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Strange Bedfellows

(2006)
(The fourth book in the Charlotte Justice series)
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In LAPD homicide detective Charlotte Justice, acclaimed crime writer Paula L. Woods has created a heroine for our times. Caught between her proud African American family and colleagues who still can't deal with diversity, Detective Justice returns to an investigation she once had to leave behind-and enters an explosive realm of haunting lies and dangerous truths.

Thirteen years ago, Charlotte Justice's husband and child were murdered in the family's own driveway. Now, following a particularly violent incident involving a fellow officer, Charlotte is on the edge, bedeviled by bloody memories and living on single malt scotch and antacids. But a cold case is bringing her back to work . . . and a department shrink is willing to help her through it-as long as she is willing to help herself. So Charlotte resumes the hunt for the shooter who gunned down a prominent Republican businessman, his young wife, and two Muslim business associates outside an elegant Los Angeles restaurant. The case has turned hot because Charlotte's initial suspect has suddenly surfaced as the cause of a freak auto accident.

The trouble is, the suspect is in a coma and the businessman he presumably shot is still hovering between life and death. Once Charlotte and her colleagues start digging, the investigation careens in unpredictable directions, from the meddling of a smooth-talking FBI agent to the bizarre drama unfolding around the victim's family and business. While Charlotte is accustomed to white cops, black cops, and perps of every shade and persuasion, this case is stranger than even she could have guessed. Worst of all, it's also about her, her contentious family, and the Justices' terrible secret.

In this pivotal installment in her acclaimed series, Paula L. Woods returns at full throttle, weaving a brilliant tale filled with nail-biting suspense, twisted relationships, and a strong woman driven by a passion for justice and a hunger for the truth.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

January 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Strange Bedfellows: A Charlotte Justice Novel (Charlotte Justice Novels)
Author(s): Paula L Woods
ISBN: 0-345-45702-1 / 978-0-345-45702-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: One World/Ballantine
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Paperback Editions

January 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Strange Bedfellows: A Charlotte Justice Novel (Charlotte Justice Novels)
Author(s): Paula L Woods
ISBN: 0-345-45703-X / 978-0-345-45703-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: One World
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Strange Bedfellows (The Charlotte Justice Series)
Author(s): Paula L Woods
ISBN: 1-72131-444-X / 978-1-72131-444-7
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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November 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Strange Bedfellows: A Charlotte Justice Novel
Author(s): Paula L Woods
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Strange Bedfellows: A Charlotte Justice Novel
Author(s): Paula L Woods
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Strange Bedfellows: A Charlotte Justice Novel (Charlotte Justice Novels (Audio))
Author(s): Paula L Woods
ISBN: 0-7927-3899-3 / 978-0-7927-3899-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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March 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Strange Bedfellows: A Charlotte Justice Novel (Charlotte Justice Novels)
Author(s): Paula L Woods
ISBN: 0-7927-3898-5 / 978-0-7927-3898-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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Kindle Editions

January 2006 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Strange Bedfellows: A Charlotte Justice Novel
Author(s): Paula L Woods
Publisher: One World
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