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...Money Rock is a hell of a story....… like a New South version of The Wire.”

– Shelf Awareness 

“Thoroughly investigative and delightfully readable.”
—The Charlotte Observer

“Incisive. . . . Highly recommended.”
—Library Journal (starred review)“


A Family's Story

of Cocaine, Race, and Ambition

in the New South

Meet Money Rock – young, charismatic, one of Charlotte's most successful coke dealers – in a riveting social history of a striving African American family swept up by the 1980s cocaine epidemic. 

A former reporter for the Charlotte Observer, Pam Kelley has won honors from the National Press Club and the Society for Features Journalism. If  you'd like her to speak to your book group, send a message. 


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