Thursday, August 26, 2010

CHICAGO, Not so Toddlin' (1968)

Jackson Park (Cook County Mystery)Jackson Park by Charlotte Carter

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Set in Chicago after the Martin Luther King assassination...after the subsequent riots...the story features a Black family (of necessity) caught up in a series of events born in the old Chicago political system and reared in the Black Power movement of the late 1960s. How these pieces fall together..and some lives fall apart...makes a good "mystery" but a better mini-History lesson writ bloody but not screamingly LARGE.

Ms Carter also wrote the NANETTE HAYES Trilogy:

Rhode Island Red,Coq Au Vin, &Drumsticks....all three sexy, sassy, and real (do i detect a Chicken theme?) Funky Butt chic, to be sure! Go, seek them out...

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