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Mystery audiobooks by Black authors

Find your next thrilling listen or cozy mystery with these engaging audiobooks. 
  • Audiobook

    When No One Is Watching

    A Thriller

    by Alyssa Cole ...
    Narrated by Susan Dalian, Jay Aaseng ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 54 min

    "I was knocked over by the momentum of an intense psychological thriller that doesn’t let go until the final page. This is a terrific read." – Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling authorRear Window meets Get Out in this gripping thriller from a critically acclaimed and New York Times Notable author, in which the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning…Sydney ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Lives Laid Away

    Narrated by Luis Moreno ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 42 min

    Detroit ex-cop August Snow takes up vigilante justice when his beloved neighborhood of Mexicantown is caught in the crosshairs of a human trafficking scheme. When the body of an anonymous young Hispanic woman dressed as Queen Marie Antoinette is dredged from the Detroit River, the Detroit Police Department wants the case closed out fast. Wayne County Coroner Dr. Bobby Falconi gives the woman's ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Death in D Minor

    by Alexia Gordon ...
    Narrated by Ensemble Cast ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 22 min

    After solving a string of murders and getting used to living with a snarky ghost, Gethsemane Brown tries to rest easy. But, in this second book in the series, her roomie disappears, her landlord decides to sell her cottage to a developer, and her brother-in-law comes to visit. The ever-resourceful African American musician and expatriate scrambles to call her spectral roomie back from beyond and ... Read more

    $35.63 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Three-Fifths

    by John Vercher ...
    Narrated by J. D. Jackson ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 13 min

    Pittsburgh, 1995. The son of a black father he’s never known and a white mother he sometimes wishes he didn’t, twenty-two-year-old Bobby Saraceno is passing for white. Raised by his bigoted maternal grandfather, Bobby has hidden his truth from everyone, even his best friend and fellow comic-book geek, Aaron, who has just returned home from prison a hardened racist. Bobby’s disparate worlds collide ... Read more

    $35.63 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    When the Thrill Is Gone

    by Walter Mosley ...
    Narrated by Mirron Willis ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 17 min

    Leonid McGill is back, in the third-and most enthralling and ambitious-installment in Walter Mosley's latest New York Times- bestselling series.The economy has hit the private-investigator business hard, even for the detective designated as "a more than worthy successor to Philip Marlowe" (The Boston Globe) and "the perfect heir to Easy Rawlins" (Toronto Globe and Mail). Lately, Leonid McGill is ... Read more

    $28.51 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Fatality in F

    by Alexia Gordon ...
    Narrated by Helen Duff ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 27 min

    Fresh from solving her third mystery, Gethsemane Brown is ready to relax and enjoy her summer. Her plans include nothing more dangerous than performing in the opening ceremony of the annual rose and garden show and cheering on Frankie Grennan, who has entered his hybrid rose into the competition. But when a mysterious stalker starts leaving Frankie floral bouquets as coded messages, Gethsemane ... Read more

    $35.63 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Murder at Cape Three Points

    by Kwei Quartey ...
    Narrated by Dominic Hoffman ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 13 min

    At Cape Three Points on the beautiful Ghanaian coast, acanoe washes up at an oil rig site. The two bodies in the canoe—who turn out tobe a prominent, wealthy middle-aged couple—have obviously beenmurdered; the way Mr. Smith-Aidoo has been gruesomely decapitated suggests thekiller was trying to send a specific message—but what and to whom?The Smith-Aidoos, pillars in their community, are mourned by ... Read more

    $28.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A Spell for Trouble

    An Enchanted Bay Mystery

    by Esme Addison ...
    Narrated by Emily Durante ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 1 min

    Aleksandra Daniels hasn't set foot in the quiet seaside town of Bellamy Bay, North Carolina in over twenty years. Ever since her mother's tragic death, her father has mysteriously forbidden her from visiting her aunt and cousins. But on a whim, Alex accepts an invitation to visit her estranged relatives and to help them in their family business: an herbal apothecary known for its remarkably potent ... Read more

    $35.63 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Murder in G Major

    by Alexia Gordon ...
    Narrated by Jessica Carroll ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 10 min

    With few other options, African-American classical musician Gethsemane Brown accepts a less-than-ideal position turning a group of rowdy schoolboys into an award-winning orchestra. Stranded without luggage or money in the Irish countryside, she figures any job is better than none. The perk? Housesitting a lovely cliffside cottage. The catch? The ghost of the cottage's murdered owner haunts the ... Read more

    $35.63 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    And Now She's Gone

    A Novel

    Narrated by Je Nie Fleming ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 30 min

    “Sharp, witty and perfectly paced, And Now She’s Gone is one hell of a read!” —Wendy Walker, bestselling author of The Night BeforeIsabel Lincoln is gone.But is she missing?It’s up to Grayson Sykes to find her. Although she is reluctant to track down a woman who may not want to be found, Gray’s search for Isabel Lincoln becomes more complicated and dangerous with every new revelation about the ... Read more

    $30.79 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Killing Fire, A

    by Faye Snowden ...
    Narrated by Rachel Handshaw ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 26 min

    As a child forced to witness her father’s crimes, homicide Detective Raven Burns dedicates her life to proving that she is not her father’s child. But when she shoots a suspect who has what turns out to be an unloaded weapon, Raven finds that she must confront both the demons of her past and the stains on her soul in order to stop a killer. ... Read more

    $14.24 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Greedy Givers

    Narrated by Melissa Reizian ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 13 min

