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Three weeks out of cancer surgery, crime reporter Syeeda McKay is in the
pursuit of Los Angeles's most active serial killer. Over the last
twenty years, the Phantom Slayer has hunted African-American prostitutes
working in one of the worst parts of South Los Angeles, killing eight
victims in the alleys off Western Avenue, and then disappearing into the
shadows. But Syeeda doesn't know that the killer has turned his sights
Detective Adam Sherwood, a hotshot investigator with the
Robbery-Homicide Division of the LAPD, has been handed the Phantom
Slayer cases, and together, he and Syeeda must figure out who is doing
the killing . . . before Syeeda becomes his next victim.
Howzell Hall was born and raised in South Los Angeles. An avid reader
and lover of books, she received her B.A. in English and American
Literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She is the
author of a new mystery series featuring Elouise 'Lou' Norton.
2002, Rachel's first novel, A Quiet Storm, was published by Scriber to
great notice, including reviews from O Magazine and Publishers Weekly,
with a starred review from Library Journal. A Quiet Storm was also a
featured selection for Borders' Original Voices program, as well as an
alternate selection for Black Expressions book club. She published her
second novel, The View from Here, in November 2010.
The author received rave reviews for her debut title, A Quiet Storm:
and emphatic, first novelist's Hall's portrayal of bipolar disorder and
its long-term effects on an African American family grabs readers from
the start." Starred review from Library Journal.
portrays mental illness (including the denial of it) with realism and
sensitivity, but what really sets this novel apart is Stacey's lively
narration, which crackles with dark humor, wisdom and self-deprecation."
"Sibling rivalry and devotion and the pressures
that can tear apart a family--and a fledgling marriage--are the
subjects of this urgent first novel by a promising African-American
writer." Oprah Magazine
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