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Midnight in Black List

September 15, 2020

A Comprehensive List of Black Horror/Thriller/Mystery/Dark Fiction Authors
(More than the same 10 you see on these types of lists over and over)

Every year around this time, I google, “Black Horror Authors” and I pull the same six or so lists made of up of the same ten black, traditionally published authors. I’m tired. While those regulars are AMAZING, there are more of us out here writing solidly dark stories and this list will help you develop a more well-rounded list of independently as well as traditionally published, black, dark fiction writers.

Pick up a few of these titles and give yourself the creeps this season. Some Kindle editions are even FREE. If you do read a book from this list, do not forget to leave the book an Amazon or Goodreads review. For authors, reviews are EVERYTHING.

  1. Jean Nicole Rivers        Black Water Tales: The Unwanted                                                                                              Me! That’s right. I write horror because I love to read it. Check out my latest novel listed above and be on the lookout for my upcoming release, To the Moon and Back.
  2. Brandon Massey            The Quiet Ones
  3. Dorothy Koomson         Tell Me Your Secret
  4. Daka Hermon                 Hide and Seeker (Middle grade)
  5. Dia Reeves                      Dark Side of the Moon
  6. L.G. Davis                        The Stolen Breath
  7. Jewell Parker Rhodes    Voodoo Dreams
  8. Tiffani D. Jackson          Allegedly
  9. L.A. Banks                      Minion
  10. Justina Ireland               Dread Nation
  11. Wrath James White      The Resurrectionist
  12. Danyell Hunter              Jester
  13. Tananarive Due            The Good House
  14. E. L. Jefferson                What Do Your Fear
  15. Alexis Henderson         The Year of the Witching
  16. Megan Giddings            Lakewood: A Novel
  17. Helen Oyeyemi             White is for Witching
  18. Octavia Butler               Fledgling
  19. L. Marie Wood              Crescendo
  20. Alyssa Cole                    When No One is Watching
  21. C.C. Adams                    But Worse Will Come
  22. Gracia Rich                    Handkerchief
  23. La’Quisha Brown         The Haunting
  24. Steven Van Patten        Killer Genius
  25. Andre Duza                   Technicolor Terrorists
  26. Steven Barnes              Devil’s Wake
  27. A. Renee Hunt               Nightmare Home
  28. Oyinkan Braithwaite   My Sister, The Serial Killer
  29. LaTresa Payne              Margo
  30. Pat McKanic                  Illusions of Paradise
  31. Linda Addison              How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend
  32. V.M. Burns                    The Plot is Murder
  33. Kellye Garrett               Hollywood Homicide
  34. Tracey Baptist               The Jumbies (Middle grade)
  35. Carolyn Marie Wilkins   Melody for Murder
  36. Faye Snowden              A Killing Fire
  37. Victor LaValle               The Changeling
  38. Walter Mosley               Down the River Unto the Sea
  39. Valerie Wilson Wesley  Dying in the Dark
  40. Terence Taylor              Bite Marks
  41. Lori Titus                       The Bell House
  42. Zin E. Rocklyn               The Night Sun
  43. Kai Leakes                    Sin Eaters
  44. Crystal Conner             In the Valley of Shadows
  45. Eden Royce                   Spook Lights: Southern Gothic Horror
  46. Nicole Givens Kurtz    Kill Three Birds: A Kingdom of Aves Mystery
  47. Kenya Moss-Dyme       Prey for Me
  48. Chesya Burke               Let’s Play White
  49. Dwayne Alexander Smith Forty Acres
  50. Kenya Moss-Dyme Daymares
  51. Abby Collette A Deadly Inside Scoop
  52. Sylvester Barzey Planet Dead
  53. Necole Ryse A Mistletoe Murder: A Christmas Novella
  54. Tnae Wilcox Not A Violent Bone and Other Stories
  55. Bianca Sloane What You Don’t Know
  56. John Edward Lawson Devil Entendre
  57. Pamela Samuels Young Failure To Protect
  58. Rachel Howzell Hall And Now She’s Gone
  59. Nic Joseph The Night in Question
  60. S.A. Cosby Blacktop Wasteland