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Dickie Cornish Mysteries

Dickie Cornish Mysteries

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Scavenger & Stand Alone
Chambers, Christopher (Author)

For those who like their crime served up raw, gritty and grimy . . . this series offer a no-holds-barred, street-level view; is unafraid to point fingers.

Standalone:
It's been over year since that bleak Christmas when a rich man peeled homeless, drug-addled Dickie Cornish from a steam grate, cleaned him up, and convinced him to use his street connections to track down his missing property. Now, as the summer sun bakes those same mean streets, the air is thick with crime, contagion, corruption. Dickie struggles with sobriety, anti-psychotic meds, and counseling at the VA, but manages to make a meager living as a private investigator with his sidekick, "Stripe"--until an ex-con named Al-Mayadeen Thomas sticks a gun to Dickie's forehead and kidnaps him to a grim flophouse--a motel filled with squatters more desperate than the poor souls in the shelters.

Scavanger:
In the lively, but desperate world of D.C.'s underbelly, a Black homeless man must quickly learn the ropes of being a detective after a wealthy ex-government official sets him up to take the fall for a brutal crime he didn't commit. Christopher Chambers, author of A Prayer for Deliverance and Sympathy for the Devil (NAACP Image Award nominee) brings a 21st-century take on hardboiled noir tales in SCAVENGER, a gripping thriller underscored by themes of race, homelessness, hustling, and the savagery--and salvation--of the human psyche. The novel centers on Dickie Cornish, a Black streetwise survivor living in a homeless camp near D.C.'s Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Framed for the murder of two of his closest friends and facing life in prison, Dickie crosses paths with wealthy ex-Homeland Security Secretary, Jamie Bracht. Bracht offers him a chance at a new life if Dickie can navigate an underground world to uncover a prize Bracht will stop at nothing to acquire

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Mysteries, thrillers, suspense and action novels, New books, New paperback sets, Urban fiction

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