The Conjure-Man Dies: A Harlem Mystery

Rudolph Fisher (Author) Stanley Ellin (Introduction by)
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Product Details

Price
$15.99  $14.71
Publisher
Collins Crime Club
Publish Date
January 07, 2021
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.7 X 0.8 inches | 0.52 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780008216474

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About the Author

One of the premier writers of the Harlem Renaissance, Rudolph Fisher wrote stories depicting the multifaceted black urban experience that are still acclaimed today for their humor, grace, and objective view of Harlem life. Through his words, wrote the New York Times Book Review, 'one feels, smells, and tastes his Harlem; its people come alive and one cares about them.'

Reviews

'Highly readable, wholly entertaining.'-Stanley Ellin

'A well-constructed thriller of a little-known side of Harlem life, with a Black detective to solve the crime and with just enough humour on the side.'-Rumana McManis, New York Times

'A detective story of the first class, written with adroitness, humor, and a clever plot.'-Boston Transcript

'...a puzzling mystery yarn which is at the same time a lively picture of Harlem...'-New York Times

'Captures the historically induced unique qualities of Black people.'-Oliver Henry, The Harlem Renaissance

'As far as crime fiction goes, The Conjure-Man Dies gets down and dirty in a style more in the American hardboiled fashion than the British country house fashion. And it does seem likely that Fisher, besides reading Agatha Christie, read Dashiell Hammett and other early hardboiled writers.'-L.A. Review of Books