Imagine that Philip Marlowe was a woman, Black, and gay. That’s Tamara Lyons. A former military cop, former campus police officer, former a lot of things. She now works for Stokes Investigations run by one-time fashion model Samantha Stokes. In these cases Tam’s adventures involve solving a murder on a university campus, figuring out who killed a con man, and foiling the plot to kill a high fashion model. Through it all she must try to work out how to have a personal life, while still devoting most of her time to solving crimes. Life is always a challenge if you’re Tamara Lyons.