Black Heat: A Nina Halligan Mystery

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BLACK HEAT is Norman Kelley's novelistic exploration of the turbulent legacy of the 1960s black liberation movement-its continuance in a watered-down post-nationalist Afrocentrism, its perversion in the media-driven, get-rich schemes of the black bourgeoisie. Caught in the crossfire is the intrepid and resourceful Nina Halligan-formerly a Brooklyn assistant district attorney, now a private investigator-who searches for the missing daughter of a slain civil-rights leader while grappling with her own rage concerning the murder of her family. "Kelley pushes a heavy thumb on hot-button issues of black politics: Afrocentrism; the appeal of televangelism; what it means to be authentically black; FBI dirty tricks against civil-rights leaders"-Publishers Weekly.

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Norman Kelley lives in Brooklyn, New York. His other books are The Big Mango (the second installment of the Nina Halligan series) and Gig (for which he was a contributor). He has written for New York Press, Newsday, Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire, and New Politics, and produces art segments and audio documentaries for WBAI radio in New York City.

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Former black prosecutor Nina Halligan swore vengeance on the man responsible for the slaughter of her family. Now a PI but still carrying a chip on her shoulder, she looks for a connection between the widow of a moderate Civil Rights leader and several acts of murder and assault directed at the slain leader's former associates. This well-crafted and riveting first novel by the author of The Big Mango features hidden agendas, violent ambitions, and political manipulations. For African American mystery collections. [The book was first published in 1997, as a paperback and with limited distribution, by Cool Grove Pr.DEd.].
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