You simply must meet Karla FC Holloway -- glass-ceiling-shatterer, scholar, Duke University distinguished professor emerita, non-fiction author, bio-ethicist, law school graduate, and now: mystery novelist. Her debut novel is A Death in Harlem. Come April, Harlem's first Black police detective, Weldon Haynie Thomas, is back on the case. So too Karla Holloway with a sequel, Gone Missing in Harlem.
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“In the late midwinter of 1927, when that lady they thought was White jumped, or fell, or got pushed out the window of the Hotel Theresa, Harlem’s first colored policeman was assigned the night watch.”
~ Karla FC Holloway, A Death in Harlem