BOOKS

Coming in Spring 2023:

  Time’s Undoing

(Dutton Books)

 

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“Based on her family history, exploring the inherited trauma and pain wrought by white supremacy, and the power of a community coming together to fight for change, told in alternating timelines: in 1929 a Black man and his family in Birmingham encounter racially-motivated violence, and in 2019, a young Black reporter investigates the unsolved murder of her great grandfather in Birmingham almost a hundred years ago.”

~ Publishers Marketplace

 

Charlene Mack Motown Series

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Bury Me When I'm Dead

A Charlie Mack Motown Mystery

Charlene “Charlie” Mack runs one of the most respected private investigation firms in Detroit—not bad for a smart and savvy black woman struggling with her sexual orientation and a mother with early-onset Alzheimer’s.

When Charlie and her crack team of investigators head to Birmingham, Alabama in search of a missing person, what should be a routine investigation turns into a complex chase for answers.

 

They come across a double murder, shady locals, and a southern patriarch with dark secrets dating back forty years.

 

And when Charlie is attacked on a quiet neighborhood street, the case suddenly becomes personal and potentially deadly. It seems like everyone has a secret to hide, including Charlie.

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WAKE ME WHEN
IT'S OVER

A Charlie Mack Motown Mystery

Charlie Mack and her crack team of private investigators have been asked to take on a seemingly impossible task—to identify and thwart an attack on the upcoming Detroit Auto Show.

 

With a $100K incentive and the help of a dozen freelancers, Charlie and her team slowly begin to unravel a twisted plot that runs through several countries and even more bank accounts.

 

But finding out who’s behind the deadly plot only solves half the problem, because Charlie is drawn into an intensive game of cat-and-mouse to locate dozens of hidden bombs before they can be detonated.

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CATCH ME WHEN I'M FALLING

A Charlie Mack Motown Mystery

Someone is murdering the homeless in Detroit’s Cass Corridor—by immolation.

 

These horrific crimes wouldn’t require an investigation by Charlie Mack and her crack team, except one of the burned bodies is identified as her mother’s friend.

 

There’s a lot wrong with this case: the police won’t admit a serial killer is on the loose, drug trafficking intersects with the deaths, and a rogue cop is involved.

 

The timing also couldn’t be worse—Charlie and Mandy are finally moving in together.

 

This case becomes the most difficult of Charlie's career when she transforms herself into a street person, and mixes with the corridor’s gangs, do-gooders, and the down-and-out to uncover evidence the police can’t continue to ignore.

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JUDGE ME WHEN I'M WRONG

A Charlie Mack Motown Mystery

When a guilt-ridden client has an unexpected change of heart, the Mack team’s careful preparation for his grand jury testimony is blown to smithereens.

 

Now, Charlie and Gil must pull out all the stops to defend him from his new enemies and the estrangement of his father.

 

Meanwhile, Charlie reports for jury duty and unwittingly begins to unravel a disturbing plan to alter the outcome of a crime lord’s conspiracy trial.

 

Before she knows it, Charlie’s dangerous meddling lands a bulls-eye squarely on the intersection of her personal and professional lives, putting all that she holds dear in jeopardy.

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FIND ME WHEN I'M LOST

A Charlie Mack Motown Mystery

When Charlie Mack is hired by her ex-husband’s new wife Pamela, things get awkward quickly.

 

Her ex, Franklin, has been charged with his brother-in-law’s murder. Charlie and Pamela both believe he didn’t do it, but he’s gone into hiding for some reason neither of them understands.

 

To the police, it adds up to easy guilt, but to Charlie, it indicates that Franklin has stumbled onto something that likely comes with life-threatening complications.

 

Charlie wants proof the case doesn’t involve a double-cross, and when the Mack Investigations team throws all their assets at the case, Charlie's girlfriend, Mandy begins to worry that Charlie’s all-out efforts to find Franklin might be driven by lingering romantic feelings.

 

In the end, everyone involved must figure out which loyalties run deeper than love.

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WARN ME WHEN IT'S TIME

A Charlie Mack Motown Mystery

A hate group operating in Oakland County, Michigan has claimed responsibility for a six-month-long string of arson fires and robberies at mosques, temples, and black churches around Detroit, eluding police and federal agencies.

 

The most recent fire, at a mosque in Dearborn, kills a respected imam. His children—suspicious of law enforcement’s treatment of Muslims and afraid of reprisal—hire Charlie Mack and her team of investigators to find their father’s murderers.

 

The Mack team begins to hunt down the clues in this local hate crime, but they aren’t prepared when they realize that those clues are pointing to a widespread conspiracy that runs through elected state officials and up to the highest levels of national leadership.

 

FBI agent, James Saleh, returns to help the Mack Agency infiltrate and take down a homegrown militia hell-bent on starting a race war in America.

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