The Conjure-Man Dies
by Rudolph Fisher

The Conjure-Man Dies cover
Cover of The Conjure-Man Dies

The first and possibly only Golden Age detective novel by an African-American author. It’s kind of a mixture of the ratiocination and hard-boiled genres, set in Harlem. I wish that Rudolph Fisher had lived to write more about John Archer and Perry Dart.

Full review at Multo.