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The Conjure-Man Dies: A Mystery Tale of Dark Harlem Download ó 102 Mystery helped and hindered by Bubber Brown and Jinx Jenkins local boys keen to clear themselves of suspicion of murder and undertake their own investigationsThe Conjure Man Dies was the very first detective novel written by an African American A distinguished doctor and accomplished musician and dramatist Rudolph Fisher was one of the principal writers of the Harlem Renaissance but died in 1934 aged only 37 W. Despite there being a police detective investigating the case I felt that the real protagonist of this novel was Dr John Archer before I knew that author Rudolph Fisher was a physician I thought that Dr Archer was the best developed and most sympathetic character Rudolph Fisher s background also explains why the medical details seemed so authenticThe Conjure Man Frimbo was a highly ambivalent character This ambivalence caused me to wonder if his background was falsified Was he really an African king or a graduate of Harvard University We only have Frimbo s word for it The mystery is cleverly constructed with a number of a plot twists that are surprising The most surprising development had me exclaiming What just happened here It caused me to entertain the notion that Frimbo could have been a genuine practitioner Some of the stories told about him sounded like he had real powers of sorcery but he behaved too much like an illusionist for me to surrender my doubts about him In the end I disliked his arrogance and tendency toward duplicityThe Conjure Man Dies has been criticized for its Amos and Andy type of dialogue that seems so dated today I confess that I wasn t enad with that dialogue either It made most of the characters seem like caricatures So there were aspects of the book that I liked and it certainly held my interest Yet my feelings about Frimbo and the dialogue lowered it in my estimationFor the blog version of this review see

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The Conjure-Man Dies: A Mystery Tale of Dark Harlem Download ó 102 A uniue crime classic the very first detective novel written by an African American set in 1930s New York with only Black charactersWhen the body of N’Gana Frimbo the African conjure man is discovered in his consultation room Perry Dart one of Harlem’s ten Black police detectives is called in to investigate Together with Dr Archer a physician from across the street Dart is determined to solve the baffling. This novel was originally published in 1932 and is being reissued There s a disclaimer in the beginning that terminology which might be considered unacceptable today has been retained for authenticity I ve read uite a few books by Harlem Renaissance authors but was unfamiliar with Fisher s work This is considered to be the first detective novel written by an African American and is uniue in that all of the characters are Black Frimbo is a conjure man in Harlem an African immigrant who graduated from Harvard The police and a doctor are called to his home when it appears that he has been murdered But is he really dead or does he really have the ability to cheat death as some claim Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing an ARC

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The Conjure-Man Dies: A Mystery Tale of Dark Harlem Download ó 102 Ith a gripping plot and vividly drawn characters Fisher’s witty novel is a remarkable time capsule of one of the most exciting eras in the history of Black fictionThis crime classic is introduced by New York crime writer Stanley Ellin and includes Rudolph Fisher’s last published story ‘John Archer’s Nose’ in which Perry Dart and Dr Archer return to solve the case of a young man murdered in his own be. The first known mystery novel written by an African American this was a decent crime novel published in 1932 Other than the time period and technology it has pretty much every element of a good CSI type crime show interesting and some crazy characters great humor a prevalent setting Harlem and a nice twist at the end Secret Sins characters Fisher’s witty novel is a remarkable time A Wedding in Hell capsule of one of the most exciting eras in the history of Black fictionThis Lee Child CD Audiobook Bundle crime Enchantress Mine classic is introduced by New York Les Cin et le trésor de Rouépine crime writer Stanley Ellin and includes Rudolph Fisher’s last published story ‘John Archer’s Nose’ in which Perry Dart and Dr Archer return to solve the Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East case of a young man murdered in his own be. The first known mystery novel written by an African American this was a decent Who Needs a Prairie? crime novel published in 1932 Other than the time period and technology it has pretty much every element of a good CSI type Running on Empty Contemplative Spirituality for Overachievers crime show interesting and some Petty Pewter Gods crazy Mama Namibia characters great humor a prevalent setting Harlem and a nice twist at the end