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A DEAD MAN SPEAKS
by Lisa Jones Johnson

Genre: Mainstream, Multicultural

2006 First African-American Novel Nominee

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Johnson creates a highly thought-provoking novel that will leave readers wondering what actually happens when you depart this life and teeter between heaven and hell. Johnson should be applauded for her ability to make a faith-based person speculate about the process after death.

Readers experience the life of a man whose soul can't rest based on his actions while alive. Clive January, a successful Wall Street whiz who rose through the ranks from humble beginnings, is murdered, and his soul enlists the help of a Caucasian police officer who has the
ability to connect with the dead.

Clive lived a colorful and questionable life, which makes finding his killer all the more difficult. As Detective Bob tries to identify Clive's killer, both learn that
they have a few things in common. (Genesis/Obsidian, Sep., 327 pp., $12.95)

Reviewed By: Eleanor Shields

Publisher: Genesis/Obsidian

Published: September 2006

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