Genre Authors of Color – Mystery/Thriller

The following authors of color are known for their writing in mysteries and thrillers.  For a more diverse collection, take a look at some of their books!

  • A Yi
  • Acevedo, Mario
  • Aguilar Camín, Héctor
  • Ahmad, A. X.
  • Alexandria, Vincent
  • Anaya, Rudolfo
  • Anekwe, Adolphus A.
  • Atiyah, Edward
  • Ayatsuji, Yukito
  • Bailey, Frankie Y.
  • Baker, Nikki
  • Banker, Ashok
  • Banks, Leslie Esdaile
  • Batacan, F. H.
  • Bilal, Parker
  • Bland, Eleanor Taylor
  • Blevins, Win
  • Boone, Mark Allen
  • Brown, Elaine Meryl
  • Burney, Claudia Mair
  • Carter, Charlotte
  • Carter, Stephen L.
  • Cha, Steph
  • Chambers, Christopher
  • Chandra, Vikram
  • Chang, Henry
  • Choi, Angela
  • Cisneros, Carlos
  • Coleman, Evelyn
  • Darden, Christopher A.
  • Davis, Kyra
  • DeLoach, Nora
  • Dickey, Eric Jerome
  • Duncan, Glen
  • Edwards, Grace F.
  • Edwards, Louis
  • Fisher, Rudolph
  • Flowers, R. Barri
  • Ford, Clyde
  • Gaiter, Leonce
  • Garcia-Aguilera, Carolina
  • George, Nelson
  • Gerritsen, Tess
  • Graham, Joshua
  • Greer, Robert
  • Hall, Rachel Howzell
  • Hamid, Omar Shahid
  • Hardwick, Gary
  • Hayes, Teddy
  • Haywood, Gar Anthony
  • Henry, Angela
  • Higashino, Keigo
  • Hill, Martin (also writes as Martin Hill Ortiz)
  • Hiller, Mischa
  • Hillier, Jennifer
  • Himes, Chester B.
  • Hirahara, Naomi
  • Holton, Hugh
  • Iceberg Slim
  • Isaka, Kotaro
  • Jain, Bapsy
  • Jakes, Serita Ann
  • Joe, Yolanda (previously published under the name Ardella Garland)
  • Jones, Solomon
  • Jones, Stephen Graham
  • Kelley, Norman
  • Khan, Ausma Zehanat
  • Khoury, Raymond
  • Lamar, Jake
  • Lee, J. M.
  • Limón, Martin
  • in, Ed
  • Lindsay, Tony
  • Locke, Attica
  • Lovell, Glenville
  • Mallette, Gloria
  • Mason, J. D.
  • Massey, Brandon
  • Massey, Sujata
  • Mickelbury, Penny
  • Minato, Kanae
  • Miyabe, Miyuki
  • Moody, Tyora
  • Mosley, Walter
  • Mukoma, Ngugi Wa
  • Murakami, Haruki
  • Murthy, Vasudev
  • Nair, Anita
  • Nakamura, Fuminori
  • Nava, Michael
  • Neely, Barbara
  • Numata, Mahokaru
  • Nunn, Malla
  • Pamuk, Orhan
  • Pandian, Gigi
  • Phillips, Gary
  • Phillips, Mike
  • Quarty, Kwei J.
  • Qui Xiaolog
  • Reed, Ishmael
  • Revoyr, Nina
  • Rhodes, Jewell Parker
  • Rowland, Laura Joh
  • Roy-Bhattacharya, Joydeep
  • Rudolph, Wally
  • Sanders, William
  • See, Lisa
  • Smith, Ian
  • Smith, Martin Cruz
  • Smith-Levin, Judith
  • Somer, Mehmet Murat
  • Swarup, Vikas
  • Taibo, Paco Ignacio
  • Thomas-Graham, Pamela
  • Thurlo, Aimée
  • Tramble, Nichelle
  • Tran, Vu
  • Uchida, Naoyuki (also under the name Yukito Ayatsuji)
  • Underwood, Blair
  • Vasquez, Ian
  • Vilatoro, Marcos McPeek
  • Walker, Bliar S.
  • Wesley, Valerie Wilson
  • West, Chassie
  • Wilbon, Mary
  • Woods, Paula L.
  • Xiao Bai
  • Yu, Ovidia

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