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Pauper and Prince in Harlem is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contacme on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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Pauper and Prince in Harlem by Delia C. Pitts


Genre: mystery

Tour Dates: 6th - 12th July 2020

Publication Date: February 18, 2020

Standalone Fourth Book in a series

Formats available: Mobi and Epub

Estimated Page Count - 200

Types of post available: Reviews, Q&As and Extracts

Author Content Warning: Several characters are transgender

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A vulnerable kid. A brutal enemy. An addled ally. Blood runs cold on Harlem's hottest summer night when Drive-by assassins shoot up a crowded playground, killing the teenaged friend of private eye SJ Rook. Only fourteen, the kid was smart, affectionate, and alive with potential. His sudden death strikes the cynical Rook through the heart. Was this boy the victim of a cruel accident? Or was he targeted by gang hit men in a ruthless display of power?


To find the killers, Rook must enlist the help of another teen, Whip, a mysterious runaway witness. Whip is a transgender boy whose life on the streets has drawn him into the realm of a violent mob kingpin. Damaged by his mother's rejection, Whip doesn't want to be found. Not by the cops or by community do-gooders. And certainly not by Rook, a resolute stranger with vengeance on his mind. Rook's search for the elusive kid becomes a dangerous trek through the meanest corners of his neighborhood.


Racing from desolate homeless camps to urban swamps, from settlement houses to high-rise palaces ruled by greed and corruption, the determined Rook pursues his quarry. An unexpected twist in the detective's relationship with his crime-fighting partner, Sabrina Ross, threatens to derail his mission. Noble tramps, vicious thugs, and a pint-sized trigger woman also complicate Rook's efforts to protect Whip. When a mob prince and a hobo hold the boy's life in the balance will Rook's grit and imagination be enough to save Whip and bring the killers to justice?

About Delia C. Pitts

Delia C. Pitts is the author of the Ross Agency Mysteries, a contemporary private eye series including Lost and Found in Harlem, Practice the Jealous Arts, and Black and Blue in Harlem. She is a former university administrator and U.S. diplomat, who served in West Africa and Mexico. After working as a journalist, she earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago. She has published more than sixty fan fiction titles under the pen name Blacktop. Pauper and Prince in Harlem is the fourth novel in the Ross Agency Mystery series. The fifth, Murder My Past, will be released in 2021. 

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

6th July

  1. Jessica Belmont

  2. The Magic Of Wor(l)ds

  3. Cheryl M-M's Book Blog

7th July

  1. donnasbookblog

  2. Radzy Writes

  3. Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

8th July

  1. Nesie's Place

  2. Jera's Jamboree

  3. Books Teacup and Reviews

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