A Phat Death: Or, The Last Days of Noir Soul (Nina Halligan)

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Fiction. African American Studies. A hit on a notorious hip-hop star plunges Nina into the vortex of a violent power struggle to control a valuable commodity in the recording industry, namely black music. Nina takes the music industry by storm-no music mogul or sinister rap star is left standing. "Want a scathing social and political satire? Look no further than Norman Kelley's second effort featuring 'bad girl' African-American PI and part-time intellectual Nina Halligan-it's a romp of a read."-Publishers Weekly.

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Norman Kelley has written for Newsday, the Village Voice, The Nation, and New York Press. He is the author of "The Head Negro in Charge Syndrome (Nation Books 2004), and the Nina Halligan mystery series -- Black Heat (HarperCollins), The Big Mango (Akashic), and A Phat Death (Akashic). He lives in Brooklyn.

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Book Description Akashic Books,U.S., United States, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 197 x 178 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Relaxin like Bird at Camarillo in a sauna, Nina and Anna, Zee, Esperanza and La Bomba ( Bad Girls International ) celebrate Nina s recent marriage to Glen Sierra, a suave musician and journalist. Nina believes that she is going to retire graciously from private investigation and become a mother again. But a hit on SugarDick, a notorious hip-hopper, and Glen s relentless investigation of the killing plunges both of them into the vortex of a murderous power struggle over a valuable commodity in the recording industry: black music.Forced to flee their bombed apartment and wanted by Il Duce s NYPD, Nina and Glen follow a trail of mayhem and murder that leads them to Rolf Fergus, a ruthless South African media baron, who has designs on controlling black music for his media empire, InfoGlobal. Nina also meets a host of denizens of the music world: Baby Cakes, China Mercury, the Pasha (the owner of Fez Records), Taliaferro, the impresario of niggacool, and the mouth Almighty of hip-hop, Big Poppa Insane.Yet a series of twists and turns - jumping from New York to Paris to New York, and then to New Mexico - leads Nina to confront a betrayal to the rhythms that she hadn t imagined. She experiences the essence of noir soul. Bookseller Inventory # AAT9781888451481

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