When Death Comes Stealing (Tamara Hayle Mysteries)

by Valerie W. Wesley | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 038072491x Global Overview for this book
Registered by mysticcat of Wien Bezirk 21 - Floridsdorf, Wien Austria on 12/22/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by mysticcat from Wien Bezirk 21 - Floridsdorf, Wien Austria on Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Bought on a library book sale today.

In her adult fiction debut, Essence magazine executive editor Wesley introduces a decisive, independent PI and single mother as heroine but sets her in a transparent, formulaic plot. Tamara Hayle, a divorced ex-cop, and her 14-year-old son, Jamal, live in Newark, N.J., not far from Jamal's father, DeWayne, who has three other sons by three different women. Ordinarily, Tamara has no sympathy for DeWayne, but when one of his sons dies of what the cops say is a drug overdose, she agrees to DeWayne's request that she investigate the young man's apartment. She finds a neat room with fresh food in the fridge and extra money carefully stashed away--not the expected residence of a cocaine addict. When another of DeWayne's sons drowns in a bathtub five days later and another is shot soon after that, Tamara becomes terrified for Jamal's safety. Wesley creates a broad, interesting cast, from gentle Jamal to a suave, violent-tempered Jamaican who tries to seduce Tamara, but too little is revealed of the PI herself. The book's strength lies in its portrayal of black family life in dangerous times--future installments of this promised series will have to fill us in on Tamara. Author tour; first serial to Essence.

Released 14 yrs ago (12/23/2009 UTC) at Bookbox in -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Wien Austria

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Released to the yellow book box.

Journal Entry 3 by wingefellwing at Klosterneuburg, Niederösterreich Austria on Sunday, February 21, 2010

Released 14 yrs ago (2/21/2010 UTC) at Klosterneuburg, Niederösterreich Austria

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Wird in ghaneschas gelben Box weiterreisen, bin gespannt wohin?

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reist zu

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damit es per Auto nach Amsterdam kommt...

Journal Entry 5 by myranya from Zeist, Utrecht Netherlands on Monday, April 19, 2010
Picked it up at the convention. Needed some mysteries to read!

Journal Entry 6 by myranya at Albert Heijn Kerckebosch in Zeist, Utrecht Netherlands on Sunday, October 16, 2022

Released 1 yr ago (10/17/2022 UTC) at Albert Heijn Kerckebosch in Zeist, Utrecht Netherlands

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