When we opened Aunt Agatha’s in 1992, we celebrated Black History Month every February by putting the work of black authors in our front window. In 1992, that group of authors was small, and if we were to still be an open store, out window display would be much larger. In 1992 it included Eleanor Taylor Bland, Hugh Holton, Iceberg Slim, Chester Himes, Donald Goines and of course, Walter Mosley, whose first novel, Devil in a Blue Dress, was published in 1990. Bill Clinton, a famous mystery fan, had helped his career by mentioning him as a favorite writer.
Join our book club on Sunday, April 18 at 2 p.m. via zoom to discuss Alyssa Cole’s Edgar nominee, When No One is Watching. All are welcome – message us on facebook or email us at store (at) auntagathas.com for a zoom invitation. Here’s a precis of the novel:
Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change every time she blinks. Condos are sprouting like weeds, FOR SALE signs are popping up overnight, and the neighbors she’s known all her life are disappearing. To hold onto her community’s past and present, Sydney channels her frustration into a walking tour and finds an unlikely and unwanted assistant in one of the new arrivals to the block—her neighbor Theo.