Charlotte Justice

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

Inner City Blues Publisher's Summary

Meet Detective Charlotte Justice, a black woman in the very white, very male, and sometimes very racist LAPD. It is 48 hours into the LA riots, and she and her fellow officers are exhausted.

She saves curfew-breaking black doctor Lance Mitchell from a potentially lethal beating from some white officers -- only to discover nearby the body of one-time radical Cinque Lewis, the thug who years before had murdered her husband and young daughter.

Was it a random shooting or was Mitchell responsible? And what brought Lewis back to a city he'd long since fled?

Charlotte's quest for the truth behind Cinque's death will set her at odds with the LAPD's hierarchy, plunge her into the intricacies of LA's gang-banging politics to its black elite, and lead her into deep emotional waters with Mitchell's partner (and her old flame) Dr. Aubrey Scott.

Paula L. Woods has created a tough, tart, and totally original heroine -- and is sure to draw comparisons to the writing of Walter Mosley, Sue Grafton, and Michael Connelly.

©2002 Paula L. Woods (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Inner City Blues

    • By: Paula L. Woods
    • Narrated by: Fran L. Washington
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Meet Detective Charlotte Justice, a black woman in the very white, very male, and sometimes very racist LAPD. It is 48 hours into the LA riots, and she and her fellow officers are exhausted. She saves curfew-breaking black doctor Lance Mitchell from a potentially lethal beating from some white officers -- only to discover nearby the body of one-time radical Cinque Lewis, the thug who years before had murdered her husband and young daughter. Was it a random shooting or was Mitchell responsible?

    Regular price: $17.47

  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

    • Dirty Laundry

    • A Charlotte Justice Novel
    • By: Paula L. Woods
    • Narrated by: Karen Kelly
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    During the L.A. campaign to replace longtime incumbent mayor Tom Bradley, the stakes are high for Detective Charlotte Justice, of the LAPD's elite Robbery-Homicide Division. When she's called to Koreatown to investigate the shocking murder of Vicki Park, special markets strategist for an upstart campaign, all of her skills - and fears - come to the fore.

    Regular price: $18.17

  • Book 4

    • Strange Bedfellows

    • A Charlotte Justice Novel
    • By: Paula L. Woods
    • Narrated by: Melissa Maxwell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Torn between her proud African-American family and colleagues who still can't deal with diversity, L.A.P.D. homicide detective Charlotte Justice returns to an investigation she once had to leave behind. Thirteen years before, Justice's husband and child were murdered in their own driveway. Now Charlotte is on edge again, bedeviled by bloody memories, a violent incident involving a fellow officer, and a cold case that turns red-hot.

    Regular price: $18.17