No Time to Die
No Time to Die
Bantam, Mass Market Paperback, 9780553579567, 240pp.
Publication Date: February 29, 2000
A serial killer stalks Harlem's Strivers' Row...
On a sweltering Harlem summer night, ex-cop Mali Anderson steps out to celebrate her friend Claudine's divorce from a handsome, cheating deadbeat who couldn't keep his fists out of her face. But Claudine doesn't show up for their dinner. Instead, she is found brutally murdered in her elegant home just off Strivers' Row, and Mali has no doubt Claudine's ex did it. Despite his threats, she can't keep out of the investigation. Especially when another woman meets the same savage, bizarre fate....
The two murders are just the start of a trail that leads street-smart Mali through the trash-talking and wise philosophizing of barbershops, beauty parlors, and bars...and toward a cunning killer whose homegrown hatred is zeroing in on Mali herself.
Grace F. Edwards was born and raised in Harlem and now lives in Brooklyn. Her previous novels are In the Shadow of the Peacock and two Mali Anderson mysteries, If I Should Die and A Toast Before Dying.
"Remarkable for its richly rendered portraits and cityscapes."
--Booknews from The Poisoned Pen
"What Grace Edwards does so well...is to root us firmly and quickly in her Harlem setting."
"The plot will keep you turning pages, but it's the portrait of Harlem that will keep the book in your mind long after you reach the end."
--The Purloined Letter