You Should Have Died on Monday

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Silver Dagger Mysteries, 2007 - Fiction - 219 pages
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In this compelling mystery, African American university professor and crime historian Lizzie Stuart comes face-to-face with her long lost mother, Becca. Following threads from her earlier cases, Lizzie uses her keen investigative abilities to research her own family's past and uncovers a web of murder and mayhem centered around her mother. As the pursuit of Becca runs from the gangster-led Chicago of the 1960s to modern, pre-Katrina New Orleans, Lizzie rattles the wrong people, jeopardizng her interracial relationship with homicide detective John Quinn while putting her own life in danger. Ultimately, Lizzie learns that some things are better left buried in the past.

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You Should Have Died on Monday (A Lizzie Stuart Mystery series)

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In her hunt for her birth mother who abandoned her when she was five days old, African American university professor and crime historian Lizabeth Stuart (Death's Favorite Child ) goes to Chicago to ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Frankie Y. Bailey is an associate professor of criminal justice at the State University of New York–Albany. She is the author of the Lizzie Stuart Mystery series and the Edgar-nominated Out of the Woodpile: Black Characters in Crime and Detective Fiction. She lives in Guilderland, New York.

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