SHADES OF BLACK: Crime and Mystery Stories by African American Authors.

Anthology, signed.] Bland, Edith Taylor , editor; Gary Phillips, Gar Anthony Haywood and Frankie Y Bailey, signed.

ISBN 10: 0425194027 / ISBN 13: 9780425194027
Published by New York: Berkley, (2005) dj, 2005
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The first anthology consisting entirely of stories by African American mystery writers. Preface by Lerone Bennett, Jr. Introduction by Eleanor Taylor Bland. Contributors include Frankie Y. Bailey, Jacqueline Turner Banks, Chris Benson, Eleanor Taylor Bland and Anthony Bland, Patricia E. Canterbury, Christopher Chambers, Tracy P. Clark, Evelyn Coleman, Grace F. Edwards, Robert Greer, Terris McMahan Grimes, Gar Anthony Haywood, Hugh Holton, Geri Spencer Hunter, Dicey Scroggins Jackson, Glenville Lovelll, Lee E. Meadows, Penny Mickelbury, Walter Mosley, Percy Spurlark Parker, Gary Phillips, and Charles Shipps. SIGNED by THREE authors at their stories: Gary Phillips, Gar Anthony Haywood and Frankie Y Bailey. Notes on the authors. xii, 353 pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder mark). Bookseller Inventory # 67236

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Title: SHADES OF BLACK: Crime and Mystery Stories ...

Publisher: New York: Berkley, (2005) dj

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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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 writers. Shades of Black is not only a tribute to the art of storytelling-it's a fascinating foray into the rich and widely varied African-American experience.

Includes stories by:

Frankie Y. Bailey · Jacqueline Turner Banks · Chris Benson · Eleanor Taylor Bland and Anthony Bland · Patricia E. Canterbury · Christopher Chambers · Tracy Clark · Evelyn Coleman · Grace F. Edwards · Robert Greer · Terris MacMahan Grimes · Gar Anthony Haywood · Hugh Holton · Geri Spencer Hunter · Dicey Scroggins Jackson · Glenville Lovell · Lee E. Meadows · Penny Mickelbury · Walter Mosley · Percy Spurlark Parker · Gary Phillips · Charles Shipps


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Eleanor Taylor Bland is the author of ten mysteries featuring female African-American homicide detective Marti MacAlister, most recently Windy City Dying.

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