Judge Me When I’m Wrong by Cheryl A. Head

Justice hangs in the balance when two court cases spiraling out of control drop a bull’s-eye squarely on Charlie’s personal and professional life.


Coming in October 2019

Judge Me When I’m Wrong is Book #4 of the Charlie Mack Motown Mystery Series

Charlene “Charlie” Mack is a PI in Detroit. A black woman who was born and raised in the city that America forgot, Charlie has built a highly respected private investigations firm through hard work, smart choices, and relentless ambition. Her team of investigators are highly skilled and trustworthy, and she proudly leads them into the field to crack any and all mysteries thrown in their path. Charlie Mack is truly a force to be reckoned with, but her secret struggles to finally accept her sexual orientation and manage a mother with early-onset Alzheimer’s put everything in peril.

When a trusted client unexpectedly has a change of heart, the Mack Team’s careful preparation for his grand jury testimony is blown to smithereens. Now, Charlie and Gil must pull out all the stops to defend him from both his new enemies and the brutal retribution of his father. Meanwhile, when Charlie receives a summons to report to jury duty, she unwittingly begins to unravel a disturbing plan to alter the outcome of a crime-lord’s conspiracy trial. And, before she can help it, Charlie realizes that her meddling endangers her home, and puts her relationship with Mandy in jeopardy.

“Cheryl Head delivers Motor City details that ring true, and characters that swagger off the page.” —ELIZABETH SIMS, author of the Lambda and Goldie Award-winning Lillian Byrd Mysteries

“Mack, who is a black cis lesbian, stands out as a truly intersectional character in crime fiction.” —JOHN COPENHAVER, Lambda Literary Review

“From her old-school titles to the ripped from today’s headlines, Cheryl Head blends the old and the new into this outstanding Charlie Mack Motown Mystery Series.” —PENNY MICKELBURY, award-winning author

A Detroit native, Cheryl A. Head now lives on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, where she navigated a successful career as a writer, television producer, filmmaker, broadcast executive, and media funder. Her debut novel, Long Way Home: A World War II Novel, was a 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist in both the African American Literature and Historical Fiction categories; and Bury Me When I’m Dead (Book #1 of the Charlie Mack Motown Mystery Series) was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. When not writing fiction, you will find her serving as the Golden Crown Literary Society Director of Inclusion, and consulting on a wide range of diversity issues.

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