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The Conjure-Man Dies: A Harlem Mystery - Fisher, Rudolph, and Ellin, Stanley (Introduction by)
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The first known mystery novel written by an African-American, originally published in 1932. 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 ...

The Conjure-Man Dies: A Harlem Mystery 2017, Collins Crime Club, London

ISBN-13: 9780008216450