I wonder if some of the more literary sleuths could help me.
Last week I was listening to an interview on Irish radio with a black American author who has written a number of books featuring a black American PI. I can't remember either of their names, but from what the author was saying the books are quite political and deal with themes such as racism and classism. I think that the stories are set in the 60s. Also, Bill Clinton has said publicly that they are among his favourite books.
Can anyone tell me the name of the author of the PI?
Cheers : o )
Easy Rawlins is riveting and all of the books make a fantastic read. When you get in the mood for another period of history about a Black detective/doctor that is not written by a black author, but wonderful nonetheless, try the Benjamin January series by Barbara Hambly. Starting with "A Free Man of Color," they bring to life Creole Louisiana in the US ante-bellum period. As a caring, intelligent hero, Benjamin just shines, and you'd love to know him IRL.