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Mystery audiobooks by Black authors

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

    When No One Is Watching

    A Thriller

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

    Unabridged

    8 hours 55 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

    $23.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Bluebird, Bluebird

    by Attica Locke ...
    Narrated by J. D. Jackson ...
    Audiobook 1 - A Highway 59 Novel

    Unabridged

    9 hours 25 min

    A "heartbreakingly resonant" thriller about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice from a writer and producer of the Emmy-winning Fox TV show Empire (USA Today)."In Bluebird, Bluebird Attica Locke had both mastered the thriller and exceeded it."-Ann PatchettWhen it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules -- a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows ... Read more

    $25.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Jigsaw Man

    A Novel

    Narrated by Davine Henry ...
    Audiobook 1 - An Inspector Anjelica Henley Thriller

    Unabridged

    14 hours 9 min

    "A heart-pounding roller coaster ride."—Tami Hoag, #1 New York Times bestselling author of **The Boy*A Crime Reads Most Anticipated Book of 2021***A serial killer and his copycat are locked in a violent game of cat and mouse. Can DI Anjelica Henley stop them before it’s too late?On the day she returns to active duty with the Serial Crimes Unit, Detective Inspector Anjelica Henley is called... ... Read more

    $31.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Cutting Season

    A Novel

    by Attica Locke ...
    Narrated by Quincy Tyler Bernstine ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 11 min

    “The Cutting Season is a rare murder mystery with heft, a historical novel that thrills, a page-turner that makes you think. Attica Locke is a dazzling writer with a conscience.”—Dolen Perkins-Valdez, New York Times bestselling author of WenchAttica Locke’s breathtaking debut novel, Black Water Rising, won resounding acclaim from major publications coast-to-coast and from respected crime fiction ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Blanche on the Lam

    by Barbara Neely ...
    Narrated by Lisa Reneé Pitts ...
    Audiobook 1 - Blanche White

    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

    $15.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Down the River unto the Sea

    by Walter Mosley ...
    Narrated by Dion Graham ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 44 min

    Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel of the Year: bestselling author Walter Mosley "is back with a whole new character to love...As gorgeous a novel as anything he's ever written" (Washington Post).Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators until he was framed for sexual assault by unknown enemies within the force. A decade has passed since his release from Rikers, and he now ... Read more

    $25.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Like a Sister

    Narrated by Bahni Turpin ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 46 min

    In this "tense, twisting mystery" and "absolutely can't-put-it-down read" (Megan Miranda), no one bats an eye when a Black reality TV star is found dead in the Bronx—except her estranged half-sister, whose refusal to believe the official story leads her on a dangerous search for the truth.“I found out my sister was back in New York from Instagram. I found out she’d died from the New York Daily ... Read more

    $25.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    When the Thrill Is Gone

    by Walter Mosley ...
    Narrated by Mirron Willis ...
    Audiobook 3 - A Leonid McGill Mystery

    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

    $20.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Greedy Givers

    Narrated by Melissa Reizian ...
    Audiobook 2 - FBI Philadelphia Corruption Squad

    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

    $14.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Beneath the Darkest Sky

    Narrated by James Shippy ...
    Audiobook 2 - Renaissance

    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

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Prodigal Captive, The

    by Rachel Woods ...
    Narrated by Rachel Woods ...
    series A Palmchat Islands Mystery

    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

    $8.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Last King

    Narrated by J.D. Jackson ...
    Audiobook 3 - Maceo Redfield Mysteries

    Unabridged

    8 hours 4 min

    Nichelle Tramble's first novel, The Dying Ground (F0102), was named a Best Book of 2001 by the Chicago Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle. In this follow-up work, Maceo returns home after drifting for two years. He finds his friends tangled up in a murder case and he must act fast to save them. "Tramble proves herself an unpretentious poet whose sense of the inner city, its argot and its ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Lives Laid Away

    Narrated by Luis Moreno ...
    Audiobook 2 - August Snow

    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

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Strivers' Row Spy

    Narrated by Avery Glymph ...
    Audiobook 1 - Renaissance

    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

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Hostile Eyewitness

    by Tyora Moody ...
    Narrated by Susan Spain ...
    Audiobook 1 - Serena Manchester

    Unabridged

    8 hours 22 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

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Assume Nothing

    Narrated by Ezra Knight ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 42 min

    Gar Anthony Haywood's riveting novels include the Aaron Gunner series and the acclaimed Cemetery Road, which earned starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly. Assume Nothing stars Joe Reddick, a former Florida cop who relocates to L.A. after his wife and children are killed by a home intruder. Now remarried, Reddick struggles to forget his tragic past. But when another break-in threatens ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Pay to Play

    Narrated by Melissa Reizian ...
    Audiobook 1 - FBI Philadelphia Corruption Squad

    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

    $14.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Wife of the Gods

    A Novel

    by Kwei Quartey ...
    Narrated by Simon Prebble ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 21 min

    Detective Inspector Darko Dawson, a good family man and a remarkably intuitive sleuth, is sent to the village of Ketanu-the site of his mother's disappearance many years ago-to solve the murder of an accomplished young AIDS worker. While battling his own anger issues and concerns for his ailing son, Darko explores the motivations and secrets of the residents of Ketanu. It soon becomes clear that ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    American Spy

    A Novel

    Narrated by Bahni Turpin ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 50 min

    **“American Spy updates the espionage thriller with blazing originality.”—Entertainment Weekly“There has never been anything like it.”—Marlon James, GQ“So much fun . . . Like the best of John le Carré, it’s extremely tough to put down.”—NPRNAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Time • NPR • ... Read more

    $20.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Cemetery Road

    Narrated by J.D. Jackson ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 29 min

    Gar Anthony Haywood is the critically acclaimed author of the Aaron Gunner series, which includes the Los Angeles Times best-selling All the Lucky Ones Are Dead. Cemetery Road is a riveting standalone thriller that follows Errol "Handy" White, a man whose past has come back to haunt him. Years ago, Handy left his life as a Los Angeles thief behind, and now lays low in the Twin Cities. But when he ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Of Blood and Sorrow

    Narrated by Patricia R. Floyd ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 1 min

    Valerie Wilson Wesley's crime-fighting heroine Tamara Hayle is loved by fans for her sleuthing abilities and her sardonic wit. Juggling several crises at once, Tamara really has her hands full after her young son witnesses a brutal murder. "A wonderfully believable and independent sleuth who combines intellect and intuition, sexiness and self-control."-Denver Post ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Do Not Go Gently

    Narrated by Mark Damon Johnson ...
    Audiobook 1 - Starletta Duval Mysteries

    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

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Plain Brown Wrapper

    Narrated by Robin Miles ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 36 min

    Karen Grigsby Bates, a contributor to People magazine and the Los Angeles Times and an NPR commentator, delivers a slick mystery featuring sharp-tongued reporter Alex Powell. While attending the National Association of Black Journalists conference, Alex discovers the dead body of a publishing bigwig who was about to be toasted as journalist of the year. As Alex investigates, she uncovers deadly ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Dirty Laundry

    Narrated by Karen Kelly ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 47 min

    During the Los Angeles campaign to replace longtime incumbent mayor Tom Bradley, the stakes are high for Detective Charlotte Justice, of the LAPD’s elite Robbery-Homicide Division. When she’s called to Koreatown to investigate the shocking murder of Vicki Park, special markets strategist for an upstart campaign, all of her skills—and fears—come to the fore. Park, a Korean, is found bludgeoned and ... Read more

    $21.95 USD or free with audiobook trial