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Where Evil Sleeps (Tamara Hayle #3)
Murder doesn't take a holiday, even as detective Tamara Hayle tries to, in this hurricane of a novel set in tropical Jamaica. Tamara is after some much-needed R and R down in sunny Kingston when she is befriended by a chatty homegirl from New Jersey. When Tamara joins her new friend and her two male companions for a night on the town, the result is murder.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published August 27th 1996 by Putnam Adult
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Tamara Hayle is an ex-cop PI on vacation in Jamaica when she meets three people who invite her out for drinks. After the man sitting across from her gets stabbed to death in the heart, all hell breaks loose. Drug money, Jamaican gangsters, a love interest, and a cast of intriguing characters bring this romantic mystery to life. Valerie Wilson Wesley has a way with prose that is all her own, and it will keep you turning pages.
Apr 26, 2014 Mahoghani 23 rated it really liked it
Tamara always finds herself in predicaments without any weapon to use except her mind. Now she's in another country and has lost her passport, identification and money. Her wits and skills keeps her on her toes but whom can she trust? The cops are getting closer and she's getting hungry; for food and the truth. When you think something isn't right, nine times out of ten you need to listen to your instincts.well plotted and a good storyline. I thought for sure she was a goner with Scratch.
This book was fun and a break from my usual read. Something about a female, African American, ex-cop, single mom, P.I. makes for a fun ride. It is a "who done it" but that's really not the fun part; the fun part is following Tamara on her personal journey and how these things affect her personal life.
I have read all of the Tamara Hayle mysteries. I was first introduced to her by my very first supervisor after high school back in 1997. Since then I have read the entire series and I am always looking for the next one. I hope you decide to write another soon. I miss her a lot.
This is a pretty good book about a black-chick P.I. who encounters murderers whilst on vacation in Jamaica. I enjoyed the story, even though there were some stupidities which I couldn't resist noting in the margins. (to wit: several comments were made about a woman wearing a tight red tube dress, then later she pulled some money out of her blouse; "my head knocked against my chin" - Unless her face was hinged in the middle, how??) The P.I. woman did some really stupid things and didn't act a bit ...more
Valerie Wilson Wesley is an African-American author of mysteries, adult-theme novels, and children's books, and a former executive editor of Essence magazine. She is the author of the Tamara Hayle mystery series. Her writings, both fiction and non-fiction, have also appeared in numerous publications, including Essence, Family Circle, TV Guide, Ms., The New York Times, and the Swiss weekly magaz ...moreMore about Valerie Wilson Wesley...
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