The Man in 3B

By Carl Weber (Mass Market, 2014)
Daryl Graham has just moved into a Jamaica, Queens, apartment building and his neighbors, both male and female alike, can't stop talking about him. From his extreme attractiveness to his undeniable swag, Daryl is the man every woman wants and every man wants to be.

Connie, an unhappy wife, turns to Daryl for help losing weight, hoping to fix her marriage. But when Daryl starts making Connie feel beautiful again, she questions whether her marriage is worth saving. Benny, a spoiled teenager raised by a single father, looks up to Daryl. When an unexpected event occurs, Benny is left questioning everything he's ever known to be true. Krystal, Daryl's first love, wants to make things work with her current boyfriend. Yet having Daryl back in her life sends her happy home spiraling out of control. And Avery, Connie's husband, doesn't care about anything or anyone when a financial opportunity comes his way-that is, until he notices how much time his wife is spending with their new neighbor.

Everything seems to be going well, until someone is murdered, and everyone becomes a prime suspect.

"Weber packs his latest urban soap opera with all seven deadly sins . . . [To] err is not only human, but a whole lot more fun to read."

-Publishers Weekly

"Contains lots of the drama and tight writing style that has made him a New York Times bestselling author, and more importantly, all the surprises and shocks readers won't see coming."

-Examiner.com

Daryl Graham has just moved into a Jamaica, Queens, apartment building and his neighbors, both male and female alike, can't stop talking about him. From his extreme attractiveness to his undeniable swag, Daryl is the man every woman wants and every man wants to be.

Connie, an unhappy wife, turns to Daryl for help losing weight, hoping to fix her marriage. But when Daryl starts making Connie feel beautiful again, she questions whether her marriage is worth saving. Benny, a spoiled teenager raised by a single father, looks up to Daryl. When an unexpected event occurs, Benny is left questioning everything he's ever known to be true. Krystal, Daryl's first love, wants to make things work with her current boyfriend. Yet having Daryl back in her life sends her happy home spiraling out of control. And Avery, Connie's husband, doesn't care about anything or anyone when a financial opportunity comes his way-that is, until he notices how much time his wife is spending with their new neighbor.

Everything seems to be going well, until someone is murdered, and everyone becomes a prime suspect.

"Weber packs his latest urban soap opera with all seven deadly sins . . . [To] err is not only human, but a whole lot more fun to read."

-Publishers Weekly

"Contains lots of the drama and tight writing style that has made him a New York Times bestselling author, and more importantly, all the surprises and shocks readers won't see coming."

-Examiner.com

Carl Weber is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels and short stories. A lifelong reader, Weber wanted to write stories about ordinary people who have crazy things happening in their lives. Now, when he's not connecting with readers through his books and his two bookstore chains, Urban Knowledge and Beach Reads, Weber is finding new talent for his own publishing company, Urban Books.

Weber graduated from Virginia State University with a bachelor's degree in accounting and has an MBA in marketing from the University of Virginia.

You can learn more at:
www.carlweber.net
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorCarlWeber
Twitter: @IamCarlWeber
  • "Wow.  Wow.  Wow...Just when you think Carl Weber couldn't possibly have any more drama or mystery left in his imagination to capture the reader, he does it again." (http://allthatsnoir.blogspot.com/ on THE MAN IN 3B).

  • "After a church member commits suicide, secrets are exposed that could destroy the church and various relationships as Weber (Up to No Good) successfully explores the multiple megaproblems challenging this church family and scores again with a lively mix of church politics and bedroom follies." (Publishers Weekly on THE CHOIR DIRECTOR).

  • "Weber's in top form with this fast-paced and oh-so-zany soap opera." (Publishers Weekly on BIG GIRLS DO CRY).

  • "Popular author Weber (The Preacher's Son, 2005; Up to No Good, 2009) fills his books with lifelike characters-flawed, confused, frustrated, and sometimes plus-sized. His latest is perfect for readers looking for an emotion-filled human drama, and Big Girls Do Cry will be a welcome addition to any library's African American fiction collection." (Booklist on BIG GIRLS DO CRY).

  • "As James, Darnel and Jamie switch narrative duties, betrayals and odd plot twists become the norm with at times shocking results...this trashy page-turner should give fans what they want."
    (Publishers Weekly on UP TO NO GOOD).

  • "Weber keeps the pacing brisk and loads the narrative with enough surprise turns to keep readers guessing to the end." (Publishers Weekly on THE FIRST LADY).

  • "Major revelations and an eye-raising twist will make even seen-it-all fans gasp. And the drama doesn't end but plants the seeds for Weber's next, The First Lady." (Publishers Weekly on SO YOU CALL YOURSELF A MAN).

Product Details

The Man in 3B
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN
  • Pages: 304
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9781455505258
  • On Sale Date: 08/26/2014
The Man in 3B