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ERIC Number: ED363875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Pages: 18
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African-American Detective Fiction Writers, Heroes, and Heroines.
Ehrich, William E.
Noting that the first adult fiction detective novel by an African-American was published in 1932, this bibliography lists and discusses 72 novels either written by African-Americans or featuring African-American detectives. The bibliography is divided into four sections: the first section discusses detective fiction written by African-American men; the second section contains information concerning detective novels published in the early 1990s by three African-American women (the first such published) and a crime novel by an African-American woman; the third section contains novels by three prominent white writers of detective fiction who introduced African-American detectives in some of their work; and the fourth section contains novels by two white writers who added African-American detectives in some of their series that originated with only white male detectives. The bibliography includes biographical information about the novelists. End notes (listing sources of information for each of the 19 novelists) are attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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