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Glenville Lovell is the author of three novels, several short stories and a number of prize-winning plays. In 1995, his first novel, Fire in the Canes, was published by Soho Press to wide acclaim, as was his second novel, Song of Night, published in 1998.

Already his new novel from Putnam, Too Beautiful To Die, introducing volatile black ex-cop Blades Overstreet as a new though somewhat reluctant hero, has garnered praise and comparisons to the some of the most illustrious names in the mystery genre. Set in New York, Too Beautiful To Die is available everywhere.

Mr. Lovell won the 2002 Frank Collymore Literary Award for his play Mango Ripe! Mango Sweet! His novels and plays have represented Barbados on several occasions at CARIFESTA (Caribbean Festival of Arts), the premier arts festival in the Caribbean, which this year will be held in Belize.

Having toured the globe as a dancer before he became a writer, Glenville sometimes resorts to music and chore-ography to help understand and develop his characters.

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TOO BEAUTIFUL TO DIE

Volatile black ex-cop Blades Overstreet just wants to win estranged wife back. When the man who once saved his life prevails upon him to help a sultry soap opera star find her father, Blades gets caught in a web of secrets involving well-connected businessmen and the FBI and throws his chance of getting his wife back in jeopardy.

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SONG OF NIGHT

Her name is Cyan. She is nicknamed "Night" because she is so dark. Her godmother accuses her of stealing money. The punish- ment meted out by her mother scars her for life. But instead of breaking her spirit this
only makes her more determined. Prepare to lose yourself in the intrigue and heartbreak of Cyan's attempt to live life on her terms.

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FIRE IN THE CANES

At the turn of the century in the sleepy West Indian village of Monkey Road, fifteen year-old Midra falls under the spell of reputed
shapeshifter Prince Johnson, the descendant of a runaway slave known as The African. In one night of passion, her life changes and so does everything else in the village.

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