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Black Butterfly: The Untold Story of Miss Tiffany Diana Ross
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The Twelfth Man Standing
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About the Savannah-Chatham Police Department:

The City of Savannah, Georgia is in Chatham County.  Both the county and city essentially police the same area, but each had its own policing in agency.  According to the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department website, “In 1962, discussions began between the City and the County to consolidate the two police departments into one. These discussions would continue over the next 40 years until in 2003 both the Chatham County Commission and the Savannah City Council voted to formally merge the departments. Commissioned with task of completing the merger within a year, the department set about bring the two into one which by any standard is a Herculean effort. However, on January 1, 2005, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department stood as a fully merged, fully functional, singular police agency.”

In 1990, Michael Holmes began his law enforcement career with a sheriff's department.  He then moved on to the Savannah Police Department (Georgia). Three years into his career with the Savannah Police Department, he found himself caught up in the biggest scandal in the history of the city and department.   

 

Working a part-time security detail, Michael Holmes thought he was providing security for the transportation of diamonds; it turned out to be a much more sinister product. 

 

The Twelfth Man Standing is his account of the incident.  According to one Amazon reader/reviewer, “This was a page-turner, shocker and a must read for anyone wanting the inside track on this explosive incident. The writer wields incisive yet subtle clarity in conveying this intense narrative. He skillfully places the reader into the very fabric of each situation. It is difficult to realize that this is the writer's maiden literary effort.”

 

Michael Holmes’ second book is Black Butterfly.  According to the book description, Black Butterfly chronicles the true-life story of one of Savannah, Georgia's most talented female impersonators of the 1980s and 1990s. Joe Nathan Williams, under the name of Miss Tiffany Ross, performed in front of standing-room-only crowds night after night, and was welcomed and liked by all. February 1963, and the place is Savannah, Georgia, a small southern town the people refer to as "the Garden." A place where folklore and voodoo are still very much alive. Where being openly gay can cause you major problems.”

 

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