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Home LocationParis-Bourbon
Title Ash dark as night / Gary Phillips.
Author Phillips, Gary, 1955- author.
CollectionNEW: Adult Fiction
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StatusHome LocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc Status
 Paris-Bourbon30053003770107F PHIL3/28/2024 Available

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Personal Name Phillips, Gary, 1955- author.
Title Statement Ash dark as night / Gary Phillips.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, NY : Soho Crime, [2024]
Physical Description 295 pages ; 22 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
Series Statement A Harry Ingram mystery ; [2]
Summary, Etc. "Los Angeles, 1965. Tempers have boiled over in the Watts neighborhood, sparked by the traffic stop of two Black motorists, the Frye brothers, by the Highway Patrol. Freelance crime photographer Harry Ingram is on the scene, capturing images of the cops as they unleash batons, dogs, and water hoses on the predominantly Black crowd. When he snaps proof of an unarmed man being shot down by the LAPD, he winds up in the hospital, beaten, his camera confiscated. Proof of the killing seems lost--until Ingram's girlfriend, Anita Claire, retrieves the film roll in a daring rescue, and the photo makes front-page news. A recuperating Ingram is approached by Betty Payton, a comrade of Anita's mother, who wants Ingram's help tracking down her friend Moses "Mose" Tolbert. Ingram follows the investigation down a rabbit hole of burglary rings, bank robberies, looted cash, and city-wide conspiracies--all while grappling with his newfound fame, which puts him in the sightlines of LAPD's intelligence division. Boiling over with wry humor, fascinating historical details, and intimate atmosphere, Ash Dark as Night is a nail-biting ride-along through midcentury Los Angeles with a crime fiction legend in the driver's seat"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term African American veterans Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Photojournalists Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term African Americans Fiction. California Los Angeles
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term African American private investigators Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Los Angeles (Calif.) Fiction. History 20th century
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction. lcgft
Index Term-Genre/Form Noir fiction. lcgft
Index Term-Genre/Form Novels. lcgft

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