Crime Writing Duo Top List of Best-Read Black Authors


The writing team of Ashley and JaQuavis Coleman continues to dominate the paperback fiction bestseller list with four titles in the top ten, according to the latest Power List, a compilation of three websites that have published African American literature for more than a decade.

Ashley & Jaquavis’s Cartel 4, the latest in the duo’s Cartel series, attracted enough readers to push the series into the million-copy sales level. Their other entries in the top ten of paperback fiction are Murderville 2, The Prada Plan 2 and Murderville.

Urban fiction author Wahida Clark also had two titles among the paperback fiction bestsellers, Payback Ain’t Enough and Justify My Thug, as well as one, Honor Thy Thug, among the hardcover fiction bestsellers.

The Power List, released July 23, is a joint project of AALBC.comCushcity.com and Mosaicbooks.com and is published quarterly.

The best-known Black authors with one or more titles on the Power List include Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Walter Mosley, Kimberla Lawson Roby, Eric Jerome Dickey, Carl Weber, Sister Souljah, Mary B. Morrison and Mary Monroe.

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Crime Writing Duo Top List of Best-Read Black Authors

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