#RRBC #RRBCTreatReads DAY 2 Mary Adler @MAAdlerWrites

“Greetings!  Welcome to the 2nd RRBC “TREAT” Reads Blog Hop!  These members of RRBC have penned and published some really great reads and we’d like to honor and showcase their talent.  Oddly, all of the listed Winners are RWISA members!  Way to go RWISA!

We ask that you pick up a copy of the title listed, and after reading it, leave a review.  There will be other books on tour for the next few days, so please visit the “HOP’S” main page to follow along.

Also, for every comment that you leave along this tour, including on the “HOP’S” main page, your name will be entered into a drawing for a gift card to be awarded at the end of the tour!”



Author, Mary Adler



Book: IN THE SHADOW OF LIEShttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K7WYTSU/


In The Shadow of Lies by Mary Adler

Book Blurb: Richmond, California. World War II.  Marine Lieutenant Oliver Wright comes home from the war in the Pacific injured and afraid his career as a homicide detective is over.  But when an Italian Prisoner of War is murdered the night the Port Chicago Mutiny verdicts are announced, and black soldiers are suspected of the crime, the Army asks Oliver to find out the truth.


He and his canine partner Harley join forces with an Italian POW captain and with a black MP embittered by a segregated military. During their investigation, these unlikely allies expose layers of deceit and violence that stretch back to World War I and uncover a common thread that connects the murder to earlier crimes.


In the Shadow of Lies reveals the darkness and turmoil of the Bay Area during World War II, while celebrating the spirit of the everyday people who made up the home front. Its intriguing characters will resonate with the reader long after its deftly intertwined mysteries are solved.



Twitter: @MAAdlerWrites

About Shirley Harris-Slaughter

I love old buildings and history. That's why I ended up writing about the history that surrounded me all of my life - "Our Lady of Victory, the Saga of an African-American Catholic Community." Plus our church had closed and the school is torn down, so I felt it was imperative that we preserve the history or it would be lost forever.
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21 Responses to #RRBC #RRBCTreatReads DAY 2 Mary Adler @MAAdlerWrites

  1. karenringalls says:

    I am late in posting my comment, but I am thrilled to see Mary on the tour. Thank you for hosting her, Shirley


  2. Rhani D'Chae says:

    Hi Mary. That was a wonderful post, and I enjoyed reading it.
    Thank you for hosting, Shirley. I reblogged your post again. 😀

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Thanks for hosting, Mary! You have such an interesting blog, Shirley. 💐

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Mary Adler says:

    Thank you, D.L. It warms my heart — as do you. 🙂


  5. Shirley Harris-Slaughter says:

    Mary, I don’t know much about the Bay Area but my mother was raised in California around, Oakland and Hayward areas. She worked at an air base and met my father who was in the Navy through mutual friends during World War II. My father suffered harm in the segregated navy that manifested itself in his drinking and nightmares. I wonder if your story is part of his as well? Congratulations!


    • Mary Adler says:

      It was important to me to tell part of the story of the horrible betrayal of black men (and women) who volunteered for the Armed Services and then found themselves in segregated companies that were used for support rather than fighting. We now know more about what life was like for them, and more importantly, more about how bravely they fought when they were allowed to.

      Liked by 2 people

  6. Thanks for hosting, Shirley. Cheers to you both! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Soooz says:

    😊Thanks for hosting Mary Adler and “In The Shadow of Lies.” today, Shirley!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. D.L Finn, Author says:

    Thanks for hosting Shirley:) I really loved your book Mary and the Bay Area setting.

    Liked by 1 person

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