Black Noir: Mystery, Crime, and Suspense Stories by African-American Writers

Black Noir: Mystery, Crime, and Suspense Stories by African-American Writers

by Otto Penzler (Editor)

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Overview

Some of the best-known and most influential pieces of crime fiction have been from African American writers. Be it Walter Mosley’s great detective Easy Rawlins, or the mean streets of Harlem at the hands of Chester Himes, the stories and characters in this anthology have shaped the mystery genre with their own unique viewpoints and styles. Contributors to the collection include Robert Greer, Chester Himes, Walter Mosley, Cary Phillips, Frankie Bailey, and Richard Wright.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605980393
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 03/03/2009
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Otto Penzler is the proprietor of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. He is the founder of the Mysterious Press and Otto Penzler Books, and has received an Edgar Award, an Ellery Queen Award, and a Raven Award for his contribution to the mystery field. His anthology The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps was a New York Times Bestseller.

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Black Noir: Mystery, Crime, and Suspense Stories by African-American Writers 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
reannon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Excellent collection of short stories edited by Otto Penzler. All stories are by black authors, some male, some female, and dating from the 1890s to the present. Each story is preceded by a bio of the author.