Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Photo Challenge Day 9: Favorite Cover: Black Orchid Blues by Persia Walker

Day 9 of For Colored Girls Book Club's photo challenge: Favorite Book Cover. Like most book addicts I have lots of favorite covers and I've shared a few already. The cover of Black Orchid Blues by Persia Walker is one that always puts a smile on my face. The woman on the cover illustrates being fabulous and fierce with no apologies. I own both this one and Harlem Redux by Persia Walker and need to get on reading them both. If only I would just buckle down and read my shelves! I do plan to read them this winter though. I also need to get a copy of Darkness and the Devil Behind Me. See? I'm already planning on buying yet another book. I don't have a problem...



Black Orchid Blues (The Lanie Price Mystery Novels)

Lanie Price, a 1920s Harlem society columnist, witnesses the brutal nightclub kidnapping of the "Black Orchid," a sultry, seductive singer with a mysterious past. When hours pass without a word from the kidnapper, puzzlement grows as to his motive. After a gruesome package arrives at Price’s doorstep, the questions change. Just what does the kidnapper want--and how many people is he willing to kill to get it?

Evil hides behind the genteel facades of affluent Strivers’ Row and stalks the ballroom of one of Harlem’s most famous gay parties. In a complex plot that keeps the reader tied to the page, Black Orchid Blues explores the depths of human depravity and the desperation of its victims.

About the Author

(Photo & Author Info. via Goodreads)

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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