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A meeting in the ladies' room
Diggs, Anita Doreen.
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New York : Dafina Books, [2004]

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x, 242 pages ; 24 cm
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It's not easy being black in an overwhelmingly white industry, but even when the going gets tough, Jackie keeps her eye on the big prize - promotion to executive editor. Besides that, her biggest problem is her unrequited love for Victor Bell, a member of her weekly professional group. This is her most pressing concern until the morning her boss is suddenly murdered. It seems that Jackie was the last person to see her alive, and the circumstances were not pretty. But just when Jackie's in the thick of it, Victor asks her out.

Author Notes

Anita Doreen Diggs, has worked in the book publishing industry for twelve years. She has been profiled in The New York Times, The New York Daily News and on numerous television and radio programs

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Booklist Review

Jackie Blue is looking forward to meeting with the Black Pack, a group of black professionals in Manhattan's publishing world that gets together to commiserate about the hardships of being a very small minority in a primarily white realm of trust fund babies.ackie is especially looking forward to seeing hunky Victor, but she finds out that he was seen buying lingerie for his girlfriend. As upsetting as that is, things are about to get much worse. Her white boss is murdered, andackie is the last person to see her alive.ackie has been secretly going to her boss's home to help her husband, Craig, with his book about famed black comedienne Moms Mabley. The book is terrible because Craig doesn't understand why the woman was an icon, butackie holds her tongue, then she's upset when her boss denies her the promotion she expected. Now that her boss is dead,ackie is suspect number one. Diggs provides an absorbing portrayal of the publishing industry. --Patty Engelmann Copyright 2004 Booklist

Table of Contents

1. Victor in the Sky ... With Diamondsp. 1
2. Rosa with the Crooked Nosep. 13
3. All About Momsp. 19
4. A Thin Pink Linep. 25
5. Weight Watchers?p. 33
6. Annabelle and the Filofaxp. 41
7. I'm Not Looking for THATp. 49
8. Bad Newsp. 55
9. Good-byep. 57
10. Detective Marcus Gilchristp. 61
11. Winnerp. 65
12. Trumpp. 69
13. Paul Still Waitingp. 73
14. Dustp. 75
15. Tapped?p. 81
16. Reprievep. 85
17. Back at the Packp. 89
18. Pure Blissp. 93
19. Miss Nixonp. 103
20. Mamap. 111
21. Tiffany Nixon Strikes Againp. 115
22. Victorp. 117
23. Black Fingertipsp. 131
24. A Private Spacep. 143
25. Paulp. 147
26. Reasonable Doubtp. 163
27. Chocolate-Covered Strawberriesp. 175
28. Pamela Silbersteinp. 181
29. Annabelle on the Down Lowp. 185
30. Pam's Folderp. 189
31. Brothersp. 193
32. A New Dealp. 197
33. Those Welburn Galsp. 201
34. The People vs. Jacqueline Bluep. 205
35. A Fifteen-Minute Gapp. 213
36. The Showman, Part Ip. 219
37. A Broken Heartp. 231
38. The Showman, Part IIp. 235
39. The Road Aheadp. 241