I highly recommend Black and Blue in Harlem to fans of crime/mystery novels and diverse detectives.
Book Review: Black and Blue in Harlem by J.M. Pitts
Pub. Date: February 4th 2019 I FriesenPress I Pages: 144 I Crime/Mystery I CW: Alcohol addiction
SJ Rook is a hard-luck private eye in Harlem, trying to rebuild his life after hitting rock bottom. But when he arrives home one night to find his apartment building is a crime scene, he joins forces with his friend Detective Archie Lin to investigate the death of his neighbor Nomie George. Was it a suicide or a brutal murder?
Black and Blue in Harlem is the third book in the Ross Agency mystery series and it’s a great read. Pitts does an excellent job of bringing Harlem alive for the reader and the characters are all round characters with lives and problems of their own. Rook is a complex character who struggles with alcohol addiction, so please check the content warning before reading.
I highly recommend Black and Blue in Harlem to fans of crime/mystery novels and diverse detectives. Don’t forget to add the books to your Goodreads TBR here for the next book in the series, Pauper and Prince in Harlem, which is slated for release in summer 2019!