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

Heaven, My Home

Attica Locke

In this \"captivating\" crime novel (People), Texas Ranger Darren Mathews is on the hunt for a missing child — but it\'s the boy\'s family of white supremacists who are his real target.\r\n\r\n9-year-old Levi King knew he should ...

Published: Sep 2020

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

Blood Grove (Easy Rawlins, 15)

Walter Mosley

"Master of craft and narrative" Walter Mosley returns with this crowning achievement in the Easy Rawlins saga, in which the iconic detective's loyalties are tested on the sun-soaked streets of Southern Cal...

Published: Feb 2022

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

Trouble Is What I Do (Leonid McGill)

Walter Mosley

Morally ambiguous P.I. Leonid McGill is back — and investigating crimes against society's most downtrodden — in this installment of the beloved detective series from an Edgar Award-winning and bestselling crime novelist....

Published: Jan 2021

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

Am I My Brother's Keeper?

J. C. Benson

A prodigal son returns back to his childhood home to learn that old stories never die. Jameson Clarkson's career is launching into another stratosphere as he was given the golden opportunity to move back to Pittsburgh to catapult his ...

Published: Mar 2022


Christopher Chambers

In the lively, but desperate world of D.C.\'s underbelly, a Black homeless man must quickly learn the ropes of being a detective after a wealthy ex-government official sets him up to take the fall for a brutal crime he didn’t co...

Published: Oct 2020

The Wisdom of Father Brown

G. K. Chesterton

Father Brown is a fictional Roman Catholic priest and amateur detective who is featured in 53 short stories published between 1910 and 1936 written by English novelist G. K. Chesterton.[1] Father Brown solves mysteries and crimes usin...

Published: Oct 2006

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

Hi Five (An IQ Novel, 4)

Joe Ide

One woman. Five personalities. Private investigator IQ is back to piece together a Newport Beach murder with an eyewitness who gives "people person" a whole new meaning. Christiana is the daughter of the biggest arms de...

Published: Jan 2021

Smoke (An IQ Novel, 5)

Joe Ide

Isaiah Quintabe—an unlicensed detective for all seasons—and his best friend and masterful sidekick, Juanell Dodson, are at a crossroads in this latest installment of the "aggressively entertaining" IQ series (New...

Published: Jan 2022


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

The Violin Conspiracy: A Novel

Brendan Slocumb

GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK! • Ray McMillian is a Black classical musician on the rise—undeterred by the pressure and prejudice of the classical music world—when a shocking theft sends him on a desperate ...

Published: Dec 2022

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

Morris PI: The Men from Ice House Fou...

Dion Baia

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Published: Jun 2021
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