(2001, Down These Wicked Streets). Buy this book
Reviewed by Steven Jones, author of King of Harlem
"The best story of the bunch is Browne's own "Just One of Those Things," which introduces detective Mary Kelly. "Just One of Those Things" has all the ambiance and adventure of a solid BLACK MASK pulp detective story, but it is primarily a sad parable about beautiful high society and movie people who refuse to own up to their responsibilities. People who end up paying the ultimate price when, instead, they attempt to bury their mistakes.
Browne's style is polished and confident, she has a knack for intriguing phrases (two examples: "I felt the brush of his charm in my bones" and "I may not always land on my feet, but the good thing about landing on your knees is you're in a perfect position to beg"), and she rarely forgets to color descriptions with fragrances. (Diana) is a writer worth watching and reading."