War at Home

Booklist calls the Smokey Dalton books "a high-class crime series" and Salon says "Kris Nelscott can lay claim to the strongest series of detective novels now being written by an American author."

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Author: Kris Nelscott

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The case starts out close to home: Daniel Kirkland never arrived at Yale for the spring semester. Daniel's mother Grace, a friend of Smokey Dalton's and his son Jimmy's beloved teacher, sacrificed everything to get Daniel into one of the country's most prestigious schools. What at first seems like a missing persons case becomes something bigger, as Smokey delves into the heart of the anti-war movement. He goes from the storied halls of Yale University to the slums outside New Haven to Harlem as he searches for Daniel. All the while Smokey hears rumors he doesn't like, from violent attacks to talk of bombs. Gradually he realizes that he has stumbled into America's second war of the decade: the war at home.War, which deals with the disappearance of a militant black Yale student during the long, hot summer of 1969, is a gripping read that drags us deeper into Dalton's uneasy world."--Entertainment Weekly"The historical moment is palpable here, but it only heightens the timeless drama of an individual attempting to carve a life from the conflicting forces around him."--Booklist (starred review)"Deftly juggling the requirements of a detective yarn with nuanced portrayals of the Nixon-era black experience, Nelscott is producing a powerful, emotionally rich series that reminds us of just how much America hasn't evolved in four decades."--J. Kingston Pierce, Amazon ReviewsKris Nelscott is an open pen name used by USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch.The first Smokey Dalton novel, A Dangerous Road, won the Herodotus Award for Best Historical Mystery and was short-listed for the Edgar Award for Best Novel; the second, Smoke-Filled Rooms, was a PNBA Book Award finalist; and the third, Thin Walls, was one of the Chicago Tribune's best mysteries of the year. Kirkus chose Days of Rage as one of the top ten mysteries of the year and it was also nominated for a Shamus award for The Best Private Eye Hardcover Novel of the Year.Entertainment Weekly says her equals are Walter Mosley and Raymond Chandler. Booklist calls the Smokey Dalton books "a high-class crime series" and Salon says "Kris Nelscott can lay claim to the strongest series of detective novels now being written by an American author."

War at Home

Searching for a missing Yale student who never arrived for his 1969 spring semester, African American private investigator Smokey Dalton pursues leads between the New Haven slums and New York City.

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Author: Kris Nelscott

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312325274

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Searching for a missing Yale student who never arrived for his 1969 spring semester, African American private investigator Smokey Dalton pursues leads between the New Haven slums and New York City.

A Dangerous Road With Reader s Guide and Discussion Questions A Smokey Dalton Novel

"-Kirkus Reviews "More than just offering a puzzle, this novel encourages self-examination about identity, responsibility and the consequences of choices. Smokey proves himself a man of conscience able to make tough choices.

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Author: Kris Nelscott

Publisher: Smokey Dalton

ISBN: 156146077X

Category: Fiction

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New! Reader's Guide Edition With Discussion Questions "Kris Nelscott can lay claim to the strongest series of detective novels now being written by an American author." -Salon Who is Smokey Dalton? Private Investigator Smokey Dalton works for Memphis, Tennessee's black community. He has almost no interaction with the white hierarchy, even though they exist only blocks away. So he's surprised the day a white woman walks into his Beale Street office. Laura Hathaway has sought him out because he's a beneficiary in her mother's will, and Laura wants to know why. So does Smokey. He's never heard of the Hathaways, but his search will take him on a journey that will challenge everything he's ever known, including his own identity. Set against the backdrop of the strike and protests that will end with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, A Dangerous Road combines the politics of race, betrayal, unexpected love, and the terrible cost of trust. It's a story so memorable the Mystery Writers of America chose it as one of the top five novels of the year and the Historical Mystery Appreciation Society honored it as the winner of the Herodotus Award for Best Historical Mystery. What the critics say: "Powerful stuff, with a role for every major black actor in Hollywood."-Kirkus Reviews "More than just offering a puzzle, this novel encourages self-examination about identity, responsibility and the consequences of choices. Smokey proves himself a man of conscience able to make tough choices." -Publishers Weekly "Nelscott's series setting, in the turbulent late '60s, gives her books layers of issues of racism, class, and war, all of which still seem to remain sadly timely today." -Oregonian "It's not hard to draw parallels between Nelscott's PI Smokey Dalton and Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins, another secretive, canny black man trying to solve mysteries while circumspectly navigating the white world. But Dalton's no knock-off. (Would you label the hundreds of hard-boiled detectives who've appeared in Raymond Chandler's wake mere Marlow Xeroxes because they're white?)" -Entertainment Weekly The Smokey Dalton books are "a high-class crime series." -Booklist Read the whole series of gripping novels: A Dangerous Road Smoke-Filled Rooms Thin Walls Stone Cribs War at Home Days of Rage Street Justice Awards for the series: The first Smokey Dalton novel, A Dangerous Road, won the Herodotus Award for Best Historical Mystery and was short-listed for the Edgar Award for Best Novel; the second, Smoke-Filled Rooms, was a PNBA Book Award finalist; and the third, Thin Walls, was one of the Chicago Tribune's best mysteries of the year. Kirkus chose Days of Rage as one of the top ten mysteries of the year and it was also nominated for a Shamus award for the Best Private Eye Hardcover Novel of the Year. Street Justice was nominated for a Shamus award for the Best Original Paperback P.I. Novel. Kris Nelscott is an open pen name used by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

