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Author Holloway, Karla F. C., 1949- author.

Title A death in Harlem : a novel / Karla FC Holloway.

Publication Info. Evanston, Illinois : TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2019.
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 95th Street Adult Fiction  F HOLLOWAY    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Fiction  F HOLLOWAY    AVAILABLE
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Description x, 234 pages ; 23 cm
Contents The fall -- Weldon Haynie Thomas -- Harlem night -- Bound north blues -- Political parties -- The Ninth Annual Opportunity Awards banquet -- Misadventure? -- The morning after -- Downtown-upper east -- Harlem, in between -- After the fall -- The thirtieth precinct-Harlem -- Rumor, gossip, and innuendo -- Indictment -- Obsequies -- Arrested -- The Omada -- Police court -- The brothers' law -- Waiting for Weldon -- Before the fall -- The Harlem Branch Library -- Passing -- Rooms with a view -- Cinnamon and salt -- Color struck -- Just spring -- Witness -- Keys -- Office visit -- Evidence -- Eyes on the prize -- The Palmer method -- Vermilion Parish -- Blood will out -- One too many -- Reshelving -- Without sanctuary -- Minding the gap -- The Omada collection -- Common ground.
Summary "Renowned African American studies scholar Karla Holloway has been working on her first novel, "A Death in Harlem," for some years, as she blazed bright, consequential, and broad trails as a professor, dean, and administrator at Duke University. In this Harlem Renaissance mystery, Weldon Haynie Thomas is Harlem's first "colored" policeman, blessed with insight, humor, resourcefulness, and a deep intuition. (While Haynie is a fictional creation, the first African American policeman in NYC, Samuel Battle, also served during this time period, between 1911-1941.) "A Death in Harlem" improvises and extends the plot of Nella Larsen's "Passing" by asking "what happened after the fall?" Officer Thomas investigates the light-enough-to-pass woman who jumped? fell? was pushed? from the Hotel Theresa during the Opportunity Magazine Awards Banquet. While A Death in Harlem is lively and conversational, it's also informed by a deep knowledge of African American culture and history -- which support pointed critiques of the relationships between Harlem's Sugar Hill colored folk, and the regular folk uptown, for instance. Impeccably researched and confidently written, "A Death in Harlem" is a life's work -- an especially fun, stylish, and edifying read"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
African American police -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Homicide investigation -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Genre Detective and mystery fiction.
ISBN 9780810140813 (trade paper : alk. paper)
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