Black Noir: Mystery, Crime, and Suspense Stories by African-American Writers
by Otto Penzler (Editor)
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, Gary Phillips, Frankie Bailey, and Richard Wright.