Paper Puzzle Signing

February 13, 2015 Off By Michael
The Novelist Harold Michael Harvey and the murder mystery Paper Puzzle

The Novelist Harold Michael Harvey and the murder mystery Paper Puzzle

The novelist and essayist Harold Michael Harvey will appear at the Sights & Sounds Black Cultural Museum, Saturday, February 14, 2015 to autograph his novel Paper Puzzle. The public is welcome to come out and visit with the author from 10:00 a. m. until 2:30 p. m.

Long before Ferguson and Staten Island, Harvey was writing about the injustices in the judicial system. Paper Puzzle is a modern day Southern murder mystery that exposes the underbelly of the good ol’ boy network of power and judicial system abuse.

C. T. Vivian, a recent Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, and the Director of Affiliates for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference under Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., says that Harvey is a crafty author and is one of the best storytellers in the 21st century.

Harvey weaves tidbits of American history through this suspenseful tale. His character Dorsey Pitts and the manner in which he died at the hands of the State is eerily reminiscent of the death of Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York.

Masterful Southern intrigue

Masterful Southern intrigue

The novel was commenced in 1978 and is a harbinger of things to come. It accurately predicted local law enforcement department making use of military style weapons. Paper Puzzle depicted military tanks rolling down the streets of Macon, Georgia in 1968 to put down citizen protests in the wake of the assassination of Dr. King.

If you are interested in what is taking place in the judicial system today, Paper Puzzle is a book that you simply must read. It has more twists and turns than Shonda Rhimes, How To Get Away With Murder.

Saturday will be Harvey’s first appearance at Sights & Sounds Black Cultural Museum in over two years. He said, “I like signing my book at Sights & Sounds because the cultural history in the museum presents the perfect backdrop for the lives of the characters in Paper Puzzle.”


Harold Michael Harvey, JD, is the author of the legal thriller “Paper Puzzle,” available at Amazon and at He can be contacted at