The Lost Treasures of R&B


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$15.95  $14.83
Akashic Books
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5.9 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.39 pounds

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About the Author

Nelson George is an author, filmmaker, and lifelong resident of Brooklyn. His novels include the first two in his D Hunter mystery series, The Accidental Hunter and The Plot Against Hip Hop. Among his many nonfiction works are The Death of Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop America, the recently published The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture & Style, and City Kid, his memoir. As a filmmaker he's directed the documentaries Brooklyn Boheme for Revolt, The Announcement for ESPN, and Finding the Funk for VH1. The Lost Treasures of R&B, the third book in his D Hunter mystery series, is his latest novel.


"Nelson George's security expert and bodyguard to the hip-hop stars, D Hunter, takes you on a New York joyride, from rapper beefs to R&B vinyl stores, weaving the history of the city and the music biz through a tale of gunfire, deceit, police corruption, and the sacred code of the streets. The Lost Treasures of R&B is a modern noir thriller, doused in killer beats and Brooklyn cool."
--Shawn Ryan, creator of The Shield (TV show)

"It's great to have D Hunter back is this new adventure. Nelson George has created a niche: the incredibly entertaining street-savvy mystery. Add in a passion for Brooklyn and musical greats past and present, and you have a mesmerizing book."
--Allen Hughes, film director, Menace II Society and American Pimp

"Nelson George's smooth security-guard-turned-detective, a.k.a. D, scours a demimonde as glamorous as Chandler's Los Angeles...D Hunter is destined to become a classic."
--Mary Karr, author of The Liars' Club

Praise for The Plot Against Hip Hop

"Wickedly entertaining."
--Kirkus Reviews

"A carefully plotted crime novel peopled by believable characters and real-life hip-hop personalities."

"Part procedural murder mystery, part conspiracy-theory manifesto, Nelson George's The Plot Against Hip Hop reads like the PTSD fever dream of a renegade who's done several tours of duty in the trenches."
--Time Out New York