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A Toast Before Dying

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Murder casts a shadow over the soul of Harlem....

When she's not studying for her master's or dropping in on her father's jazz gigs, ex-cop Mali Anderson checks out the scene at Harlem's smoky Half-Moon Bar.  She wasn't there for singer-bartender Thea Morris's birthday party, but someone else was--someone who shot Thea to death outside in the alley.  Was it her boyfriend, n
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 2nd 1999 by Bantam (first published 1998)
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Chesya Burke
Jun 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
A Toast Before Dying is a thoughtfully, engaging mystery. Mali Anderson, the ex-detective, has to solve a crime that a dear friend has been wrongly accused of committing, and in doing so, Mali uncovers the seedy underworld of Harlem nightlife and crooked politicians. The story is perfectly paced and has a very satisfying ending.
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May 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A great mystery and thriller...I was guessing through the whole book. And not a long read either.
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Nov 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Grace Edwards takes the reader into a Harlem unseen by tourists.
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Nov 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Enjoyed it but I figured out long before the end what the mystery was.
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