The Black Sleuth by John Edward Bruce
(Northeastern Library of Black Literature)

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A novel featuring the first black detective in American fiction, boldly attacking white prejudice and racial injustice in the U.S. and abroad.
 

About John Edward Bruce

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Gruesser is associate professor of English at Kean University.
 
Published April 11, 2002 by Northeastern. 160 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Showing skills for inference, guesswork, and especially disguise, Sadipe is hot on the trail of the conspirators when the story breaks off with Captain De Forrest’s diamond still unstolen.

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Gruesser's scholarly introduction covers technical problems with the text, making it clear that Bruce is a much more interesting figure than simply a writer who saw that a black man, too, could solve crimes.

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ForeWord Reviews

You just can’t elude Sadipe Okukenu.

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