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Summary: While the Black Power movement was reshaping America, trailblazing director Gordon Parks made this groundbreaking blockbuster, which helped launch the blaxploitation era and gave the screen a new kind of badder-than-bad action hero in John Shaft, a streetwise New York City private eye who is as tough with criminals as he is tender with his lovers. After Shaft is recruited to rescue the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE SHA

Bywaters, Grant

Summary: "Newly-minted private investigator William Fletcher is having trouble finding clientele. He's not the only man out of work [during the Depression], but his past as a former heavyweight contender with a few shady connections--not to mention the color of his skin in race-obsessed New Orleans--isn't helping lure clients to his door. Stuck without any viable alternative, he takes a case from an old...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BYW

Clark, Tracy

Summary: While searching for fifteen-year-old Ramona Titus, who has run away from her foster home, Black homicide cop-turned-PI Cass Raines soon discovers that Ramona is holding secrets dark enough to kill for and if Cass can't find her first, she will have nowhere left to run.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Publishing Corp. 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CLA

Mosley, Walter

Summary: Leonid McGill's spent a lifetime building his reputation as a private investigator in New York. His seemingly infallible instincts and inside knowledge of the crime world make him the ideal man to help when Phillip "Catfish" Worry comes knocking. Catfish is a ninety-four-year-old Mississippi blues-man who needs Leonid's help with a simple task: deliver a letter revealing the black lineage of a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOS

Mosley, Walter

Summary: Ten years after serving time at Rikers Island for assault, Joe King Oliver, an ex-NYPD investigator working as a private detective, receives a note from a woman who admits she was paid to frame him, compelling him to find out who on the police force wanted him out. He also agrees to help a radical black journalist accused of killing two on-duty police officers who had been abusing their badges...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOS

Mosley, Walter

Summary: After being asked to investigate the charges against a white nationalist accused of treason and murder, Joe King Oliver, with help from bodyguard and mercenary Oliya Ruez, embarks on a winding quest to expose the truth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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Garcia-Aguilera, Carolina.

Summary: A baby develops an inherited disease which requires a bone-marrow transplant from the mother. But no one knows the mother, the baby having been illegally adopted. PI Lupe Solano, the daughter of upper-class Cuban immigrants, agrees to search for her and in the process discovers a racket in babies from Cuba and a murder. A first novel.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Planeta Pub. 2002

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 468 SPANISH GAR

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