Frankie Y Bailey
Police Procedural Mysteries
From the academic study of crime to the creation of two wonderful mystery series, Frankie Y Bailey is the complete package.
It is her work that led to the creation of Frankie's list on the Sister in Crime website. This extensive list of diverse mystery authors opened a wonderful world of stories to me and gave me a long list of authors to check out.
Dr. Frankie Y. Bailey has spent her entire life studying crime, its variations, and impacts. Dr. Bailey obtained her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Albany, State University of New York. Criminal Justice and is a full professor for the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Albany. She is also the project director of the Justice and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century project in the School of Criminal Justice (UAlbany).
Dr. Bailey is an accomplished academic who has written several scholarly works on Crime. Including co-editing a three-volume encyclopedia, “Crimes of the Centuries: Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials”, with Dr. Steven Chermak. Volume I was nominated for a Macavity Award. The Macavity Award is named for the “mystery cat” of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats). Each year the members of Mystery Readers International nominate and vote for their favorite mysteries in five categories. Her book “African American Mystery Writers: A Historical & Thematic Study” won the Macavity award for Best Nonfiction/Critical in 2009.
Frankie Y Bailey is also a prolific author of mysteries. She has two different sleuths. New York police detective Hannah McCabe and crime historian Lizzie Stuart.
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