Top 5 African American Best Seller Thriller Fiction Books You Should be Reading


If you're into African American fiction books, then you're going to enjoy these great books to read. We have compiled this list to celebrate anti-racism efforts around the world. We have come a long way since the 80s and 90s, and we here at Empire Fiction applaud global efforts towards this. However, inequalities still stem from different parts of the world, and every now and then, it rears its ugly head. So, in that regard, we decided to prepare a quick Amazon book review of five best seller books within the African American Thriller category to raise awareness and to promote equality and racial tolerance. The result of the book search for this post is so perfect, it gives me chills!

5. Detective Cross: BookShots

By James Patterson

At number five is an Amazon best seller from one of my favorite authors. The Alex Cross series revolves around a Metropolitan Police detective called... Well, Alex Cross. He's a smart witted, headstrong father and a dedicated police officer who always gets the bad guy. Harboring serious conflicts from his own personal life, Alex takes us through the world of mystery and crime and all its dirty nooks and crannies.


BookShots is the second installment in the series. The drama starts when an anonymous caller rings and vows to set off devastating bombs across Washington, DC. Alex can't tell if it's another prank call, or if the caller is actually the real deal. One thing is for sure, though. When he finds out, it might be way too late to stop a massacre.


4. Missing Time Murders

By Stacy M Jones

Next up is a murder thriller. An elusive serial killer is on the rampage, killing wives and leaving them lying next to their clueless husbands, deprived of any memories. Quite the awkward situation for the oblivious husbands. Not to mention confusing. But in the eyes of the local police, the phrase prime suspect is written all over the husbands. And, when Riley Sullivan is appointed lead on the case, it gets personal very quickly when her friend, Cooper Deagan is implicated in a crime of his own following the death of his wife.


Meanwhile, Luke Morgan, another bereaved husband, is slowly regaining his memory. Despite the glaring evidence against her friend, Riley is forced to put her trained hound nose to use to help Luke regain his memory and find the real killer. But can Luke's memory recover fast enough to save Cooper from being indicted, and to prevent the next murder?


3. Treasure in Exile

By SW Hubbard

Coming in at number three, we have the fifth installment of the Palmyrton Estate Sale Mystery Series. A poor wife becomes a wealthy widow after her husband's plane crashes in WWII. And for seventy years, she never leaves her mansion. But after her death, a real estate sales organizer, Audrey Nealon, smells something fishy behind the sale of the property. Items in the house just don't fit with the aura of the mansion,


Soon, Audrey's simplistic curiosity turns into a full-blown obsession. She craves to know the mystery behind the estate and all the secrets that lie hidden beneath it. A conman is hatching a plot to profit handsomely from the sale of the mansion, and lives hang in the balance because of that sale. But can Audrey outwit a seasoned trickster?


2. Trouble is What I do

By Walter Mosley

On the second runner up is the sixth installment of the Leonid McGill Mystery series. Leonid is your typical city PI with a tainted sense of morality and a thirst for trouble. So, when 92-year-old Philip "Catfish" Worry comes knocking, asking him to deliver a letter exposing a dangerous, corrupt and wealthy family lineage, he's too enticed to say no. Inevitably, things go south. All of a sudden, Leonid, as well as Catfish and all their loved ones, have targets on their backs.


Leonid has his back against the wall as he tries to protect his family and client. He has no choice other than to reach out to his less than grey past for favors. Navigating through deadly, and vengeful ghosts of his own past and wary old friends, Leonid finds that he must parley with the heiress of the corrupt lineage to have her father back off. But how he could even begin to get close to her is another matter altogether.


1. Between Black and White

By Robert Bailey

Filling in at the golden number one spot is the second installment of the McMuirtrie and Drake Legal Thriller series. For this book, the story takes us through the life of Bocephys Haynes, a kid from Pulaski, Tennessee. He underwent the unfortunate atrocity of watching his own father getting brutally murdered right in front of him in his younger years. And now, as a grown-up, Bo storms through his hometown as a lawyer trying to find justice for his late father.


However, the former leader of the lynch mob from forty years ago that killed his father turns up dead. All eyes turn to Bo as the prime suspect. He has the biggest motive. And everyone knows it. The police see it that way as well. So, he must turn to his teacher and friend, McMuirtrie, an old retired hotshot lawyer. Together with his knucklehead of a partner, Rick Drake, they put their gloves back on for war in the courtroom. All the while, they investigate behind the scenes to try and find the real killer. Back in court, ugly secrets are unraveled and reputations are tarnished in pursue of Bo's freedom. But will it all be enough?

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