Keeping Secrets: A Gianna Maglione Mystery

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Someone is killing closeted gays and lesbians in our nation's capital! Hate crime? Or just plain murder? Investigative reporter Mimi Patterson wants to know and thinks the public should know, too. She won't let anything or anyone keep her from uncovering the truth. After all, the next victim could be someone she knows. Lt. Gianna Maglione wants to keep a tight lid on this case, while she and her Hate Crimes Unit figure out just who would commit such gruesome murders. Why is the FBI involved in her case and who tipped off the press? Mimi and Gianna. Murder. Mystery. Passion.

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Award-winning author, Penny Mickelbury is a novelist, playwright, journalist and teacher who lives and works in Los Angeles, GA. She is the author of the Mimi/Gianna Mysteries: Keeping Secrets, Night Songs (a Lambda Literary Award finalist), Love Notes and DArkness Descending. micelbury is the recipient of the Audre Lorde Estate Grant and has been awarded the Golden Pen Award for best mystery by the National Black Writer's Alliance. She is a frequent contributor to the Washington Blade, Black Issues Book Review and Africana.com. Her short stories are included in several collections and anthologies. Mickelbury has also authored the Carol Ann Gibson Mystery Series.

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Mickelbury's debut offers a pair of lesbian sleuths--an Italian cop and a black reporter--who spend work time tracking down a serial killer and play time pursuing each other. Four closeted gay professionals, three men and one woman, have been murdered in as many months. Despite efforts by Lt. Gianna Maglione, head of the Washington, D.C., police's Hate Crimes Unit, to impose a press blackout, a gay newspaper editor has picked up on the pattern of deaths. Mimi Patterson is assigned the story and gets her first surprise when she realizes Gianna is the luscious woman she recently spotted at the gym. Mimi is also concerned for her friend Freddy Schuyler, a former football player who is being pestered by gays who want him to come out--although it could ruin the popular nightclub he now runs. Professionally, Gianna and Mimi circle each other warily, yet they must come to terms with a mutual attraction so powerful that when one is targeted by the killer, the other is also drawn into danger. Although there is a disappointing inevitability to the identity of the killer, Gianna and Mimi imbue the tale with a certain winning zest.
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