A death in Harlem : a novel
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Evanston, Illinois : TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, [2019].
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Central Library - Mysteries - 1st Floor
Holloway, K.
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"Renowned African American studies scholar Karla Holloway has been working on her first novel, "A Death in Harlem," for some years, as she blazed bright, consequential, and broad trails as a professor, dean, and administrator at Duke University. In this Harlem Renaissance mystery, Weldon Haynie Thomas is Harlem's first "colored" policeman, blessed with insight, humor, resourcefulness, and a deep intuition. (While Haynie is a fictional creation, the first African American policeman in NYC, Samuel Battle, also served during this time period, between 1911-1941.) "A Death in Harlem" improvises and extends the plot of Nella Larsen's "Passing" by asking "what happened after the fall?" Officer Thomas investigates the light-enough-to-pass woman who jumped? fell? was pushed? from the Hotel Theresa during the Opportunity Magazine Awards Banquet. While A Death in Harlem is lively and conversational, it's also informed by a deep knowledge of African American culture and history -- which support pointed critiques of the relationships between Harlem's Sugar Hill colored folk, and the regular folk uptown, for instance. Impeccably researched and confidently written, "A Death in Harlem" is a life's work -- an especially fun, stylish, and edifying read"--Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Holloway, K. F. C. (2019). A death in Harlem: a novel . TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Holloway, Karla F. C., 1949-. 2019. A Death in Harlem: A Novel. Evanston, Illinois: TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Holloway, Karla F. C., 1949-. A Death in Harlem: A Novel Evanston, Illinois: TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Holloway, Karla F. C. A Death in Harlem: A Novel TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2019.

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