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Blues in the Dark by Raymond Benson

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Also by Raymond Benson:

Blues in the Dark, October 2019
Hardcover
The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings, November 2014
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The Black Stiletto: Secrets and Lies, January 2014
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The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes, April 2013
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The Black Stiletto: Black & White, June 2012
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The Black Stiletto, September 2011
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Dark Side Of The Morgue, March 2009
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The Union Trilogy, October 2008
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A Hard Day's Death, April 2008
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Sweetie's Diamonds, June 2007
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Blues in the Dark
Raymond Benson

From the New York Times bestselling and internationally acclaimed author comes a Hollywood crime drama set in the 1940s and present day that tackles racism, sexism, and murder.

Arcade
October 2019
On Sale: October 8, 2019
336 pages
ISBN: 1948924919
EAN: 9781948924917
Kindle: B07QFS5MLS
Hardcover / e-Book
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Karissa Glover is a movie producer who moves into a decrepit but functional old mansion in the West Adams Heights area of Los Angeles, where black celebrities of yesteryear—Hattie McDaniel, Louise Beavers, and others—once resided. The former owner was a white actress, Blair Kendrick, who often starred as the "bad girl"—a femme fatale—in films noir of the 1940s. However, Blair’s career was cut short when she was tragically killed by the mob after allegedly witnessing the slaying of a corrupt studio head in 1949.

As Karissa and her producing partner decide to develop a modern film noir about Blair Kendrick, malevolent forces from the past attempt to stop them—first with intimidation, and then with the thread of murder.
 
Is this because Karissa has learned that Blair was involved in a then-taboo interracial relationship with jazz musician Hank Marley? What really happened on the night that death struck in a dimly lit studio mogul’s office? The consequences of Blair and Hank’s doomed love affair still resonate in the present day as Karissa attempts to unravel Blair’s secrets.

Seeping with mystery, intrigue, Hollywood history, and forbidden romance, Blues in the Dark is Raymond Benson at his most insightful and page-turning best.

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