Series: Starletta Duvall mysteries

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Do Not Go Gently (Starletta Duvall Mysteries) by Judith Smith-Levin1
Hoodoo Man (Starletta Duvall Mysteries) by Judith Smith-Levin2
Green Money (Starletta Duvall mystery) by Judith Smith-Levin3
Reckless Eyeballin' (Starletta Duvall Mysteries) by Judith Smith-Levin4

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Series description

When the series starts, Starletta "Star" Duvall is a police lieutenant in charge of homicide in Brookport, Massachusetts. Her mother, originally from Chicago, died when she was 12. Her father Leonard "Lenny" Duvall was originally from New Orleans and was a police sergeant. Captain Lewis was originally her father’s partner, unti he was killed, and later Star’s first sergeant. Star is in her late 30s, tall, dark-skinned with amber eyes that make a dramatic contrast, and very short hair. She is involved with Medical Examiner Mitchell Grant, a 6’7", basketball-loving, Harvard edicated blonde from an old-money family in Boston. He is divorced and has a teenage daughter. Mitchell’s assistant is Jason, recent graduate of the exclusive Bromleigh Academy, where he was a scholarship student. Jason has golden-brown hair, hazel eyes and very long dreadlocks.

Her partner is Sergeant Dominic Paresi. He is of Sicilian ancestry and has dark hair and startling blue eyes. He is a devoted uncle to his sister’s children. He is dating Star’s best friend Vee, whom she has known from babyhood. Vee has three children: Roland, 17, Cole 15 and her daughter Lena.


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