This tale of a singer’s kidnapping in 1920s Harlem is “the best kind of historical mystery” Lee Child. Walker has a crystal clear eye for what motivates people as she explores disparity and desperation. South florida sun-sentinel “put a Bessie Smith platter on the Victrola, and go with the flow on this mystery/romance/history mix.
Black Orchid Blues #ad - Library Journal. Walter mosley fans, in particular, should look for more from this promising crime writer. Booklist “black orchid blues works as a study of class and race, plus the debilitating effects of grief, the question of identity and the far-reaching impact of family secrets . . . After a gruesome package arrives at Price’s doorstep, the questions change.
Goodfellowe House: A Lanie Price MysteryBlood Vintage Press #ad - A gutsy reporter with a golden heart, she's willing to ask the hard questions. Lanie price covers the gritty underside of Harlem’s glamorous high life. Come along as Lanie adds sizzle to this cold, cold case. P. Mckinney, apooo book club“lanie Price is not just Easy Rollins in a dress. Alan symonette, philadelphiaPreviously published as Darkness and the Devil Behind Me.
So when lanie revisits the unsolved mystery of a young woman's disappearance, she starts asking questions--the right questions, but of the wrong kind of people. If you love fast-moving hijinks and historical crime fiction, grab Goodfellowe House. A page-turning thriller infused with pockets of romance. M. She’ll go anywhere, talk to anyone, to get her story.
Lyrics of a Blackbird: A 1920s Tale of Lies, Deceit and MurderBlood Vintage Press #ad - A murder mystery set among the black bourgeoisie, it is also the heady tale of a bygone era … compelling family intrigue and a full, vibrant portrait of that storied era when Harlem’s pulse was the rhythm of black America. The boston globeplunge into the glittering world of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance.
The deeper he probes into lilian’s death, the more he risks revelations of his own dark burden, a secret that could destroy him. Now, he’s back, drawn home by the news of his sister’s suicide. Will he survive long enough to reveal the ugly truth behind Lilian's death?Previously titled: Harlem Redux.
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Black Volta#ad - Freed from the daily oppression of scarcity, she remains under the vice-grip power of her hoarding mother and needy siblings. Their lives cross. And each are drawn back to the Black Volta River, to relive harrowing events that transformed them. The river knows their secrets, the rich tapestry of ghana--and its startling evolution over three decades--serve as the backdrop for this powerful story about race, but can it transform their lives again?Deeply embroidered, love, utterly believable, patriarchy, and personal identity.
Lingers in the mind long after the reading. D. Donovan, senior reviewer, Midwest Book Review"Intense and interesting. With plenty of intrigue and strong character plot arcs to keep readers thrilled from beginning to end. 5 stars!" K. C. Finn, readers' favoriteA murderer returns to Africa, seeking atonement for killing an innocent.
Black Volta #ad - Now that carlos has emptied out his life, his past torments him. He can't go forward until he goes back--to Ghana--to own up to crimes he committed as a young man.
Blood on the Bayou The Andy Broussard/Kit Franklyn Mysteries Book 2Astor + Blue Editions #ad - What exactly? that’s the question on the minds of medical examiner Andy Broussard and his young partner, criminal psychologist Kit Franklyn. Each victim is found in the same gruesome condition: the body bloodied by a gardening fork, and the throat torn out by . . . Broussard suspects the perpetrator isn’t human at all, but a monster of terrifying legend.
There’s a killer stalking the New Orleans French Quarter. Only when their investigation draws them deep into Bayou country do Broussard and Franklyn discover just how monstrous some humans can be . . . In this new orleans–set mystery, the author of Cajun Nights “combines an insider’s knowledge with a real flair for making the reader’s skin crawl” Booklist.
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Black Rose The Life of Bliss Book 1Sable SiStars Publishing #ad - Bliss marshall is a Private Wealth Manager on a mission. Working at a prestigious firm, in order to achieve her goals in the the world she has to navigate for success, she's perfected 'the presentation', as a black woman. Focused, educated and brilliant, driven, Bliss is the whole package. And when she finally meets the man who fits into both of her worlds, Bliss puts everything on the line to prove that they are the perfect combination.
This novella is the introduction to The Life of Bliss series.
Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem RenaissanceAmistad #ad - Nearly a century later, this singular talent is recognized as one of the most influential and revered American artists of the modern period. Hitting a straight lick with a crooked Stick is an outstanding collection of stories about love and migration, gender and class, racism and sexism that proudly reflect African American folk culture.
. From “one of the greatest writers of our time” toni morrison—the author of Barracoon and Their Eyes Were Watching God—a collection of remarkable stories, including eight “lost” Harlem Renaissance tales now available to a wide audience for the first time. Brought together for the first time in one volume, they include eight of Hurston’s “lost” Harlem stories, which were found in forgotten periodicals and archives.
All are timeless classics that enrich our understanding and appreciation of this exceptional writer’s voice and her contributions to America’s literary traditions. These stories challenge conceptions of hurston as an author of rural fiction and include gems that flash with her biting, satiric humor, as well as more serious tales reflective of the cultural currents of Hurston’s world.
Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance #ad - New york times’ books to watch forbuzzfeed’s Most Anticipated Books of 2020Newsweek’s Most Anticipated BooksForbes. Com’s most anticipated books of 2020e!’s top 2020 books to readglamour’s best books In 1925, Barnard student Zora Neale Hurston—the sole black student at the college—was living in New York, “desperately striving for a toe-hold on the world.
During this period, she began writing short works that captured the zeitgeist of African American life and transformed her into one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance.
No Mardi Gras for the Dead The Andy Broussard/Kit Franklyn Mysteries Book 3Astor + Blue Editions #ad - They identify the body as a streetwalker who vanished almost thirty years ago. Likable, modern protagonists, abundant forensic lore and vivid depictions of colorful New Orleans and its denizens. Publishers Weekly. She gets a lift from her malaise when she moves into a new home with a garden—and then a jolt when, in that garden, she discovers human remains.
With an irresistible big easy attitude and a hard-to-crack mystery, “Donaldson’s genre gumbo keeps you coming back for more” Booklist. And a murderer who’s out to bury the past for good. A medical examiner and a psychologist once again make a “formidable team” in this mystery set in colorful New Orleans The Washington Times.
No Mardi Gras for the Dead The Andy Broussard/Kit Franklyn Mysteries Book 3 #ad - Along with the unconventional and ever-cheerful chief medical examiner Andy Broussard, Franklyn sets out to close a case that’s well beyond cold. Criminal psychologist Kit Franklyn feels like she’s been spinning her wheels in both life and career. But her death may be connected to a pair of recent killings .
Sugar: A NovelPlume #ad - Sugar moves next door to Pearl, who is still grieving for the daughter who was murdered fifteen years before. Strong and folksy storytelling. Think zora Neale Hurston. Sugar speaks of what is real. The dallas morning newsfrom an exciting new voice in African-American contemporary fiction comes a novel Ebony praised for its "unforgettable images, unique characters, and moving story that keeps the pages turning until the end.
The chicago Defender calls Sugar "a literary explosion. Mcfadden reveals amazing talent. The novel opens when a young prostitute comes to Bigelow, to start over, Arkansas, far from her haunting past. Over sweet-potato pie, an unlikely friendship begins, transforming both women's lives--and the life of an entire town.
Sugar: A Novel #ad - Sugar brings a southern african-american town vividly to life, lingering scents of jasmine and honeysuckle, with its flowering magnolia trees, and white picket fences that keep strangers out--but ignorance and superstition in. To read this novel is to take a journey through loss and suffering to a place of forgiveness, understanding, and grace.
Mcfadden is the author of the novels Gathering of Waters, Glorious, and This Bitter Earth. .
The Silent Second The Chuck Restic Mysteries Book 1Prospect Park Books #ad - Full of humor, outrage, and suspense. Adam phillips’s book is everything a thriller should be. Phoef sutton, new york times–bestselling author of Heart Attack and Vine “Phillips’ prose overall is smart and supple, with a humorous bent. Booklist “An absorbing first novel. Publishers weekly “one of the most engaging and refreshing novels to hit the market this season .
. . While balancing the inane demands of his office, he begins to unravel a web of murder and crooked real estate deals. Like me, you’ll laugh your ass off while immersed in the mystery. M. William phelps, new york times–bestselling author of Dangerous Ground: My Friendship with a Serial Killer. Chuck restic has achieved the American dream: a successful career with a large corporation, his own home, a great health insurance and retirement package.
The Silent Second The Chuck Restic Mysteries Book 1 #ad - But after twenty years in Human Resources he sees very little value in what he does all day . . . A frustrated corporate admin starts a side gig as a PI in this debut mystery—“Think Monk meets Moonlighting, with a whole bunch of The Office tossed in” M. Until he embarks on a mission to find a missing employee.
The Man Who Cried I Am: A NovelThe Overlook Press #ad - Infused with powerful artistry and searing anger, humanity, and vision, as well as insight, The Man Who Cried I Am is a modern American classic. Along with the large doses of morphine running through his veins, the alcohol allows him to forget the painful disease ravaging his body, but it also prompts him to reflect on the circumstances that have brought him to this point—made him who he is today.
But nothing he has encountered could have prepared him for the devastating and dangerous truth he now faces. From the streets of new york city to the jazz clubs of paris and amsterdam, from the battlefields of World War II to the Oval Office, Max’s journey as an African American author and journalist has brought him into the nexus of hypocrisy and duplicity surrounding segregation and civil rights time and again.
The Man Who Cried I Am: A Novel #ad - On a warm spring afternoon in 1964, Max Reddick sits at an outdoor café in Amsterdam, nursing a glass of Pernod. A black expat writer uncovers a sinister plot to destroy the American civil rights movement in this exceptionally powerful novel, which includes an introduction by bestselling author Walter Mosley.
Through the eyes of max, with penetrating fictional portraits of Richard Wright, and Malcolm X, James Baldwin, among other historical figures, author John A. Williams reveals the hope, courage, and bitter disappointment of African American intellectuals in the postwar era.