Best African American Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction in 2022

African American Mystery Thriller Suspense Fiction

If you are looking for African American Mystery Thriller Suspensor Fiction, there are several authors to consider. These women are primarily screenwriters in Los Angeles, but their works are now available for readers to enjoy. The award-winning characters in their books include black lawyer Jay Porter of Houston, Texas, black Texas Ranger Darren Mathews, and young African American woman Caren.

Pamela Thomas-Graham

Pamela Thomas-Graham's atmospheric Ivy League novels explore the malice that lurks within the ivory towers of academia. The series centers around Harvard economics professor Nikki Chase, who is determined to become the first tenured African American woman in her department and has a penchant for solving crimes.

In Back of the Book, Martin Grey, an intelligent black lawyer from Queens, becomes friendly with a group of powerful black men and is invited to spend a weekend with them. However, what Martin doesn't realize is that a disturbing secret awaits him on the weekend.

Her debut novel My Sister, the Serial Killer, was long-listed for the Booker Prize and the Dublin Literary Award in 2019. It has been translated into 30 languages, and the rights have been optioned for a film. She is a native Chicagoan and teaches Black Horror at UCLA. Her collaboration with Steven Barnes on "A Small Town" was featured on CBS All Access.

A renowned crime historian and professor, Bailey has written numerous works on African American mystery writers. She has a study on African American mystery writers, and she created two famous African American heroines in her novels. The series also won the Fiction Honor Book Award from the Black Caucus of the American Literary Association in 1999.

Nikki Baker

Nikki Baker, African American mystery thriller writer, writes under the pen name Virginia Kelly. Kelly is a black lesbian who works as a financial analyst in Chicago. The series follows three murder victims who have AIDS. Baker's books are tight, compelling reads and are well worth a try.

Murder on the Red River is a slow-burn, character focused mystery. The main character, Renee "Cash" Blackbear, is a Native American who is connected to a Sheriff, who was previously disconnected from her childhood accident. In Orient, another African American mystery thriller, an isolated town is overrun with rich Manhattanites, and tensions begin to mount when a dead animal is discovered in a research lab.

Sara Brooks was raised by a landowning African family in Alabama. In her childhood, she was neglected and forced to care for her sister, Kayla. As her life changes, she must learn to cope with a new name and her father's depression. Sadly, her father has slipped into a deep depression. In his later years, he stares at nothing. As Jojo struggles to cope with his new life, she discovers she is not alone. The author tackles depression and mental illness with an African American protagonist, Evie Woodson shines a light on the issues that plague people who live with someone who has a mental illness.

Evelyn Coleman

Evelyn Coleman, an award-winning author of children's books, has recently released her first thriller, What a Woman's Gotta Do, starring African American journalist Patricia Conley. This debut thriller has been met with positive reviews and praise for the author's use of African American characters.

During her career, Coleman has published more than ten books in various genres, including young adult, middle grade, and adult thrillers. She has served as president of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and is a member of the Mystery Writers of America. In addition to writing thrillers, she has also written several picture books for American Girl, including To Be a Drum and The Cameo Necklace.

A successful thriller author must overcome one of the greatest challenges of her genre - marketing. She must sell her work in a way that will attract readers of all cultures. Many thrillers are traditionally written by white males, so attracting readers of all races has been a challenge.

Coleman's writing has received many awards, including the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. She has also contributed several short stories and essays to periodicals, such as the Utne Reader, Southern Exposure, and Essence. She has also written several picture books, including The Woman in a Blue Dress, which is based on a true story.

Tracy Clark

A popular American mystery writer, Tracy Clark is an author of several popular mystery series. In her Chicago Mystery series, she features a private investigator, Cassandra Raines, who works the mean streets of Chicago, dodging killers and cops. The first two books in the series, including the recently released Broken Places, received Lefty Award nominations and were named to the American Library Association's RUSA Reading List. The next novel in the series is expected next year.

After resigning from the Chicago PD, Cass has been working as a private investigator. She lives in an apartment building that her grandparents left her. Her skills as an investigator make her highly capable of handling any situation. Her latest case involves a parish priest named Father Ray Heaton.

Lien's debut novel is a compelling mystery that has bigger ambitions than figuring out who is behind a murder. Lien, a former reporter for The Los Angeles Times, also explores the contingent welcome that Asian immigrants receive in Australia. As a writer of multicultural and liberal fiction, Lien is well-versed in the multicultural Australia.

Melinda Leigh is an award-winning author of 25 novels and 12 shorter titles. Her work has been translated into six languages and optioned for film. She lives in Florida with her family and loves animals. She is an active member of Sisters in Crime and is an active member of the Midwest Mystery Conference and the G.P. Putnam's Sons Sue Grafton Memorial Award.

Attica Locke

The latest release from Attica Locke is Heaven, My Home, which was nominated for the Edgar Award. Her first novel, Pleasantville, won the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, was a long-listed finalist for the Bailey's Prize for Women's Fiction, and was a finalist for the Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Attica Locke was born in Houston, Texas and now lives in Los Angeles.

Her books have also been translated into French and German and have appeared in many magazines. She has also appeared on television and in radio programs. She is currently serving on the board of the national organization of Sisters in Crime. Her novels have received rave reviews and have been nominated for many awards, including the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original.

Locke's debut novel is richly layered and atmospheric. It captures the nuanced racial tensions in East Texas. Her characterizations are rich and well-rounded, and she manages to capture the complexities of life in East Texas.

Whether you prefer psychological suspense fiction or mystery fiction, you'll enjoy this book. It's an excellent summer or Halloween read.

Terris McMahan Grimes

If you are an African American who loves to read mystery thriller suspense fiction, you should check out Terris McMahan Grimes' books. She's an award-winning author of African-American mystery novels, and her first novel Somebody Else's Child won the Anthony Award for best first novel and the Barnes and Noble First Book Award. Her books explore the challenges of being an African-American in today's society and the issues that African-American women face. She grew up in West Oakland and now lives in Sacramento.

Her books are set in a variety of settings, from Watts and Chicago to Harlem and Otis. Her books also depict African-American detectives in the streets of America. The characters in her books come from diverse backgrounds, such as a black woman who lives in a prestigious university, a black woman who works in an African-American restaurant, and women from all walks of life. In addition to her crime thrillers, she also writes historical fiction and other works of fiction.

As the only African-American mystery thriller author whose debut novel was a Washington Post bestseller, Terris McMahan Grimes is becoming a prominent voice in the genre. Her stories feature black characters with a black family, as well as black female detectives. In fact, she is the reigning queen of black female mystery writers, according to the Sisters in Crime organization.

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