In 1920s Harlem, society columnist Lanie Price witnesses the nightclub kidnapping of the "Black Orchid," a sultry singer—and six-foot-three drag queen—with a mysterious past. In this third Harlem Renaissance mystery by Persia Walker, Price soon finds herself enmeshed in a story in which everyone seems to be either lying or keeping a secret to die for. Then a gruesome package arrives at Price's doorstep and she must discover just what this kidnapper wants—and how many people he's willing to kill in order to get it.
"Persia Walker has it all, great dialogue, terrific characters and a marvelous historical backdrop, skillfully crafted, to go with a slick, smart plot."—The Globe and Mail