Darkness and the Devil Behind Me
Christmas 1923: Esther Todd is a lovely young pianist, a rising star. One month later, she's on the Most Wanted List. She has vanished along the snowy streets of a stormy night in Harlem and thieves have hit the home of her society patron, pulling off a million- dollar heist.
Are the disappearance and the robbery coincidence or conspiracy? Somebody knows, but nobody's talking. Three years later, the puzzles remain unsolved.
As a crime reporter, Lanie Price covered the initial case. Now a frustrated society 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, the dangerous kind, just about guaranteed to get her killed.
Meet Persia Walker: As the author of Harlem Redux, she was a recipient of the Go On Girl! Author of the Year Award. She has worked for The Associated Press in Arkansas; Washington, DC; and New York.
She has also written for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Inc., (RFE) in Munich, worked as a freelance book editor, and done cultural reporting and voice work for European publications. She has degrees from Swarthmore College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Persia Walker is fluent in German, breathtakingly disorganized, and sporadically inspired to cook. Her perfect Sunday morning includes a lengthy and lazy browse through The New York Times online. For more information, read her blog, Criminal Musings.
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