Lee E. Meadows is native Detroiter and proud graduate of Northern High. He has a B.A., M.A., and Ph. D from Michigan State University.
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Meadows has worked for Michigan State University as an administrator with the University Housing Program, a Supervisor of Training with General Motors, an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at Lansing Community College, an Assistant Professor of Management at Western Michigan University, a Manager of Organizational Learning for the Kellogg foundation, a Senior Consultant of Organizational Change with EDS and an Associate Consultant with A.T.Kearney. He is an avid reader, completing as many as a hundred books a year. He loves mysteries.
In the late 1990's Lee Meadows hosted a weekly radio program on WPON in Detroit called "The Book Beat". Dr. Meadows program included interviews of our favorite African American Authors -- some of them at the beginning of their careers. To hear some of these wonderful interviews visit http://aalbc.com/reviews/wpon.htm
Pub. Date: November 2006
Format: Hardcover, 108pp
Sam Brown thought it was just another day like any of the other days he'd had of late. Most of what was happening inside his place of work had little to do with him and everything to do with external events. Sam Brown represents the global employee fighting to stay ahead while trying to stay afloat. He knew he was in the midst of tremendous change and for once, sought solace, in his evening MBA course. He just wanted time to breathe and relax away from the job. He would get his wish, but not in the way he hoped.
Take the Lull by the Horns! is a modern day story that is taking place in the business sector and captures the true issues being confronted by thousands of managers across a spectrum of industries. When things are, seemingly, out of control, the tendency is to grab on, hunker down and hold on for dear life. However, in a global business environment, hunkering down means that the organization and its leaders missed the lull that preceded the competitive storm. It is the facts within the fable that make Take the Lull by the Horns such a wonderful addition to the business mind. It will serve as a reminder to thousands that the real answers for many business issues are swirling around us all the time. This book dares us to look within before we look beyond.
Suspicion (Lincoln Keller Mystery Series)
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Format: Hardcover, 437pp
Pub. Date: May 2000
Publisher: Proctor Publications
Series: Lincoln Keller Mystery Series
Detroit-based private investigator, Lincoln Keller returns in a story of intrigue, suspense and urban politics. Prominent circuit judge Warren 'War Zone' Henderson hires Keller to investigate the eight-year, unsolved murder of his sister-in-law Deborah Norris. Uncertain as to whether he can be any help at all, Keller reluctantly accepts the case and is slowly drawn into a carefully spun web of deceit. During the course of his investigation, Keller meets an assortment of compelling characters that direct and misdirect his efforts in order to mask a chilling secret. The further he probes, the more he realizes that Deborah's unfortunate death was not just a random occurrence, but a well designed plot. As Keller moves closer to the truth, he risks his profession and life in order to find justice.
Author Lee Meadows has crafted another unforgettable mystery complete with returning characters and a Detroit beat that moves effortlessly in this page turner. Silent Suspicion is the second novel in the series that debuted Lincoln Keller, Private Investigator and clearly establishes Meadows as a writer with a gift for the mysterious and the entertaining. Fans of Silent Conspiracy will truly enjoy Keller's equally exciting second novel. Keller will enjoy a long run with readers.
Silent Conspiracy: A Lincoln Keller Mystery
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Publication Date: April 1997
There are a number of thinks I didn't know or sense about Detroit and its predominantly black population, yet Meadows pulls the reader into the passenger's seat of Keller's Nova (or his 'Chariot of Filth) and takes them along for the ride. Keller is hired to investigate a forty year old missing persons case. In 1955, a pre-Motown rhythm and blues singing group known as the Sentiments, mysteriously vanish after finishing a gig at 'Johnny's Lounge' in Detroit's Blackbottom. Keller's need to know what happened to the five men is the fuel that sparks the interest and jettisons the reader to a fast pace romp through Detroit and its climactic ending. Along the way, the reader is introduced to an assortment of characters that bring their own unique brand of urban insanity to the motion filled landscape.
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Keller's older brother Jefferson is a bounty hunter, Julie is the
Duchess of the Database and fee for service, Candy Malone, a homicide cop, is the loosely
defined love interest, 'Gabe' is the veteran cop too surly for people and too stubborn to
retire. Finally, the catalyst for the search is a woman named Erotica Tremane. Mysterious,
beautiful and driven, she hires Lincoln Keller and sends him on the ride of his life. I
thoroughly enjoyed this debut novel. I see Lee Meadows as the next voice in a long line
that started with Sam Spade and up to Spenser. Readers of mysteries about private
investigators will enjoy the cryptic humor and tenacity of P.I., Lincoln Keller.
―Lee E. Meadows
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Lee Meadow's Radio Interviews
Of special note is the "Book Beat" radio show hosted by Lee. E Meadows. ... Listeners will enjoy Lee Meadow's interviews of prominent and up-and-coming ...
Silent Conspiracy Book Review
Silent Conspiracy by Lee E. Meadows is the introduction of Lincoln Keller, the next great detective. An excellent novel, extra-ordinary mystery. ...