Tuesday, August 25, 2009

#BookReview: Inner City Blues - Paula Woods


Meet Charlotte Justice, LAPD homicide detective during the 90s LA riots. A woman of color in a department dominated by white men isn't an easy thing. Add the ongoing riots and the murder of a 60s activist and a prominent physician and the pressure to solve both cases and most people would buckle under the pressure. Did I mention that the 60s activist is the same man that killed her infant daughter and husband years ago? Yeah, Charlotte Justice is not most people.

The investigation into the deaths of both men leads Charlotte back to her childhood crush, Aubrey Scott. Cautious because of her job and the loss of her husband, Charlotte is reluctant to let Aubrey back into her life. And when an art gallery Aubrey is affiliated with seems to be connected to the murders of the activist and physician, Charlotte has good reason to question whether or not Aubrey should be allowed in her space.
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