Easier to KillUnknown - 1998
When a threatening note and repeated acts of vandalism make her fear for her safety and cast doubt on the recent, apparently robbery-related death of her stylist, Magic enlists the aid of Newark P. I. Tamara Hayle. But as Tamara soon discovers, Mandy is a woman of secrets and half-truths with more shady characters in her past and present than she cares to admit. There's Rufus Greene, a former pimp with a mysterious and persistent hold on her and Kenton Daniels, III, the nasty, wastrel son of a prominent Newark family. There is her oldest friend, bad-tempered Pauline Reese, who won't let anyone, least of all Mandy Magic, forget where she came from, and her adopted daughter, Taniqua, whose young, haunted eyes have seen more of life's evil than anyone should.
And the more truth Tamara seeks, the more of Magic's lies she uncovers, until she faces a brutal killer hell-bent upon taking a cruel revenge and destroying everyone that stands in the way.