Bywater Books is pleased to announce the publication of Penny Mickelbury’s ripped from the headlines mystery, Death’s Echoes.

Lt. Gianna Maglione of the DC Police Department’s Hate Crimes Unit teams up with her journalist girlfriend, Mimi Patterson to find out who murdered three Muslim women on their way to prayers and bring them to justice—they’ve done this before, but this time it’s personal.

Police Lieutenant Gianna Maglione heads up the D.C. Police Department’s Hate Crimes Unit. Her world is turned upside down when one of her officers becomes the victim of a brutal hate crime, and her girlfriend is targeted for a hit.

Mimi Patterson is the lead investigative reporter for Washington D.C.’s top newspaper. She digs deep and asks the hard questions. When she suddenly becomes unable—or perhaps unwilling—to pursue the big stories that come her way, she finds herself balanced on an emotional precipice.

After many years confronting so much hate head on, Mimi and Gianna are forced to come to terms with the price they must pay for their commitments to their jobs—and to each other. The voices of the victims provoke them to reaffirm all they are denied, simply because of who they are.

Death’s Echoes is the fifth book in the Gianna Maglione/Mimi Patterson Mystery Series.

“Penny Mickelbury has always been a favorite writer of mine. If you haven’t read any of her gripping crime novels before, Death’s Echoes is the perfect place to start. Highly recommended.” —ELLEN HART, Edgar Award Grand Master

PENNY MICKELBURY is the author of three successful mystery series and an award-winning playwright. She is a two-time Lambda Literary Award finalist and received both the Gold Pen Award for Best Mystery/Thriller from the Black Writers Alliance and the Prix du Roman d’Adventures from Les Éditions du Masque. A native of Atlanta, Mickelbury is a pioneering newspaper, radio and television reporter. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner of 18 years.

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