Books Black Noir Mystery, Crime, and Suspense Stories by African-American Writers by Otto Penzler Paperback, 349 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $14.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleBlack NoirSubtitleMystery, Crime, and Suspense Stories by African-American WritersAuthorOtto Penzler Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Presents a collection of mystery, crime, and suspense stories by African-American writers who have made significant contributions to the genre, including Robert Greer, Walter Mosley, and Chester Himes. Genres: Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Fiction Also by Otto Penzler The Lineup The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Black Noir Books Excerpt: 'Black Noir' May 26, 2009 Black Noir, edited by Otto Penzler, collects mystery and crime stories by early and mid-20th century writers like Rudolph Fisher, Ann Petry and Pauline E. Hopkins. Critics' Lists: Summer '09 For Summer Sleuths: Best Mystery, Crime Novels May 26, 2009 Book critic Maureen Corrigan recommends five gripping works of fiction to keep you on the edge of your seat this summer. From serial killers to stashed jewels to snakes on the loose, these mysteries have it all.