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Of blood and sorrow : a Tamara Hayle mystery
Valerie Wilson Wesley
Adult Fiction WESLEY

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From Publishers' Weekly:

The desperate search for a missing child makes Newark PI Tamara Hayle's eighth outing (after 2005's Dying in the Dark) a chilling, thought-provoking read. Gold-digging Lilah Love gave Tamara $30,000 years earlier after some shady doings in Jamaica. Now Lilah's sister, Thelma Lee, has Lilah's daughter, Baby Dal, and refuses to give her back. Lilah threatens harm to Tamara's son, Jamal, unless Tamara takes on her case. Tamara doesn't want to help Lilah, who sees Baby Dal as a bargaining chip, so she lets Treyman Barnes II, the child's wealthy, powerful grandfather, hire her instead. Then Thelma Lee disappears with the baby, and Lilah is found murdered in her car with Jamal's backpack in the rear seat. Tamara realizes she must find Lilah's child in order to protect her own. Wesley recounts Tamara's struggles with equal parts irony, compassion and insight. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

In her eighth outing, PI Tamara Hayle (Dying in the Dark) is hired to return a child to her mother, but soon mom is dead, and Tamara needs to untangle a web of secrets before the police arrest her teenage son as a material witness in the murder. Mystery readers looking for a compelling female African American protagonist will find the real deal in Tamara. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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