Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Racial minorities in classic crime fiction

Date: 17 Jul 2003


Re your response to my post below:

> > In the late '40s, EQMM published a police
> procedural
> > short story featuring a black detective. The name
> of
> > both the story and the author (who was also black)
> > escape me at the moment,
> Octavus Roy Cohen and Florian Slappey?

No, this was the only mystery story written by this particular author, and the story was dead serious. Besides, Cohen wasn't black, he was Jewish. And Florian Slappy wasn't a policeman.


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