Ualbany Criminal Justice Professor Brings Reality To Her Crime Fiction
Frankie Bailey knows a thing or two about crime writing. As a criminal justice professor at the University at Albany and an avid crime fiction author — she writes the Lizzie Stuart Mystery series — she knows both the realities and fantasies of the genre.
Her 2008 book, "African American Mystery Writers," is an overview produced after reading 139 books, surveying readers online and interviewing authors and scholars. The historical survey begins with the first crime African-Americans wrote about — slavery — and continues to contemporary writers such as Walter Mosley. MORE