Sunday, April 26, 2009

Book News

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


Kimmy said...

Being a lover of all aspects of a mystery I want this book badly!
I love mysteries and trying to solve them before others do.
Thanks for highlighting this read. I will be looking for this on my next trip to the bookstore!