Mimi Patterson is the lead investigative reporter for Washington DC’s top newspaper. She’s not the kind of reporter who skims the surface of any storyshe digs deep, asks the hard questions, leaves no stone unturned. She’s looking for facts, for all of them, seeking out the truth. There’s nothing fake about the news she reports, and the truth that she uncovers comes at a terrible price. But what happens when she finds herself unableor perhaps unwillingto pursue the big stories that come her way, to follow them wherever they lead?
The evils of racism, sexism, homophobia, misogyny, and religious intolerance pervade every aspect of our modern society. Hatred is a powerful force, one whose goal is to maim, weaken, diminish, and destroy. After so many years and so much hatred, Mimi and Gianna must finally come to terms with the price paid for their personal commitments to their jobs and to each other. And this time, the violence hits close to home, and the voices of its victims live on in the minds and consciences of Mimi and Gianna. They speak to themand they remind them never to forget that they were denied life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness simply because of who they were.
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About the Author
Prior to focusing on literary pursuits, Penny was a pioneering newspaper, radio and television reporter, based primarily in Washington, D.C., wrote journalistic non-fiction, and was a frequent contributor to such publications as Black Issues Book Review, Africana.com, and the Washington Blade.
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About Keeping Secrets, Book One of the Gianna Maglione/ Mimi Patterson Mystery Series
"When Keeping Secrets was first released it broke new ground. Each woman worked independently, guided by the unique perspectives of her racial and professional identities ... they've given Mickelbury's readers a multifaceted and multi-layered view." The Gay Detective Novel, Judith Markowitz, Ph.D.