Stone Cribs

Kris Nelscott, one of the most nuanced, intelligent writers of crime fiction working today, has authored another heart-stopping, complicated novel of a country ripped apart at the seams and a lone man doing all he can to put things right.

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Author: Kris Nelscott

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 0312338597

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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It's Christmastime, 1969, in Chicago. After a night out, Smokey Dalton, Kris Nelscott's enigmatic African-American P.I., and his girlfriend find a young woman bleeding to death in his neighbor's apartment. Upon arriving with her at the hospital, they discover that her injuries are due to a botched illegal abortion. This act of charity blooms into a more complicated situation when Smokey learns that the woman became pregnant after being raped. The woman survives, but the fallout is deadly: Her ex-husband vows revenge at any cost. And in a city torn apart by racial strife, gang wars, and a burgeoning drug problem, Smokey believes that cost could be too high. Kris Nelscott, one of the most nuanced, intelligent writers of crime fiction working today, has authored another heart-stopping, complicated novel of a country ripped apart at the seams and a lone man doing all he can to put things right.

The Publishers Weekly

... Edgar - finalist Nelscott's sixth Smoky Dalton novel ( after 2005's War at Home ) deftly interweaves the issue of ... Laura asks Smokey to investigate an empty Queen Anne house that had been bought by her dishonest father's company ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822034371112

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Days of Rage

" --The Washington Post "Superb . . . This series has all the passion and precision of Walter Mosley's early Easy Rawlins novels, but it is not derivative. Smokey just may be a more compelling character than the celebrated Easy.

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Author: Kris Nelscott

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312325299

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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With racial tensions threatening the city of Chicago during the 1969 celebrity trial of the Chicago Eight, African-American private detective Smokey Dalton discovers that his son Jimmy knows a dark secret about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., a situation that becomes complicated when he stumbles upon a group of skeletons tied to the city's racist past. 15,000 first printing.

How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries

Mysteries, featuring Nicholas Bracewell, book holder; the Restoration England Mysteries (1688+ and featuring Christopher ... Dalton, an unlicensed P.I. Titles: A Dangerous Road, Smoke-Filled Rooms, Thin Walls, Stone Cribs, War at Home, ...

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Author: Emerson Kathy Lynn

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781564747082

Category: Reference

Page: 220

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The core of the book is Emerson's personal take on writing and selling historical mysteries, but it also includes contributions from over forty other historical mystery writers practical advice, anecdotes, and suggestions for research and input from assorted editors, booksellers, and reviewers. For both historical mystery writers and readers.This book embodies its subtitle: The Art & Adventure of Sleuthing Through the Past. Veteran author Emerson published her first mystery twenty-three years ago, and this is her thirty-sixth published book. It draws on her experience in researching, writing, selling, and sustaining both her Lady Appleton series (Elizabethan England) and her Diana Spaulding series (1880s U.S.). This unique reference book also includes the contributions of more than forty other historical mystery writers. Their books backgrounds and settings are as diverse as Ancient Egypt and Rome, antebellum New Orleans, early Constantinople, Jazz Age England and Australia, Depression-era California, turn-of-the-century New York, Victorian England, and eighteenth-century Venice.

What Do I Read Next

Other books you might like : Charles B. Child , The Sleuth of Baghdad , 2002 short stories Joan Fleming , The Nuri ... Book 5 Subject ( s ) : Vietnam War ; African Americans ; Race Relations Major character ( s ) : Smokey Dalton ...

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Author: Neil Barron

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787690228

Category: Literary Criticism

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Provides synopses for over 1,500 titles of current popular fiction and recommends other books by such criteria as authors, characters portrayed, time period, geographical setting, or genre

Read em Their Writes

Smokey Dalton , a child- Reader's guide : hood friend of King , is approached by a white woman named Laura ... series that includes Smoke - filled Rooms ( 2001 ) , Thin Walls ( 2002 ) , Stone Cribs ( 2004 ) , and War at Home ( 2005 ) .

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Author: Gary Warren Niebuhr

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: IND:30000109854335

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 249

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Presents a guide for mystery book clubs, discussing how to organize groups, get participants, choose titles, prepare for meetings, and administer discussions.

American Book Publishing Record

( The house of Winslow ; 1860 ) " Having returned from the West and settled in Virginia , the Winslow family is pitted against their Winslow relatives from the North as the nation totters on the brink of war " -Provided by publisher .

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