Reading Lists

Street Lit (RD 80 and 90)

Dirty money Honey

Hilton, Erica, Santiago, Nisa, K, Kim

Melodrama Pub. 2011

Honey works as a blackjack dealer in Las Vegas. After planning she and some friends high-jack an armored truck in broad daylight. Who will take the fall for the caper?


Woods, Teri

Grand Central Pub. ; Little, Brown [distributor] 2009

"From his experience and skill as a young car thief, James Bernard Jr. a.k.a. Dutch, recognized the opportunity to become the ruler of the streets and seized it. Feared by all, and completely fearless, Dutch and his dangerous clique took over the lucrative heroine business of a local African drug lord, Kazami. With both the protection and respect of the Italian Mafia, Dutch became the most terrifying force on the streets. District Attorney Anthony Jacobs is determined to bring Dutch and his crew to their knees, and he thinks he can with his group of witnesses that have agreed to testify against the criminal. But an unheard of turn of events causes the DA's job to get that much harder." -- from publisher's website.

Heartbreak of a hustler's wife : a novel

Turner, Nikki

One World Trade Paperbacks 2011

Yarni Taylor is a successful corporate attorney who wants nothing more than her husband, Des, to renounce his hustlin' ways and commit to his life as a pastor, especially after someone tries to kill him. But Des isn't ready to abandon his old habits just yet. He has to find out who is behind the murder attempt, and he wonders if the brazen robbery that took place during one of his church services is related in any way. But before he or Yarni can regain their footing, a young woman shows up on their doorsteps, Desember Day, the eighteen-year-old daughter Des never knew he had. And, unfortunately, she takes after her father, so trouble isn't far behind. With their lives on the line, Yarni must sacrifice everything and take it out of the office and back to the streets to save her husband and her family from their checkered but intricately connected pasts.--From back cover.

Lifestyles of the rich and shameless

Swinson, Kiki, Noire

Kensington Pub. 2011

In "Shamelessly rich," heiress Megan Rich suddenly loses her inheritance and must make a life-changing choice; and in "Puttin' Shame In The Game," three women scheme to seduce New York police officer Noble for his riches.

Perfect chemistry

Elkeles, Simone

Walker 2009

When wealthy, seemingly perfect Brittany and Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, develop a relationship after Alex discovers that Brittany is not exactly who she seems to be, they must face the disapproval of their schoolmates--and others.

We were here

de la Pena, Matt

Delacorte Press 2009

Haunted by the event that sentences him to time in a group home, Miguel breaks out with two unlikely companions and together they begin their journey down the California coast hoping to get to Mexico and a new life.

Where there's Smoke

Little, Terra

Urban Books 2009

In the beginning, there was a drug dealer named smoke, and Breanne Phillips was one of his most faithful customers. She was smoking crack to block out an existence she couldn't escape from, and Smoke was hungry enough to take anything she had to offer in exchange for his magic rocks.

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