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Night Songs: A Gianna Maglione Mystery Paperback – January, 1995

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Police Lt. Gianna Maglione, who heads the Hate Crimes Unit in Washington, D.C., insists that a series of hooker murders belongs to her department: someone killed these women just for being women. Her lover, on the other hand, investigates the cases because she wants a good story for her newspaper. Since the two women have collided before in the course of work (Keeping Secrets, Naiad Pr., 1994), the conflicts arising from their parallel pursuits come as no surprise. Occasional grandstanding and amateurish passages weaken the diverse cast, compassionate protagonist, and realistic surrounds. Wait for demand.
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The screech of tires, a woman's screams and tears, gunshots, the moans of the dying--these are some of the night songs in the fast-paced, tightly written second mystery starring Lt. Gianna Maglione, head of the hate crimes unit of the Washington, D.C., police. Yet, some of the book's night songs are melodies of love as Maglione and her lover, reporter Mimi Patterson, cry together with passion over a background of sirens and neighbors' stereos. The book's fictional insider's look at the nation's capital uses the ritualistic slayings of street prostitutes as a vehicle for exploring the shifting priorities of police work, in which, all too often, victims are seen as worthless throwaways. In the ensuing grimly compelling tale of power and privilege, street people, drugs, and despair, Patterson's professional path often leads to head-on clashes with her police lieutenant lover. Whitney Scott

Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Naiad Pr; 1st edition (January 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1562800973
  • ISBN-13: 978-1562800970
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,118,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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First let me say I usually don't enjoy mysteries, with the exception of Valerie Wesley-Wilson. I enjoy the Tamara Hayle series.However,a co-worker said you should read this, I said well I have nothing else so okay. I read the book in one day, it was a touching, easy reading book. Something you might want to take to the pool or beach. Gianna and Mimi are great.
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It's been several years since I read this. My suggestion is that if you are interested in it, DEFINITELY read Keeping Secrets: A Gianna Maglione Mystery first. It is the better of the two, & it tells of Anna & Mimi's meeting & the start of both their professional & personal relationships. While this one was decent in its own right, it is, none-the-less a sequel with all that entails.
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