Sunday, December 13, 2020

The Conjure-Man Dies: A Harlem Mystery : The first ever African-American crime novel by Rudolph Fisher, Stanley Ellin (Introduction by)


When they find the body of the Conjurer dead, one of the black detectives is assigned to it.  He and the doctor across the street examine the body and find no sign of life,  They take him downstairs and cover him with a sheet, then begin asking questions of everyone there.

Collins Crime Club and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published December 23rd.

This is an intriguing story that is written very well.  It's a good read.

 The first thing they notice is that the body has disappeared.  Then the Conjure man appears alive and well.  He says he came back from the dead....

There is a lot of investigation but they don't figure it out until the Conjure man explains.

The ending is ironic and a bit surprising.  I bet you don't figure out who the killer was ahead of time!

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