie Smith's Louisiana series features Skip Langdon, a New Orleans cop. While Smith now lives and writes in California, her stories highlight both the lively culture and the dark doings in the Big Easy.
Julie Smith's Talba Wallis series features a jazz singer who is also a private detective.
Louisiana Hotshot (2001)
Stalkers in New Orleans.
Cause for Alarm (1999).
Set in DC and in Mandeville, Louisiana, this romantic suspense novel follows the fortunes of a couple who adopt the child of a CIA agent.