Hello there and welcome to my website!
I'm Delia Pitts, author of the Ross Agency mystery series, including Lost and Found in Harlem, Practice the Jealous Arts, and Black and Blue in Harlem. I've just published a new book about private eye SJ Rook and his friends. It's called Pauper and Prince in Harlem. I hope you'll enjoy this new case as much as the previous stories.
During these tough times, when fighting the pandemic sweeping our planet demands so much attention, it’s hard to focus. Writing mysteries, even reading them, is difficult in the face of Covid-19. But I hope to continue working on my stories. And I hope you will find them a source of entertainment and encouragement. Stay safe, follow the advice of medical professionals, and wherever you live, take care of everyone in the neighborhood.
Right now, I'm working on several short stories. My little tale of suspense and roadside dining is called "The Killer." It takes Rook on a southern road trip. This story will be published in the spring 2020 issue of the Chicago Quarterly Review, Vol. 31.
I'm also moving forward with the fifth installment in the Ross Agency mystery series, Murder My Past. In this book, I look into the murky personal histories of Rook, Brina, and her father, Norment Ross. To give you a special preview of this latest book, I've included the first chapter of Murder My Past at the end of eBook and print versions of Pauper and Prince in Harlem. I hope you enjoy this sneak peek at the story I'm working on right now. In the meantime, feel free to explore the neighborhood. I'd love to hear from you, so drop me a line!