Shades Of Black: Crime And Mystery Stories By African-American Authors
A dazzling collection of crime and mystery stories, Shades of Black is a landmark achievement. Bringing together today's brightest talent from the field-from Walter Mosley, "one of America's best mystery writers" (New York Times), to the late Hugh Holton, whose "gift for retaining suspense is golden" (Chicago Sun-Times)-it is the first anthology of African-American mystery...more
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Some of the good stuff: "Since You Went Away," "Murder on the Southwest Chief," "Doggy Style" (which had elements of horror missing from the Holton), and "For Services Rendered." These are, in fact, some of the first stories in the book, which made it seem like an excellent anthology. Unfortunately, the stories ...more
Writers of color have interesting perspectives on history, crime and mystery. These stories are not for the faint of heart. They are gritty, raw, compassionate, sentimental, dirty, direct, obtuse -- just name it! I would recommend all writers and lovers of mystery try this collection.