Pre-Katrina New Orleans: Ladonis Washington finds success within her grasp after the grisly death of her business mentor. But will she risk her brother's life in her search for the truth?
In OUTSIDE CHILD, Alice Wilson-Fried has written a debut mystery novel that reveals more than the circumstances of murder and its resolution. Alice's childhood in the Magnolia Housing Project and her life thereafter in New Orleans Proper has enabled this talented storyteller to open up the world of native born New Orleans blacks, their communities and their abilities to succeed in their city. Alice takes readers on a tour of a place and society that has raised questions and enlivened curiosity since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.