Casanegra: A Tennyson Hardwick Story

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 19, 2007 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Casanegra follows the adventures of Tennyson Hardwick, a gorgeous, sexy actor and former gigolo, living on the fringes of the good life in Hollywood. This story, which chronicles the redemption of a prodigal son, combines the glamour of Hollywood with the seedy hopelessness of the inner city.

In this hot and steamy mystery, Tennyson struggles to hang on to his acting career and redeem his sex-for-pay history, which estranged him from his family -- especially his father, a decorated LAPD captain who raised Tennyson to call him "sir." Now, in the wake of his father's sudden stroke, Tennyson has to save himself from taking the fall for the first murder of a female rapper. In the process he discovers his hidden talents -- the hard way.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Introducing Tennyson Hardwick, who is black, beautiful and—if you ask the LAPD—bad as they come.The police like him for not one but two high-profile murders, the second a cop's no less. The first is ... Read full review

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User Review  - jrpatterson - LibraryThing

Good book. I really enjoyed reading it. They had me going back and forth on who I thought may have killed Serena and because I wanted to know...I kept reading. Read full review

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Blair Underwood is an author and award-winning actor, director, and producer. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Learn more at

Steven Barnes is an award-winning author of twenty-three novels, including the New York Times bestseller The Cestus Deception. Visit his website at

Tananarive Due is an American Book Award-winning, Essence bestselling author of Blood Colony, The Living Blood, The Good House, and Joplin’s Ghost. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit her blog at

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