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If I should die : a Mali Anderson mystery

by Edwards, Grace F.

Format: Print Book 1997
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Edwards,
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
Call Number  FICTION Edwards,
A mystery with all the right elements--a fabulous sleuth, smooth writing, a great plot, and just the right amount of humor--If I Should Die takes readers into the heart of Harlem: its stylish townhouses on Strivers Row, its clubs where jazz immortals jam the night away, as well as its vicious crack houses.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A working-class neighborhood in Harlem is brought vividly to life in Edwards's hard-hitting second novel (In the Shadow of the Peacock). Mali Anderson, who was fired from the NYPD after slugging a fellow officer who had insulted her, lives in her childhood home with her father and orphaned nephew. On her way to pick up her nephew from a rehearsal with the world-famous Uptown Children's Chorus, Mali thwarts an attempt to kidnap a young chorus member; but she is too late to save her friend, the Chorus's director, who is fatally shot in the incident. Although she feels the investigation of both the murder and the attempted abduction is in good hands with two cops she trusts (one of whom she would like to get to know much better), Mali picks up some information on her own. Her involvement intensifies after her best friend, Deborah, a librarian whom Mali had asked to probe the background of the Chorus's director of development, is attacked in her apartment. Spurred by Deborah's nearly fatal attack and undeterred by anonymous phone calls she is receiving, Mali solicits help from her cop friends, after which the phone calls become more threatening, her father is attacked and her house is ransacked. Edwards's Harlem, with its beauty parlors and jazz clubs, family homes and burned-out crack houses, offers a vibrant, varied backdrop for this gritty tale and its sharp-edged, appealing heroine. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Mali Anderson mystery
#1 - If I should die
#2 - A Toast before dying
#3 - No time to die
#4 - Do or die
Subjects Private investigators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Women detectives -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
African American women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Doubleday,1997
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 257 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 0385485239
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