A Past That Breathes: How a murder case against a Black man sparks interest in the unjust system

Breathing life into the genre, A Past That Breathes introduces crime fans to a gripping case involving a serious crime, accusations and a whirlwind of suspense.

Deadly Sacrifice brings us the first Black female police detective in UK fiction

A unique thriller that dives deep into the world of human trafficking and African ritual sacrifices, Deadly Sacrifice is based on a true 2001 news story. 

Chibundu Onuzo's third novel, Sankofa, comes at the right time

Following The Spider King’s Daughter and Welcome to Lagos, Sankofa tells the story of a mixed-race British woman’s search for her long-lost West African father.

Dead Dead Girls: A dark serial killer thriller set in 1920s Harlem

Dead Dead Girls is a gripping mystery set in 1920s Harlem that looks into the murder of young Black women. 

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Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou

Longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize, Alain Mabanckou’s Black Moses zeroes in on corruption in late 1970s Congo-Brazzaville.

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