Mystery Anthologies Featuring Black Authors

Anthologies are a great source for short mysteries and thrillers. The collections presented below are not only great collections, but they also provide a lot of background information on the mystery genre.

These books are excellent for people to use as an introduction to the mystery and thriller genre. Since you do not have to make the same commitment that a novel requires, these stories are a great starting point.

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Lagos Noir
Midnight Hour
Shades of Black: Crime and Mystery Stories by African-American Authors
Witnesses for the Dead
Love and Other Criminal Behavior
The Unvarnished: A Mondo Pulp Collection
Spooks, Spies, and Private Eyes