'Taken In' by Erica Abbott

Delightfully entertaining, jam-packed with baffling suspects and a surprising twist, all leading us to its satisfying end. Taken In is a great read for the couch or the beach…. read more

'Listening to the Dead' by George Seaton

“Despite the quasi-mystical premise of the novel, in many ways Listening to the Dead speaks more truthfully about policework and men’s relationships than some crime and romance novels that purport to do just that.”… read more

'Long Black Veil' by Jennifer Finney Boylan

Long Black Veil shifts focus from the past to the present as a group of college friends become involved in a harrowing, inexplicable disappearance at a ruined Pennsylvania prison… read more

Blacklight: James’ 'A Kind of Justice' Depicts the Struggle of a Shrewd Transwoman Accused of a Vicious Crime”?

Against all odds, Bobbi Logan, a statuesque transgender woman, has become one of Chicago’s most celebrated hair stylists and the owner of one of the city’s poshest salons. She is finally comfortable with who she is, widely admired in her community, about to enjoy the success she deserves.

Then her impossibly perfect life falls apart.

In the space of a few weeks, the Great Recession drags her business to the brink of failure, her beloved ex-wife needs help in facing a terrible tragedy, and a hateful police detective storms back into her life, determined to convict her of the five-year-old murder of John Strand—pillar of the community—and a sexual predator.

Blacklight: James’ A Kind of Justice depicts the compelling struggle of a shrewd transwoman accused of a vicious crime.
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