The Conjure-Man Dies (Library of Congress Crime Classics) (Paperback)

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The Conjure-Man Dies (Library of Congress Crime Classics) (Paperback)


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An unmissable entry in the esteemed Library of Congress Crime Classics, an exciting new classic mystery series created in exclusive partnership with the Library of Congress to highlight the best of American crime fiction

When the body of N'Gana Frimbo, the African conjure-man, is discovered in his consultation room, Perry Dart, one of Harlem's ten Black police detectives, is called in to investigate. Together with Dr Archer, a physician from across the street, Dart is determined to solve the baffling mystery, helped and hindered by Bubber Brown and Jinx Jenkins, local boys keen to clear themselves of suspicion of murder and undertake their own investigations.

This groundbreaking mystery is the first ever to feature a Black detective and all Black characters, written by Black author Rudolph Fisher, who was a principal writer of the Harlem Renaissance.

Product Details ISBN: 9781464215964
ISBN-10: 1464215960
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: April 5th, 2022
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Library of Congress Crime Classics
"Library of Congress Crime Classics presents a welcome resurrection of the first non-serialized mystery novel by a Black author, featuring an all-Black cast, originally published in 1932…It’s about time this genuine classic was back in print." — Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"The novel captures the energy and exuberance of Harlem in the ‘30s, the struggle for education and respect, and the lively and playful language of the time." — First Clue