A Toast Before Dying

A Toast Before Dying

by Grace F. Edwards
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A Toast Before Dying by Grace F. Edwards

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, now sitting in jail on suspicion of murder? His sister insists he's innocent--and wants her friend Mali to clear his name.

Thea herself is a mystery: a lonely beauty in an apartment too deluxe for a woman living on tip money, with a gamut of lovers from an aspiring actor to an ambitious politician.  It will take all Mali's savvy--and sources from street-corner buzz to uptown cocktail chat--to unravel Thea's life and death.  And it will take her every survival instinct to catch a killer who will kill again to keep a deadly secret.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307779021
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/30/2011
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 398,758
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Grace F. Edwards was born and raised in Harlem and now  lives in Brooklyn.  Her first novel, In the Shadow of the Peacock, was published in 1988.  Her first mystery, If I Should Die, debuted in May 1997.

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Toast Before Dying 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful! Couldn't put it down! I'm about 30 pages away from the end! And I have no idea how it will conclude. Having been born and raised in Harlem, it was especially fun to read about places/streets/venues that I'm familiar with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ill miss you! Take care!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't wanna get involved. All I'm gonna say is: <p> Good luck.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You might not remember me, but i remember you. You are an amazing person, and im glad i knew you. You will be missed :,(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sean, I never knew you but goodbye. We will all miss you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm crying right now. I am going to miss you so much, Panther. Sean. I wish that I could meet you in real life, but I guess not. The few things I want you to remember are important. Believe in God. He loves you, and will forgive you. Even if you don't have many friends in school, you have friends here. Love ya, Sean. I'll see you someday.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ugh. What i dont understand is how everybody beleives it. Nobody else is a sceptic? Nobody else wonders how even though they dont let you have electronic devices that use wifi in hospital rooms, he has one. Nobody else wonders how e wasnt asleep like a cancerous person should be at night? Because they make you sleep if you dont? Nobody else realizes that. Ugh its just like pika faking getting shots to put him to sleep, 25 times. YOU WOULDNT WAKE UP! One shot can knock out a lion! Let alone a human! Heck! Sometimes a single extra drop can put you into an endless sleep!