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Inner City Blues - (Charlotte Justice Novels (Paperback)) by Paula L Woods (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 320

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Series Title: Charlotte Justice Novels (Paperback)

Format: Paperback

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Book theme: Police Procedural

Author: Paula L Woods

Language: English

Street Date: July 1, 2009
TCIN: 77475428
UPC: 9780393338379
Item Number (DPCI): 247-17-7039


Meet Detective Charlotte Justice, a black woman in the very white, very male, and sometimes very racist Los Angeles Police Department. The time is 48 hours into the epochal L.A. riots and she and her fellow officers are exhausted. She saves the curfew-breaking black doctor Lance Mitchell from a potentially lethal beating from some white officers--only to discover nearby the body of one-time radical Cinque Lewis, a thug who years before had murdered her husband and young daughter. Was it a random shooting or was Mitchell responsible? And what had brought Lewis back to a city he'd long since fled?

Charlotte's quest for the truth behind Cinque's death will set her at odds with the LAPD hierarchy, plunge her into the intricacies of everything from L.A.'s gang-banging politics to its black blue-bloods, and lead her into deep emotional waters with Mitchell's partner (and her old flame), Dr. Aubrey Scott.

In Charlotte Justice, Paula L. Woods has created a tough, tart, but also vulnerable heroine sure to draw comparisons to such classic figures as Easy Rawlins and Kinsey Milhone, but a true original as well.

Winner of the Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel from Mystery Readers International.

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