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Candidates For December 2013

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Mahogany
MahoganyH
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Miami Beach, FL
Post #: 20
Mocha Reader December Theme
(Mystery)


The Trials Of Nikki Hill (Nikki Hill #1) by Christopher Darden (434 page)
http://www.goodreads....­

Nicolette Hill, assistant district attorney for Los Angeles County, has been doing time for eight years behind a dead-end desk after deliberately suppressing evidence in her first high-profile murder case. However, Nikki is about to rebuild her career with the sensational murder case of television news personality Madeline Grey. This murder, however, is far more than it seems, with a closetful of nasty secrets linking a beloved R & B diva, a prominent black minister, a protective record producer, and a career criminal convicted eight long years ago. Now Nikki must sort through a tangle of suppressed evidence, corrupt lawyers, and criminal conspiracies to catch a killer -- before the City of Angels turns into a den of hell.

MDPLS – 6 Copies
BPL – 5 Copies
eBook – Yes


Details at 10 (Georgia Barnett Mystery #1) by Ardella Garland(272 pages)
http://www.goodreads....­

A savvy, wisecracking reporter-sleuth makes big news in this stunning new mystery by Ardella Garland -- the nom de plume for acclaimed bestselling novelist Yolanda Joe.DETAILS AT 10

Inner-city Chicago: After identifying a drive-by shooter's car on live TV, a young girl named Little Butter disappears. Haunted by her responsibility for the child's fate and heartbroken at seeing her former South Side neighborhood devastated by crime, reporter Georgia Barnett desperately searches for the girl. Butting heads with tough detective Doug Eckart at every turn, Georgia enters dangerous territory where street violence escalates and informers turn up dead. Suddenly, this simple missing-persons case turns into a citywide effort to nab a notorious gang, and Georgia, Doug, and the Channel Eight News crew find themselves struggling to do what's right in a city overcome by racism, fear, and hostility.

MDPLS – 5 Copies
BPL – 7 Copies
eBook – yes


Fearless Jones (Fearless Jones #1) by Walter Mosley (351 pages)
http://www.goodreads....­

Paris Minton is minding his own business-a small used-book store of which he is the proud proprietor-when a beautiful woman walks in and asks a few questions. Before he knows it, Paris has been beaten up, slept with, shot at, robbed, and his bookstore has been burned to the ground. He's in so much trouble he has no choice but to get his friend Fearless Jones out of jail to help him.

Things get scary fast as they look into this woman's past, and the more they learn, the harder it gets-as black men in 1950s L.A. they have few rights, little money, and no recourse under attack.


MDPLS – 11 Copies
BPL – 10 Copies
eBook – yes


Inner City Blues (Charlotte Justice Mystery #1) by Paula L. Woods (336 pages)
http://www.goodreads....­

As an African-American woman in the predominantly white-male LAPD, homicide detective Charlotte Justice knows about heat. But now, thanks to twelve decent, pro-police jurors in Simi Valley, Los Angeles is a city rife with fires and riots. Forty-eight hours into the maelstrom, a prominent black doctor is mistaken for a car thief. Justice quickly defuses the violent confrontation, saving Dr. Lance Mitchell from a potentially savage beating by L.A.'s finest. But that's just the corner of a more ominous picture.

For the body of "Cinque" Lewis is found nearby with the good doctor's wallet beneath it. A one-time radical, Lewis murdered Justice's husband and baby girl in a hail of bullets thirteen years ago, then dropped out of sight. Navigating a terrain riddled with emotional land mines, defying the staunch LAPD hierarchy, Justice now sets out to uncover the shady truth connecting Mitchell and Lewis--but by reliving the tragic past, she may be forced to repeat it. . . .

MDPLS – 6 Copies
BPL – 4 Copies
eBook – yes



The Last Confession (Mike Coletti #1) by Solomon Jones (304 pages)
http://www.goodreads....­

Having come of age on the mob-controlled streets of 1960’s South Philly, Detective Mike Coletti learned early to walk the fine line between cops and criminals. That skill served him well during his thirty-one years in homicide. But it never stopped the nightmares. The screams in the sanctuary still haunt him, the sound of the gunshots still torment him, and the truth of the Confessional Murders still speaks to him, if only in his dreams. Now, on the eve of Coletti’s retirement, the priest whom he arrested for the decade-old crime is about to be put to death, and in one final nightmare, Coletti clearly sees the truth. The priest is innocent, and it all comes to light when the real killer reemerges and embarks on a killing spree that turns Philadelphia upside down. To set things right and stop the execution of an innocent man, Coletti must catch a mysterious killer who now calls himself the Angel of Death. As the chase winds through art galleries and gritty streets, ancient prophecies and holy ground, the game intensifies, cultures collide, and Philly’s best detective is forced to face his nightmarish past—a past that could very well destroy him.

MDPLS – 11 Copies
BPL – 4 Copies
eBook – yes
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