FROM THE BOOK JACKET: It's the winter of 1923 and Professor Annalee Spain--a clever but overworked theologian at a small Chicago Bible college--receives a cryptic telegram calling her home to Denver to solve the murder of her beloved but estranged father.
For a young Black woman, searching for answers in a city ruled by the KKK could mean real danger. Still, with her literary hero Sherlock Holmes as inspiration, Annalee launches her hunt for clues, attracting two surprising allies: Eddie, a relentless young orphan boy searching for his missing father, and Jack, a handsome young pastor who loves nightclub dancing and fast cars--awakening Annalee's heart to the surprising highs and lows of romance and love.
With their help, Annalee follows clues that land her among Denver's powerful elite. But when her sleuthing unravels sinister motives and long-buried lies, will clever Annalee become a victim, too?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Faith writer by day, mystery writer by night. Patricia Raybon is an award-winning author, essayist and novelist who writes top-rated books at the daring intersection of faith and race. Patricia's essays on faith, race, and grace have been published in the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, USA Today, Guideposts, Christianity Today
, and other national publications and blogs. A journalist by training, Patricia worked for the Denver Post
and Rocky Mountain News
before joining the journalism faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder, teaching for fifteen years before getting promoted to professor emerita. Patricia lives with her husband, Dan, a retired educator, in her beloved home state of Colorado, where they enjoy movies, popcorn, soapy costume dramas, and Masterpiece mysteries. All That Is Secret is her first novel.