Green Hills Branch Library is closed Nov 19-24 for parking lot maintenance. Get details.

All library locations are closed Thursday, Nov 22 and Friday, Nov 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tell us what you think! Take our Facilities Satisfaction Survey.

Dirty Laundry: Charlotte Justice Series, Book 3

Book Cover
Average Rating
Series:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
..".Woods masterfully juggles all her plot elements, seamlessly incorporating the riveting historical material on blacks in Hollywood with an all-too-contemporary story of wrongdoing within the LAPD."--BOOKLIST ON STORMY WEATHER
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780792729365
9780345464392
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 83fbeb8d-d1d2-2eef-7742-d817dc60cadb
Grouping Title dirty laundry
Grouping Author woods paula l
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-15 22:45:21PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-15 23:16:31PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Kelly, Karen, 1958-
author Paula L. Woods
author2-role Kelly, Karen,1958-
author_display Woods, Paula L
available_at_catalog Hadley Park
collection_catalog Audiobook
detailed_location_catalog Hadley Park - Adult Audiobook
display_description

In her award-winning Charlotte Justice novels, Paula L. Woods has created a rare blend of mystery, suspense, and an unflinching social critique of urban, multiethnic America. Featuring an African American homicide detective in the LAPD's elite Robbery-Homicide Division, this new Charlotte Justice novel is a sizzling story of murder, politics, families, and betrayal in the uneasy melting pot of Los Angeles, where everyone has their own. . . .

DIRTY LAUNDRY

For Charlotte and her team, the case begins when a woman's body is found in L.A.'s Koreatown district, where a series of robberies and murders has already put besieged merchants on edge. Now the spectacle of a bright, successful young Korean woman found bludgeoned and bound in an alley is stirring fears, passions, and city politics. In the hours after Vicki Park's murder, Charlotte Justice must contend with a complex crime scene and a beleaguered community's hostility toward the police.

Interestingly enough, Vicki (like Charlotte) lived and worked in two different worlds: her close-knit Korean community and the wider political world where she served as a special aide to handsome, media-savvy Mike Santos, whose is vying to become L.A.'s first Latino mayor. With twenty-four candidates running to replace a long-standing African American incumbent, the mayor's race is shaping up as a wild brawl, full of dirty tricks and innuendo. Is Vicki's murder connected to the campaign or is the answer to be found in the ethnic enclave that nurtured Vicki--and that may now be hiding her killer?

While Charlotte searches for answers, she must also navigate the perils of life in the LAPD, which complicates her personal life, namely her budding relationship with Aubrey Scott, an emergency-room physician. Justifying her relentless hunt for Vicki's killer as part of her mission as a homicide detective, Charlotte must face the possibility that her motivation may also be to ease the pain she feels over the violent death of her husband and young daughter years before--a possibility that is challenged in unexpected ways.

A powerful story about families and the secrets they keep, Dirty Laundry is a fast-paced, deeply human thriller that builds to a powerful climax. Featuring one of the great female characters in detective fiction today, this book is a fascinating portrait of Los Angeles from the streets of Koreatown to the power corridors of City Hall. Dirty Laundry is Paula Woods's richest, most rewarding novel to date.

From the Hardcover edition.

format_catalog CD audio book, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, eBook
id 83fbeb8d-d1d2-2eef-7742-d817dc60cadb
isbn 9780345464392, 9780792729365
item_details ils:CARL0000391323|35192049800836|Hadley Park - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Woods|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HP||, overdrive:7aca0888-c4f1-4e06-a7f4-e4090ef6368f|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , CD audio book
last_indexed 2018-11-16T05:16:31.319Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog CD AUDIO Fiction Woods
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Hadley Park
primary_isbn 9780792729365
publishDate 2003
record_details ils:CARL0000391323|CD audio book|Audio Books|Unabridged, library ed.|English|BBC Audiobooks America,|c2003.|8 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:7aca0888-c4f1-4e06-a7f4-e4090ef6368f|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2003|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:7aca0888-c4f1-4e06-a7f4-e4090ef6368f -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000391323 35192049800836 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
series Charlotte Justice novels
series_with_volume Charlotte Justice novels|3
subject_facet African American police -- Fiction, African American women -- Fiction, Books-on-CD, Detective and mystery stories, American, Justice, Charlotte (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction, Police -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction, Policewomen -- Fiction
title_display Dirty Laundry
title_full Dirty Laundry Charlotte Justice Series, Book 3, Dirty laundry [sound recording] / Woods, Paula L.
title_short Dirty Laundry
title_sub Charlotte Justice Series, Book 3
topic_facet African American police, African American women, Books-on-CD, Detective and mystery stories, American, Fiction, Justice, Charlotte (Fictitious character), Mystery, Police, Policewomen