    She believes he’s a con-man. He believes he’s a victim of what happens when greed and giving collide.Special Agent Kari Wheeler refuses to accept the hero label, even after receiving the FBI and the City of Philadelphia’s Medal of Bravery. She just wants to get back to work. Her new case has her investigating Cuthbert “Cuddy” Mullins, a self-described do-gooder who says he is changing the world ... Read more

    $21.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Pay to Play

    Narrated by Melissa Reizian ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 29 min

    Special Agent Kari Wheeler may have made the worst decision of her life.The deeper she digs into the new assignment she unwisely accepted, investigating corruption in the Philadelphia strip club industry, the more her work threatens everything she values most—her FBI career, her marriage, even the closely held secrets of her painful past.Her new case has her gathering the evidence to prove that a ... Read more

    $21.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Blanche on the Lam

    by Barbara Neely ...
    Narrated by Lisa Reneé Pitts ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 41 min

    Blanche White is a plump, feisty, middle-aged African American housekeeper working for the genteel rich in North Carolina. But when an employer stiffs her, and her checks bounce, she goes on the lam, hiding out as a maid for a wealthy family at their summer home. That plan goes awry when there's a murder and Blanche becomes the prime suspect. So she's forced to use her savvy, her sharp wit, and ... Read more

    $22.80 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Hostile Eyewitness

    by Tyora Moody ...
    Narrated by Susan Spain ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 23 min

    Depressed because of complications of a head injury, Serena Manchester seeks solitude in the hometown she left almost twenty-five years before. Unknown to Serena, her hometown's landscape has changed and unseemly elements have seeped into the quaint Southern seaport town. One night Serena witnesses a gang-related crime. She thinks she recognizes one of the young men, but chooses not to identify ... Read more

    $28.50 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Strivers' Row Spy

    Narrated by Avery Glymph ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 23 min

    Stunning, suspenseful, and unforgettably evocative, Jason Overstreet's debut novel glitters with the vibrant dreams and dangerous promise of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, as one man crosses the perilous lines between the law, loyalty, and deadly lies. For college graduate Sidney Temple, the Roaring Twenties bring opportunities even members of his accomplished black bourgeois family couldn't have ... Read more

    $35.63 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Prodigal Captive, The

    by Rachel Woods ...
    Narrated by Rachel Woods ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 25 min

    A mind-blowing mystery that will have you on the edge of your seat until the shocking ending.On a gorgeous morning in paradise, tourists find a dead body on the pristine white beach of St. Killian, an island in the Caribbean.The victim was killed in a ritualistic murder. The dead man was castrated and branded. Burned into his skin is a strange word—“eros.”Investigative journ... ... Read more

    $12.82 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Beneath the Darkest Sky

    Narrated by James Shippy ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 49 min

    In this riveting and emotionally powerful historical drama, an ex-FBI agent plunges into the darkest shadows of 1930s Europe, where everything he loves is on the line. International consultant Prescott Sweet's mission is to bring justice to countries suffering from America's imperialistic interventions. With his outspoken artist wife, Loretta, and their two children, he lives a life of equality ... Read more

    $28.50 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Drift

    by John Ridley ...
    Narrated by J.D. Jackson ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 23 min

    John Ridley, author of Everybody Smokes in Hell (F0035), is acclaimed for his gritty stories and brisk dialogue. The Drift is a fast-paced trip through the lurid world of modern hobos. Charles Harmon had a firm grip on the American dream until his mind started to crack. Now he's a know-it-all tramp riding the rails. When a friend asks Charles to help find his missing niece, the trail leads to an ... Read more

    $35.63 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Do Not Go Gently

    Narrated by Mark Damon Johnson ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 52 min

    Starletta Duvall is an exceptional police lieutenant: tough and professional. But when a serial killer begins targeting successful young black women, the victims' resemblance to Starletta begins to haunt her. These women are smart and independent-how could the killer gain their trust so quickly? In frustration, Starletta decides to become the bait, hoping the suspect will strike. What she can't ... Read more

    $28.50 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Down the River Unto the Sea

    by Walter Mosley ...
    Narrated by Ben Onwukwe ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 44 min

    Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault, a charge that lands him in the notorious Rikers Island prison.A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid by someone ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    American Spy

    a Cold War spy thriller like you've never read before

    Narrated by Bahni Turpin ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 50 min

    A BARACK OBAMA SUMMER READING 2019 PICKSHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 CENTRE FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE'A whole lot more than just a spy thriller, wrapping together the ties of family, of love and of country' BARACK OBAMA'There has never been anything like it**'** MARLON JAMES (GQ)'A compelling read' MAIL ON SUNDAY'Pacy... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Black Water Rising

    by Attica Locke ...
    Narrated by Jeff Harding ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 18 min

    On a dark night, out on the Houston bayou to celebrate his wife's birthday, Jay Porter hears a scream. Saving a distressed woman from drowning, he opens a Pandora's Box. His impulsive act out on the bayou is heroic, but it puts Jay in danger, ensnaring him in a murder investigation that could cost him is practice, his family and even his life. ... Read more

    $34.18 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Cutting Season

    by Attica Locke ...
    Narrated by Lachele Carl ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 57 min

    Just after dawn, Caren inspects the grounds of Belle Vie, the historic plantation house she manages. Back at her office, the gardener calls to tell her she missed something. Something terrible. A young woman lying face down in a shallow grave, her throat cut clean. So there will be police, asking questions. There are only so many keys, only so many ways in to Belle Vie with its six foot high ... Read more

    $34.18 AUD or free with audiobook trial