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News & Features » January 2015 » VIDEO: AfroPunk Reveals Book Trailer for Nelson George’s The Lost Treasures of R&B

VIDEO: AfroPunk Reveals Book Trailer for Nelson George’s The Lost Treasures of R&B

AfroPunk recently revealed the book trailer for Nelson George’s forthcoming novel The Lost Treasures of R&B, the third book in George’s acclaimed D Hunter mystery series. Like its predecessors The Accidental Hunter and The Plot Against Hip Hop, The Lost Treasures of R&B uses pop music as the backdrop for a noir-flavored big-city tale.

Watch the trailer below:

 

What people are saying about The Lost Treasures of R&B:

“This is a fine mystery and [protagonist] D Hunter is as world weary, yet steadfast, as Philip Marlowe, Spenser, Dave Robicheaux, or Easy Rawlins. A definite yes to purchase for both mystery and African American collections.”
Library Journal (Starred Review, Pick of the Month)

“George covers a lot of ground with style: the rhythm-and-blues music scene past and present, the sometimes startling evolution of Brooklyn and its environs, and the multitude of hangers-on, wannabes, and grifters who want a piece of the action.”
Publishers Weekly

“Real relationships and real talk frame the mashup of mysteries in George’s street-framed series.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Nelson George’s security expert and bodyguard to the hip-hop stars, D Hunter, takes you on a New York joyride, from rapper beefs to R&B vinyl stores, weaving the history of the city and the music biz through a tale of gunfire, deceit, police corruption, and the sacred code of the streets. The Lost Treasures of R&B is a modern noir thriller, doused in killer beats and Brooklyn cool.”
—Shawn Ryan, creator of The Shield (TV show)

Posted: Jan 9, 2015

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