African American - Mystery & Detective

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Bluebird, Bluebird (Highway 59)

Attica Locke

A "heartbreakingly resonant" thriller about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice from a writer and producer of the Emmy-winning Fox TV show Empire. (USA Today)*Winner of the 2018 Edgar Award for Best Novel**...

Published: Aug 2018

Winter Break

Kayla Perrin

I knew it wasn't true. It couldn't be. . . . And yet, I couldn't help staring at him, wondering. However fleeting, there was the slightest hint of doubt in my mind.Didi Randall doesn't think her life can get much worse than public hum...

Published: Jan 2011

Travellin' Shoes (An RJ Franklin Myst...

V. M. Burns

A house fire is extinguished to reveal the body of a choir director. The smell of gasoline points to murder.Thomas Warrendale was employed by First Baptist Church, where Detective RJ Franklin Jr. is a parishioner. Recovering from a ca...

Published: Jul 2018

To Funk and Die in La

Nelson George

"Ex-bodyguard D Hunter travels from Brooklyn to Los Angeles to investigate the circumstances surrounding his grandfather's murder in the fourth entry in this series by critic and journalist this for its passionate and un...

Published: Sep 2017


Albert "Prodigy" Johnson

Prodigy, from the legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep, launches Akashic's new Infamous Books imprint with a story of loyalty, vengeance, and greed."You can tell that a true lyricist created this gritty tale about greed, betrayal, a...

Published: Jul 2013

Down the River unto the Sea

Walter Mosley

"Mosley writes with great power here about themes that have permeated his work: institutional racism, political corruption, and the ways that both of these issues affect not only society at large but also the inner lives of indiv...

Published: Feb 2019

Little Boy Lost

J. D. Trafford

An Amazon Charts bestseller.A broken city, a missing young man, and a lawyer searching for truth when nobody else cares.Attorney Justin Glass's practice, housed in a shabby office on the north side of Saint Louis, isn't doing so well ...

Published: Jul 2017

Wingate Beach

Jacqueline West

WINGATE BEACH is a novel about African American Detective Antone Wester, who moved from the Big Apple after taking down one of New York City's most notorious crime lords for a somewhat more peaceful and leisure lifestyle in the small ...

Published: Oct 2015
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