Review: <i>Make Them Pay</i> by Allison Brennan Review: Make Them Pay by Allison Brennan Janet Webb Read Janet Webb's review! Review: <i>The Lost Girls</i> by Allison Brennan Review: The Lost Girls by Allison Brennan Katherine Tomlinson Read Katherine Tomlinson's review! Review: <i>Darkansas</i> by Jarret Middleton Review: Darkansas by Jarret Middleton Gabino Iglesias Read Gabino Iglesias's review! Review: <i>No Good Deed</i> by Allison Brennan Review: No Good Deed by Allison Brennan Meghan Harker Read Meghan Harker's review!
From The Blog
August 18, 2017
From HR to PI
Adam Walker Phillips
August 18, 2017
Boat’s Distress Call Leads to Huge Marijuana Bust
Teddy Pierson
August 15, 2017
Page to Screen: Hopscotch
Brian Greene
August 15, 2017
Q&A with Kelley Armstrong, Author of Rituals
Kelley Armstrong and John Valeri
August 14, 2017
A Different Kind of Crime Family
Allison Brennan
Showing posts by: Kellye Garrett click to see Kellye Garrett's profile
Tue
Aug 8 2017 2:00pm

Amateur Night: Black Women in Amateur Detective Fiction

From Walter Mosley’s private investigator Easy Rawlins to James Patterson’s police detective Alex Cross, the professional black detective has a great history on the page and bestseller lists. There’s no question these guys know how to get the job done. But they’re not the only ones. 

Though they might not be as well-known or celebrated as some of their professional male counterparts, the black woman amateur detective has her own storied history comprising of everyone from maids to college professors to classical musicians to writers. The novels are as diverse as the women themselves, with something for every mystery fan. Whether these women are found in a relaxing cozy or a more hard-hitting historical novel, nothing about these characters is amateur. Here’s a look at five of them.

[See the whole list below!]