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60. Casanegra by Blair Underwood, with Tananarive Due & Steven Barnes...

April 3, 2009
Did you know that the yummilicious Blair Underwood, whom I developed a huge crush on back in the days of L.A. Law, is also an author? I didn't. Not till my friend Sandy gave me a few suggestions for my to-read pile. Yeah, like I needed to add to it... =P

Casanegra is the story of Tennyson "Ten" Hardwick - out-of-work actor, former gigolo, son of a retired cop with a heart problem... One fine day, he's in the hood when he stops for lunch. And his life gets waaaaaaay complicated.

There's murder. Gangs. Gangsta rappers. Crooked cops. And Ten finds himself the main suspect in not one, but two murders. So he does what any self-respecting (or not) dude can do - try to figure out whodunnit. Before he's another lifeless body to add to the count...

This was a fast & engrossing read. Finished it last night (I needed something to take my mind off read # 59). And knowing that Blair Underwood wrote it, it wasn't hard to imagine him in the role of "Ten"...

ps - There's sex scenes here too. Not so many to distract from the story, which is good.

Title: Casanegra
Author: Blair Underwood, with Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes
ISBN-10: 0-743-28731-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-743-28731-9
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Atria Books, 2007

6 comments:

Yvonne said...

Just to let you know I gave you an award. Stop by and check it out.

kalea_kane said...

I had no clue Blair Underwood was an author. :) NICE! I'll have to peak around.

Teddy Rose said...
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Teddy Rose said...

OMG, I didn't know that he was also an author. I loved him in L.A. Law! (We're really dating ourselves, aren't we Drey)LOL!

This isn't really my kind of book though. I wander if he is still acting.

J. Kaye said...

This does look good, but I'm not a Tananarive Due fan. Read one of her books and was really turned off. If he'd paired up with anyone else....

J. Kaye said...

I absolutely hate Spammer Ed. :( I've started moderating comments now. He's hit me twice.

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