Sunday, April 10, 2005

Darker Shade of Crimson -- Book Something or Other...18

I picked up a new author. Pamela Thomas-Graham.

She is the author of three mystery/thriller books creaing a series entitled the "Ivy League Mysteries."

The first book is called "A Darker Shade of Crimson" and follows the only black professor in the Economics Department at Harvard. She gets caught up in a mystery and solves the crime.

What makes the series unique is that the black female professor addresses racial issues within the traditional privileged white sanctums of Ivy League schools.

The author herself is a well positioned black woman and doesn't need to write novels. A Harvard graduate herself, she became one of the most influential women in American business when she was named the first black woman partner at McKinsey & Company, the world's largest management consulting firm. Her credits continue ad nauseum.

She is well qualified to discuss the way the marketplace treats mionorities and you can sense that some of her experiences are portrayed in the fictional account she has written.

Next up... Blue Blood (The next book in the Ivy League series and written about Yale.)


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