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Darkness and the Devil Behind Me: A Lanie Price Mystery

Darkness and the Devil Behind Me A Lanie Price Mystery The edition is out of print The edition is still in print The devil claimed Esther Todd Or so they say In December she was a lovely young pianist a rising star By January of she w

  • Title: Darkness and the Devil Behind Me: A Lanie Price Mystery
  • Author: Persia Walker
  • ISBN: 9780979253805
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
  • The 2007 edition is out of print The 2008 edition is still in print.The devil claimed Esther Todd Or so they say In December 1923, she was a lovely young pianist, a rising star By January of 24, she was on the most wanted list She d vanished along the snowy streets of a storm swept night in Harlem and thieves had hit the home of her society patron, pulling off a millThe 2007 edition is out of print The 2008 edition is still in print.The devil claimed Esther Todd Or so they say In December 1923, she was a lovely young pianist, a rising star By January of 24, she was on the most wanted list She d vanished along the snowy streets of a storm swept night in Harlem and thieves had hit the home of her society patron, pulling off a million dollar heist Were the disappearance and robbery coincidence or conspiracy Somebody knew, but nobody was talking Three years later, the puzzles remained unsolved Crime reporter Lanie Price covered the initial case Now a frustrated gossip columnist, she s ready for a change It comes in the form of Esther s sister, Ruth Desperate for closure, Ruth begs Lanie to dedicate her Christmas column to the case maybe someone, somewhere will remember something Seeking fresh material, Lanie starts asking hard questions, dangerous questions, the kind just about guaranteed to get her killed.

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    About "Persia Walker"

    1. Persia Walker

      Readers of Persia s 1920s novels know they re in for a fast paced trip through one of the most fascinating periods in U.S history, the Jazz Age In designing her stories, and developing her characters, Persia draws upon her theatrical training as well as her journalistic experience.She has worked for The Associated Press and Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty She has lived in Germany, Brazil and Poland.

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    1. I won this book on CD during a give away.This 1920's murder mystery takes place in New York city in Harlem during winter, when a young African American musically talented single mother goes missing and the police refuse to investigate her disappearance until it is linked to a jewel heist at her two-timed widowed beinfactor's home. The reporter who covered the case is approached by the woman's sister and has renewed her vigar to uncover the truth years later after the trail has grown cold. Laney [...]


    2. Darkness and the Devil Behind Me is a good read if you like mystery books. Persia Walker weaves an intricate tale of scandal and murder. When I think I have it figured out, another element is thrown in the mix that negates my theory. Like most mystery books, it starts slow in the beginning, but it picks up to become an exciting story. I definitely recommend it.


    3. This was especially interesting because it introduced me to a world I knew nothing about, Harlem in the 1920s. The story was also an intriguing mystery.


    4. I just finished it, on the heels of having read and loved one of Walker's previous releases, Harlem Redux. It wasn't nearly as good. It actually read a bit like an unedited first or second draft--and I think it had a lot of promise but the imagery and characters were difficult to latch onto in spots that really mattered and the wild goose chases down which I was lead in pursuit of the killer(s) seemed more arbitrary than integral. That said, I'd still like to see more work from Walker--particula [...]


    5. IT took awhile for me to really get into the story. I read author's other book entitled "Black Orchid" and absolutely loved it. I could not put it down. Therefore, I wanted to read any other books she has written, and finally was able to order a copy of this novel. Yet, once I made it to the ending, "whodunit" you would not even consider or imagine. The author made me speak to the book by then!!!Leisure read 2017


    6. Even though I had it for a couple of days without reading much of it, once I got into it towards the middle I could not put it down. I loved the old gumshoe-type drama as told from an African American female reporter. I was also pleasantly surprised by the ending. I will certainly be looking for more from this author.



    7. Top notch mystery!What a great read! Lanie Price belongs right up there besides the likes of Mrs Marple, Hercule Poirot and Jessica Fletcher (okay she's a TV character but you get my point). Great pacing; believable dialogue and a winding but believable plot. Bravo!


    8. Picked this one up as an ebook off the author's website, iirc, and it was one that I was probably bound to latch onto, given my love of historical detective stories.This book is set in the Harlem of the 1920's, with our hero being Lainie Walker, journalist for a black-read newspaper where she's been concentrating on writing a society column ever since the death of her husband. A couple of years earlier, Lainie had been involved in covering the mysterious disappearance of Esther Todd, prior to th [...]


    9. I received this audiobook through a giveaway. I went through phases of interest and disinterest while listening. The premise and setting were great, but I still had a hard time staying engaged. I don't know that I can quite articulate what it was, but it felt like I could predict the next line throughout the book, but not necessarily the next chapter. I also could not quite believe in the 1920's setting. The lingo seemed to be randomly inserted rather then a common thread throughout and the cad [...]


    10. okThis author has a great writing technique and very little editing issues in her work,which is delightful compared to some other works i have read recently. With that being said I'm not gone lie. I wanted to stop reading this book so many times.It felt like it was going nowhere,but once the case started coming together I couldn't put it down. Unfortunately that happened in the last 30-40 mins of the book. I did like the story line, but it was just the same as the last book i read by this author [...]


    11. Speakeasies, Harlem jazz clubs, gangsters, molls, wealthy dillettantes, this story has it all.For me, this book first of all presented an interesting historical insight into the lives of black people in no doubt a difficult, racist era. The mystery had enough twists and turns to keep one engaged, however whodunnit was quite obvious from the start.Lanie was an ok protaganist with her own struggles and strife. Ultimately she proves herself to be naive and reckless, blundering into the investigatio [...]


    12. A self-published first effort with a few noticeable typos, yet a page-turner nonetheless and a new author I'll be following for my own entertainment - in other words, a good find. Will be happy to lead this book club discussion.




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